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- The car was running with the keys inside and doors unlocked when it was taken.
- The Georgia State Patrol found the Audi the same day.
- Mitchell received about 9 percent of the vote in the Nov. 7 general election and failed to make the runoff for...
The last month hasn’t been good for Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell.
First, he finished sixth in the race to be Atlanta’s next mayor.
And last week, police said his car was stolen from the driveway of his West End home.
Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Queen Street last Wednesday, according to a police incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
About 7:40 a.m., Mitchell’s blue 2009 Audi Q7 was running with the keys inside and the doors unlocked when he heard the engine rev and tires screech, he told police.
When Mitchell went outside, the car was gone.
“The suspects hit the gate column and mailbox of the home as they sped from the scene,” an officer wrote in the report. “One of the door handles came off as a result and was found in the yard of Mr. Mitchell’s home.”
The Georgia State Patrol found the Audi the same day in the 1700 block of Jasmine Circle in northwest Atlanta, police Officer Lisa Bender told The AJC.
“The vehicle was processed for evidence and was returned to the owner,” she said.
No one has been arrested in connection with the theft. There were no witnesses and cameras.
Mitchell received about 9 percent of the vote in the Nov. 7 general election. He endorsed Councilwoman Mary Norwood in Tuesday’s runoff against Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Bottoms edged Norwood with a margin of less than 1 percentage point.
The Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections certified the results Monday. Norwood said she would request a recount.
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