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Woman escapes from abductor

A woman was kidnapped from an Acworth gas station last weekend but was able to get away from her abductor.

The woman had parked at the Shell station on Glade Road Saturday and was about to get out of the car when a black male wearing a white shirt and red shorts with shoulder-length dreadlocks and two teardrop tattoos on his left eye opened the passenger door and got in.

The man told her, “If I were you, I’d drive.” He also told her he had just left his son’s football game and that he drove a black Dodge Charger with a purple stripe but could not drive because he was a super-speeder and had lost his license.

She drove the man to Cartersville and dropped him off at a place she believed to be The Oaks. He told her he would only be a few seconds and asked her to wait.

As he exited the car, he grabbed $300 she had with her and took off running, and she drove off.

Man hit with bat during brawl
A fight involving several people at a Cartersville motel ended with one man being taken to the emergency room after being hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat.

According to two witnesses, the victim had been arguing with a man and woman Wednesday in the parking lot of Parkway North at 1400 Joe Frank Harris Parkway when he was hit in the shoulder by a chair that someone had thrown over the balcony railing. The couple later began hitting the victim, and several other people joined in.

The victim told police he saw a woman he knew lying in the parking lot, and when he called out to her, a suspect yelled at him not to hurt her. He said he was hit in the back of the head with a red and gray bat, which later was found in the suspect’s motel room, and he tried to run to safety. A second suspect whom the victim knew by name ran up behind him and threw him to the ground, where he was surrounded by six or seven people who began hitting and kicking him.

The victim was treated by Bartow County EMS personnel in the parking lot of the QuikTrip at 1365 Joe Frank Harris Parkway and was transported by ambulance to Cartersville Medical Center.

Suspect makes off with cash, can of beer during store robbery
A Cartersville store clerk was robbed Saturday by a man who pretended to be a customer buying a can of beer.

The victim said the man came up to the counter at the Kangaroo gas station at 5646 Highway 20 with a can of beer and handed her some money to pay for it, but when her cash drawer opened, he reached over the counter and began taking money out of the drawer.

She said she tried to stop him by swatting at his hands and arms, but he pointed at her and yelled at her to stop. He took the money, grabbed the beer and ran out the door.

Surveillance video showed the suspect to be a white, middle-aged man, thin build, a white mustache and stubble on his chin, wearing a black ball cap, black shirt, black shorts and brown shoes or low-top hiking boots. He was driving a newer model gray or light blue passenger car.

It didn’t appear in the video that he ever showed a weapon, and the victim said she never saw one.