Illustration by Steve Stegelin

Blotter of the week: Charleston police responded Oct. 17 to a West Ashley convenience store after the manager reported that a 3-foot-tall plastic Snoop Dogg bobblehead advertising Corona beer was missing. The theft was filmed by a surveillance camera, but no one was arrested as of the filing of the report. More importantly, there’s no word yet on whether Snoop was located. 

Be careful what you wish for
While patrolling downtown Oct. 15, Charleston police saw a man causing a scene on the sidewalk. When an officer told him to leave the area, he refused and said, “Well, arrest me, you f*cking idiot.” The officer obliged. 

It’s not personal
Charleston police responded Oct. 12 to a man’s report that his boat motor was stolen from a storage facility on Daniel Island. Police reported that he said he didn’t “personally know anyone who would steal his boat motor.” Whew, what a relief. He was issued a case number. 

Shoeless wanderer
Charleston police reported Oct. 13 that a man stepped out in front of a police car driving on King Street downtown. It was raining, and he was wearing socks, but no shoes. The man reportedly smelled strongly of alcohol. An officer escorted him to the sidewalk and contacted friends to call him an Uber — and gave him a ticket for public intoxication. 


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