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A BAD TWO WEEKS: After a 10-day stay in the hospital, and then having to go to jail for two days, a man finally returned home to find that his apartment had been vandalized. The carpets, walls, and doors were covered in paint, and police said there were no signs of forced entry.

TEDDY BEAR TERROR: An angry man caused his girlfriend to fear for her life recently. After a heated argument over their daughter's behavior, he entered the room where she was watching TV, waved a steak knife in front of her face, then picked up a stuffed animal and slit its throat. After that gruesome scene, he pointed in her direction. The woman ran from the room and called police from her next-door neighbor's house.

THAT'S SOME CAT: A woman called the police to report being attacked by her boyfriend, but when questioned about multiple scratches on her face and chest upon their arrival, she told them that the cat did it. Due to the severity and swelling of the scratches, however, police concluded that the marks weren't consistent with a cat scratch.

DOESN'T SIT WELL: An apartment complex went to the trouble to file a police report about a ghastly attack on one of their pool lounge chairs. According to police, some vandal cut the back of the chair up with a knife.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Me and Mr. Black are going to ride on all y'all sorry ass motherfuckers. I'm going to show all y'all bitches who's playing. I'm going to beat the brakes off you bitches, so get ready.

POOR APPLICANT SCREENING: A man hired a personal assistant recently, and gave him a phone and money for business purposes. Amid the countless meetings the assistant scheduled for his boss, he also found time to make a drug deal over the phone, buy the drugs, and later sell the phone so that he could buy even more drugs. When asked where the phone and money went, he actually told his boss the truth.

SAILING AWAY: At Lake Norman, a large portion of a marina broke loose and was set adrift. The covered dock structure, which had eight boats inside it at the time, traveled a distance of 600 yards before hitting the shore. There was one person inside the marina at the time of the incident.

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

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