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Bizarre crimes from Charlotte police files

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PSYCHO FRIEND: A 32-year-old man said one of his male acquaintances got mad and yelled at him for no apparent reason. His friend then picked up a hammer and ran the claw side of it down the man's arm, which cut his wrist. The friend then grabbed a bush axe and said, "I'll kill your ass." The man was scared his friend would carry out the threat so he ran away and called police.

TAKING CANDY FROM A BABY: A 16-year-old boy was approached by a man who asked if he could use his cell phone to make a call. The boy said that was cool and handed his phone to the man. The man then took off like a bat out of hell and the boy hasn't seen the man – or his phone – since.

NO END IN SIGHT: A 28-year-old woman said a former friend has called her several times for no other reason than to annoy her. The woman asked her to stop calling, and the ex-friend replied, "I will harass you for the rest of your life."

BIKES AREN'T JUST FOR RIDING: A 30-year-old man said he was assaulted by two men. He said they punched him in the head and face and pushed him to the ground. When he was on the ground, the men picked up a bicycle and threw it on top of him.

FAMILY TIES: A 48-year-old woman said someone stole her wallet from her purse, which was hanging on her bedroom door. She said her wallet contained $520, credit cards and her social security card and was stolen when she was hosting a family reunion at her house.

UNWANTED AFFECTION: A 28-year-old woman said she was assaulted by a man who grabbed her around her shoulders and neck in an attempt to give her a hug. She said she didn't want the hug from the man and will seek a warrant for the man's arrest.

THREAT OF THE WEEK: A 38-year-old woman got into an altercation with a male family member. She said her relative got angry and hit her several times in the chest and arms before he said that he was going to shoot her in the head.

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

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