Six-foot Snake Hitches a Ride
John Gambrell and Mike Bird were returning to their company from a work site when they were flagged down as they drove along U.S. 92.
When they stopped, the man was waving his hand and pointing to the bumper of the company van and shouting, "There is a snake wrapped around your bumper."
To the men's surprise, they found a 6-foot-long red tail boa constrictor wrapped around the van’s rear bumper, said Tami Keeling, who works with the men at Vision Stairways & Millwork in Woodstock.
Steps to Detect Fake Traffic Stops
Across metro Atlanta, there have been reports of fake traffic stops.
Two police impersonators were involved in a July theft in Paulding County, according to Dallas-Hiram Patch.
Hall County authorities in April arrested a Monroe man who allegedly pretended to be a police officer, according to CBS Atlanta.
"In light of recent events in neighboring jurisdictions, the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office would like to advise motorists that if they are ever in the process of being pulled over, there are certain steps they can take to reassure them it is a legitimate stop," Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, said in a Monday alert.
Small Fire Reported at Tyler Perry Studios for Second Time
Local news helicopters took pictures of firefighters battling a small blaze at Tyler Perry Studios located in the East Point/College Park area near Greenbriar Mall in southwest Atlanta.
According to 11Alive News, construction materials located on the roof of one of the buildings caught fire late Monday morning. No injuries were reported, and the fire department controlled the blaze.
VIDEO: Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Tackles Underage Drinking
The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce is conducting a community survey to help identify effective strategies to reduce underage and youth binge drinking.
Decatur High Boosters Kiss Off Chick-fil-A
The Decatur High Bulldog Boosters (DBB) will not sell Chick-fil-A products at concession stands during athletic events, but club leaders say it's not because the fast-food chain donates money to groups that oppose gay marriage.