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Badge and Bar: One man throws a crowbar, another draws his gun

One man on Wednesday learned not to bring a crowbar to a gunfight.

The man visiting someone on Whitmire Drive reported hearing a vehicle crash before 1 a.m. Wednesday.

“When he left the residence to determine what had occurred, his vehicle was no longer in a parking spot but in the grass. He observed a pickup truck behind it and approached its driver, who he recognized,” Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth wrote in an email.

After getting out, the pickup driver got back in and accelerated toward the victim, but the victim was able to sidestep without harm.

As the pickup truck driver headed toward the entrance of the housing development, the victim “grabbed a crowbar from his own vehicle and again approached on foot.”

“The victim told deputies he threw the crowbar at (the pickup truck driver’s) truck in an attempt to keep him from driving off,” Booth wrote.

The pickup truck driver got out and “pointed what the victim believed to be a pistol” at him.

The two men went their separate ways: the victim ran, and the other man drove off.

Deputies put out a lookout notice on the pickup truck driver, who was later arrested.

Man struck in the head, suspect takes wallet

A 61-year-old man walking behind a convenience store on Queen City Parkway was struck in the head and robbed.

The man told Gainesville Police an unknown suspect “struck him in (the) head” while he was walking behind the business at 937 Queen City Parkway.

“At the same time, the suspect took the victim’s wallet that contained personal items and US currency,” Cpl. Jessica Van wrote in an email.

No suspect information was released by police.

Truck hits mailboxes, front porch of Spring Road house

A Columbus man hit two mailboxes and a Spring Road house’s front porch after driving off of the roadway.

Georgia State Patrol investigated the single-vehicle incident, in which the man lost control of his Ford F-150 while negotiating the curve on Spring Road.

When driving off the roadway, the man hit two mailboxes, a chainlink fence post and a utility trailer before hitting the porch’s concrete slab.

The driver was uninjured, and state patrol only noticed minor damage to the porch.

The driver was cited and taken to the Hall County Jail.

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