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Cuts Like A Knife: A couple of young lovers who have lived together for about a month got into an argument in the street outside their home. The woman pulled out a knife and cut her 23-year-old boyfriend across the face, chest and back. The knife-wielding woman was arrested and the boyfriend was treated and released from the hospital for "serious injuries."

Train Kept A Rolling: A train conductor saw a man wandering along the tracks and sounded the train's horn several times to warn the man to get out of the way. As he passed on through, the conductor called police, fearing the train might have struck the man. When police arrived they discovered the 41-year-old hadn't been hit, but when he jumped out of the way he fell and cut his head.

The Great Potato Heist: A 62-year-old man contacted police to report that he had been the victim of larceny. Apparently someone had stolen a bag of sweet potatoes, valued at $5, from under his kitchen sink.

These Shoes Were Made For Stealing: A man walked into a store on Freedom Drive and slipped on a new pair of tennis shoes. After strolling around the store for a few minutes, he walked out the door, leaving his old pair of shoes on a shelf. Police caught the dunderhead a short time later wandering about a parking lot across the street.

Laundromat Looters: Somebody snuck into the laundry room at a Monroe Road apartment complex and broke into three dryers and three washing machines. The crooks must have looked a bit weighed down as they left, because they were lugging around more than $200 in quarters.

Mystery heist: A 42-year-old man reported that sometime during the wee hours on a recent Thursday someone stole the gravel, valued at $100, from his driveway. How did the crooks do it? The report indicates police have no idea.

Isn't It Ironic: A 73-year-old woman reported that someone unlawfully walked onto her property and stole a "No Trespassing" sign she had posted.

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

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