Illustration by Steve Stegelin

Blotter of the week: Officers responded July 9 to a West Ashley apartment complex after a complaint about a threatening voicemail. The caller sounded irate, drunk and hostile. Besides threatening bodily harm, the voice went on to say, “You ain’t about that West Ashley life,” and “I can’t hold my tongue, I’m going to jail tonight.” Wonder if he ever made it. 

Little rascal 

An officer went to a downtown apartment July 12 to settle a dispute involving a juvenile. Turns out a child had taken her mother’s phone and wouldn’t give it back. Mom told officers this isn’t the first time she’s dealt with bad behavior from her kid. Officers told the girl to give the phone back and noted slammed doors, yelling and phone throwing. Kids these days.

Idle hands are the devil’s playthings

A woman called July 10 to report fraud from a West Ashley gas station where she works. A man called her claiming to be with corporate and convinced her to run several gift/prepaid cards through the store ATM as a test to make sure it was working. After an hour on the phone, she became suspicious. He said, “B*tch, you’re gonna lose your job.” Sounds like that guy has a lot of time on his hands and a peculiar hatred for store clerks. 

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