Category Archives: Car theft

Johnson, Eddie

Charge: Motor vehicle theft

Arrest Date: July 24, 1980

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 25

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Sojourner, Mike

Charge: Car theft

Arrest Date: October 18, 1977

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 24

Details: While riding in a taxi, Sojourner began to act erratically, scaring the cab driver to the point that he pulled over and fled the vehicle.  Sojourner then drove off in the taxi and was later arrested.  He was eventually hospitalized by choice for ‘psychiatric problems.’

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