DOCUMENT: Bizarre, Crime

Georgia Cops Collar Clown On Battery Warrant

Wanted man was nabbed at Atlanta dance venue


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Clown Busted

NOVEMBER 23--Responding to a 1:20 AM call about a “suspicious person who was possibly wanted” at an Atlanta dance venue, a sheriff’s deputy came upon 37-year-old Cesar Sanchez.

A check of computerized National Crime Information Center records revealed that Sanchez was, in fact, wanted on a domestic battery warrant issued out of nearby Forsyth County.

As such, a DeKalb County Police Department officer arrested Sanchez, according to an incident report. Sanchez, pictured in the adjacent mug shot, had been located at the Atlanta Peach club on Buford Highway.

Sanchez was booked early Saturday into the DeKalb County jail. He was subsequently transferred to the Forsyth lockup, where he is being held without bond on the felony charge.

Sadly, records offer no insight as to why, at the time of his collar, Sanchez was dressed as a clown. (2 pages)