[image-1]On the evening of Aug. 21, as many in Charleston were still riding a post eclipse high, police were flagged down by a concerned citizen. The witness told police that she had just spotted a young woman who repeatedly fell over as she walked down Lee Street with her dog, according to an incident report filed by the Charleston Police Department.

Concerned about the woman’s condition, the witness decided to bring the situation to the officer’s attention. Upon making contact with the 26-year-old woman, the officer noticed dry blood on her face, arms, and legs. Surprisingly, the officer found no fresh cuts or other injuries that would explain the dried blood.

According to an incident report, the officer claims that the woman made multiple attempts to bite her dog while she was speaking with police. After the woman was unable to explain the dried blood, she was transported by ambulance to MUSC for observation.

The medics on the scene advised the officer that they believed the young woman was under the influence of “some sort of narcotic,” according to an incident report, and the dog was released to animal control.

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