A man who identified himself as a South Carolina law enforcement training official was partying in Charleston a little too hard a few weeks ago. 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 subjects eyes were closed and he was mumbling to himself,” the report states, also noting that he smelt like alcohol and he was unsteady on his feet. Though the man was cooperative on the first night, he was singing a different tune on Thursday, telling the officer, “I will have all of your certification revoked tomorrow,” and “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.
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