Patty Leon: Georgia has its own list of bizarre news



There are tons of Florida Man stories out there. Bizarre yet real news. But there’s also plenty of bizarre news from residents of the Peach State.

For example, a Wendy’s employee, Amy Seiber, was fired after she “misplaced” her marijuana joint, which was later discovered by an insider at her hamburger. The Lovejoy restaurant called the police and Seiber was later released and charged with possession of marijuana.

In March 2014, a man made a $30,000 bank deposit, but the teller mistakenly credited the money to a teenager’s account with the same name. Ten days later, the man noticed that the money hadn’t been credited to his account and notified the bank, who realized their mistake. But by then, the teenager had noticed the money and withdrawn most of the cash. The bank called law enforcement and the ten were told to return the money or press charges.

That same year, in May, Dunwoody police arrested Damon Exum after he drove into the back of a squad car and offered the officer a beer when asked for his driver’s license. Exum was arrested on eight misdemeanor charges, including DUI and reckless driving. It was Exum’s third DUI arrest.

Richmond County lawmakers confronted Jermaine Lloyd in November 2013 when he hid behind a tree wearing nothing but a pair of heels and a turban. When the police confronted him, he tried to put on pink panties and ran off to avoid the officers. While running, he dropped a Crown Royal bag that contained marijuana and cocaine. Just a week earlier, the same man was arrested for DUI after jumping his car over the curb at a mall.

A heavily intoxicated woman was thrown out of two different restaurants after exposing herself and touching and licking other patrons. It happened in 2012 during the SEC championship game between Georgia and Alabama. Jana Lawrence was apparently so drunk while watching the game in a restaurant that she bared her breasts, reached over and rubbed the genitals of the woman next to her, then licked her face. After being kicked out, she went to the sports bar next door, where she allegedly bared her buttocks, licked a man’s tattoo and rubbed two men’s genitals. The women then belittled the arresting officers and threatened to bury them under the prison building.

In July 2012, in Gwinnett County, Matthew Hammond snorted bath salts, ate feces and challenged police to a fight when they tried to arrest him. Hammond threatened the cops with a knife and in return they drew their guns and Hammond immediately dropped the knife.

That same month, same year, a guy at a bar in Augusta bets he can set his head on fire and win after he pours Bacardi 151 on his head and a “friend” sets his head on fire. The stunt, captured by the bar’s video camera, showed William Bonner frantically running around looking for a beer to pour over his head and douse the flames. Bonner spent a few days in a hospital in critical condition. It’s unclear how much he bet and if anyone called.

A more recent incident involves a former Texas man who moved to Georgia to run for the Senate and spoke for nearly three minutes during a campaign speech about the film “Fright Night.”

“Did you know that a werewolf can kill a vampire?” Hershel Walker asked his audience. “I never knew that, so I don’t want to be a vampire anymore, I want to be a werewolf.”

Well, I think we can add that to the list of other careers Walker has had, like FBI agent and law enforcement officer.