Illustration by Steve Stegelin

The Blotter is taken from reports filed with area police departments.

Blotter of the week: A Charleston police officer on Sept. 16 spotted a barefooted man walking in the middle of the West Ashley street Mary Ader Ave. After the officer helped him to move to the median, the man said God told him to go walking. Then he dropped to his knees to pray before attempting to walk back into traffic again. He refused to answer the officer’s questions and instead kept yelling, “Forgive me Lord for I have sinned.” He was taken to a hospital. 

Challenging the status quo 
Staff at a downtown pizza joint on Sept. 11 told police that a man had been banging a box of Cheez-It crackers against the windows. He reportedly wouldn’t leave after being asked several times and prevented staff from setting up the outdoor dining tables and chairs. The same guy disturbed Walgreens earlier that day because he wasn’t letting customers exit the store. Police arrested the man for public disorderly conduct.  

Indecent proposal
A Charleston police officer responded Sept. 18 to a downtown club to remove an unruly drunk woman. The officer made it clear she would be arrested if she did not leave. She said, “Take me to jail, bitch.” Instead, she received a ticket and her husband took her home. 

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