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* After pulling into a parking spot, a careless driver swung open his car door and whacked the fender of the car parked next to him. When the owner of the damaged car began to address the wrong done to her car, the man brushed her off saying, "Take it up with my insurance company," and walked away. She "took it up" with the police instead.

* A bus driver reported that while driving her daily route, one of her passengers started getting fresh. The unruly passenger kept asking the driver out and when she declined his offer, he became hostile. Not taking his rejection particularly well, the dismissed passenger got off at the next stop and threatened to "stab" the driver. Obviously frightened by the threat, the bus driver reported to police that she "truly believes that the suspect may carry out his threat because he is obsessed with asking her out."

* Casper the friendly ghost could be making an appearance at a local pediatrics office. The office was broken into last week, and although nothing was reported missing, a chair was rolled from the pediatrician's office into another room and was then broken by the mysterious intruder. The building owner claimed that it is not the first time this has happened.

* A man's vehicle was broken into while parked in front of his home. The passenger window was smashed in and all his stereo equipment was stolen, including his CD player, amps, speakers, plus a tachometer. Perhaps out of the kindness of their hearts, or out of pure carelessness, the thieves left without the man's wallet. Curiously, the wallet and its contents (including $150), left in plain view, were spared.

* A local woman reported to police that her house had been burglarized. The person she suspects had access to her home but did not have permission to take her property. Around $200 in cash, a pair of Nikes, and a pair of spotted slippers are missing.

* A Charlotte woman resident received two harassing phone calls last week, both involving threats and obscenities. This particular caller seems to be new to the intimidation game, as his idea of a threat amounted to, "I don't want to hear from you or your son because. . .you are a whore!" Of course, he if he didn't want to hear from her he could stop calling.

* That Stinks: A local business employee discovered that the lock securing a display case had been broken off and the case, located in the cosmetics department, had been completely emptied. Every last bottle of cologne and perfume was taken without anyone noticing, including the surveillance camera. In all, $2,200 worth of cologne and perfume wafted out the door.

* Never Hit A Man With Glasses: A lover's quarrel got out of hand last weekend. As the argument escalated, the girlfriend began to scratch her boyfriend in the face with her nails. To add insult to injury, she then knocked off his glasses, mangled them a bit, and threw them into a trashcan. That was the last straw for Mr. He-Man, who called the police.

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

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