Police: Homeless man drops trou in front of officer
by John Roach
jroach@mdjonline.com
April 11, 2012 12:45 AM | 3450 views | 13 13 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
COBB COUNTY — A homeless man allegedly gave a Cobb Police officer an earful and an eyeful Friday.

According to a warrant for his arrest, Elisha Gilbert, 30, crossed Canton Road near the intersection with Farm Ridge Road near the Cobb-Cherokee border and threw a large black object into traffic at 6:22 p.m. The object didn’t hit any vehicles, the warrant says.

Then things got weird.

When a police officer approached Gilbert, the man told the officer to “square off and come get some” and hurled obscenities at him, the warrant says. The officer reportedly told Gilbert to calm down and stop cursing and asked him if he had any weapons.

Police said Gilbert then pulled down his pants, exposing his genitals, and yelled “I will show you a weapon. I have one right here.”

The warrant points out that Gilbert “was referring to his penis.”

Police also said that when Gilbert was handcuffed, he gave the officer a fake name.

Gilbert is charged with terroristic threats, a felony, and using fighting words, giving a fake name, jaywalking and public indecency, all misdemeanors. He is being held at the Cobb County Jail without bail.

Cobb Police declined to comment on the case.

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Ms Vette
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August 01, 2012
Hm. Intresting..

Im his sister... Furthermore, he isnt homeless..
West Cobb Resident
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April 12, 2012
Anonymous = Idiot
anonymous
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April 11, 2012
At first I was wondering if Charlie Sheen had wandered into Cobb but then I saw the photo at the Cobb County Sheriff's website under inmate search.
Paralegal79
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April 11, 2012
Anonymous, you need to get your facts straight!!First of all, the charge of Terroristic Threats IS a felony, there is no misdemeanor Terr. Threats. Not only that, you were wrong in stating that the article does not mention a felony...it clearly does indicate he was charged with a felony in the last paragraph.

Secondly, throwing an object at a vehicle while moving, or occupied, constitutes Terr. Threats under the law, as well as making threats, which he was doing to the police officer.

Get your facts straight before you get on a soap box.
anonymous
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April 11, 2012
Paralegal, no one has suggested that the charge of terroristic threat is a not felony -(perhaps you want to hone your reading skills?). Only that what this guy did was not a terroristic threat.

And if you try to tell me the cop was threatened by the guy when he pulled down his pants and yelled “I will show you a weapon. I have one right here.”...well, all I can say is that you must vote democrat.
@ anonymous
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April 11, 2012
Do you know this person? How do you know he's mentally ill? Maybe they should've arrived on scene, shrugged it off and let him continue throwing large, black objects into traffic. The article does not mention a felony. Making terrorist threats has been in the code book a long time. And working fathers making child support payments have recourse when their salary has been cut for whatever reason --> that's the word!

We have a lack of reason from an MDJ reader. Reason, I say.
anonymous
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April 11, 2012
RE: @ anonymous -Do you know this person? How do you know he's mentally ill?...

Another reading comprehension deficiency.

"(probably mentally ill)" = just guessing, but logic and knowledge of the circumstances of the homeless says it is a big possibility. The (trained)police know this as well.

Reading is fun. Practice makes it understandable.
Susie Brown
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April 11, 2012
To Anonymous - With that silly rant - I don't blame you for being "anonymous" - good grief -
anonymous
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April 11, 2012
Dear Susie Brown, silly indeed, if you really believe he was making a terroristic threat. Great police work, indeed. Be proud.
Uncovering Cobb
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April 11, 2012
wow
anonymous
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April 11, 2012
--re: Gilbert is charged with terroristic threats, --

Oh yeah, he's a terrorist all right. The cop has to show who is boss, so he over charges the heck out of a very disagreeable person (probably mentally ill) and puts the burden on him to punch his destitute way out of the bag to show that he is really not a terrorist felon. Great police work.

Of course, with all that "terroristic threatening" taking place, it is probably dumb luck that the cop did not just shoot the man to death.

I hope to God that the cop has the sense not to ever claim that he has prevented a terroristic attack.

I am very glad to see my taxes dollars are being used to hire bully?/inept? cops who are filling the new $110million jail with mentally ill people. Shouldn't we be putting more working fathers who have fallen behind in their child support because they have had their hours cut, or lost their second jobs, in jail instead?

We got brains on our team. Brains, I say.

Just Wait
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April 12, 2012
You obviously have no idea what the Georgia law "terroristic threats or acts" is or means. You must be among those "falsely accused" of something, had a bad attorney and couldn't get out of the charge. The brains you talk about must not be your own.
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