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.

Also on May 24, a man approached a woman working at a local mall kiosk and asked her to take a rose to an employee at a nearby store. She complied, but when she returned, found that $240 was missing from her register. Apparently kiosks don’t require an intelligence test for employment.

A woman came home to her downtown apartment on May 20 to find missing items, including a plasma television, DVD player, Playstation 2, and a piggy bank containing $900.

Two kids were being walked home from a local elementary school by their mother on May 22 when a man on the street made eye contact with them and exposed himself. The mother mentioned he seemed “a little off in the head.” When questioned, the man said he was only scratching his penis, not exposing it.

On May 22, an employee of a James Island movie theater was fired for selling duplicate tickets and allowing some customers to catch flicks without paying. He also admitted to taking $172 and hiding the cash in a trash can. C’mon, was The Da Vinci Code really that bad?

A woman called the cops on May 24 after receiving several voice and text messages from her ex-husband saying he took several pieces of paper and a box of condoms from her bedroom. Officers searched the house, found the items missing, and no one inside that shouldn’t have been. Why’d she call the cops again?