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Bizarre crime from Charlotte police files (June 11) 

Bad day for crooks

Just Not Your Day: A man was recently robbed of his cellphone in east Charlotte, then saw the two men who had robbed him just 20 minutes later. In hindsight, he should've called police. Instead, the victim pulled a shotgun from his car and confronted the men. They immediately assaulted the man, took his shotgun and attempted to steal his wallet. The victim took off running and left his car behind. One of the suspects then drove off with the victim's car in the opposite direction while the other suspect left the scene in his own car.

Crook With A Conscience: A man recently walked into a local Walgreen's 10 minutes after 2 a.m., when North Carolina vendors stop selling alcohol. The man could not be persuaded to cut his drinking off for the night, however, and left the store with a case of Heineken worth $15. He couldn't live with being a thief, however, so he left a $20 bill on the counter for the cashier.

Wrestling Is Real: Police recently responded to a shooting call on South Boulevard and found a man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The suspect told officers he accidentally shot the victim while the two were wrestling in the backseat of the car they were traveling in.

Cover Your Ass: Staff at a mobile technology store in east Charlotte recently arrived to work to find that someone had broken in through the glass door, doing $300 in damage. Further investigation found the suspect stole $200 in cash from the register...and a $5 roll of toilet paper.

Exterminator: According to a police report, a known suspect threw bleach onto a dog and sprayed the dog with a bug fogger during a recent argument with the dog's owner.

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

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