Blotter o’ the Week: During a wedding in a hotel courtyard, a hotel patron on the second floor waved from his room window to get the wedding party’s attention and then rubbed his butt and genitals against the window.
A car shopper fell for a Craigslist scam and wired $1,500 to someone in Illinois who was allegedly going to sell her a Volkswagen Passat. The car has yet to arrive.
While paying for gas at the counter, a convenience store customer reached over the counter toward an employee who was putting cash in the safe and said something to the effect of, “See how far I can reach?” The employee was not impressed.
Someone stole a computer from a hotel and tried to pawn it. When an employee at the pawnshop turned the computer on and saw the hotel logo on the screen, the would-be PC pawner got out of there pronto.
Weapon o’ the Week: A slice of pizza.
When police arrived to question a man who got in a bar fight, he tried to play air guitar using his cell phone, fell over in a parking lot, and then said he needed to go home and feed his dogs. After being arrested on a charge of public intoxication, the man told police he had been taking various prescription medications while drinking heavily “because of the Clemson game.”
Stolen From Vehicles This Week: An iPod, two pairs of sunglasses, a wallet, a shotgun sling, a cell phone, and a suit jacket.
After being arrested on a charge of public intoxication, a man turned around and spat in a police officer’s face.
A driver who got pulled over for rolling a stop sign was also riding with an open 24-oz. can of Bud Ice and a strawberry daiquiri. At least she wasn’t ridin’ dirty martini.
A man tried to shoplift a boat motor and a gazebo by putting them in a shopping cart and walking out the door. When a loss prevention officer stopped him, the man said he needed the items to make money.
A shift supervisor at a pharmacy stole $541.83 from the cash register by issuing refunds on nonexistent returns and pocketing the money. By her own admission, she pulled the trick 16 times over the course of about a month.
A minor from Florida used a fake Connecticut driver’s license to buy beer. Good luck using that Connecticut Fakie in King Street’s Court.
Panhandling Alibi o’ the Week: “I wanted to tell her a joke.”
A man who was issued a citation for peddling without a permit told police, “I had a hamburger on layaway. I guess I can’t get it out now.”
Crystal Meth Hiding Place o’ the Week: Inside a cigarette box.
Somebody shoplifted a package of shrimp tempura rolls, two packages of bacon, a small tub of sour cream, a jar of queso salsa, and a package of shredded cheese from a grocery store. Five-layer chip dip, anyone?
A woman called police after she stepped on her own dog’s tail and it bit her hand. Animal Control refused to take possession of the dog because it was a family pet.
Weapon Matchup o’ the Week: Bicycle tire vs. walking cane. Stay cool. Support City Paper. City Paper has been bringing the best news, food, arts, music and event coverage to the Holy City since 1997. Support our continued efforts to highlight the best of Charleston with a one-time donation or become a member of the City Paper Club.
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