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ALCOHOL+STUPIDITY = FIGHT: A couple of weekend revelers were involved in a bout of parking lot fisticuffs at a local bar which resulted in one of the partygoers breaking his wrist. The reason for the brawl? A disagreement over which drunkard was going to drive. Thankfully, it ended up being the cops.

A FAX FOR HELP: A woman called police after an acquaintance faxed her a note stating she was going to kill herself.

JUST BETWEEN US, OK?: A juvenile called police to report that his older brother had performed oral sex on him.

EMERGENCY FRACAS: While visiting their ailing sibling in the hospital, two sisters got into a fight, during which time one sassy sister punched the other in the back of the head and left shoulder. She then warned her "not to come back or she would get more."

SU CASA ES MI CASA: Four men burst into another man's home and forcibly removed him from his house. One of the home invaders then swiped the guy's car keys, and helped himself to $50 from the car's glove compartment. As a parting gift, one of the crooks struck the hapless man on the head with a handgun.

UNHAPPY PILLS: A man attempted suicide by taking approximately 30 pills. The pills, ironically enough, were anti-depressants. We assume he's now feeling much better.

BEGGING TO BE BUSTED: While patrolling along Independence Boulevard, police noticed a speeding car with a fictitious tag. The officers stopped the car and discovered the driver's license was revoked. A search of the car also turned up several different kinds of narcotics, valued at over $200.

EMPTY BED, SORE HEAD: A man called police after his girlfriend struck him several times in the head because he "went to bed in the wrong bedroom." The police report notes that both parties were intoxicated.

DISCRIMINATING SHOPLIFTER: A woman was arrested after she went on a veritable shopping spree at a local department store, but, alas, left the store without paying for any of it. Some of the items police found concealed on the woman included: panties, socks, jewelry, pliers, a wristwatch and band-aids. At least she went for essentials.

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

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