The Blotter is taken from reports filed with area police departments.

Illustration by Steve Stegelin

Blotter of the week: Officers responded Sept. 9 to a downtown nail salon after a technician reported a woman refused to pay for her pedicure. The technician told police the woman became angry with how her nails looked and said, “I’m going to kick your ass.” The technician offered to lower the price.  The woman agreed. But when the session was done, she walked out anyway — without paying.

Bad breakup
Officers responded Sept. 6 to a man’s West Ashley home after he reported harassment. He told police he arrived home to find his front door covered in ice cream. He accused his ex-girlfriend, who threw a bottle filled with urine at him previously, of being the culprit. Wonder if there were sprinkles anywhere.

A different kind of peep show
Charleston police responded Sept. 8 to the report of a man being removed from a Charleston gentlemen’s club due to drunkenness. When officers arrived, the club’s security uncuffed the man, who proceeded to throw his phone, keys and wallet on the ground and remove his clothes while yelling at security. Before he could remove his shorts, police arrested him for public intoxication. Whew.

Smooth criminal
A man flagged Charleston officers down Sept. 7 at a park in West Ashley to report a theft. He told police he and his friend were playing basketball and allowed a young man they didn’t know to join a game. The young man went over to the court bench to change clothes, and then walked away saying he would be right back. After a few minutes one of the men realized he was missing about $500 worth of cash from his wallet, which was on the court bench. 

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