Scavenger Hunt: Employees at a local medical park were shaken after finding an ominous message written inside the elevator. People in the building were riding it around noon when they noticed that someone had written the word "bomb" along with a time and a date on one of its walls.
Signing Out: A student at Garinger High School decided more than just his fellow students needed to see the fit he was throwing after classes got out last week. The kid started yelling profanities and "throwing gang signs" on campus. He left the premises and stood in the road at the intersection of Sugar Creek Road and Eastway Drive, where students have been hit and killed by cars before, and continued yelling until traffic was at a standstill.
Just Text Me: A waitress at a local Mexican restaurant filed a police report after a man began stalking her. The woman told police that the man delivered an envelope with a four-page, typed letter — no word on what it said — to the restaurant. It was the fourth incident between the woman and the suspect.
Act your age: The mother of a 6-year-old boy went to police after she claimed he was assaulted by day care staff during a field trip. She told officers that the boy's teacher and bus driver had used "too much restraint" on the child when he acted up on the trip. In an unrelated incident, a 32-year-old allegedly sent texts to a 12-year-old girl saying that if she sent him nudes of herself he would return the favor.
Beer flight: Some parents left their kids high and not-so-dry in NoDa during a recent rainy weekend. The couple had brought their three kids into NoDa Brewing's taste room and had a couple of beers. One of the toddlers came back to the bar a couple of hours later covered in mud and looking for his parents, who were found at another nearby establishment continuing their bar hop. The parents were charged with abuse and neglect and were taken to jail.
Play-off Drama: An east Charlotte man was switching radio stations one second and colliding with a CMPD officer the next. The officer filed a report stating that he had turned on his sirens and blue lights in order to pull over a sedan at an intersection on Albemarle Road, when a man in a Ford suddenly slammed into him. The driver of the Ford told officers that he was trying to find the Bobcats game on the radio and never heard the siren or saw the lights until it was too late.
Blotter items are chosen from the files of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.