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Canine at Large: A woman reported that sometime between the hours of 3 and 4am an unknown person altered the "integrity of her dog pen," allowing her errant pooch to escape.

Run Away Robbery: A house was robbed of a few random items by some picky thieves, who stole a VCR, $216 dollars in checks and two jogging suits.

The Broken Car Bandit: A 1994 Hyundai Excel was stolen from the side of the road. What makes this theft so strange is the owner reported the car would not start and it had a flat tire.

Caution: Headless Flowers!: An elderly resident at a local condominium complex called police after one of the complex's groundskeepers got a little too ambitious with his weedwacker and decapitated several flowers the woman had planted along her front stoop.

Please Hang Up And Try Again: After a fight erupted between a couple, the angry boyfriend suddenly began ripping the woman's phones out of the wall, and then rounded out the experience with a threat to kill her. At this point, the woman thought it wise to call the police.

Open Sesame: Someone apparently had the wrong address when he tried to drive his vehicle into another man's garage. The car slammed into the garage door, causing severe damage. Neither the car nor the confused driver could be located.

Clean Up Your Act: While doing laundry, a couple became annoyed at one another, and during the ensuing fight the boyfriend poured detergent all over his fuming -- but now fresh-smelling -- girlfriend.

Phone Message of the Week: You owe me for the damn utility bill, you whore. Either I get my money, or I blow your fucking head off.

Good For Your Heart: A woman reported than someone vandalized her car by pouring pinto beans in the gas tank.

Makeshift Weapon: After a heated argument between two people, one grabbed their son's toy Tonka truck and threw it through the other person's car windshield, causing an estimated $100 in damage.

Silence Is Golden: A woman reported a man was walking behind her when he shouted out, "You're a dead bitch." The woman was angry and filed a noise complaint.

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

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