Slimy Sweet Tooth: Employees at a local Compare Foods caught a woman with a cavity death wish shoplifting last week. She tried to leave the store with a package of Oreos, a box of Jolly Ranchers, a bag of M&M Almonds and a bag of sugar.
I'm Buggin': A 44-year-old man called police last week after he was mistaken for a pest by a rather a pesky relative. The victim said he woke up at about 11 p.m. and heard someone moving around his house. When he went downstairs, he saw a relative who had previously lived in the victim's home. When he asked him to leave, the suspect went outside, threw a large rock at the victim's car and started to run. As the victim chased him down, the suspect tried to spray him with bug killer.
Crabbie Cabbie: Taxi drivers are often robbed in Charlotte, and it's rare to see them flip the script on unsuspecting passengers. But that's what happened to a 23-year-old woman in Uptown last week. The victim was climbing into a cab and put her debit card and phone on the seat. When she was halfway inside the vehicle, the driver pushed her out and sped off with her property. But the push hardly worked. The cab dragged her 30 feet before she was able to free herself. And we thought most cabs in Charlotte only took cash!
Messed-Up Mama: A mother with strange priorities filed a police report last week against someone who took her daughter to the hospital. The mother told officers that the suspect did not have permission to take her 17-year-old to Carolinas Medical Center after the girl complained of stomach and knee pain. Imagine someone having so much gall they'd want to ensure your sick daughter was getting decent healthcare!
Passion for Fashion: A man was arrested at a local Dillard's after employees saw him stuffing merchandise down his pants. Apparently he had been trying to steal three pairs of men's thongs. We're just glad he didn't put them on.
And...?: A woman interrupted her pool time in Northwoods Forest neighborhood to call police after she thought she saw someone eyeing her residence through some woods. Congratulations, you've just won our Most Boring Police Report of the Year award. And we've printed it!
Threat of the Week: A 28-year-old woman was threatened by a man with a very adventurous love life. The man said, "If you get between me and my wife I'm going to come over there and fuck you up. Me and my girlfriend will come beat your ass."
Blotter items are chosen from the files of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.