North Fulton crimes: Man shot himself in the leg at Steak 'n Shake

In this week's roundup, a man shot himself in the leg at a Steak 'n Shake, rings were stolen from Zales, and two men fought over a parking spot.

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In this week's roundup, a man shot himself in the leg at a Steak 'n Shake, rings were stolen from Zales, and two men fought over a parking spot.

This is a roundup of recent crimes of note in north Fulton County. It is based on arrest warrants, police reports and jail records. At this point, these are allegations by law enforcement. For crimes in Sandy Springs, some of these reports are from Captain Steve Rose’s “Weekly Wrap Up.”

Pizza theft

The manager of a Domino’s in the 6100 block of Roswell Road told police that an employee quit his job, then returned to the store around 2 a.m. on Jan. 21. The ex-employee’s key card still worked, and he used it to access the store and then took $900 from a safe. Police said the burglary was caught on surveillance video. After watching the tape, the manager called the employee and asked him to return the money, to which the ex-employee replied, “I’ll think about it. Do what you have to do.” Police have a warrant for his arrest.

Forgot to turn the safety on

Police responded to the Steak ‘n Shake it the 6500 block of Roswell Road on Jan. 14 around 5 a.m. after a report of a person shot. A 22-year-old victim was shot in the leg and taken to the Atlanta Medical Center. A detective arrived at the hospital and spoke with the victim. After a few questions, the victim told police he had accidently shot himself after sticking his hand in his pocket where his gun was concealed.

Landscaping saves the day

On Jan. 20, the employee of a store that sells phones called police and reported that a man was trying to buy a couple of cell phones with a fake I.D. The officer arrived as the suspect was exiting the store. The man took off running when the officer said he wanted to speak with him. About 15 yards into the foot chase, the police report says, the man “tripped over his own feet and landed head-first into well-kept landscaping.” The man was arrested for forgery, identity theft and obstruction.

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Automatic weapon found in hotel

Police in Alpharetta responded to a Residence Inn on Windward Parkway on Feb. 2 in reference to an automatic weapon being found in a hotel room. An employee at the hotel told police that cleaning staff found “an AK47-style pistol” in a room along with marijuana, according to a police report. Police were unable to contact the man who was staying in the room. Other units were notified of the information.

Fisticuffs over parking

Two men got into a fight in a parking deck in the 1000 block of Johnson Ferry Road on Jan. 15. One man told police he was backing out of a parking space when another man honked at him. The man finished backing out, parked, and went to confront the honker, he told police. An argument ensued, and the second man threw the first man to the ground. Punches were thrown, and one man spit in the other’s face, police said. Both men told police they did not want to press charges.

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Nintendo thief ends up in hospital

A woman was detained by Best Buy loss prevention after she was caught stealing seven “game system items” valued at about $320. Police arrived at the Alpharetta Best Buy at 975 North Point Drive, reviewed the surveillance footage, interviewed the woman, then placed her under arrest, according to a report. While the woman was in the back of an Alpharetta Department of Public Safety patrol car, she commented that she “wanted to die” then slammed her head against the window and plastic divider, which caused her to bleed. EMS was called and she was taken to a nearby hospital.

Stolen rings

Police in Alpharetta are searching for a man who they say stole two rings from a Zales at 1000 North Point Circle. According to a report, the theft occurred at about 11:20 a.m. on Feb. 2. A man dressed in all black was looking at the rings, then grabbed them and fled the store when an employee was assisting another customer. One of the rings is a 1-carat men’s band valued at $2,759.

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