Illustration by Steve Stegelin

The Blotter is taken from reports filed with area police departments between Feb. 6 and Feb. 13

Not the Spiderwoman we were hoping for

North Charleston police described a woman as “spreading out like a spider” to deny officers entry into a local Checkers on Feb. 12. Officers then reportedly handcuffed her and placed her in the back of a cruiser to “calm her down.” Neither party was successful.

Don’t HOAs help prevent vandalism?

A flag reading “Defund the HOA” was stolen from a James Island woman’s front yard, she told Charleston Police Department Feb. 9. Sometimes these jokes write themselves.

Just a bit overconfident 

A North Charleston man bit off more than he could chew when he resisted arrest after police received a call Feb. 13 to Dorchester Road regarding a disturbance involving firearms. The man pushed past an officer, wrapped his arms around another and even after being placed in handcuffs, continued resisting. Rest assured, his resistance was futile.

‘What are we gonna do?’

An intoxicated North Charleston man reportedly attempted to start multiple fights with EMS responders and police officers who responded to a call regarding a drunk person with repeated shouts of, “What are we gonna do?” even as he was being transported in an ambulance, handcuffed and lodged into jail. 

Rain or shine

A King Street store reported more than $700 in items stolen Feb. 6, including a khaki tan Yeti cooler, a couple Yeti bottles, a rain jacket and a zip pullover. With the way the weather has been the last few weeks, this shoplifter has the right idea — hope for the best, plan for the worst. 

Never keep the receipts

A West Ashley traffic stop for suspected driving under the influence turned out to be a pretty open-and-shut investigation Feb. 7 as Charleston police found a receipt from a local bar from that night in the driver’s pocket which showed he had purchased four drinks (and a dozen chicken wings). Police thought they had the driver when they found a second receipt from a West Ashley bar from that night with five more drinks on it. 

So … who called the cops?

A couple of kids on a Mount Pleasant school bus caused a “verbal disturbance” when one student refused to let another borrow a phone to call a parent. Police apparently spoke to the bus driver, who said they continued their route with the kids separated, and at no time did the incident become physical. So to summarize, kids on a school bus yelled at each other over a cell phone, and now it’s a police report. 

More than a simple ‘Karen case’

Mount Pleasant police received a call Feb. 7 from a distraught mother who told officers one of her neighbors gave her the finger as she drove by on a golf cart. Before you think that maybe a call to the police was an overreaction, the mother was able to give police a binder full of harassing messages, texts, Facebook posts and more stemming back several years. 

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