Weapon O' The Week: The scanner gun at a department store register.
Police found drugs in a bookbag during a traffic stop and questioned the two men in the car. The driver explained that he'd picked up his passenger in West Ashley and they went to another friend's house in Summerville to play video games. They moved on to another friend's home back in West Ashley. The pair were then on their way to a North Charleston bar when they were pulled over by police. Where's the Family Circus map when you need it?
According to police, the suspect in an indecent exposure case had to pull down three pairs of pants — the previews, if you will — before getting to the main attraction. Needless to say, it wasn't worth the wait.
Stolen Item O' the Week: Three bottles of horse tranquilizers.
Patrolling downtown, officers observed a man waving a long metal stick in the air in front of a music club. He told police that he used the stick for religious purposes.
Police say a man drove his girlfriend to a downtown parking lot and watched as she got in another car and passed money to another man. Drugs were found in both vehicles. Asked what she was doing, the boyfriend said she was "doing some business." Asked what kind of business, the man said, "I don't know. I don't ask questions."
Items Stolen This Week: Six GPS units, eight bikes, and two iPods.
Accused of driving under the influence, a woman told police that she was leaving a downtown bar, "singing with my friend," when she saw the stoplight and tried to slam on the brakes. No word yet on who will champion a Statehouse ban on singing while driving.
Concerned about her husband, a woman phoned police and told them he was behaving oddly and hadn't taken his medication. The man tried to convince officers he wasn't dangerous. It might have even worked, but he then told officers they should take him away if he saw his wife, because he was angry with her for calling the police.
The Blotter is taken from City of Charleston police department reports. We've added a cartoon and a little commentary. We've added a little humor, too. No one has been found guilty. This is not a court of law.