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Police chief accused of trying to serve his own eviction notice
http://www.wsbtv.com ^ | Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Jodie Fleischer

Posted on 08/03/2012 12:54:37 PM PDT by perfect stranger

Channel 2 Action News has learned a local police chief is fighting to keep his job after the state agency that certifies officers voted to revoke him.

Lithonia Police Chief Washington Varnum, Jr. is accused of attempting to serve his own eviction notice.

"He basically provided a sworn statement to the courts that he himself could not be found," said Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) spokesman Ryan Powell.

Varnum was living at the Les Jardins apartment complex and working as a DeKalb County Deputy Marshal when, he said, a co-worker asked him to serve a stack of eviction notices at the complex.

Varnum told Channel 2 investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer that he noticed his name was at the top of one of the notices, but he did not serve any of them. He instead checked the box which read, “Defendant not found in the jurisdiction of this court,” and hand-wrote underneath, “All breezeways must be properly marked with the unit numbers for service.”


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The headline seems a bit confusing and the article is, too.
1 posted on 08/03/2012 12:54:41 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger

Of course its confusing. Its local TV journalism at its best.

The average 6th grader can write better than these journo-wannabe’s.


2 posted on 08/03/2012 1:05:12 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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"He basically provided a sworn statement to the courts that he himself could not be found,"

"I'm Invisible!!!"

3 posted on 08/03/2012 1:19:20 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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I can see his point. If he did not see himself in a mirror, maybe he could not be sure that he was present to serve the warrant..... and worse yet, maybe he is a vampire, and thus cannot see his own reflection. It is a big problem, for Police Chief Vampires, and not to be taken lightly.


4 posted on 08/03/2012 3:00:15 PM PDT by Klemper
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” “He basically provided a sworn statement to the courts that he himself could not be found,”

Proof positive that you can never find a cop when you need one.


5 posted on 08/03/2012 3:27:42 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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