BLOTTER O’ the Week:
A man was leaving a Meeting Street eatery on May 6 when another man approached him, saying, “I know you got two dollars.” The approaching man then picked up a brick and threw it at the man’s head, striking him in the eye. He fled without the $2.
When a man was arrested for possession of cocaine base, the officer asked his name and he gave his brother’s name — a clever move, if his brother hadn’t already been jailed.
Odd Theft O’ the Week:
An officer found a man stumbling around at a West Ashley apartment complex on May 6. The man said that he had driven “three white girls home” and forgotten where he parked his car. “It’s somewhere in a dead end near a Mack truck.” In fact, it was near a Mack truck, but it wasn’t as much parked as it was sitting on top of a security gate card kiosk.
Odd Theft From a Rickshaw O’ the Week:
A book on Southern cooking.
Drug hiding spot O’ the week:
A water meter.
Drama Queen O’ the week:
“You will have to shoot me to take me to jail.”
Children in a James Island community were playing in the street May 4 when a Ford Explorer came barreling down the street. The driver yelled to the children to “get out of the way,” and brandished a handgun. I guess the horn was broken.
Best Reasonfor a Fight O’ the Week:
Derogatory statements on MySpace.
During a traffic stop, officers noticed the driver had white powder around his nose and mouth. “I been stressed out man,” the driver said when questioned. “Y’all busted me with weed the other day, so I snorted some blow tonight.”
A King Street shoe store reported a break-in on May 4. Nothing had been taken or damaged, but someone did leave a dump in the employee toilet. What’s the fine on something like that, anyway?
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.