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Phone Tag A husband and wife got into a verbal confrontation in regard to the telephone. Angered, the husband retired to the bedroom. The wife followed her husband to continue the discussion. The husband grabbed his walking cane and struck the women in both of her shins. Then, he bit one of the fingers of her right hand.

My Boyfriend's Back A 27-year-old employee reported her employer became enraged upon discovering the cash register from the night before was a few dollars short. The employer pointed his finger in the employee's face and said, "I'll fuck you up." The two were immediately separated by other co-workers. The employee called her boyfriend, who showed up at the business to counter-threat the employer.

Caught At Lunch Driving on S. Tryon Street in the right lane, a motorist noticed a truck stopped in the oncoming lane that was waiting to turn. The truck turned across the left lane and into the motorist's lane, which caused the man to swerve onto the sidewalk to avoid the truck. This move ruptured the motorist's front tire. The truck driver pulled into a car wash, got out and helped the motorist change his tire. He acknowledged the accident was his fault and offered to pay for repairs. The motorist took down the truck driver's contact information, and eventually sent the $319.76 bill for the repairs to the truck driver's business. After not receiving a check, the motorist called the truck driver, who swore the check was in the mail. More than a month later, the motorist spotted the truck driver at lunch and asked him for the money again. The truck driver gave him his card and said he would look into it further. The motorist finally called the police.

Threat Of The Week An unknown person called a West Charlotte convenience market and asked to speak to a 23-year-old employee of the business. When told the employee was not there, the caller hung up. Then the caller called back and said, "Tell your girlfriend to drop the charges or I will report statutory rape because your girlfriend's a minor." He added, "Or else I'm going to do something bad to your business and to y'all."

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

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