News & Views » The Blotter

The Blotter

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

by

comment
Crazy Drivers: While on the roadway, one driver got a sample of what road rage is all about. After he made a left hand turn, the driver behind him, who also made a left turn, became angry and decided that it was the other driver's fault. To show the other driver just how upset he was, the angry driver reportedly kept "flipping him the bird." When the first driver pulled up next to him and asked "why he was acting that way" the hostile driver got out of his car and started punching the other man's SUV. The hood and driver's side door bore the brunt of the attack, and the damage caused was estimated at over $800.

Porker: While shopping in a local grocery store, one man was unable to resist the craving for a nice pork chop, so he stuffed a few down his pants. It's unclear if he intended to actually eat the pork or if he stuffed it down his pants for other reasons. In any case, he continued shopping. After finding what he wanted, the man paid for another item, all the while concealing the meat in his pants. Unfortunately for the pork chop lover, the sensors were activated once he stepped out the door and he was immediately chased down by one of the store's employees.

Half-Assed Job: One unsuspecting woman was swindled when she hired the wrong guy to do her yard work. He apparently started work on the landscaping but then the work abruptly came to a halt. The landscaper claimed that in order to continue the work he would need $700 for materials. Finding this believable enough, the woman paid the man the money he needed, and looked forward to having her lawn finally completed. The landscaper had other ideas, however, and failed to show up the next several days to complete the job. After unsuccessfully attempting to contact the man, the woman had no other choice but to call police.

This Heater is Hot: The winter temperatures are beginning to take effect and everyone is feeling the chill. Apparently the chilly nights were too much for one man to handle, so he went shopping for a heater. Finding one to suit his purpose in a nearby convenience store, the man picked it up and headed out the door, completely bypassing the cashier. The thief sped away in his vehicle before anyone could stop him.

I Spy: A peeping tom was caught last week by two observant women. They witnessed the man peering into another apartment occupied by two other unsuspecting women. Finding his behavior to be quite odd, one of the onlookers approached the man and asked him what he was doing. Her questioning must have spooked the man for he immediately tried to leave the scene. One of the women was able to detain him until police arrived and issued "two warrants for secret peeping."

Who Lives In a Pineapple Under the Sea?: Sponge Bob Squarepants is all the rage nowadays and one gas station customer couldn't resist the draw of Sponge Bob Squarepants candy. Grabbing the sweets and stuffing them in her pockets, this shoplifter decided to make it worth her while and also snatched a $20 scented candle before heading out the door without paying.

The Bitch-Mobile: After renting a car from a local car rental agency, a Charlotte woman drove the car back to her place of residence and parked it in the parking lot outside of her apartment. Upon returning to the car the next morning, the woman was surprised to see that her rental car had a bit more attitude than when she left it. During the previous night, someone had spray-painted in large black letters, "BITCH," on the white hood of the car. The obscenity stretched diagonally about four feet over the hood and will cost over $500 to repair.

Add a comment