Range Rover: A man broke into a vacant apartment during the night and stole the only available item, a new range, out of its box. The man left the box in the apartment and left through the sliding glass door by which he had entered.
Culinary Irony: A man was setting up for an upcoming "Ribfest" at Metrolina Expo when he lost his footing, fell, and hit his left rib area on a cabinet. A medic was called to check his injuries, but he refused to let the medic transport him and a friend took him to a doctor.
Ambitious Quote of the Week: I'm going to make your life hell. I'm going to have someone waiting for your sister when she gets off the school bus. I'm going to have someone throw rocks at your parents' windows. I'll have someone waiting when you get out of work. All four of your tires will be slashed.
Where's Your Meat Been?: A store owner caught a man with meat down his pants. He saw the suspect select four packs of meat from a cooler, walk to a corner of the store, stuff the meat into the waistband of his pants and then try to walk out of the store. The man was stopped and barred from the property and the meat was returned to the owner.
Slap Happy: A man reported having been beaten about the head and kicked in the ankles. After the slapping and kicking fest, the slapper/kicker fled the scene.
Lawnmower Salvation: A self-propelled lawnmower was stolen from The Salvation Army. The thief got in by climbing over the fence, but the mower was too heavy to be lifted over it, so the suspect had to cut the fence to get back out.
We Don't Need Your Stinkin' Permission: The man left his Honda Accord unattended for a few minutes with the doors unlocked and the keys in the ignition, when three unknown suspects jumped into the car and drove off. He stated that he had not given them permission to use his vehicle.
Oil Equals Big Bucks: A man had been getting his Isuzu Rodeo serviced at a Jiffy Lube when two coins were stolen from the middle console of his vehicle. The man actually called police to report that he was missing a dime and a quarter.
Blotter items are chosen from the files of the Charlotte Police Department.