Atlanta Police are encouraging users of the Uber car hire service to be on the lookout for a potentially fake driver who robbed a woman in Virginia Highland on July 13. According to a report from WSB, the woman got into the car and the driver demanded money and threatened her. Uber drivers never demand money from clients since payment is done through an account. When you request an Uber car on your smartphone app, the type of car and a photo of the driver is shown to the customer. Drivers also call client as they are arriving for pickup. Uber drivers do not seek out fares or customers on the street, so always be sure to use the smartphone app to request the car service.
The Atlanta Police Department is participating in the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club and will host two readings along the Atlanta Beltline. The event will take place on Wednesday, July 23, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The readings will be held on the Eastside (Skate Park) and Westside (Rose Circle Park) of the trail. Officers from the Atlanta Police Department’s Path Force Unit will read the book, Amari’s Bike Adventure. Children attending the reading will receive a free book. The event will also include activities and free refreshments. The Skate Park is located at 830 Willoughby Way NE and Rose Circle Park is located at 1030 White St SW. For more information about the reading program, please visit the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club website at mayorsreadingclub.org.
Philips Arena in Downtown has been ranked one of the best venues in the world, according to industry publication Pollstar Magazine. Philips Arena ranked third in the United States of the top 100 arena venues and 21st worldwide.