Crimes of Cobb: Man shot at robbers trying to steal his wedding ring

The victim says he had no other choice but to shoot.

This is a roundup of recent crimes of note in Cobb County. It is based on arrest warrants, police reports and jail records. At this point, these are allegations by law enforcement.

Not loving it

A Lithonia woman was arrested Friday for allegedly ramming her car into the vehicle in front of her in the drive-through at a McDonald’s on Powder Springs Street because the other driver wouldn’t move up.

The woman rear-ended the vehicle in front of her twice before getting out and trying to fight the other driver, according to a Powder Springs police warrant.

“Come out of the vehicle so I can whoop you (expletive),”  she allegedly screamed at the woman, according to the warrant.

The driver remained in her vehicle until police arrived.

Cops arrested the woman, who bonded out the next day for $4,070, jail records show.

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A Marietta man was recently in Cobb jail for allegedly urinating on an electrical box.

This was 20 feet away from where Delk and Bentley roads meet about 3 p.m. on Feb. 27, according to a police warrant.

While searching him, officers allegedly found a plastic bag with 10 grams of marijuana.

According to jail records, the man bonded out the next day for $1,320.

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Maybe that’s what you get

A man who went on a “date” at a Cobb hotel with a woman he met on an adultery website was robbed afterward, police said.

They found each other on Ashley Madison, which is a website geared toward people trying to cheat on the low. The website was hacked a couple years ago and the hackers dropped 10 gigabytes of wide-ranging data online, including several emails registered to Georgia government accounts.

At the time of the hack, the site boasted 37  million members. Its slogan is: “Life is short. Have an affair.”

In the Cobb case, the Deactur woman the man met up with was arrested on a robbery charge, according to her warrant.

The man picked up the woman at the Days Inn at 2191 Northwest Parkway about midnight on Valentine’s Day. When he came back to the address after the “date,” he was attacked by the woman and an unknown man, the warrant said.

The male attacker took the victim’s iPhone X and a pair of sunglasses, the warrant said, before the male assailant sped off in a burgundy SUV.

The woman was arrested Feb. 24 and remained in Cobb jail without bond on Monday, according to jail records.

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Thank the next nurse you see

A man at a mental health facility in Kennesaw faces charges for allegedly throwing his feces at a person there, according to a police warrant.

The victim was escorting the man from a room where he had received his daily medictions when the man slapped the victim’s buttocks, the warrant said.

The man stripped naked, defecated on the floor and then threw the excrement at the victim, according to the warrant.

He was taken to Cobb jail, where he remained Monday with a hold from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to jail records.

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To have and to hold ... a gun

A man told Channel 2 Action News that he was in the fight for his life over the weekend when would-be robbers tried to take his wedding ring and necklace.

Shannon, whom the television station identified only by his first name on air, said he was taking an early evening walk on Barrettt Parkway on Sunday when a car pulled up and asked if he wanted a ride.

He said the men in the car then attacked him while trying to get his wedding ring and cross necklace.

During the struggle, he went to the ground and pulled out the revolver strapped to his left ankle.

He told Channel 2 that he shot one of the men.

“My life or their’s, I’m going to chose my life each and every time,” he said.

The robbers got nothing. He told the television station that he knew what he’d do if it happened again.

“I would empty all six rounds.”

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