Man with sword begs deputies to shoot him
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Apr 26, 2011 | 3173 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A man was taken to Cartersville Medical Center for a medical evaluation Sunday evening after several deputies persuaded him to drop a samurai sword. A deputy responded to several calls of a black male on Highway 20 Spur walking toward Smiley Ingram Road swinging a tire iron at passing cars.

According to a Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report, the deputy came in contact with a black male wearing all white, but once the deputy activated his emergency lights and exited his vehicle, the man pulled out a sword. The deputy then drew his pistol and gave the man verbal commands to drop the sword, to which the subject replied, "Shoot me." The man continued to yell "shoot me" while brandishing the sword toward the deputy.

Another deputy arrived on the scene shooting the man with bean bag rounds, which had no effect on him. Refusing to drop the sword, the man walked away from deputies yelling, "Shoot me in the back." The man eventually dropped his sword, and deputies sprayed him with OC spray, restraining him until an ambulance arrived to decontaminate him. He was also treated for the bean bag wounds.

The report states that the man was ex-military.

Kangaroo gas station victim of fraud

A clerk at the Kangaroo gas station told a Cartersville police officer that he received a phone call from a man claiming to work for the company's corporate office requesting pin numbers.

The clerk said the man claimed that T-Mobile calling cards purchased at the 1361 Joe Frank Harris location had invalid numbers. The man advised the clerk to ring up eight transactions totaling $650 and give him the pin numbers for the cards.

Afterward, the clerk called a manager at another location who told him it was a scam and to call the police.