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STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT: A woman reported that while she was sitting in her car and talking to some friends, a strange man pulled up next to her and climbed into the passenger seat. The woman became upset and ordered the man to get out. Instead, the disagreeable degenerate grabbed the woman by her arm, and ripped her shirt. The flustered female fled to a nearby story and called police, but before they arrived the rude dude got back in his own car and drove away.

SCHOOL SCUFFLES: Police were summoned to a local middle school where they found a student -- who had been sent to the "time out" room -- with a belt around his neck, claiming he wanted to die. When confronted, the troubled teen threatened both the police and several teachers, saying he wanted to fight. On the same day at a different school, two students got into a bout of fisticuffs in the hallway. Witnesses temporarily broke up the fight, but one of the scuffling students could not be subdued, and when taken to the principal's office, he started screaming profanities and throwing furniture and trash around.

CASTRATION CANDIDATE: After a woman confronted her boyfriend about driving while drunk, the boozehound attacked her by punching and slapping her, pulling her hair, and kicking her. Thankfully several neighbors saw the assault, and restrained the inebriated idiot. Still not done with showing his ass, the drunken dolt then packed the majority of his belongings in his car -- along with his son -- and fled the scene.

FUNNY MONEY: A waitress reported that two shifty shysters came into her restaurant separately, and each tried to purchase a beverage with a counterfeit $20 bill. The first suspect successfully got away with the bogus transaction, but the second con artist was rejected. Employees and customers witnessed the dubious pair in the same car, and reported the tag number to police. One of the suspects was later identified through a photographic lineup and arrested.

HEAD-ON HELLION: While driving down the road, a motorist observed an oncoming car driving erratically. In order to avoid a collision, the man had to turn his car abruptly to the right, but he lost control of the car, drove off the roadway, crossed a ditch, and struck a street sign. The other driver did not stop.

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

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