Around the Region: Lollipop Bandit Strikes Again, Shoplifter Does a ‘Stupid Thing’ and Tech Frat Accused of Hazing

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

– Marietta Patch

A man sucking on a lollipop has robbed a Cobb County bank for the second time in a week.

Friday just before noon, a man walked into the  at 2048 Macland Crossing Circle south of Marietta, showed a teller a note indicating that he had a gun, then demanded and received cash—all with the lollipop in his mouth.

He then fled and foot and is believed to have gotten into an older-model Toyota Corolla that was white or silver.

The robbery came exactly one week after a  robbed the  branch at 5010 Floyd Road in South Cobb.


– Cartersville Patch

A Woodstock man arrested about midnight told police he had done "a stupid thing" after he crashed his car in Cartersville, according to the  report.

Jeffery Deano Neal, 45, is accused of snatching $185 worth of merchandise from the counter.

The clerk told police Neal placed the items— a 30-pack of Bud Light, 12-pack of Corona, 11 porn publications, Pepcid AC, Trojan condoms and several lottery tickets—on the counter as if he were going to pay, then grabbed them and fled before crashing his car shortly thereafter.


– Midtown Patch

This week a  fraternity, the Gamma Eta chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, was suspended from campus for a period of two years due to complaints of hazing.

Both the fraternity's national office and the Georgia Tech Office of Student Integrity informed members of the fraternity. Some of those allegedly involved face one-year academic suspensions.


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