Ungrateful Hitchhiker: A young man picked up a man who had asked for a ride. At some point the driver stopped off at a convenience store to buy a few things. Once inside the store, the driver realized he'd left his wallet in the car. When he returned, the passenger was gone -- and so was $200 and a credit card from the wallet.
two women on the verge: Police responded to a 31-year-old man who was scratched multiple times on his chest and neck by his girlfriend during a domestic dispute. A few hours later, in a separate incident, police saw a woman with a history of mental illness "wildly kicking and hitting" her 46-year-old boyfriend. Neither man would agree to getting medical attention.
A Smashing Good Time: When police arrived at a Charlotte apartment complex in response to a vandalism call, they encountered a drunk guy in the parking lot yelling obscenities and harassing residents. The drunken man's sister told police that he had come in a few hours earlier and shattered a glass-top table. Police determined the man posed a "potential for additional property damage and disturbances" and arrested him.
That's Just Wrong: A man was washing his car in the front yard while his Chocolate Lab played in the grass. At some point the man heard a car door slam shut. When he looked up, a car was speeding away from his house, and the man's dog was gone. Although he did not see his pet inside the car, the man told police he believes whoever was driving kidnapped the pooch.
full-time stalker: During the past month a scorned man has relentlessly harassed and stalked a woman. He made multiple calls to her home and workplace, though she told him repeatedly to leave her alone. The clueless Romeo has also been spotted at least three times parked in front of the woman's house, each time driving a different rental car.
Guess They're Not Golfing Fans: Someone broke into a Charlotte country club and threw several pieces of deck furniture into the pool. The vandals also smashed open a vending machine and stole more than $100 worth of snacks. Finally, the Wild Ones caused some $500 in landscaping damages when they drove a car through the club's front lawn, ripping up the grass.
Blotter items are chosen from the files of the Charlotte Police Department.