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Bizarre crime from Charlotte police files (March 26) 

Something smells funny

Ah, nuts: A 63-year-old south Charlotte woman phoned police after she noticed several items missing from outside her home. Among the items that were stolen were a planter with boxwood, a lantern and a stone chipmunk holding a bowl of nuts.

Did You Think You Won A Contest?: Police were called after a woman says her Kenny Chesney tickets — valued at more than $1,200 — were shipped to the wrong address. An unknown person accepted the package, but when FedEx returned to retrieve it, the suspect refused to give it back. No one noticed the wrong name when it was delivered?

Flying Ferns: A 35-year-old northwest Charlotte woman called police after someone used an unknown pry tool to attempt to break into her home. The suspect also threw a ceramic potted plant at the back door in an attempt to gain entry.

Wanted Security: A University-area vapes store called police after a suspect was seen entering the store and stealing an electronic cigarette. Five minutes later, the suspect returned to the store and stole the exact same type of electronic cigarette again. This time, the suspect was confronted by employees, but the person denied stealing anything and left the store.

Prepare For The Worst: Look, we're not saying that Chunky Cheeseburger soup will cause the dispersion of bodily fluids, but someone recently shoplifted four cans of the Campbell soup along with 10 bottles of laundry detergent.

Was It B.O.?: A north Charlotte Family Dollar reported that someone entered the store and stole $38 worth of vehicle air fresheners. What did you do in there that smells so bad?

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

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