Illustration by Steve Stegelin

Blotter of the week: An officer saw a woman in a downtown parking lot Aug. 12 holding an open beer. Two dogs were tied to trees. According to police, the woman almost fell over while standing. Turns out she had an active arrest warrant in Tennessee. The officer wanted to call Animal Control for the dogs, but she insisted her friend Shaggy take them instead. The officer also removed a large hunting knife from her. Zoinks.

Always tell the truth
A policeman pulled over a woman Aug. 10 for speeding in West Ashley. The officer found two bottles of vodka in the car. She said they weren’t hers because she’s under 21. He poured out the bottles and gave her a speeding ticket and a court date. At least he didn’t write a note home to her parents. 

Playing dumb
An officer saw a man sitting with a can of Twisted Tea in Marion Square Aug. 11. When an officer walked up to him, he put the can at his feet, dumped it over and said, “It’s empty.” Then he picked it up and turned it upside down and more liquid came out. “I guess not,” he said. He got a ticket for open container. 

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