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The Blotter: Halloween Night 

Bizarre crime from Charlotte police files


Mrs. Butterworth's A 36-year-old man living in the SouthPark area filed a police report after some Halloween vandals served his car breakfast in bed. The man said he parked his 2012 Audi A7 outside of his condo at around 7:30 on Halloween night, then came out on the morning of November 1 to find that someone had poured pancake syrup all over the car. The damage was listed at $200.

Dressed Down Police got involved in an incident at Garinger High School on Halloween after one student did not fully think through what all was included in their costume. Police reported confiscating a BB gun from a young man who apparently thought he could carry it around with him at school all day as long as it was a prop for his Halloween costume.

Headless Calvary It's common during New Year's Eve for idiots to shoot their guns into the air, leading to multiple reports every year about bullets landing on houses and coming through roof, hopefully not hitting anyone. However, Halloween is a whole different animal, and you never know what the hell you're going to wake up to on November 1. One 50-year-old woman in north Charlotte awoke to find an arrow stuck in her roof. She told officers she didn't know how it got there, but that she believed someone shot it from a bow.

That Escalated Quickly Police responded to a 7-Eleven on Halloween night after two men got into it over alcohol and quickly got violent with each other. Witnesses said the two men, one 63 years old and the other 56, were in the store when they began arguing over who was going to buy beer. Before anyone knew it, the two men had picked up a brick and metal pipe, respectively, and began going at each other. Both men suffered injuries in the fight, but only one had to be hospitalized, albeit with non-life-threatening injuries.

Florida Man An employee at a local car dealership was surprised to find out that he had been pulled over in Florida last week, especially because he hadn't been in Florida any time recently. The man, who works for a place called Carz 4 Less, said that at some point between April and October, someone must have stolen a license tag that had been sitting on his desk. It's unclear why the man didn't know the tag was gone, or why he hadn't placed it on his own car at any time, but he became aware of the problem when he received a letter advising him that he had to show up to court in Florida for a traffic citation. Bummer, but I hear it's nice this time of year.

Get A Lawyer Police recently responded to Auger & Auger law firm in the Cherry neighborhood after a man who had already caused problems for the firm before returned with a vengeance. Employees called police after the man — possibly upset about services rendered or maybe mad about gentrification in one of Charlotte's most historic neighborhoods — approached the business and began yelling. Things escalated when he began banging on the front glass door and windows with his walking cane. As the report points out, the doors and windows were sturdy enough that they did not break, but the man was removed from the property and banned, although he had apparently been banned so, good luck with that.

OK You're Even A 26-year-old man filed a police report last week after suffering through one of The Blotter's most severe cases of harassment we've seen in years. The southwest Charlotte man told police that he had documentation proving that the suspect has been harassing him to the point where he has lost 40 jobs. This might be a bit of an embellishment but even then, damn, let the man live.

Fixin's Police recently responded to a Bojangles' on Freedom Drive after a man was reported to be using heroin right there in the restaurant. Officers arrived and found a man in possession of .1 grams he wasn't able to shoot before they got there, and an array of paraphernalia.

Regrets A 22-year-old man filed a police report against a woman in the Mountain Island Lake area after she tried to blackmail him last week. The man told officers that a woman he didn't know contacted him and told him that if he didn't pay her money, she would post an embarrassing short video of him on social media. That's why you have to make sure everyone puts their phones away before you go trying to that new dance move.

Left Behind A man in northeast Charlotte was probably pissed off when he realized that his rental car was repoed last week, but he must have really got sniffling mad when he realized what he left in the car before it got taken. An employee at a rental car company called police and said that he had hired a tow truck driver to repo a vehicle that a suspect hadn't returned. When the car was towed back to the rental company, employees found that the suspect had left a hydraulic jack and a $100 bag of cocaine in the backseat.

Log Off On November 1, 2017, two parties were reported to have had an argument on social media. That's literally, word-for-word all that this police report says. That's it. The end.

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