Girl interrupted: Police responded to an assault call at a local high school last week after a student got a little rough during intramural activities. Two administrators told police that a female student lashed out at them after she was told she wasn't allowed to attend a flag football game on campus. The girl apparently had tackle football on her mind as she grabbed one of the men by his shirt before striking the other in the face.
Drinking game: Things turned dicey at Carolina Ale House after a man overstepped his limits with a group of well-meaning patrons. The suspect walked in and persuaded a group of customers to buy him some food. As he waited for the food, he ordered a mixed drink, unbeknownst to the paying customers. After the drink was served, the customers told the bartender they wouldn't be paying for any alcohol. The suspect was asked to pay or leave, which sent him on a tirade. The man allegedly told employees of the restaurant that he would shoot them and/or kill them. He came back a short time later and threw a couple of punches at the man who kicked him out, then ran in the direction of the EpiCentre.
Roll tire: A 20-year-old woman filed assault charges on a man in west Charlotte last week because he didn't pay much attention to where he was going. The woman said she was standing in her driveway when the man's car tire rolled over her foot. Cops deemed it an accident, but the man was still charged with assault because he did not move the car when the woman reacted; instead, he just sat there, looking at her.
Cool down: A 69-year-old man called police last week after an attempt to lecture someone in his neighborhood went horribly wrong. The victim said he confronted a man in his car who had been driving recklessly through the neighborhood. The suspect grabbed a fire extinguisher that was conveniently sitting in his passenger seat and sprayed the victim before speeding off.
Settling: A 24-year-old woman filed a report after her ex-boyfriend broke a restraining order by sending a text that said, "I've finally settled it and decided that if nothing else works out, I'm just going to slaughter you in cold blood."
Troubleshooting: A 39-year-old man called police last week after realizing he had been duped by a man in a parking lot (imagine that). He told police that he was approached by a man in Walmart who asked if he wanted to buy an iPad. He followed the man and gave him $350 for the iPad, which was in its original box. The problem was that when he opened the box, he just found a slab of wood the size of an iPad, wrapped in bubble wrap.
Blotter items are chosen from the files of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.
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