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Bizarre crimes from Charlotte police files



Cold Feet: A 38-year-old man filed a police report last week after he realized his wedding ring was stolen at work. He told police that he took the ring off to wash his hands and left it on the sink. When he returned, the ring was gone. The wedding band was engraved with, "5-29-11 I Love My Gal." You couldn't even hold onto the ring for seven months? This marriage is not going to last.

Going Green: A 62-year-old man called police after a group of teenagers attempted to intimidate him at the gas pump. He told officers that he pulled into a gas station on Providence Road and saw them standing in front of the pump. He pulled closer to make them aware that he wanted to get gas there. They moved out of the way, but as they did, one of the teens punched the side of his Ford pickup truck. The kid then ran away when the man got out of his truck. That's just one more reason to buy a hybrid.

Changing Majors: A high school student filed a police report last week after someone stole her camera. She told officers that she left the $200 Nikon camera in the auditorium at Northwest School of the Arts for two hours. When she returned, it was gone. Looks like you'd better consider picking up a paintbrush if you want to graduate from that school.

Shocking Crime: A 42-year-old woman filed a police report after realizing that someone had been stealing her power for an unknown amount of time. She stated that she first noticed a long cord plugged into her outdoor outlet on Nov. 1. She didn't think much of it, but when she looked again in early December, it was still plugged in. She does not know where the cord leads. What? How else did you think your neighbors were paying for all those holiday lights wrapped around their house?

Threat of the Week: A 33-year-old man called police after being threatened by a known suspect. The suspect told the victim, "If you continue with the claim on the car accident, I know where you and your family lives and will harm you." Another man with the first suspect then said, "You will regret if you continue with the incident and that you better leave this alone 'cause you don't know what we are capable of doing to you." Judging by the awkward English, my guess is the Russian mob is involved.

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

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