Illustrated by Steve Stegelin

The Blotter is taken from reports filed with Charleston Police Department from February 2012.

Blotter of the Week: The grown-ups at a little girl’s birthday party thought it would be a good idea to take tequila shots after the youngster went to bed. As their powers of judgment deteriorated, three of the men decided to beat one of the other men to a pulp, leaving cuts and massive bruises around his eye, nose, mouth and hands. Tequila!

RUNNERS UP

Confusing Drug Slang o’ the Week: When an officer asked a man if he had any drugs in his vehicle, he said, “There might be a small bag of dust in there.” Officers searched the car and found a baggie full of weed.

After being caught shoplifting, a woman tried to blame it on her PTSD. We assume that stands for Propensity to Steal Disorder.

Somebody attempted to steal the offerings from a lockbox in a downtown church.