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Bizarre crime from Charlotte police files (Dec. 4)

Very corny crimes

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Ouch!: A 45-year-old woman refused medical treatment and didn't report any injuries after a family member assaulted her by hitting her in the head several times with a can of corn. The suspect admitted "putting his hands on the subject" and was arrested for simple assault.

That's Nuts: A south Charlotte resident awoke to find that someone had stolen four of the lug nuts to one of the wheels on his 2010 Nissan Maxima overnight.

She May Have Already Won: An employee of an east Charlotte church reported that someone stole her mail from the church mailbox. Among the items missing were two checks and a Publisher's Clearing House entry form.

Thanks, Sis: A woman reported finding marijuana plants valued at $4,000 in the backyard of her sister's northeast Charlotte home. Or maybe we should say ex-sister.

How Bad Did He Have To Go?: A 23-year-old male asked to use the restroom at an Uptown hotel, but was not allowed to take his luggage bag inside. When the California resident returned — surprise, surprise — his bag was missing. Reported stolen were his clothes, bus ticket and $2,000 in cash. At what point did he feel it was a good idea to leave a bag with $2,000 unattended?

She Must Not Get A lot of Calls: A 54-year-old east Charlotte resident filed a harassment claim after receiving six phone calls and four texts from the suspect over the course of six days.

Hide the Salami: Police responded to an east Charlotte Food Lion after someone removed a $5.99 salami from a display and concealed it in his jacket. The store declined to press charges, but has permanently banned him from the premises.

Blotter items are chosen from the files of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

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