Illustration by Steve Stegelin

The Blotter is taken from reports filed with area police departments between Feb. 27 and March 6.

Not so fun way to spend your birthday

A downtown woman on March 4 told Charleston police that she had just turned 20 and to give her a break after being arrested for trying to start a fight with the police’s K-9 unit while drunk and urinating on herself in the backseat of the officer’s cruiser. 

One expensive breakup

Charleston police in late February investigated a West Ashley man who admitted to embezzling about $10,000 from Target, taking about $2,500 a month for “Christmas presents” and “due to a breakup last year.” No word from the ex, but I bet they wish they had stuck around for Christmas now. 

Officer must have been a cat person

A Mount Pleasant officer on March 6 let a speeding driver off the hook when she explained she was “in a traumatic state” because her cat was dying. The driver was reportedly going 60 mph down Johnnie Dodds Boulevard. The reporting officer said she gave the driver a “talking to.”

Bigger fans of Bojangles ourselves

North Charleston police arrested a North Charleston man after they watched him run across a street carrying several power cords and yelling at passing cars while stripping clothes off his body on his way to a nearby Popeyes parking lot. 

Put out an APB for ‘rogue forester’

Charleston police on March 1 received a call about several trees that had been cut down near a Lenevar Street tennis court’s front easement. We are full of questions, not the least of which is: how did this phantom chopper transport the trees after cutting them down? Unfortunately, there’s no further information.

Not her proudest moment

North Charleston police responded to a call for a suspected drugging at a local bar. Upon arrival, police and EMS determined the supposed victim was actually just really, really drunk. The report mentions she attempted to fight officers on the scene, but we bet they use the term “fight” very loosely here.

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