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Bizarre crime from Charlotte police files (July 3) 

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Zero-percent interest: A 57-year-old woman filed a police report after a call from a fake VISA representative turned weird very quickly. The woman told police that someone called claiming he could lower the interest rate on her credit card. When she refused to give the man any of her personal information, he decided to give her some of his. She told officers the man started making vulgar, sexual comments.

Beer me: A woman's windshield took the brunt of someone's stupidity at a Tim McGraw concert. The woman told officers that a man picked up an entire trash bag full of empty beer bottles and launched it into the air as a tailgate party was wrapping up. The bag came down directly on the windshield of her Kia Sorento, shattering it.

On Watch: A thief reportedly broke into a car in west Charlotte and made out with quite a collection of self-protection equipment; the victim, a security guard for Carolinas Medical Center, told police the thief got away with a bulletproof vest, a holster for a Taser X26, two flashlights, handcuffs, two expandable batons (18 and 21 inches) and $60 worth of .45 caliber ammunition.

Come On Back: A couple of women guaranteed their return to the courthouse last week, as they allegedly assaulted someone on their way out of the building. The victim, a 24-year-old woman, told police that the two women wanted to get into the elevator with her but she told them they couldn't. Not taking "no" for an answer, the victim said they grabbed her and shoved her into the back of the elevator. She hurt her back on the wall.

Repeat Offender: A woman in east Charlotte called police last week claiming that someone had assaulted her. Police quickly became suspicious of her story and recognized her from a recent incident. They discovered that she had recently filed a report against another person, who did not show up in the system. She had used the same fake birthday for that "suspect" as she tried on this day. Police ran her fingers over a mobile scanner and learned through her fingerprints that she wasn't even giving her own real name or birthday and that she had multiple warrants for her arrest in South Carolina.

Blotter items are chosen from the files of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.
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