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Buckhead Man Kidnapped in Driveway, Forced to Withdraw Cash from ATM - Buckhead Patch Atlanta Police Investigators are still searching for the two suspects that robbed and then kidnapped a man from his Buckhead home on Karland Drive around 2 a.m. Friday. "The victim advised that he was outside his residence smoking a cigarette when two gunmen came up and demanded his wallet," according to Officer Kim Jones. The incident happened on Karland Drive, between Habersham Road and Roswell Road. Officer Jones says that the two suspects found the wallet and keys to the man's Mercedes, then took the victim with them to an ATM machine on Northside Parkway to withdraw cash. See Buckhead Patch for more on this story. Pedestrian Hit, Killed on Highway 41…
A car driven by a man who Forsyth authorities say was driving under the influence struck a pedestrian, who died at the hospital on Friday night.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, November 19, 2012
A man who was walking across Hwy. 9 (Atlanta Highway) in south Forsyth just past the Fulton County line on Friday evening was struck by a van and later died, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. Felix Escorcia, 45, of Alpharetta, was taken to North Fulton Hospital where he later died. Forsyth Traffic Specialist Investigator Ron Tomblin said in a press release that Escorcia was crossing Hwy. 9 near Pine Ridge Mobile Home Park where he lived. As he was walking in the southbound lane, he was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet van that was traveling southbound. Michael Dean Masi, 48, also of Alpharetta, was the driver of that vehicle, according to Tomblin's release. “After the impact, Mr. Escorcia was thrown approximately 150 feet where …