Same Ol': If The Blotter ever had a favorite strip club, it would be Daisy Dooks on Scott Futrell Drive. The venue popped up in reports so often during 2013 that it made both the Best of Charlotte and Best of The Blotter issues that wrapped up the year. Although it seems to have recently reverted back to using the name Cameo, the era of ABC violations has not ended. One night last week, ABC officers arrived at the club just after midnight and immediately called the fire department, as the venue was overcrowded by 500 people. Tickets were also written for employees drinking alcohol during hours and patrons drinking alcohol after hours. As is usually the case at this spot, the report ended with an observation that there was an "overwhelming" smell of marijuana throughout the club.
Morning Stroll: Surprisingly enough, police responded to an indecent exposure call during one of the coldest weeks that Charlotte has seen in decades. Family members of a 37-year-old woman in east Charlotte called police when the woman, who suffers mental health issues, walked out of the home and couldn't be found right away. Police soon found the woman, as calls came in that she had walked into a local Food Lion and took all her clothes off while in the store.
Tryouts: Just in time for the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame vote, a man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon last week after attacking another man with everything but a fielder's glove. The victim told officers that the suspect struck him in the chest with a baseball bat and then threw a ball at his head after he fell.
Think Again: A purse snatcher on Albemarle Road was foiled by a bad-ass woman last week, but didn't even have the common sense to get out of Dodge when police came looking. The victim told officers that a man asked her for money while she was walking through a shopping center and when she refused, he grabbed her purse and began pulling at it. The woman immediately elbowed the man in the chest and he let go and walked away. The man must have found some money, however, because when police arrived to talk to the woman, she spotted the suspect walking through the parking lot with a Subway sandwich, as if nothing had happened.
Threats of the Week: A 68-year-old woman filed a police report after someone, maybe waiting for an inheritance, tried to scare her into an early grave. The woman told officers that the suspect called her and yelled, "I'm going to your funeral," while repeatedly firing a gun in the background. A 28-year-old woman called police in an unrelated case after some deadbeat decided he didn't want a kid. The pregnant woman said the man kept calling and saying things like, "When I see you, on sight I am going to shoot you in the stomach. I'll put a dent in your stomach."
Blotter items are chosen from the files of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.