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Bizarre crimes from Charlotte police files

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DELAYED REACTION: A 20-year-old man called police to his home in reference to an assault. He said he was woken up by someone stabbing him multiple times with a pair of metal scissors. Noticing the man wasn't bleeding, the officer dug for more details. Turns out the incident happened more than two months ago.

DRESSES FOR EVERY OCCASION: An officer pulled a woman over for a routine traffic stop when he noticed she had an unusual amount of clothes in her backseat. After further investigation, he found that the woman had stolen the clothes, which amounted to 16 formal dresses, from her employer, David's Bridal.

FIRE BUG: A 19-year-old woman said someone entered her apartment while she was sleeping and started a small fire in her living room. When she woke up, she discovered the fire and was able to put it out before it spread to other parts of her home.

POThead: A 36-year-old woman was visiting her friends on Finchley Drive when she said she was assaulted. She said one of her acquaintances hit her on the head with a big pot. When questioned more thoroughly by police, the woman refused to give any exact details about what happened and said she wouldn't answer any more questions.

GOOD CAR, BAD CHECK: A 31-year-old woman met with two people who were interested in purchasing her 1999 Honda Civic. The people decided to purchase her car for her asking price of $4,000 and they wrote her a check for the full amount. When she tried to cash the check, she learned it was worthless.

THREAT OF THE WEEK: A 23-year-old woman said she received 44 harassing phone calls to her home from a man she did not know. She said with each call the man's threats got more violent. On the final call the man said, "You stupid ass bitch, when I catch you, you're gonna find out how you won't breathe again."

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

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