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Neighbor catches teens getting high on air conditioner fluid

Neighbor catches teens getting high on air conditioner fluid

ATLANTA -- In the past three years, Herman Lorenz has shelled out hundreds of dollars for air conditioner repairs.

But there's nothing wrong with his unit; the problem is what's being stolen. And it's not copper.

Lorenz happened to be home Monday afternoon when he heard noises on his back porch. He looked outside and saw four teens gathered around his air conditioning unit.

"One was laying down this way, one was over the top of the air conditioner," he said, pointing to the unit. "I don't know whether they're just breathing it in or if they're actually trying to get directly into the valve."

It turns out the teens were inhaling freon, the chemical inside the unit, to get high. Lorenz said the teens didn't seem fazed by his presence, even when he pulled his camera out to snap their pictures.

"These kids were obviously on something really heavy duty," he said. "It was like they were just zombies."

Andrea Sneiderman indicted on additional charges

Andrea Sneiderman indicted on additional charges

DECATUR, Ga. - A grand jury has added additional charges against Andrea Sneiderman in connection with the shooting death of her husband outside a Dunwoody Daycare in November 2010.

Sneiderman now faces 16 counts in connection with the death of her husband Rusty. The counts include malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, hindering the apprehension of a criminal, concealment of material facts, four counts of making false statements and seven counts of perjury.

The new indictment eliminates charges of racketeering and insurance fraud.  It also eliminates a detailed storyline published in the original indictment, which alleges that Mrs. Sneiderman was motivated to kill her husband in order to be with Neuman.  Since then, prosecutors have suggested that she wanted her husband eliminated so she could be with another man, Joseph Dell.

Dell is not named in the new indictment, nor is a substitute storyline offered.

Woman shot dead in driveway

Woman shot dead in driveway

DECATUR, Ga. -- A 22-year-old man was taken into custody after a woman was found shot to death in a driveway.

Carlos Simpson was arrested in connection with the death of 20-year-old Shikhira Dunson. Dunson's body was found outside a house on Eagles Nest Circle in DeKalb County at around 11 p.m. Monday, according to DeKalb County Police Interim Assistant Chief J.W. Conroy.

Witnesses told police they saw a man shoot Dunson and drive away in a black Honda Accord.

Conroy said police believe Simpson and Dunson were arguing just before the shooting. A gun was found near the scene early Tuesday.

Warrants against Simpson are forthcoming.

Man found shot to death in flower bed

Man found shot to death in flower bed

DECATUR, Ga. -- Police are investigating a fatal shooting at a home in DeKalb County late Sunday night.

The 911 call came in at 10:30 p.m. according to DeKalb Police dispatchers.

Officers found the body of a man believed to be in his 30's lying in a flower bed in front of the home on Princeton Terrace.

Police have not yet released information about the motive for the shooting, suspects or the man's identity.

Decatur man arrested for child sex trafficking

Decatur man arrested for child sex trafficking

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced state police and Green County Sheriff's officials arrested a 29-year-old Decatur man on a child sex trafficking charge.

Authorities say police stopped Johnathon Nathaniel Kelly, who was speeding along Interstate 20 in Crawfordville, and saw a 17-year-old girl from Birmingham, Ala. riding in the passenger's seat of his vehicle. Authorities say the unidentified girl told a deputy she was being held against her will for sexual purposes.

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Man run over by car he allegedly stole

Man run over by car he allegedly stole

DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County Police say one man was injured early Thursday morning, when the vehicle he is suspected of stealing ran over him as he attempted to escape police.

DeKalb Police Lt. Dane Cunningham said officers were following two stolen vehicles when one driver jumped from his moving vehicle in the 2,000 block of Golf Valley Drive.

Cunningham said the stolen Dodge Voyager ran over the driver.

Officers continued to follow the second vehicle, a Dodge Ram truck, and found it wrecked on Glenwood Road. That driver got away on foot, but police arrested a female passenger.

The 25-year-old injured suspect is in satisfactory condition at Grady Hospital.

Charges in the case are pending.

Ex-cop found guilty of raping 12 year old

Ex-cop found guilty of raping 12 year old

DECATUR, Ga. -- A former Fulton County police officer will serve a 25-year prison sentence after he was found guilty on two counts of child molestation.

DeKalb County District Attorney's spokesman Erik Burton said a jury on Thursday returned guilty verdicts against 32-year-old Michael Bernard Wilson.

Wilson was arrested in November 2010 after he was accused of molesting and raping a 12-year-old girl. The victim's mother called DeKalb police, who arrested the Ellenwood resident during a traffic stop. He was then terminated from the Fulton County Police Department.