Illustration by Steve Stegelin

The Blotter is taken from reports filed with Charleston Police Department between Aug. 4 and Aug. 16.

Blotter of the Week: A downtown man stripped down to his socks and underwear during a police interaction on a public sidewalk, admitting only after being almost naked that he “probably had too much to drink.”


Police found a number of pills that were presumed to be ecstasy, printed with the word Tesla, as well as the car company logo. Well, we guess it was only a matter of time before Elon Musk moved on from flamethrowers and space travel.

A loss-prevention officer stopped a man from stealing nearly $800 in merchandise, including a shopping cart. The man said he had been stealing from this particular big-box store for years and that he would be back.

A West Ashley man received a call from an unknown number and was cryptically told, “They are slashing your tires again.” When the man went outside to check his truck, his tires had already been slashed. Someone needs to get on this Morpheus wannabe about punctuality.