Blotter: Kidnapping in the Lord's name 

"Nice apartment, bitch."

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Steve Stegelin

Blotter o' the week: A woman told officers that a young man approached her and her son at Liberty Square Park. The man tried to take her son away from her while shouting, "Get your hands off that child in the name of Jesus Christ." When officers went to arrest him, he was holding a large Bible while standing at the steps of the Fort Sumter monument.

When an officer removed a 12-ounce bottle of medicine from a man's backpack, the man immediately clarified, "That's fake lean."

A man ruined his friend's roommate's cooking pot. When the owner went to his apartment to collect $20 for the item, he told him, "Don't come over here again or I'm going to fuck you up." Adding injury to insult, he punched the pot owner in the face later that day.

A maintenance worker kicked off his lunch break by quitting and saying "that he was going to shoot everyone in the office," according to his boss, who later told officers that that wasn't the first time he's made similar threats.

A Daniel Island family left their garage door open overnight, and their teenage son had left his Audi unlocked with the keys inside. His father was the last person to see the vehicle before it was stolen.

A middle schooler was cyberbullied by other students on Snapchat for helping police in a previous case. Perhaps unhelpfully, his mom then called the cops and got them suspended for three days.

A West Ashley woman had a $2,000 patio furniture set and a $377 coffee table stolen from the garage of her West Ashley home, which is still under construction.

A Johns Island couple got home to find that their door was open and someone had stolen $4,200 in jewelry, a $1,200 TV, and other devices including a gaming console and a laptop. Surveillance footage showed three different cars pull up to the house while they were gone.

A man drove past his ex-wife as she was walking up to her apartment building (in clear violation of a restraining order filed against him last year) and called out, "Nice apartment, bitch."

Two women were asked to leave a strip club after spilling a drink at the bar and trying to have sex with one of the dancers in a private room. When a bouncer said that what they wanted is illegal, one of the women replied, "Now you tell me that after I spent $170."

A woman reported feeling "funny" after eating beans on a date with a man. She said that he was "adamant" that she try them, but that she soon began feeling sleepy.

This week in Victoria's Secret thefts: Three women — one a serial shoplifter and the other two unidentified — stole 61 items totaling $2,482 from the King Street store.


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