BLOTTER O' THE WEEK: A man left his prescription antidepressants and psychostimulants in a fanny pack attached to his bicycle. Someone stole the bike and probably had a pleasant surprise later on.
Someone tried to shoplift five ice cream bars, an ice cream cone, a push-pop, and an ice cream sandwich. Does that mean it's summer?
Somebody stole an elderly woman's jewelry from her home. The person also stole her bathrobe.
DUI Excuse o' the Week: "I'm just trying to get home."
A drunk man who was about to be arrested for disorderly conduct tried to escape down an alley and ran into a wall.
When police finally got a man who had been running in and out of traffic to sit down on a bus stop bench, he stuck his fingers in his ears and sang loudly.
An officer pulled a driver over who had been swerving in traffic. When the cop asked her how much she had to drink that night, she at first said, "Nothing," then changed her response to "I'm not at liberty."
A college student accused of stealing a classmate's $2,500 designer suitcase told police, "My parents own a business. I can buy her a new suitcase."
Two sweethearts apparently decided to declare their love to the world by scratching their names on the left rear quarter panel of someone else's car.
Someone stole a bench. Police have not yet issued a bench warrant for his arrest.
A woman found out that someone had stolen her debit card number and used it to order items from a vacuum supply website. Well, that sucks.
Actual license plate belonging to a driver accused of a hit and run: DUMDUM.
When a manager caught a woman sleeping on the grounds of a hotel and told her she was on private property, she said she needed an hour to sun herself, then called 911 and said she was being harassed. When police arrived to arrest her for trespassing, she said, "I should set this place on fire." Moral of the story: Don't get in the way of a Vitamin D fix.
The Blotter is taken from City of Charleston police department reports. We've added a cartoon and a little commentary. We've added a little humor, too. No one has been found guilty. This is not a court of law.