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.
On June 20, an employee of a King Street bed and breakfast was checking locks around the building when she noticed a man standing outside of the establishment with his pants down. He exposed his penis and began masturbating while staring at the woman. Cops couldn't find the culprit later. They should have followed the trail of Kleenex.
Blotter Threat O' The Week:
"I am going to follow you home and find out where you and your family live. I will set off a chemical bomb in your family's neighborhood, then come after you after I take care of your family."
A man was at the County Courthouse on June 5 when he was treated by medics for low blood sugar. He complained afterwards that he'd had $2,000 in his pocket, but when he left the ambulance it was missing. He mentioned that the cash may have fallen out of his pocket, and an internal investigation is underway.
On June 20, an intoxicated man was loitering outside of a trendy King Street boutique. He walked in and out of the store continually, but would leave when he saw a certain employee. Cops came to remove him, so he sat on the curb and said, "I'm free to sit in America if I want to." When officers asked if he'd been drunk, he said, "I am drunk, so what?" The man had left multiple voicemails asking the store's employee for sex, but she elected not to press charges.
A heavyset 40ish blonde woman walked into a Folly Road grocery store on June 16 wearing a Dr. Pepper T-shirt and no shoes. She loaded up a cart and walked out of the store with three cases of Corona, two cases of Heineken, and three cases of Natural Light. You know what they say — variety is the spice of life.