Illustration by Steve Stegelin

Blotter of the week: Charleston police came across two men fighting Oct. 26 on King Street. One man was straddling the other man on the ground and screaming at a group of people who gathered. When officers broke up the fight, one man said it all started when the other made fun of him for wearing a suit. They both were charged with disorderly conduct.

Last strike
A Charleston police officer reported a man Oct. 27 put  an open Budweiser in a trash can at a Spring Street bus stop. The officer told him he saw what he did, and the man said, “I know, just give me a ticket.” The same officer ran into the same man Oct. 30 at the same bus stop holding a cup with brown liquid and reeking of alcohol. The man said it was juice, but the officer said he knew it was alcohol, to which he replied, “Yeah, just give me a ticket.” He was arrested for having an open container. 

Thief in the night 
A downtown nightclub bouncer on Oct. 29 flagged down a Charleston police officer on patrol  to alert him that a man ran off without paying after he tried to use a counterfeit $20 bill at 2 a.m. Seems pretty elaborate for getting out of a bar tab. 

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