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PAINT JOB: After an argument with a 48-year-old woman over paint, a confrontational suspect left her house. The woman believed he'd left the house completely. He hadn't. Walking back from outside the house, the suspect yelled, "There's your paint, bitch!" The woman walked outside to see the suspect had thrown white paint on the side of the house and onto the porch.

HONESTY ISN'T THE BEST POLICY: A man was charged with fraud for taking a pair of shorts from a display stand then trying to return the unpurchased item. After being caught, the man admitted to pulling the same stunt the day before but getting away with it. Due to the confession, the man was charged with an extra count of false pretenses.

BIGFOOT DID IT?: A man reported unknown suspects had stolen his anxiety medication that had been partially hidden under a blanket in his tent. The man said "he was having a camp" at the McLeod Center when this happened. Soon he will be having an anxiety attack. (That was mean, right?)

GIVE IT BAAACK!: A woman reported her bike had been stolen by a friend. The woman asked the friend to give the bike back. The friend told her he would, but hasn't. That happened to me in preschool.

WHAT'S IN A NAME?: A man living on Davidson Street reported Ms. Souphanouvong, the driver of a US postal service truck, had hit and damaged his parked car. This accident really isn't blotter-worthy, but the driver has a cool surname.

GOING THE EXTRA VIOLENT YARD: A suspect threw a plate at a man. The plate hit the man and shattered on the ground. The suspect then picked up a piece of shattered plate and stabbed the man in the back with it, causing a deep laceration. In a separate incident, a man was arrested for head-butting a suspect while pinning the victim's arms down to prevent a possible block.

THREAT OF THE WEEK: A suspect called a man's house three times and finally said, "I want to let bygones be bygones. If you can't do that, you will regret it. That's not a threat; it's a promise. It's gonna be on." The suspect had previously been told not to call the victim or his family. Obviously, he did not listen -- and could not, himself, let bygones be bygones.

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

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