Police Blotter: Officer Brings Couple Back To Waffle House After Skipping $3.93 Tab

Monday, July 7, 2014

A city officer brought a couple back to the Waffle House on Brainerd Road after the manager complained that they skipped out on a $3.92 tab.

The manager said the couple left in a maroon Hyundai.

The officer spotted that vehicle on Old Mission Road and pulled it over.

Chester Perry and Rebecca Spencer said they left "because the manager and the service were terrible."

They were taken back to the Waffle House where they "paid the tab in full."

* * *

Sammy Debord said he was at the Liberty Tower downtown when his company truck was stolen.

The Hubbuch Glass work truck he was driving was missing from where he had parked it on Chestnut Street.

Mr. Debord acknowledged that he had left the keys in the console.

Video showed a white male and white female get into the truck. The male drove it onto nearby U.S. 27.

Police are on the lookout for a vehicle with glass racks on both sides and with the company name on both doors.

* * *

Scott Strickland summoned officers to a location on Hixson Pike.

He explained that he was having "Baby Mama drama."

Police advised that if it gets worse to take out an Order of Protection.


Georgia Man Arrested For Aggressive Panhandling On Shallowford Road

Timothy Catlett was arrested for panhandling on Shallowford Road on Tuesday. Catlett was seen at Shallowford Road and Highway 153 stopping traffic and yelling at drivers who did not stop and give money. Police said that Catlett told drivers that he was a hurt Army veteran. Though Catlett resides in the state of Georgia, he has been cited for panhandling around ... (click for more)

Montrell Besley Kicks Off Campaign For School Board

Montrell Besley will be running for a seat on the Hamilton County School Board, District 4.  He is a Chattanooga native and father to three kids. He grew up in the Alton Park community, where he currently resides.   He is a graduate from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health and Human Performance and attained his Masters of Science ... (click for more)

Jill Levine Is An Educational Rock Star

No one has covered the Hamilton County Department of Education drama better than Roy Exum.  Thank you, Roy, but I take issue with your unnamed sources.  Professional jealousy and sour grape darts should not be anonymous.   HCDE is so dysfunctional, and there is good cause to place this public organization under a microscope, dissect it into pieces and discard all ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Cancer Is Not A Battle

I read a marvelous essay not long ago where the author urged, “Stop telling the lie that cancer is a battle … a battle implies a fair fight, and there was nothing fair about my cancer or the cancer that took the life of my friend. Those experiences were about as fair as getting hit by a car – and nobody says people lose their battles with automobiles.” Mary Elizabeth Williams, ... (click for more)

McMasters Makes Tough Call To Play Volleyball At Lee

Grace Baptist Academy two-sport standout Claire McMasters envisioned playing basketball and volleyball at a small college after her career ended with the Lady Golden Eagles. So, she “looked at” Covenant College and Maryville College as two schools where she thought that would be possible to extend her two-sport status. McMasters’ recruiting shifted quickly once Lee University ... (click for more)

East Hamilton's Briar Potter To Wrestle At MTSU

It seemed like Briar Potter made history for East Hamilton every time he stepped onto the wrestling mat these last four years. He was a four-year starter and qualified for the state meet in all of those years.   He was the Hurricanes first state medalist when he finished fourth at 106 pounds as a sophomore. He is surely the winningest Hurricane with 98 wins and he’s ... (click for more)