Blotter: Grab the rake 

A bag of lingerie

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Steve Stegelin

Blotter o' the Week: A man's girlfriend dropped by his house one evening for a visit, but he refused to let her inside, saying that he was sick. Suspecting that he was "seeing another girl," the woman quickly grabbed a rake and shattered one of her boyfriend's windows.

A woman fell in love online with a man who identified himself as an Army surgeon in Syria. He told the woman that he wished to move to Charleston and marry her, but first he needed $1,800 to arrange for his replacement. After sending the money, the man made additional requests for cash, ultimately receiving a total of more than $20,000 over four months.

An officer spotted a man standing with his legs spread and pants lowered in the corner of a parking lot downtown one evening. Thinking the man was urinating in public, the officer approached to find a woman on her knees in front of the man, giving him the old "Charleston Hello" in clear view of passersby.

A concerned citizen called police to report discovering a bag filled with assorted women's lingerie on the sidewalk downtown.

A man and his friend were hanging out by a pond, skinning a snake for fish bait, when he noticed his mother drive up with a gentleman he does not approve of her seeing. The two men quickly got into an Oedipal beatdown by the creek, and police were called.

A young man and his girlfriend showed up to his mother's home to remove his belongings from the apartment. His mother later called police to report something her son had left behind — a fist-sized hole through one of the doors in her home.

A man walked into a gas station and asked to use the store's phone. As the clerk stepped away to grab the phone, the man snatched a six-pack and shouted "I'm sorry" as he fled the scene.

After lodging a few complaints against two repairmen, a woman suspects that the workers retaliated by poisoning the bottled water that she left in her car and stealing her identity. She told police that the water "tasted funny," but tests for any poisons came back negative.

A woman was cleaning her back patio when she found a loaded pistol. The woman had no clues as to where the weapon came from or how it arrived at her home.

A man was busted for an open container violation, but complained to officers that he "only took two sips" before police intervened.

A man was eating lunch at a Chinese restaurant when a staff member approached him, saying that a caller was trying to put a 20-person tab in his name. The man took the phone and said, "No, I will not pay for your tab or anything else." The caller threatened the man and proceeded to call him at his home throughout the day.

An employee at an autoparts store was seen removing the two front tires from another vehicle parked at the shop and placing them into his own vehicle.

A man called police to report that the loaded revolver that he keeps under his pillow was missing. The man said he had last seen the weapon that morning when he awoke.

An unconscious man was found lying on the ground surrounded by empty canisters of air duster. After awaking, the man told officers that he had only stopped briefly to do a "hit," but he soon passed out.

Complaining of harassment, a woman said that she was approached by a man during church hoping the two could go out on a date. According to an incident report, she responded to the man's unwelcome advances by saying, "I'm much too business to even think about going out with you." The woman told police that she has continued to notice the man following her around town and said that they will meet with their pastor to sort everything out.

Realizing that an intoxicated woman was becoming unruly, concerned bar patrons grabbed her puppy for safekeeping. Police later found the woman sitting in the parking lot behind the bar, crying and claiming that her puppy had been stolen. Bar staff said that before removing the woman, she had been wandering around the bar, screaming about the dog, and spit in a bouncer's face.


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