Around the Region: Target Releases Gay Wedding Registry Ad, Robber Takes Powerade and Prank Gone Bad
A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.
Target's Gay Wedding Registry Ad Applauded - Midtown Patch
According to Midtown Patch, the LGBT is praising Target for a recent gay marriage ad, which shows two men holding hands with the words "Be Yourself, Together" as an advertisement for the store's wedding registry.
Whether or not the store will receive a backlash or praise for the ad is questionable at this time as it comes just days after the recent comments by Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathey which support that marriage is only between a man and a woman.
Inside the Police Reports: Robbed of Powerade - Stone Mountain-Redan Patch
A man was robbed of $10 and a bag of Powerade in unincorporated Stone Mountain on July 9.
According to police reports the victim stated that he was walking along Panola Road when three male suspects passed him and then assualted him from behind. The victim reported that he tried to fight off the suspects until they pointed a gun at him.
In total the suspect escaped with $10 cash and 10 bottles of Powerade.
Man Enters House Wearing Mask, Scares Residents - Athens Patch
An Athens man attempted to pull off a prank that went bad when he entered a residence wearing a mask.
Police obtained 911 recordings that indicated a female caller believed the person entering a home in Athens was going to kill her and her roommate and she was afraid he was carrying a gun.
The female victim and her roommate ran to a neighbor's house when they saw the male suspect walk in. Police arriving at the residence found no-one inside however a suspect was located outside the home. The suspect admitted to entering the home as "a prank against the occupants." The suspect was arrested at the scene.