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HEY BIG SPENDER: A man eating dinner at a restaurant decided to leave his waitress a tip in the amount of $4.53. The next time he checked his bank statement, however, he noticed that someone at the restaurant altered his tip total to $14.53.

CHIVALRY ON ITS LAST LEGS: A woman decided to travel with her truck driver boyfriend on a delivery trip to Pennsylvania recently. They ended up getting in a fight on the way home, however, and he booted her out of the truck alongside a deserted highway. Eventually she made it to a phone, and called her mother in Charlotte for some help.

PHOTO OP DROP: While standing on the railing of a hotel's 5th story balcony, attempting to take a picturesque shot, a man slipped and fell to the ground. Luckily, someone called 911 immediately, and medics rushed him to the hospital.

D.I.Y. DENTISTRY: Two men were on their way to the dentist recently but began arguing. Before they reached the office, the driver pulled over and told the passenger to get out. He then took off his jacket, met the passenger on the other side of the car, and proceeded to throw him violently to the ground. After that, he jumped on the man and punched him repeatedly in the face and mouth, breaking his jaw.

UNWELCOME GUEST: A man woke up one morning to discover that the pillows on his den sofa had been rearranged, and the key to his sliding-glass door would no longer work. He phoned the police, apparently upset that someone had upset his apartment's Feng Shui.

HOW DO YOU HANDLE A HUNGRY MAN?: A woman called police to report that someone broke into her carport freezer and stole 54 pieces of chicken and two cases of ground chuck beef patties.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: I'm going to fuck up your face so bad, they won't even know who you are.

DEAL OF THE WEEK: A man failed his test drive at a local car dealership when he never returned the car.

ANTIQUE ROAD SHOW: Two men got in a fight that ended when one grabbed a vase and launched it at the other's head. The man who was almost hit called police and, according to the officers, told them the interesting but obvious, "When he threw it at me, it made me fear that I'd be hit by it."

TOW WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT: Two separate tow truck drivers were busted for violating Charlotte city Ordinance #2292 when they overcharged customers for the towing of their cars.

OUT ON A LIMB: A verbal spat between two men turned ugly when one of them grabbed a tree limb and beat the second guy with it. The beatee received 14 sutures in his head.

YOU ARE SO BUSTED!: Two people were arrested recently for soliciting prostitution. The prostitute was actually an undercover cop in a sting operation. The two solicitors got in even more hot water later, because police had to call their parents to come pick them up at the station.

FAST FOOD FUNNIES: A man rushed into a fast food restaurant screaming at the top of his lungs. When asked to leave by the manager, he did so by running full speed into a glass window next to the door. The window was damaged, and the man fled the scene, but more slowly.

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

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