BLOTTER O' the Week:
In an argument with her son-in-law, a grandma kicked a door in. The man defended his in-law, telling police, "She didn't realize her own strength."
A woman gave her sister a blank check and her ID to run an errand. The sister took the check directly to a car lot and bought a $2,000 car. Now she won't answer her phone, but it's hard to hear the phone ring with the windows down and music blaring.
A man called the police after finding that his neighbor, whose house is currently under construction, had stolen his front door right off the hinges. That really puts that cup of sugar your neighbor keeps borrowing into perspective, huh?
Crack Hiding Spot O' the Week:
Behind the ear. Ingenious.
Staking out a high-crime area, officers noticed a car pull up to a business's air compressor unit. The officers eyed a crack team that included two guys to disassemble the unit and two guys "on lookout." While the guys working on the unit held up their end, the lookouts didn't see the cops, who watched the whole thing and phoned for backup as they moved in to block off the exit from the parking lot. The subjects decided to ram the cop car in an attempt to escape, and then backed in to a second police car that had pulled in behind them. The cop driving the second car jumped out of the car, so the subjects tried to run him over, missing, and hitting a tree in the parking lot. First The Police stage a comeback tour, and now the Apple Dumpling Gang.
Two Seemingly Unrelated Thefts That Prove It's Summertime: 10 cases of beer from a West Ashley convenience store and a picnic table and umbrella from a local motel.
A woman who had stuffed a pack of ground beef in her purse at a local grocery store fled from the scene when caught. Unfortunately for her, she left the purse with the beef — and all of her identification.
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.