When they met in a neighborhood north of downtown Kennesaw a couple weeks ago, the teen pulled out from his backpack what looked like a black-and-silver handgun, leveled it at the seller’s head and demanded the shoes.
It ended up being a BB gun, but the seller didn’t know that, so he gave up the goods.
The teen was before a judge July 10 discussing his case, court records show.
... And eat it, too
A local woman was arrested for trying to steal a birthday cake from a Publix in Mableton.
She entered the Veterans Memorial Highway store at 3 p.m. on July 5 and tried to walk out with the cake.
The police warrant wasn’t clear if it was a customized cake but said it did cost $52.99.
The Dallas woman was released from Cobb jail about 10 hours later after paying her bond of $1,320.
That’s one way to do laundry
A Marietta woman is in jail for allegedly setting part of her apartment ablaze after a fire she started on a small barbecue grill got out of control.
She started a fire on July 9 using “an unknown male’s clothing,” according to a police warrant. The grill was close to her apartment building, which is in the 800 block of Cobb Drive.
The woman added clothes to the fire until “the fire became large and hot enough to ignite/melt the vinyl siding on the building until extinguished” by firefighters, the warrant reads.
She has been charged with reckless conduct.
She remained in jail as of five days after her arrest with a bail of $2,420.
A woman was arrested at the Metallica show on July 9 at SunTrust Park for allegedly having methamphetamine.
She was in line waiting to enter the ballpark when a guard found two bags of meth during the mandatory bag check to enter the concert, according to a warrant.
The document listed her as being from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Cobb jail records show that she bonded out less than a day later for $5,720.
Warrants show that at least four others were also arrested at the concert under charges of doing everything from being drunk in public to breaking a storefront’s window.
In other crime news: Marietta woman claims to be federal agent for Chick-fil-A discount, cops say
A Marietta woman is accused of claiming to be a federal agent. Cops said Tara Marie Solem pretended to be an agent to get a discount at Chick-fil-A. "She stated that she was undercover," according to the warrant. Police said she then claimed to be with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. The GBI has no Agent Solem, an officer wrote. Solem was arrested on charges of impersonating an officer and disorderly conduct.