• Residents say man on meth broke into their home

    By: Matt Johnson

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    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Some East Cobb County teenagers told Channel 2's Matt Johnson they woke up to an alleged meth user right next to them.

    Police said this happened right after he wrecked a stolen car, crashing into a neighborhood gate.

    "When you're on one of those hard drugs, you never know what they'll do to people," said Nate Hall. "You always assume with a gated community that you're safe."

    Hall and John Watkins said William Matzkow, 50, woke them up when he came into a house on Post Oak Tritt Road.

    It was around 6:30 a.m. last Thursday when they came face to face with the intruder.

    "He was not in the right mind, and he was crazy," said John Watkins.


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    Police say he got into the gated community by destroying the gate with an SUV he stole from a garage across the street.

    Hall and Watkins were house sitting with two other friends and they say they chased him off.

    "I was, like, you need to get out of the house right now," Hall said.

    They called police, who found him two hours later at lower Roswell Road.

    Police said they found a glass pipe and meth inside of the stolen car.

    "I've been thanking God that, you know, he wasn't more aggressive," Hall said.

    Neighbors estimate the crash caused $20,000 worth of damage.

    "I've never seen anything like that, especially in east Cobb," Watkins said.

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