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Bizarre crime from Charlotte polices files (July 24) 

Under pressure

Open Sesame: Police responded to a domestic disturbance in south Charlotte when a man took matters into his own legs after hitting an obstacle while moving. The man was moving out of an apartment he had shared with his girlfriend of four years after they broke up. At some point, they began arguing, and the woman locked him out of the apartment. The man then kicked the door down and continued moving. The woman stated that he never assaulted her or threatened to but simply kicked in the door and gathered the rest of his belongings before leaving.

Sex Ed: Volunteers for a local church showed up to the property last week and learned a few things before they even got out of the car. The volunteers reported that some vandals had spray-painted drawings of male and female body parts on large signs in the parking lot, even taking the time to put "derogatory" labels on them.

Under Pressure: A Walmart shoplifter turned the tables on a security guard after feeling boxed in during an incident last week. The man was reportedly caught trying to leave the store with children's clothing, detergent and Band-Aids. The man was sitting in the security office awaiting the arrival of police when he suddenly took a can of pepper spray from his pocket and took aim at the security guard's face. The man escaped detention before police arrived.

Take It: A 37-year-old man filed a police report after a cleaning crew stole some pretty useless things from him. The man told officers that he returned home from work one day to find some things missing, and that only the cleaning crew had been inside his south Charlotte apartment. The man reported that someone had stolen $1.10, a quarter-bottle of cologne and a used toothbrush. In fact, not only was the electric toothbrush used but he also reported that it was broken.

Happy Birthday: Police responded to a McDonald's on North Tryon Street after an employee was assaulted. When they arrived, the victim told officers that another woman was mad about an order she had placed and began throwing gift cards at the employee's face.

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

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