This year had, no doubt, its batch of weird police news, especially in the Norcross area. Read on for 10 of Norcross Patch's top picks for 2012.
Woman Tries Bribing Officer After Running Stop Sign: Gwinnett Police arrested a woman who allegedly ran a stop sign on Independence Day, but not before she refused to give up her license, attempted to bribe the officer with cash, and even defecated on herself.
UGA Professor Charged With Prostitution at Hotel: Under the name "Sasha," German professor Max Reinhart scheduled a 30-minute session with an undercover Gwinnett detective at Guest House Inn in unincorporated Norcross.
Man High on Bath Salts Runs Rampant in Driving Range: Possibly the weirdest crime of 2012, a man high on what is suspected to be bath salts was tasered 14 times, threatened to eat people's faces, and exhibited superhuman strength in June at a Norcross-area driving range. See the video of the high man here.
Woman Caught With Stolen Items Outside Norcross Burglary: A woman was arrested for theft by receiving in the Norcross area after police found her in a car parked outside a residential burglary with stolen items from the home.
A woman bailed her boyfriend out of jail because she felt sorry for him, but later she called police to say he violated his bond's conditions by contacting her. He texted her while in her driveway with, "Can you get me a Mountain Dew and a bologna sandwich and bring it to me? I'm outside in my car."
Suspect Charged Again in Murder-for-Hire Plot: In June, a man was arrested on charges that he tried to hire a hitman to kill his former business partner, a Norcross resident. The suspect, whilst in jail, allegedly attempted to hire another hitman for the same victim in November.
A Bizarre Taxi Ride: A taxi driver didn't charge a woman for a ride and actually paid her to get out of his car when she started acting ballistic by putting his arms around his neck, tearing apart his car, and threatening to call police to say he raped her.
High Speed Car Chase into South Carolina: A Norcross man led police in a two-state, 30-mile chase in July that started in Georgia and ended in South Carolina. The car, which was traveling at speeds faster than 100 miles per hour, also had a 16-year-old inside.
Police questioned some teens standing near a car parked in front of a Johns Creek building where narcotics arrests had been made in the past, and they told the officer they were waiting for their aunt. She admitted to police later that she was at the location to buy marijuana.
At a business off Atlantic Avenue across the street from Norcross city limits, police arrested an uncle and nephew on charges of incest, loitering and prowling. The nephew told police that he was gay and had been taking hormones that caused him to grow and develop feminine features.