A Marietta driver authorities say they discovered sleeping while his car was in reverse is accused of stealing over a dozen financial transaction cards.
Cobb County Police found a Ford Fusion partially in the grass at the intersection of Magnolia Chase and Pecan Knoll, off South Cobb Drive near Marietta, traveling in reverse between 4:18 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. Aug. 17, per court records.
An officer said police suspected a DUI and blocked the car from the front and rear, activated blue lights and approached it. They found a man, later identified as Moses Isaiah Griffin, 32, of Marietta, had been asleep in the car. Griffin had a brief conversation with police and refused to exit the vehicle, put it back into reverse and attempted to leave, backing up and striking one of the marked patrol cars, per his arrest warrant. The officer reported Griffin reached around the inside of the car, at which point the police forced entry through the driver’s window.
Police found Griffin possessed a fake driver’s license, and he had active warrants and a suspended license, per the warrant.
Griffin was arrested and booked into the Cobb County jail the same day. He faces 15 counts of credit card theft, as well as charges of identity theft, driving with a suspended license, false identification, fleeing police, hindering law enforcement and failure to maintain lane. He is also charged with trespassing in a May 28 incident, when he was accused of kicking open and damaging the front door of someone else’s apartment, per another warrant. He remains at the Cobb County jail without bond.