Residents in SW Atlanta complain about increased prostitution - KMSP-TV

Residents in SW Atlanta complain about increased prostitution

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

Homeowners in a southwest Atlanta community are demanding that the city take action against prostitution in the area.

Residents in the Ashview Heights neighborhood say that  prostitutes are bolding conducting their business on the curbs in front of homes.

"There was a woman who was naked -- no clothes on – just walking up to vehicles," said Elizabeth Whitmore.  "I was flabbergasted and coming to my car and flagging down and I started driving – I didn't even go immediately home."

Whitmore, a Clark Atlanta graduate, lives close to the college and an elementary school.  

Atlanta City Councilmember Cleta Winslow said she's asked Mayor Kasim Reed to take action.

"We had gotten rid of it for quite a long time. It hadn't been in that area, but now it has come back, so I've talked to the mayor's office," Winslow said.

Mayor Reed will have a representative at a meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening  at the Washington Park branch library on MLK Drive.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:03:45 GMT
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
  • Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:18:05 GMT
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
  • Savannah police seek leads on 2 weekend killings

    Savannah police seek leads on 2 weekend killings

    Police in Savannah are seeking leads after two men were shot to death over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
    Police in Savannah are seeking leads after two men were shot to death over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices