Police Blotter: New Mercedes Benz, Half A Million Dollars, $10,000 Every Sunday For Life Turned Out To Be Too Good To Be True

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Chattanooga woman found out that the news she had won $500,000, a new Mercedes Benz and $10,000 every Sunday for the rest of her life was too good to be true.

The resident of Gateway Avenue said a caller told her she had been selected for the huge bequest.

Her only obligation was to put $350 on a Green Dot Card to pay the Federal Trade Commission for the processing fee.

If she did so, she would have the new car and the half a million bucks by 10 o'clock that day.

Police told the disappointed woman it was a fraud and not to put any money on a Green Dot Card.

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An official of American Saddlery on E. 38th Street said someone tried to get into the business by cutting a hole in the roof.

The would-be-thief first cut a hole in the fence, then got a rolling ladder from Extra Trucking nearby.

After getting the hole cut in the roof, the thief apparently decided it was too high of a drop and climbed back down empty-handed.

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James Lawrence of Signal Hills Drive said someone not only broke into his car, but also siphoned his gas.

He said the steering wheel and ignition were broken on his 2003 Honda Civic.

His keys and $60 backpack were taken along with the $30 in gas.

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Metro Lawn Service had two leaf blowers stolen from two different crews on the same day.

A crew working on East Brainerd Road reported the loss of the blowers worth $620 each as the crew members were on either end of the property.

The same thing happened on N. Hickory Valley Road when both crew members were out of sight of the truck. 



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