Student Fends off Burglar With a 7-Iron

Here's what law enforcement around Northeast Georgia has been up against recently.

He got all of that one: A University of Georgia student awakened by an intruder grabbed a 7-iron golf club from his closet and teed off on the suspect’s back. The intruder got away, but the shaft of the golf club was ruined. 

In other Northeast Georgia crime news:

Smells like a lie: After a traffic accident, a Winder man told police that the odor emanating from him wasn’t alcohol — it was hand sanitizer, he said. Yeah, that’s the ticket. The man blew a .139 on his breath test. So, does that mean he was drunk on Purell?

Horse death threat: A Winder woman said her neighbor threatened to kill her horses, while the neighbor accused the woman of shooting his dog. 

Kicked by a cow: A Barrow County Sheriff's Office deputy was told by a resident that a child was kicked in the face by a cow. The child was “rattled” but not injured. No word on whether the cow faces charges.

Proof on the receipt: A 17-year-old boy who had purchased alcohol from a Buford-area convenience store left the evidence in his car. When his father went to roll up the car windows during a rainstorm, he found a receipt revealing a $5.81 alcohol purchase by the teen. The mother called police to tell them about the store allegedly selling alcohol to minors.

A serial bather? A Winder woman noticed an open window was fogged up in her bathroom and called 911 to report that she thought someone had broken into her house to take a shower.

Pot, booze and an older woman: A Dacula teen was arrested after a Gwinnett County cop found him in a parked car with his pants partially removed and in the company of a 20-year-old woman. The officer also found a bottle of vodka and a baggie of green, leafy material.

They made me do it: A Norcross 15-year-old said three men knocked on the door about 3 a.m. one morning, pulled a gun and knife, and forced him to steal his mom’s car, which he later wrecked. And, he said, his pit bull dog, which he took along in the car, was stolen by the men. Odd, he arrived at home the afternoon after the wreck in a vehicle driven by someone the mother believed to be one of the suspects.

One way to get a ride: A Grayson-area man called 911 to say he was going to hang himself. When the cops arrived he said he only wanted a ride to the hospital and didn’t intend to commit suicide.

Time for an oil change: An Oconee County resident was charged with shoplifting after allegedly stealing five quarts of motor oil from a Walmart.

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Cynthia Montgomery January 14, 2013 at 04:00 PM
GRADY to GRAYSON! The common way for some to get a ride ( for a date, to see a friend or to catch a bus) into the city of Atlanta is to call the police and say they need to get to Grady ( where you can catch a MARTA ride), ie heart attack, problems breathing, committing suicide and so on. Once at the hospital, the caller takes off! This is a reality in Atlanta. When I first heard of it, I was laughing! LOL It is not so funny anymore, as our ambulance cost get higher ($1200 fro Hamilton Mill to GMC) to pay for these free riders. I think it is time for a new law to handle the theft of our resources because stealing a free ride cost us all by passing on of these free rides to paying clients. $1200 to go 10 miles is TOO MUCH!


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