A College of Charleston student was questioned walking home last weekend from an unknown Halloween party in an Indian costume. Police found a Michigan driver's license that stated the 18-year-old was 22 and arrested him for being drunk in public and for the fake ID. In the squad car, he proceeded to ... well, let's just say he's limber: "The suspect switched his handcuffs from the rear to the front by pulling his legs through his cuffed hands."
Halloween Goblins O' The Week:
Boys accused an 11-year-old of charging out of the woods at a local park wielding an axe. They wrestled the weapon from him, but he picked up a stick and started swinging, hitting one boy on his back. In an entirely unrelated incident, a woman phoned police after her 13-year-old son punched her in the face and threw a toy at her. She told police he had a knife and she didn't know what he'd do.
A man suspected of drunk driving was instructed to begin the one-legged stand test. He refused, stating, "You have to give me the command to start." The officer replied that there was no "command" to start, only, "go ahead and start." After telling him to start four more times, the man gave in and began. We bet sex with this guy is a real task.
Store managers in West Ashley contacted police regarding a shoplifter who'd shoved a pair of pants down his, um, pants. Police found him at a nearby fast food restaurant. We guess he figured since he had all that extra room ...
Dirty Job O' The Week:
"While awaiting processing at the detention center, the subject urinated in her pants and on the floor."
A man who identified himself as a South Carolina law enforcement training official was partying in Charleston a little too hard recently. Officers found him sitting on a statue at Marion Square at about 3:30 in the morning on Wed., Oct. 24. The police report states that "the subject had various pieces of trash in his possession." The next night, at 4:15 in the morning, one of the same officers identified the official leaning against a building at the corner of John and King streets. "The subject's eyes were closed and he was mumbling to himself," the report stated, also noting that he smelled like alcohol and he was unsteady on his feet. "I will have all of your certification revoked tomorrow," the man told the officer, along with, "I will be speaking with Gov. Sanford about this repeated harassment." He then pointed a finger at the officer and said, "Call off your wolves," according to the report. The officer escorted the man back to his hotel because he didn't consider him a threat to himself or others — obviously not including Sanford and law enforcement officials statewide.
Low Blow O' The Week:
Shoplifting in the baby stroller.
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.