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Blotter: Door-to-door sales struggle and a bar that "looks like a bar"

Highlights from the City of Charleston police reports



BLOTTER O' THE WEEK: Police responded to a neighborhood twice recently regarding a group of door-to-door salesmen without a business license. Officers found one young woman mid-pitch, but she wasn't quite ready to go. "I am in the middle of a sale and will leave when I am done," she said. The woman then began yelling and cussing at the officer while he escorted her off the property. With that kind of forcefulness, we're just glad she isn't the spray girl at the perfume counter.

Fighting Words O' The Week: "Let's go. Whoever gets the knife first can use it."

Officers were flagged down by a man who claimed that his ID had been taken by a bartender. When officers pointed out that he was holding his ID in his hand, the man corrected himself and said it was his debit card that had been taken. He didn't know the name of the bar, but said, "It looks like a bar."

Items stolen this week: 10 iPods, eight GPS units, six bikes, six laptops, and a pair of binoculars.

Messy Defense O' the Week: "I wasn't peeing. I was just pouring out the rest of this liquor." Still a crime.

A woman told her boyfriend not to break up with her because she was a "downtown" girl and she is not to be messed with. She isn't telling us anything that we haven't already learned from Billy Joel.

Daniel Island Perp O' The Week: "You animals let me fucking go ... I'm a doctor and you can't treat me this way."

On patrol in the early morning, officers found a man stumbling down the street with his pants undone and his belt hanging on his pants from one loop and dragging on the ground. Asked why his pants were undone, the man replied, "You know girls ..."

When a chef's knives and a sharpening stone are stolen in unrelated break-ins, it's just a coincidence. But with dishware stolen in yet another incident, it must be time for lunch.

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.

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