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.

Police spotted two elderly men arguing loudly on Norman Street on Nov. 20. Upon approach, one of the two men, 61, pulled a 21-inch machete out of his car and hit the other man in the neck in an “‘over-the-head’ downward slash.” When the armed man refused to drop his machete, the officer wrestled him to the ground, whereupon his “left brow made contact with the sidewalk rendering the subject temporarily unconscious.”

Blotter Report Title O’The Week:“Possible Aircraft Tampering.” Must be a sign on the side of the plane that reads, “If seal on outer door is broken, return to Boeing for a full refund.”

“They done gang me! They box my face,” exclaimed a Mt. Pleasant Street woman on Nov. 20, as she told police about two women who entered her home the day before and assaulted her for no apparent reason. Police became suspicious when the woman said the reason she waited a full day to tell police she’d been attacked was because she wanted to get her cell phone fixed first.

On Nov. 20, a young man was leaving a West Ashley grocery when a man armed with a silver handgun jumped into the backseat of his car and demanded all his money. The young man said he had no cash, just a bank card, and was then ordered to drive to a nearby ATM, whereupon he withdrew $100. When he got back into the car, the man with the gun ordered him to go back for the receipt, which said the account still had $115 in it. So the robber sent the guy back for another $100 before fleeing on foot.

Blotter Misspelled Word O’The Week: “Larcany.” Don’t cop computers have spell-czech?

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