The Blotter is taken from City of Charleston police department reports. We’ve added a cartoon and a little commentary. We’ve added a little humor, too. No one has been found guilty. This is not a court of law.
On March 7, the owner of a Maybank Highway Mexican restaurant turned over his 2005 Nissan Armada to another man to have it waxed and detailed. Problem was, the owner forgot one little detail — the white grocery bag filled with $21,000 in cash laying in the truck’s cargo area that he intended to send to his family’s home in Mexico. Hola, Mama, no check this month.
Lamest ‘Ink’ O’The Week:
“Todd,” on a suspect’s left forearm.
Last week, after following a car through a section of a downtown public housing development notorious for its drug trafficking, cops pulled the driver over for failing to use his turn signal when changing lanes. When asked what he was up to, the driver told police he had been “thinking about purchasing some crack cocaine.” When police asked if they could search his car, the man replied, “I would rather not like it if you looked inside,” because he “might have something that could get him in trouble.” Cops eventually found an empty golf ball containing what appeared to be liquid testosterone. Mmmm … crack and steroids, now that’s a family-sized bundle of rage.
Cops arrested a man at a King Street grocery store on March 5 for attempting to make off with an $11.93 boneless chuck roast stuffed down the front of his pants. (Bet the ladies noticed it before the cops did.)
Quote O’The Week:
“I’m just saying, if someone beats me up and steals my truck, I’m going to call 911 as soon as I can and not the next day.”