GO AHEAD AND AUDIT ME: Seemingly having no fear of the all-powerful IRS, a Charlotte man decided to steal a stranger's name, social security number, date of birth, and other private information to claim her as a dependent on his income taxes.
IN THE DOGHOUSE: A couple is in big trouble with a hotel, after they illegally let their dog stay in their room with them. The hotel claims that the room received a considerable amount of damage, and said they had to clean it for fleas.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: I'll come over and knock all your fake teeth in.
YOU HAVE THE DONG NUMBER: A woman received the wrong number of a lifetime recently when someone sent obscene pictures to her on her cell phone. The nine pictures, from someone she didn't "recognize," were of a male's genitalia.
CHICAGO-SIZED DISASTER AVERTED: A report was filed in reference to a fire in a mobile bathroom. According to the report, a small piece of paper that was found in the bathroom had been burnt on one edge.
ILL-TIMED NAP: A woman frantically called police when she saw a man sleeping in the backseat of her car. When he woke up and saw her, he got out and ran, but the cops were already in transit and picked him up a few blocks away. According to police, he had broken into her car and popped the ignition, but decided to take a nap before stealing the car.
THAT WAS GOING ON EBAY, JERK!: Another fight, another couple, and the same old results. Man argues with wife, she argues back, he pushes her, she slaps him, he grabs a plastic rod and busts apart her $380 collectible china doll; same old, same old.
BREATH OF FRESH AIR: When a man got back to his apartment after a weekend away, he felt a strong draft in the hallway. He walked back to his bedroom to find that the window was wide open. Oddly enough, nothing was stolen, and no one had slept in his bed or, we assume, eaten his porridge.
NOT A JEHOVAH'S WITNESS: A woman became annoyed with someone who banged on her door and began asking her questions, so she yelled at him and slammed the door in his face, smacking him in the elbow. Her visitor, however, was a police officer looking for a felon with several warrants who supposedly was hiding in the woman's house. She was arrested for assault.
Blotter items are chosen from the files of the Charlotte Police Department.