MILLION-DOLLAR OFFER: A Dacula man reportedly offered a Gwinnett County Police officer one million dollars in exchange for not taking him to jail. Police were called to Hamilton Plaza, located at 1342 Auburn Road, just before 8 p.m. on May 3 in response to a report of an intoxicated male, who also smelled of marijuana, passed out in front of a business. The male, identified as Kristopher Rocca, was smoking a "small rolled up piece of paper" when the officer arrived at the scene. Upon interviewing Rocca, the officer determined the man was likely under the influence of alcohol and marijuana and placed him under arrest for public intoxication. Rocca, according to the report, began to cry and begged the officer not to take him to jail saying it would result in his probation being revoked.
Rocca, the report stated, then said the officer was "heartless" and that God would have his soul. Rocca also called the officer a "piece of [expletive deleted]," but, the officer wrote, "He did apologize for that last remark to me."
Rocca was released the next morning on his own recognizance.
LOCK PUNCHED: A North Carolina man reported two laptops and an iPhone 5 stolen out of the trunk of his rental vehicle during a May 3 visit to the Mall of Georgia in Buford. The thief or thieves gained access to the 2012 Chevrolet Impala by punching the door lock on the driver's door. The total estimated value of the stolen property is $3,100.
CAMARO STOLEN FROM DEALERSHIP: Surveillance cameras captured the May 5 theft of a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro out of the parking lot of a Buford car dealership. According to a Shad Mitsubishi employee, a truck had been parked across the entrance to the lot to prevent access during the hours the business is closed. Video footage of the incident shows two males crouch near the truck and place unidentified items under the vehicle. A short time later, the two males are shown pushing the truck away from the entrance. One of the men then ran to the Camaro as another man ran to the side of the business. Approximately four minutes later, the man returns and pulls what appears to be a key from his back pocket and enters the vehicle. The man then drove the Camaro off the lot. The dealership employee indicated the key to the Camaro was still in their possession and they did not know what key had been used to take the vehicle. The case is listed as active.
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