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Bizarre crimes from Charlotte police reports

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THESE CLOTHES AREN'T NATURAL FIBERS: A SouthPark department store employee on a recent Monday found a threatening note in the Ralph Lauren section at lunchtime. No arrest was made.

EVEN THE STRONG, ASTHMATIC GET ROBBED: When a thief broke into a rental car on Little Rock Road, he didn't just get the standard stereo/cell phone loot. Among items stolen were a one-gallon container of creotene powder, a gallon of "muscle milk," Mega Man vitamins -- and an Albuterol inhaler.

KARMA IS A ...: A suspect threatened a man outside his east Charlotte home "with body language" before stating, "You are going to get yours." The victim said he would go to the magistrate's office to get a warrant for the guy's arrest.

SHE HAD TO GET HER SWINGLINE STAPLER: An officer was called to a business on Independence Boulevard, where he found two people arguing. While the officer escorted one of the people to the office to retrieve her items, the other person grabbed her twice. The suspect was arrested for simple assault.

WWW.DONOTCALL.GOV: A suspect called a man "at least 100 times" between Nov. 1 and Jan. 6. The suspect also made harassing phone calls to the man's girlfriend.

TO YOUR HEALTH: A man reported an unknown suspect(s) threw fruit at his doorway in the middle of the night.

STEALING OFF-BRAND SODA: Two suspects stole four 12-packs of Heinekin and three 12-packs of Choice soda from a Park Road convenience store. After striking a woman in the mouth, they fled -- but not before causing $2,500 of damage to the store's car wash.

YET ANOTHER THIRSTY PERPETRATOR: This time the suspect took a 40-ounce malt beverage from a convenience store on Sharon Lakes Road. The brand couldn't be confirmed from watching the security tape.

THREAT OF THE WEEK: A woman told police that an unrelated person called her in the afternoon with this message: "I am going to kill you. I will leave you alone in a hole! You need to pack your things and move!"

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

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