Letter from Atlanta
“This is not normal” as a former resident of both Fulton & DeKalb counties, having your car stolen is quite normal! I had the same car stolen twice, my 60 yr. old grandma (at the time) had her car stolen as well.
The first time mine was stolen, I was at church for a Wednesday night pot luck supper. My car was 2 weeks old & I was so proud of it that I parked it under a light pole in the middle of the lot so everyone could see all that shiny new chrome! The preacher asked if he could see it because he was thinking of buying one like it. So we go out there & all there was under that light was some glass…no car!
Some black dude needed a ride to Moreland Ave to the liquor store across the street from the Jaguar Lounge, Church’s Fried Chicken & next door to Giant Foods. I say he was going to the liquor store because the Atlanta police found the car the next morning in front of it… WITH HIM IN IT! Lol. He was passed out drunk!
The police had been called to get him off the property when the wrecker service wouldn’t tow the car because there was someone in it & he couldn’t tell if the guy was dead or alive! Lol. So the cops tapped on the roof of the car & the guy didn’t move so they opened the door and the drunken thief all but fell out of the car! That’s when they saw the brick on the floor board & the smashed steering column & (finally) ran the plates! No joke, that’s how it went down!
In court, he said he was just walking down the road, saw my car & it was just so pretty he had to go take a look. He said he tripped over a brick on the way to it & thought that was a sign from God that he should take the car he had so admired! Can you believe that??? I all but fell on the floor laughing! But then, he said “What the F* are laughin’ at B*? When I get outta here, I’ma kill your cracker B* A*!”
He was sentenced to 2 yrs & was out in 6 months for “good behavior”!!! He came after me, keeping his promise but wanted to scare me good first. He would stalk me when I went to the grocery store, out to get biscuits from Mamie’s, the gas station to get cigarettes, etc. He’d flatten 2 tires about 2-3 nights a week. The cops (Fulton County this time) said they couldn’t do anything unless he was caught in the act. Mind you this was back in ’86, no cell phone so I couldn’t call & just drive around like I could now days.
So my boyfriend hatched a plan to catch him flattening my tires because the last time he slashed all 4 & enough was enough! I acted like I was going to bed, turned lights outs, etc. The guys were lying in wait in the “crawl space”, you could all but stand up in & there was a doorway by the driveway. They waited unit he was on his knees then went at him & beat his but good. He took off & I didn’t see him for another 6 months.
In the meantime I moved to DeKalb county, got my first job at an office in Atlanta real close to GA Tech. One day traffic was stopped on I-85 & backed up really bad so I decided to take the surface streets to I-20E. I was going down… Moreland Ave when this crazy fool started high-stepping it across 5 lanes to get from the Giant Food side over to the Jaguar Lounge!! Me & everyone else hit the brakes but it had just started raining so we were all sliding.
My anti-lock brakes were doing there thing & bam! Oh no! I hit him! He “flew” up over the hood & his back hit the top of the windshield & the roof – bent that back almost 2 ft! He then rolls back down & off the car. Before I could get out of my car he takes off running across the last 2 lanes & made it but some folks in the bar parking lot caught him & kept him there until the police officer could get there.
The cop was traveling opposite of me & had been sitting at the light & saw the whole thing happen, had already radio’d for an ambulance & back up. The officer told me to sit in my car until he got done with everything else after I had given him my license, insurance & registration. I thought sure as the world that the guy was dead & just didn’t know it yet & I was going to jail for vehicular homicide of a black dude in Fulton County Jail which was seriously over crowded & 95% black.
Well, the ambulance came, put braces everywhere, strapped him to the stretcher & the cop starts my way. By this time I had figured out why he told me to sit in my car. There were at least 40-50 or so hood rats hollering & screaming, calling me everything but a white woman. The cop told me that the wrecker was almost there to gather my stuff, roll up my window, etc. I asked & then go where??? He said “there’s a pay phone on the corner, you’re going to have to call someone to come & get you.”
My mind was reeling, he could see that I was an out to lose it so he tells me I can wait in his car while I wait but that if he gets a call, I’m on my own! So he walks me to the phone, I tried everyone that was closest. Only problem was that they were all in rush hour traffic trying to get home ( well phones would have been so great to have but I wasn’t rich!, lol)!
I finally got my BFF on the phone who lived about 30 miles away but she had no car, her hubby had the only running vehicle & he wasn’t home yet so she says she’ll call her sister & will call back & let me know if they can come get me. Well, I got lucky! Sis was home & was on her way to get my BFF & they’d be there ASAP. Did I mention rush hour traffic? Lol So I’m sitting in the car, cop tells me I wasn’t getting a ticket because the guy was jay-walking, Yay!!! No jail! So I relaxed.
The crowd is still raising Cain but the cop said not to worry but asks exactly how much longer until my BFF would be there that he can’t sit much longer, got lucky once already on a call that someone else took but that the next one, he’d have to take it becaues half the force was controlling this crowd & emphasized that even if the crowd dispersed that I shouldn’t be there after dark & if I was to start walking fast towards home.
A few minutes later & I asked about the man I had hit, that I felt bad & wanted to send him fruit basket. He told me his name & I about to passed out, no joke. I asked him to please repeat it & he did saying not to worry, it’s “Drunk Wilson”,(name was changed to protect the “innocent” lol), you’re the 3rd person to hit him this month & so far just minor cuts & bruises!!!
Can you even believe that mess! Apparently, the liquor store owner gave “Drunk Wilson” a part time job & he keeps drinking on the job & hit on his way to the bar! Then..it happens, the cop gets a call & tells me I gotta get out, he’s so sorry that he can’t stay but that he did so as long as he could & to try to make my way towards where the girls would be exiting the highway & to walk down the ramp & wait, it would be safer there!
I reached for the door handle, shaking & tell my white knight thanks & goodbye & exit the car. Black women are pushing & shoving me from & to every direction, screaming expletives mere feet from my face. All of the sudden I hear my BFF screaming my name from the car. I gradually made it back to the road, jump in the back seat & scream go!
Sorry that was so long but, how many people have that story or a real Stephen King’s “Christine”? Lol. Bottom line?
A.) Cell phones are awesome, even if they are rotting our children’s brains.
B.) Don’t change your route when it’s about to rain & get dark & most important of all
C.) Never park your shiny new car under the light pole when going to church dinner in a declining neighborhood!! You’ll end up “making the black kids angry!” Lol
About the Author
Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the #1 best selling book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.
His new book is Knockout Game a Lie? Aww, Hell No.
Both books are about black mob violence, black on white crime and the Knockout Game.
His work has appeared in more than 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine. His story about how a black man was unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend resulted in his release from state prison and was featured on Court TV, NPR, The Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.
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