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Bizarre crimes from Charlotte police files

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NO TIME FOR GOOD-BYES: A 31-year-old man said he was helping his elementary school-age daughter get on her school bus. He said he was standing in the doorway of the bus making sure she made it up the stairs safely. As he was telling her goodbye, he said the driver closed the doors on his right arm and took off.

DON'T MESS WITH HER MAN: A 41-year-old woman said she and her daughter got in an argument because she disapproves of her daughter's new boyfriend. When she thought the argument was over, she went to her bedroom. She said her daughter barged into her room, pulled out a knife and cut her.

SCREWY THIEF: A 19-year-old Home employee said a man entered the store, picked up two drills and walked out. The employee said he attempted to stop the man from leaving, and the man dropped the drills and pulled out a screwdriver. The man started yelling, "I have AIDS," stabbed the employee in the hand, got in a car and drove away.

THE TEXT-HAPPY EX: A 36-year-old woman said she received several harassing text messages from her ex while at work. She said she told her ex not to contactl her, but he continues. The woman said the text messages went from harassing to threatening when her ex wrote, "Yeah, you happy with your new man, not for long" and "Have your fun while you can, OK."

SHADY LANDLORD: A 35-year-old woman said her landlord returned a $100 dollar deposit to her, but $20 of the return was counterfeit.

THREAT OF THE WEEK: A 36-year-old woman said she was threatened by a male relative. He became angry when he found out she took his children to the home of people he didn't like. He told the woman, "If you take my kids over there again, I'm going to hurt everybody in that house."

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

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