Man arrested after pepper-spray spree

DULUTH - A 23-year-old man was arrested for allegedly dousing men's room patrons in pepper-spray at a Duluth restaurant.

Police arrested Israel Perez of Duluth on a charge of disorderly conduct Feb. 3 after he was ousted by security from a Mexican restaurant on Shackleford Road.

Witnesses told police Perez was spraying people in the men's restroom with the painful substance. The arresting officer noted Perez "was extremely intoxicated and was acting out of control," according to Gwinnett police report.

Screaming scares robbers away

NORCROSS - A man walking near his Norcross apartment complex scared off two would-be robbers by screaming at the top of his lungs.

The 25-year-old man told police two black men approached him while he was walking along Chase Lane. They demanded his money, but the man refused. Instead, he screamed, and both suspects took off, according to a police report.

The man described one suspect as 6 feet 2 inches tall, 180 pounds, wearing a white shirt and black pants. The victim didn't see the other man, who stood behind him during the attempted robbery, he said.

Man charged with stealing bag of chips

NORCROSS - Police said a drunken Snellville man stumbled into a Subway restaurant Sunday, stole a bag of chips and walked to a nearby sports bar, where he was arrested.

Police charged Florin Motriuc, 28, with disorderly conduct and public intoxication. An employee at a Subway on Indian Trail Road said the man grabbed a bag of chips and said he wasn't going to pay for them.

Police found Motriuc carrying an empty bag of chips at a sports bar in the same shopping complex. He told police he'd drank a bottle of vodka.