Illustration by Steve Stegelin

The Blotter is taken from reports filed with area police departments between Feb. 21 and Feb. 27.

Let sleeping drunks lay

A “highly intoxicated” man on Feb. 23 prompted medical responders to call Mount Pleasant police to a nearby hotel for help when he began aggressively shouting at them to let him nap in peace. And while he may have been the motel’s guest, he was sleeping on the stairs. 

Your sign to get better friends

A North Charleston man let a friend borrow his car in January while the friend’s vehicle was in the shop for repairs, according to a North Charleston police report. That (now former) friend has continually denied requests to meet and return the car. Maybe it’s time for him to get his buddy’s car from the shop. 

How not to get out of a ticket

Charleston police Feb. 21 questioned a West Ashley man suspected of driving under the influence, but were quickly informed the man wasn’t drunk, but was driving erratically to lose a person with a gun who had been chasing him. This turned out to be a lie, unfortunately for the driver, and he was arrested for drunk driving. 

‘Tis the season

A downtown man pulled over for speeding on Feb. 25 told Charelston police he was in a rush to get home and do his taxes after picking up his W-2 form. Police were reasonably suspicious — after all, this would be the first instance ever of a person excited to file their taxes. Turns out he was carrying a crazy amount of drugs. 

Don’t pin this on Matrix’s Morpheus

Mount Pleasant police Feb. 26 investigated a report of computer hacking after a man called police and explained how several “pornographic images” and “malicious advertisements” continuously appeared on his computer’s home screen. His browser history isn’t detailed in the police report, but if it was, it would probably answer a lot of our questions. 

Well, he did say he was sorry

Charleston police Feb. 26 cited a downtown man for public urination after finding him standing “suspiciously close” to a brick wall in a Meeting Street alleyway with a steadily growing puddle at his feet. The report notes the man apologized on approach, which is nice, we suppose. 

Cool, but not cool enough

Charleston police Feb. 23 searched a group of men hanging out downtown after catching a whiff of marijuana. However after searching all three men, police found 5 grams of marijuana. Police did not bother charging the men, but they did take the weed. 

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