Two members of the College of Charleston's men's and women's tennis teams told police last week that, after drinking 30 and 20 alcoholic drinks, respectively, they were "compelled" to smoke crack with a man who had threatened them with a knife for four to six hours last Saturday night. After four hours, it dawned on the mixed doubles they were going to be drug tested the following week by the athletic department and they decided to call her coach. But before the coach could arrive, the young lady smoked some more crack. Told of the possible consequences of filing a false report by the police, the young lady recanted, saying that she never felt threatened by the knife-wielding man, and that the entire situation was "her fault." The young man stood by his story, and was adamant about filing a kidnapping report. Sounds like more of a "double fault."

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.

In a possibly related story, a West Ashley man threatened another man on Oct. 17, saying, "I'm gonna come back with some pipe-swinging niggers!"

Blotter Overheard Police Station Quote O'The Week:

"Could you tell me where this arrow is pointing?"

Police arrested a man on Morris Street on Oct. 15 for driving the wrong way down the one-way street. But don't worry, the cops already knew the guy; he was driving on a suspended license and had a bench warrant out for his arrest.

Blotter Blunt Statement O' The Week:

"I went in the store to steal somethin' so I could sell it and get a ride downtown. This ain't no new thing to me, I know what I did." As told by a man on Oct. 18, after being arrested for shoplifting from a West Ashley store.


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