Bizarre crimes from Charlotte police files (Nov. 1)

What's barbecue without a little lemonade? Oh, wait.

| November 03, 2012

Final Destination: Police were serving a search warrant at a house on Albemarle Road last week when the suspect took off running. He didn't make it far, however, as he was struck by a car nearby. The man suffered minor injuries and was also found to have a small amount of weed in his pocket. He got a ride to jail.

Charity Case: A 27-year-old man paid the full price for a good deed in Uptown last week. The man was approached by two women who solicited him for a donation for an unknown cause. As he retrieved $10 from his wallet, $1,300 fell on the ground. He put it back in his wallet, handed them the $10 and tried to walk away, but not before one of the women said she wanted to give him a hug to thank him for his donation. About five minutes later, the man realized his wallet was no longer in his back pocket.

Golden Shower: Police responded to a call on what must be their favorite crime — urinating in public — at Midwood Smokehouse last week, after a drunken man decided the restaurant's facilities weren't to his liking. A witness told officers the heavily intoxicated man went to the balcony and then proceeded to pee onto the outdoor seating area of the restaurant below. Hey, what's barbecue without a little lemonade?

Peeping Cop: A couple of pleasure-seeking shoplifters got an unlucky break on South Tryon Street after a police officer happened to be in the right place at the right time. The officer wrote in the report that he was looking through a window at a local Walgreens when he saw a man take an item off a shelf and conceal it in his shirt. The officer approached the man and his companion and found they were trying to steal four bottles of Axe body wash, two boxes of Trojan Vibration Personal Massagers and two boxes of Trojan Triphoria Massagers.

God Hates Flags: It's always obvious when the Dallas Cowboys' ever-classy fans are in town. At last week's Panthers/Cowboys game at Bank of America Stadium, police and fire fighters responded to a call from a parking area, where someone had set two Panthers flags on fire while they were still attached to one unlucky fan's car.

Threats of the Week: One woman seemed to be getting into the witch's spirit for Halloween when she told a 35-year-old woman, "I'm going to shove a broomstick up your son's ass."

Blotter items are chosen from the files of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

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