Lauren Nicole Webb

Police: Woman claimed Cobb cop wasn’t real, grabbed his gun

A Sandy Springs woman is accused of telling a Cobb County officer that he wasn’t a real cop and grabbing his gun at a bar at The Battery Atlanta. 

That’s according to an arrest warrant issued for Lauren Nicole Webb, who was charged with disorderly conduct and removal or attempted removal of weapon from public official following the Saturday altercation at Professional Bull Riding bar. 

According to the warrant, the officer was working a security job at the bar when 24-year-old Webb, who was “clearly inebriated,” tried to leave the premises.

As she was exiting, she began talking with the cop and questioned whether he was a legitimate officer.

“She began looking at my uniform and inspecting my attire while she continued to express her distaste,” according to an incident report completed by the Cobb County officer. 

READCops: Armed man tried to rob Cobb pharmacy of prescription drugs

Witnesses told Webb that the officer was real and he was assigned to cover the establishment for the evening. One of the bar patrons even showed Webb the officer’s badge and department patch embroidered on his left shoulder. 

During her “lecture,” Webb allegedly pointed out the cop was armed with a pistol and knife in his duty belt. 

“She then reached and grabbed for my firearm, to which I quickly grabbed her hand, removed it from my duty belt and weapon, placed her hand behind her back and escorted her approximately two steps down the stairs,” the officer wrote in the report.

The Cobb officer told Webb to leave the area and find a way to get home. After returning to his post, the officer said he continued to hear Webb shout profanities at witnesses, according to the incident report.

Webb, who was with a friend at the time of the incident, continued to linger near the front door of the bar. She was arrested and booked into the Cobb County Jail around 4 a.m. April 13. Her friend was not arrested. 

Webb was released after posting a $7,370 bond. 

Like Cobb County News Now on Facebook |Follow on Twitter

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism. Atlanta. News. Now.

Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism. Atlanta. News. Now.