Don't Shoot the Messenger: A 16-year-old boy filed a police report after being intimidated by a friend of a hopeless romantic from his school. The victim said he was walking down the street last week when he was approached by a school friend, who told him that another boy was planning to shoot him if he didn't break up with the girl he was dating.
Attack of the Attorney: A police officer probably had the time of his life arresting a lawyer who was interfering with a traffic stop last week. The officer was backing up a state trooper, who had just pulled over a female driver, when he saw a man walking toward them from a nearby parked car. The man told the officer that the female driver was his wife and that he wanted to see her. When he was told to return to his vehicle, he irately announced that he was a lawyer and that he was going to see his wife. While trying to approach her he yelled, "You can't hit me," and lunged for the officer. He was taken to the ground and placed in custody.
Hunted, Dead or Alive: A 27-year-old woman suddenly found herself in a sticky situation last week after her boyfriend refused to be ignored. The woman told officers that the man came to her home and tried to start an argument. She calmly told him if he stepped outside she would speak with him on the front porch. As soon as he went outside, she shut and locked the door. Soon after, her child's scooter came crashing through the living room window. The man was outside brandishing a hunting knife and threatening to kill her.
Masked Man: A man was arrested during a traffic stop last week after police said "an investigation revealed he was wearing a mask," whatever that means. The more dangerous part: He was also carrying a loaded pistol.
Rule Breaker: A man went down hard last week for breaking the No. 1 rule of drug dealing: Don't get high on your own supply. Police saw the man smoking a blunt in his car on an I-85 service road in west Charlotte. Further investigation led to the seizure of 24.5 pounds of weed, with a street value at about $23,000.
Threat of the Week: A 52-year-old man called police after receiving some threatening, albeit ambiguous, texts. Over the span of a day the man received multiple texts, including "I will rip your teeth out one at a time with a pair of pliers to start," and "I am going to bring your Christmas present to your house today and throw it through your sliding doors." The final text message was a riddle that read, "Force me into a corner you greedy bastard and you will have three really sweet things, sugar in the gas tank to start."
Blotter items are chosen from the files of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
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