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DIRTY DANCING: A middle school teacher filed a report while chaperoning an after-school dance. During the dance, a student came up behind her, grabbed her hips, and proceeded to grind on her backside. She pushed the young man off and took him straight to an administrator.

HOME SWEET HOME: A man called a woman at work and left this message on her voice mail: When you get home tonight, I'm going to shoot you.

BURNED BY STUPIDITY: A company in Mooresville ordered a fire box from a company in Charlotte to be installed on their brand-new office building. Unfortunately, the installation team put the fire box on another building in Charlotte instead, making it pretty much useless.

FUN IN THE SNOW: During the area's recent winter blast, a few kids decided it would be fun to throw snowballs at passing cars. They overdid it, however, when their fun damaged the windshield of a man's truck. He attempted to chase them down, but they slipped away.

NO FUN IN THE SNOW: While walking through a parking lot during February's winter wonderland, a man's foot somehow became lodged in a storm drain hidden under the snow. Eventually someone saw the man, and medics arrived on the scene to help get him out.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Bitch, I'm going to kill your mother-fucking ass! You best load up all the guns you got, because I'm coming to blow your fucking head off!

AQUAMAN RETURNS: Charlotte's strict water restriction policy reared its ugly head recently, when a man called police to report that an unknown man had entered his backyard and destroyed his outside water spigot.

SAY PLEASE: A woman kicked, punched, bit, and scratched a man recently, when he wouldn't give her a ride to work.

CANDLE STUCK: A man filed a police report after being burned on an online auction for $173 worth of Christmas candles. He told police he never received them, nor had he heard a word from the seller, but said that his check had been cashed.

FILE EARLY!: With the intention of beating this year's tax deadline, a man went to a tax center to pick up his forms. Instead of helping him, the workers there ended up arguing with the man and pushing him around.

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

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