Blotter: Pants full of pot 

Stop and Bristle

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Steve Stegelin

Blotter o' the Week: Following a traffic stop, a suspect admitted to an officer that he was carrying a "nickel bag of weed" on his person, according to an incident report. When the officer asked the suspect where he was hiding the drugs, the man replied, "In my nuts." The officer then allowed the man to retrieve the drugs himself.

Responding to reports of an intoxicated man sleeping in a parking garage, officers found a suspect walking toward Waterfront Park holding the torn remains of his shirt. The bare-chested boozer told an officer that he had walked about 19 miles that evening and was planning to walk back to Mt. Pleasant, according to an incident report. After noticing that the suspect was having difficulty standing, let alone making a hike across the Ravenel Bridge, the officer placed the man under arrest. During their ride to jail, the suspect began to show his appreciation for the officer by pounding his head against the barrier in the patrol car.

While on foot patrol one evening, an officer was flagged down by a concerned citizen who stated, "You got one passed out in the gutter down there," according to an incident report. The officer later found an intoxicated individual asleep on the sidewalk with his legs lodged underneath a gutter downspout.

A woman claims that she watched a juvenile pour a bucket of wet cement on her vehicle and run inside a nearby home. The suspect later confessed to the crime, suggesting that he is likely not a hardened criminal.

Hotel staff called police to report an intoxicated man who was harassing guests and refusing to leave the hotel kitchen. When questioned by police, the man told officers that he was in town to "visit the love of my life," according to an incident report. When asked if he could call his girlfriend for a ride home or at the very least recall her name, the beleaguered beau began swearing at officers.

A suspected shoplifter has been traveling to various department stores around town and stealing vacuum cleaners. This is an important reminder that once you get sucked into the dirty world of appliance theft, it's difficult to clean up your act.

Officers contacted a man who is suspected of breaking a window at his girlfriend's residence. When contacted by police, the man told officers, "My baby's mama broke the window. She beefing with my girl."

An officer came across a man and a woman trespassing on a property downtown. As the officer approached, he heard the man say, "You just go ahead and take your clothes off now," according to an incident report. At that point, the couple noticed the officer and stood up. The male suspect then told the officer that he and his sweetheart were just tired and looking for a place to relax.

After soiling himself in public, an intoxicated man told officers that he was unable to get up from the sidewalk. The man was also unable to tell officers where he was, adding that he had been drinking earlier in the day and was now exhausted.

An intoxicated woman told an officer that she was walking back to her vehicle to drive to West Ashley. The officer recommended that she call an Uber for a ride home. Later, the officer watched as the woman was dropped off at the location of her vehicle, at which point she was cited for public intoxication.

For the second consecutive week, a suspect has taken laptops from a department store into the men's restroom, removed the items from their packaging, and exited the store with the computers concealed on his person.

Police were notified by a man who believes he was the victim of a scam. The man said that he was contacted by a stranger who claimed to be calling on behalf of Public Clearing House. The mystery caller then informed the man that he had won $2.5 million and needed to send $300 to receive his prize. Unfortunately, the man's big pay day has yet to arrive.

An intoxicated Belgian boater attempted to sail drunk one evening, according to an incident report. When asked by police how much he had to drink, the man replied "As much as I can." An officer then escorted the man to a nearby hotel to sleep it off, but they were informed that there was no room at the inn. At this point, the man began running around the hotel lobby before he was arrested.

An officer found a suspect with a known prostitute huddled together under an overpass one evening. When spotted by the officer, the female suspect was straddling the male suspect, while his pants were down, according to an incident report. The two quickly separated as the officer approached, and the male suspect apologized while also attempting to hide an open bottle of whiskey behind his back.


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