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Bizarre crimes from Charlotte police reports

MEAL TO GO: An employee at a Circle K on Sugar Creek Road said a man walked into the store, grabbed two meals from the frozen foods section and proceeded to heat them in the store's microwave. After he warmed the meals, he removed them from the microwave and walked out of the store without paying for them.

ACTS OF MISCHIEF: A 40-year-old woman said someone came onto her property on Cora Street and jacked up her home and yard. She said the person took the mail out of her mailbox and ripped it up; sprawled mulch and mud across her front door and walkway; and turned the outside faucet all the way on and left the water running. The woman also said the person smeared the words "hoe" and "bitch" on her garage door using mud.

A MAN OF HIS WORD: A 20-year-old woman said she received a call from a former male acquaintance, who said he was going to come to her apartment, located on Puddle Duck Road, and damage her vehicle. A few minutes after receiving the call, she looked out the window of her apartment and saw the man kicking the exterior rearview mirrors off her car.

FALSE ADVERTISEMENT: A 28-year-old woman said she answered an ad placed in the Charlotte Observer to purchase dogs. She spoke with the person who placed the ad and was told to send money to have the dogs delivered. She sent the money, but the person wouldn't send the dogs until the woman sent more money. The woman said the person also asked for additional money to help place an ad for a friend who was trying to sell monkeys.

da BOMB: A 25-year-old man said he received 150-200 harassing, annoying and threatening calls from a former male friend. He said the harassment has been going on for a while, but the most threatening call came when the man said he would "drop a bomb on his home."

Blotter items are chosen from the files of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

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