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RHPD reports: Woman says blackbirds at truck stop were stalking her
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From Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

Matter of record: An officer filling up his patrol car Oct. 28 at the TA Truck Stop on Highway 17 was “approached by a concerned citizen … who wanted to file a report in reference to the illegal use of ‘Black Magic’ and its use of hypnotizing the blackbirds in the parking lot to stalk her.”

The woman “had a concerned look on her face when she observed the blackbirds in the parking lot. According to (her) the blackbirds in the parking lot were hurting her heart as they continued to chirp and make noise,” and that “she has been to school and knows of the ‘Black Magic’ art.”

The woman, who had a Savannah address, told the officer her ex-boyfriend was using black magic to control the blackbirds, and that the use of black magic is against the law, “similar to breaking a spiritual law by use of ‘witchcraft.,’” the report continued, noting the woman said she was in Richmond Hill to get away from Savannah.

The woman then told the officer people use the birds in Savannah to chirp to program other animals, and the officer reported she “truly thinks the blackbirds have been following her around from Savannah,” apparently because her ex-boyfriend is using spiritual attacks against her since their breakup in May.

The woman also told the officer she has been to the hospital, doesn’t have COVID and isn’t going to harm herself or anyone else. She said she told medical personnel of the birds and was told to pray, and she said she has.

The officer told the woman that in his professional opinion the “blackbirds were not going to hurt her as they are usually migrating around the area,” and are usually around the parking lots of businesses. The woman said she has a paper trail and asked how to press charges, so she was advised to go the Chatham County Courthouse and see the magistrate judge.

She asked that the incident be documented. The officer gave her a case number.

Traffic offenses: An officer patrolling I-95 on Oct. 24 clocked a driver going north at 106 mph and pulled the driver over. He reported he “could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle,” and saw “small flakes of green leafy substance on (the driver’s) shirt and pants.

And if that wasn’t giveaway enough, when the officer asked the man to step out of the car he “continued to laugh and giggle about the stop,” as well as telling the officer he should’ve left him “when (the officer) was pulling him over.”

The man, who had a Hilton Head address, also admitted to drinking, the report said, and badly failed a roadside sobriety test. He was arrested and taken to jail. His car was towed.

Hit and run: A Harris Trail woman reported Oct. 25 someone crashed into her car. “(She) stated that when she came out of her house to take the trash out she discovered (her car had been hit).”

The officer “observed major front end damage to (her) car with a scrape down the side ... Debris from the collision was still on the ground around the impact and fluids from (her) car were observed on the ground indicating that the collision had occurred in the parking space that (her) car was currently in.”

Police found paint transfers from the car and a witness who said early in the morning she heard the crash, looked out and saw a white Honda or Hyundai with “the front bumper hanging from the car and being dragged along the road as the car drove off.”

Police searched the area for a car matching that description but didn’t turn one up.

Matter of record: A Jesup woman reported Oct 24 she was driving south around 8 p.m. on Highway 17 from Savannah when a man in a silver Dodge charger pulled over, “lowered all the windows, turned the interior lights on in the vehicle and held a black revolver. (She) said the driver pointed the revolver at her and she believed he was going to shoot her.”

The woman described the man to police and said he “was speaking at her but she was unable to hear what he said.” She said the man then turned around and headed back toward Savannah, so she pulled into a nearby parking lot. She was also able to take a photo of the tag, and police traced it to a man who matched the woman’s description, but police were unable to locate him.

Matter of record: Police sent to a convenience store Oct. 23 regarding a disturbance was told by two women that a man in an Audi “cut in front of them on 144 making a U turn.” The woman driving said she blew her horn at the man and he turned into the convenience store, got out cussing and went into the store.

“Both the females said the male came out of the store and started throwing bottles at (one of the women) and she had to dodge the bottles.” A store employee saw the man throw the bottles “and heard them hit the building.” Nobody got a tag number, but they got a description of the man and car and gave it to police.

Matter of record: A woman reported Oct. 23 she was heading west on Highway 144 toward Publix when a gray BMW pulled out in front of her so “she used her vehicle horn to make the driver aware,” a report said. She said The driver of the BMW followed her into the parking lot of Publix and they got into an argument “using profane language,” and before he left he said, “’you need to watch out, you have no idea who you’re --- with,’” she told police. She gave them a tag number and description and asked for a report “as the unknown male knows her vehicle description and what she looks like,” the report said.

Matter of record: Welcome to Richmond Hill. A Pennsylvania man driving a Jeep reported Oct. 29 he got off I-95 at the 144 exit “and was waiting for traffic. (He) stated there was a silver truck stopped in front of him … the silver struck started backing up and the trailer hitch struck the front of the Jeep.” The man said he pulled “into the nearest parking lot and noticed anti-freeze leaking from under the hood. (The officer) looked under the hood and noticed a piece of plastic from the Jeep’s front bumper had punctured the radiator.” The guy had to pay for a tow.

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