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Bizarre crime from Charlotte police files (July 10) 

Keep the chunks

Play or Die: An 11-year-old boy called police last week after his "friend" knocked on his front door to hang out. While knocking, the kid allegedly threatened to kill the victim if he did not come outside and play with him. More worrisome is that the victim "believed the suspect would carry out the threat and has the means to."

Keep The Chunks: Police responded to a theft call near South End last week after a guy decided to ditch his taxi driver once he got close enough to his destination. After the incident, the driver decided to inspect the cab's backseat and found vomit all over the seats and floorboards.

Rotten move: A 33-year-old man filed a police report after he claimed his car was illegally towed. The man said that someone towed his car from in front of his house last week, which contained about $5,000 worth of work equipment. The man said he needed the equipment, which included formaldehyde and embalming tools. For the sake of those lying around at his funeral home, here's hoping he got his stuff back.

No Man Left Behind: Police pulled a man and his passenger over near Carowinds last week and were soon attacked. Police said that shortly after stopping the car, they let the man in the passenger seat leave the scene in the vehicle. But he didn't want to leave. A few minutes later, he began pelting the officers with rocks. The passenger was arrested for assaulting a police officer.

Right to share arms: Police were called to a local recycling company last week after a man who said he meant no harm walked through the front door with a double-barrel shotgun. The man told employees that the gun was old and he was simply attempting to give it to someone else. He dropped off the gun and left the business. Employees called police, who seized the shotgun.

Scared: A man filed a police report after another man threatened to "gut him" last week. The victim made sure to state he was not afraid of the man, although he also said he believed the suspect was going to carry out the threats before stating again, for the record, that he was not afraid and just wanted to notify police to keep things legal.

Blotter items are chosen from the files of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

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