Blotter: The week in crime 

Highlights from the City of Charleston police reports

BLOTTER O' THE WEEK: A woman says she was attacked by another woman for spreading rumors. According to witnesses, the woman defended herself with a frying pan, hitting the other woman over the head so hard that she broke the handle. She then grabbed a liquor bottle and started swinging until witnesses wrestled it away. The other woman fled before police arrived, but the victim sustained no serious injuries. While she likely had trouble cooking breakfast the next morning, at least we know she had the key ingredient for her Bloody Mary.

A woman pulled over for speeding — smelling of booze and wearing two bar wristbands — told an officer she was coming from home. When the officer asked about the wristbands, she said she was, "coming from (a Rivers Avenue restaurant), which is in North Charleston, which is home."

Items Stolen this Week: Six iPods, a GPS unit, and a bike.

Threat O' The Week: "I am an impulsive liar. Only God knows. I tell you I am one of his angels. I am on a mission ­— the mission might not be with you — but I am on a mission." Apparently the three ghosts visited Scrooge early this year. 

Upset over four overdraft fees, a bank customer called to complain, saying that this was not over and he would be in the next day. Before the bank employee hung up, the man said he had several hand grenades and eight guns. Yeah, but only two hands, champ. 

An officer patrolling a West Ashley hotel saw a man standing in his hotel room window snorting a white powder from a plastic baggy. When the officer knocked on the door, he saw the man stuff the bag down the front of his pants. The baggy tested positive for cocaine, and presumably whatever STD he got from that hotel bed. Hey, we've seen 20/20.

A woman found guilty in court started yelling, "You lie. You lie." The judge ordered her to apologize to the arresting officer. She refused and was arrested for contempt of court. On the flip side, she's certainly set for a whirlwind campaign season and eventual hero-status among her conservative Congressional colleges. Wait, that's somebody else who can't keep his mouth shut. 

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.


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