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Bizarre crimes from Charlotte police files (Jan. 18) 

All Bark: A 56-year-old woman called police after being threatened by an unknown suspect at Clanton Park last week. The woman, who works at the park, told officers that she approached a man who was letting his dog run free without a leash. The woman informed the man of the local leash laws and he promptly told her that he was going to come back the next day and shoot her. Just make sure the dog is on a leash if you're coming back tomorrow.

like A Big Shot: A 19-year-old man filed a police report last week after a known suspect allegedly stole an Xbox 360, a Gucci purse and a Fisher Price Power Wheel from the victim's house. The victim doesn't know which way the suspect left, but be on the lookout for an oversized, suspicious-looking guy driving a Power Wheel.

Droopy: A boy was arrested at Olympic High School last week, reportedly after drugs and paraphernalia were found. School administrators confiscated less than a half-ounce of marijuana, a lighter and a bottle of Visene. Hey, he could have needed it for his glaucoma. The weed, not the Visene.

Lazy Father: Police responded to a domestic dispute call last week from a man who said he'd been assaulted by his baby's mama. The man told officers that he got into an argument with the woman over his failing to go along when the mother and daughter walked to the bus stop every morning. He stated that the woman scratched him several times on his face and neck. She then stepped it up by biting him on his arm and chest while trying to cut him with a knife. He got away on foot and was able to call 911 from a safe distance. One thing is for sure: The woman successfully got him out of the house.

Red Ink: A 13-year-old reported last week that she was threatened in class. She told police she got into an argument with a classmate over an incorrectly answered question. The classmate then told another student that "she was going to 'Bang, Bang' the victim and cause bodily harm." OK students: Is that use of a simile, repetition or onomatopoeia?

Pizza Scam: A crafty woman pulled a fast one on Domino's last week. The manager told police that she ordered a pizza and had it delivered to her house. When the delivery man arrived, she simply told him the manager had promised her a free pizza over the phone. When he returned to the store, his manager informed him that he had done no such thing. We guess when police arrived to question her, she simply told them that the chief had just called and said she wouldn't be charged.

Just Desserts: Police responded to a child endangerment call last week after a woman left her car running with two kids under five inside. When the woman returned, she attempted to escape from custody. Guess she didn't much like the idea of herself being in the back of a car against her will.

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

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