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Who's The Victim?

A young man was standing in the parking lot of a local fast food establishment talking to a female friend. He asked her, "Can I hit that thang?" A security officer at the establishment was standing nearby having a conversation with another woman when he heard the rude comment and told the man, "Hey, watch your language; there are ladies out here." The man then retorted that he was not speaking to him or the woman he was with. The man's friend then told the officer that it was OK -- that she and the man knew each other. As the officer approached, the man put his hands in the air and said, "Don't walk up on me like that." With the man's hands still in the air, the officer grabbed him by both wrists. He responded by yanking his arms free. The officer then said, "Do you want to square up?" and then maced him with a chemical agent. He then jumped the man from behind and, once he had the man on the ground, began kicking him in the back. The security officer then maced the man several more times, asking, "Do you like how that tastes?" The man was then handcuffed, stood up, and was punched in the face. When the officer (also listed in the police report as the suspect) asked for someone to call 911, the victim ran away to his house, still handcuffed. Shortly after arriving home, he heard a knock at the door. A man identified himself as a police officer and asked him to step outside and come with him. The man tried to explain how he was assaulted, when he noticed the security officer standing at the side of his residence. He then began yelling at the suspect saying, "Get the fuck off my property." The man was taken to the ground by another officer and was eventually escorted to a patrol car.

Deflation: Needing to put air in his tires, a man parked his car at a gas station. As he was bent over, attempting to put the air in his tires, a man jumped into the driver's seat and began to drive off with his car. As another man jumped into the passenger side, the car owner managed to grab the second man's ankle but unfortunately could not pull him out of the vehicle.

How Many "Hail Marys" for This One? A woman recently had a credit card stolen from her purse, as well as some cash. What makes this case noteworthy? Besides the fact that only $7 was taken, the purse was located in the church choir's robe room.

Unpelletable Crime: An officer arrived at a home in response to a complaint of shots being fired into a dwelling. When the officer arrived, the caller said it might be the next door neighbor. When asked, the neighbor ashamedly admitted to the crime. It turns out the man had shot a BB which ricocheted off a tree and struck the window.

Trouble Brewing: Six 16-ounce beers were stolen from a local supermarket. A worker followed the thief outside and confronted him about the theft. The man returned four of the beers and then ran away. Still no word on what has happened to the two remaining beers.

Clue-less: Few details have been reported, but it appears that a man's money was stolen after he was beaten with a lead pipe. The assailants are unknown, but possible suspects could be Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum, Mrs. White and the gang.

Dum, Da, Dum, Dum: A construction site was vandalized, including damage to a backhoe. Four porta-potties were turned over, and an unknown object was used to smash the rear side glass of the backhoe. A bicycle left at the scene is believed to belong to one of the suspects.Oh, What a Night: After an evening spent clubbing on the town with friends, a woman returned to the parking deck to get her car. One of her friends was so drunk and in need of assistance getting into the vehicle, the woman had to put her purse on the ground. When she returned to retrieve it, the bag was gone.

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

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