Illustration by Steve Stegelin

The Blotter is taken from reports filed with Charleston Police Department from Dec. 1 – Dec. 15, 2021.

Blotter of the Week: A West Ashley woman called the police after a man at a neighboring table in a restaurant stood up in his chair and pulled down his pants to cheers and laughs from the rest of his table. The kicker: The woman’s 3-year-old daughter reportedly cheered and laughed along with the party. 


A man smoking a pipe of weed in his car in a King Street parking garage told officers he was in town for a wedding and that he was sorry for smoking. Hey, man, we get it; weddings are stressful, but maybe next time stay in your hotel room.

A James Island woman told officers her apartment had been broken into, and her red jacket and phone had been stolen. She said it was only worth $35, but it was her favorite jacket and she would really like to have it back. 

Sometimes these reports are less funny and more just sad, like this dude getting drunk and going to his ex-girlfriend’s house to beg for her back. We hear there’s a sale on ice cream, buddy.