Pullman Yards.

Pullman Yards.

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The owner of Pullman Yards was captured on video shouting at a city of Atlanta contract worker for parking her truck on his property.

The April 12 incident involving Adam Rosenfelt of Atomic Entertainment, owner of Pullman Yards, has further upset Kirkwood residents who have complained for years about events at the venue for being too loud and causing traffic and safety hazards.

Just last week, the Kirkwood Neighborhood Organization (KNO) sent a letter to Mayor Andre Dickens renewing their request for the city’s help to “address the challenges presented in the Pratt–Pullman Landmark District ahead of the planned Sweetwater 420 Fest on April 20 and 21 … specifically, as well as ongoing operations at Pullman Yards generally.”

In the video captured by a resident’s security camera, Rosenfelt is seen shouting obscenities at the woman directing traffic away from Rogers Street because of construction taking place to install a new sanitary sewer line. 

He yells and curses at her for apparently parking her work truck in a space he said was on his private property. 

The video below is courtesy Decaturish. Viewers are warned it includes strong language.

An Atlanta Police report says officers responded to the incident at 46 Rogers Street, near the corner of Wade Avenue, at about 10:20 a.m. 

The woman, wearing a yellow vest in the video, told police she that when she directed a vehicle to turn around because Rogers Street was closed, the driver, Rosenfelt, “instantly became belligerent.”

He yelled at the woman, “No, this is, what the f*** is going on. This is private f***ing property and you’re in my f***ing parking spot,” according to the report.

Adam Rosenfelt.

Adam Rosenfelt.

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The woman told police she said she knew she could only park in the spot briefly and said she attempted to tell Rosenfelt she would move her vehicle. Rosenfelt continued to yell at the woman as she got in the truck to move and park closer to the construction site on Hosea L. Williams Drive.

Rosenfelt sped in his vehicle after the woman, got out of his car and started yelling at the other construction workers before he started berating the woman again, according to the APD report. 

An Atlanta Police spokesperson said the investigation of the incident is closed “and no charges are anticipated.”

Liliana Bakhtiari Facebook Post

Atlanta City Councilmember Liliana Bakhtiari said in a social media post she was “deeply disturbed” by the what she saw in the video. She promised to work with the neighborhood to find traffic solutions. 

The city’s Department of Watershed and a contractor have been working this month to install a sewer line from Hosea L. Williams Drive down to Wade Avenue on Rogers Street. Rogers Street was scheduled to be closed from April 3 through May 1. 

The April 12 incident did cause the project to be paused until after the Sweetwater 420 Fest “to ensure that drivers are properly following traffic measures that were implemented and prevent endangering workers and residents,” said Schereé Rawles, spokesperson for the Department of Watershed.

During this time, a revised traffic plan will be implemented and a new northbound detour route will be implemented. The project is expected to be completed in two weeks after work restarts.

This story comes to GPB through a reporting partnership with Rough Draft Atlanta.