Snellville mayor has police escort him to restroom

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Snellville politics have reached a low
point.

Jerry Oberholtzer, the mayor of the Atlanta suburb, has been
asking for police escorts to the restroom in City Hall after a
verbal altercation with city council member Robert Jenkins a few
months ago. Oberholtzer says he no longer feels comfortable around
Jenkins.

Jenkins says the mayor has no reason to worry for his physical
safety and should only "fear me as a political opponent." The
mayor has even had police Chief Roy Whitehead escort him to the
restroom.

Jenkins and Oberholtzer have butted heads for years. Last week,
the mayor sent pictures of what he said are code violations at one
of Jenkins' properties to police. Authorities issued a warning to
the councilman to clean up by March 1 or face jail time.


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