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Pimp Smack:
An elderly man called police after an angry and intoxicated woman whacked him several times on his forehead. The man suffered cuts to his forehead from the woman's sharp ring, and the woman was taken to detox to sober up.

Bling-Bling Raid:
A man was robbed of an $8,000 gold and platinum bracelet while he stood on a local street corner. A car pulled up to the man as he stood on the corner, the driver brandished a gun, snatched the bracelet, and fled the scene.

Pass At Your Own Risk:
While a woman followed a dump truck down a North Charlotte road, a rock fell from the truck and cracked her windshield. Then, as she attempted to pass the truck, the driver tried to sideswipe the woman's car by swerving toward her. When the two were stopped at a traffic light, the truck driver hit the woman's bumper repeatedly and threatened to harm her. The woman and her passengers went to the hospital for treatment for neck and back injuries.

Power Hungry:
After a woman kicked her ex-boyfriend out of her house, she reported to police that her angry ex walked toward the power meter box on the side of her house, and seconds later, her power went out.

Black Out:
At a local nightclub, an argument between an SUV owner and his cousin led to the SUV being shot into on the front passenger side. Somehow, the owner didn't realize his SUV had been shot until 11am the next day.

Feeble Felons:
A woman and her friend were almost car-jacked after a strange vehicle followed them home from a grocery store. When the woman turned into her driveway, another car pulled up beside her. A passenger got out and pointed a gun at the woman's head, then the driver stepped from the car and aimed a gun at the woman's friend. Rather than rob the women, however, both men got back in their car and drove away. However after driving a few feet, the driver stopped his car and the passenger pointed his gun at the woman and her friend one last time.

Loose Change:
An east Charlotte grocery store became another in a list of area stores fooled by counterfeit Coinstar receipts. The slick thief uses fake receipts made on original paper, including a watermark with the same date and time, but different addresses depending on which store he wants to rip off. This criminal genius has racked up a hefty list, including stores all the way to Raleigh. Each time he makes off with $90 cash, and his total heist value so far is around $5,720.

Stripper Teased:
A local adult entertainment club called police last week on behalf of a jilted entertainer. After the entertainer performed $100 worth of private dances for a customer, the man decided to tease the dancer with his money and bolted out of the club.

Bed-Napping: When a man and his ex-girlfriend couldn't settle who would get the furniture after their break-up, the man elicited some help from his uncle to resolve the dispute. While his ex was away, the man and his uncle broke down her front door and stole her entire living room and bedroom suites, with an estimated value of about $5,500. The boyfriend already had an outstanding warrant for breaking into the woman's house, possibly explaining the break-up.

Matriarchal Catfight: A Mount Pleasant woman received stitches to her hand after she got into a fight with her sister. Each sister claimed that the other had disrespected her mama. The fight escalated into a brawl, at which point one sister slashed the other's hand with a broken beer bottle.

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

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