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Bizarre crime from Charlotte police files (March 28)

Dancers drinking on the job

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Seeking Roommate: A 49-year-old woman called police after a terrifying incident left her shaken up and probably a bit confused. The woman told officers she was sleeping when she was awoken by the sounds of two men breaking into her apartment at about 10:30 p.m. The men came into her room and started yelling, "Where's your roommate?" continuously before running out of the house. The victim lives alone.

Wobble Wobble: An officer with the Mecklenburg County ABC took some colleagues into The Gentleman's Club last week, but not for entertainment. They went after being informed that some of the dancers had been drinking on the job. After checking the dancers' breaths, they deduced that five of 10 had been consuming, which is a violation of the club's ABC permits.

No Chainz: In a first for The Blotter, a deceased man fell victim to theft last week after his belongings were tampered with before his family could retrieve them. The family of the well-dressed dead man had been expecting a box from Carolinas Medical Center containing a $25,000 watch and a $3,000 gold chain that the man had been wearing when he passed away in September 2012. The family received the package, but the envelope had been opened and resealed — without the jewelry.

Kiddie Litter: A 33-year-old man was driving alongside a school bus in the University area last week when a Coca Cola can suddenly struck his windshield. The man turned the car around and chased down the bus, demanding that the student who threw it be held responsible. The kid said he had no idea the car was there and just wanted to get rid of his soda can.

Hot Box: A couple was arrested in east Charlotte last week after police searched their car and found Xanax, marijuana, scales, a box of baggies and a gas mask. The couple was also charged with negligence because their 2-year-old child was in the car.

Criminal to Go: Police responded to a local McDonald's last week after a woman took the words "drive thru" literally. The manager told officers that a young woman pulled into the parking lot at about midnight, crashed through the drive thru speaker and drove off.

Busted, Baby: An employee at a store in the Blakeney Shopping Center called police when a group of small children drew on the shopping center fountain with a purple marker.

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

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