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Posted: June 24, 2014 5:15 p.m.
Updated: June 24, 2014 5:15 p.m.
Connect Crime: Lashing out


    A man entered U.S. Hair last week and was seen shoplifting a set of false eyelashes. The store employee who observed the incident was unable to detain the man, who she knew by first name, and he fled with the lashes.

    ALCOHOL ABUSE — A man living at Dry Branch Village Mobile Home Park was arrested after he got into a physical confrontation with a woman and a juvenile boy. The argument started because the boy threw away some unopened beer.

    YET ANOTHER SCAM — A man at a local seafood shop called police when he received a call from someone claiming to be from Georgia Power who was threatening to cut off his electricity unless he paid around $500 on a late bill.  The caller demanded the victim put the required amount on a Green Dot card, but the victim, recognizing a scam, alerted police.

    BAT OR NOT? — A woman showed up at her boyfriend’s Thomas Street home to find his baby’s mama already there. An argument started, and the woman told police that the mother of her boyfriend’s children attacked her with a baseball bat. However, witnesses and the boyfriend said the girlfriend started the fight and that there was no baseball bat involved.

    FIGHTING LIKE A GIRL — A Morris Street man told police he tried to break up a fight between two women. One woman cut him on the arm with a nail file, reports stated.

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