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.
A manager at a downtown dry cleaners alerted cops last week that $1,000 worth of clothes was missing from his store. Which reminds us, what Did We TELL YOU ABOUT WI-I-I-R-E HANGERS?!?
An unknown person was seen swiping a $50 video game from a downtown video rental store on Dec. 5. So, Grand Theft Auto has become Petty Larceny Video Game?
On Dec. 5, police pulled over the driver of a weaving SUV at the corner of East Bay and Society streets. When the driver got out of the car, he said he was a basketball player at the College of Charleston, and that if the officer would call the school, Coach Kresse would vouch for him. Problem was, John Kresse hasn't been the coach there for years. The driver eventually admitted he had played for Kresse a decade ago and now sells cars for a living.
A man directing traffic around an accident on Johns Island's Main Road on Dec. 6 screamed, "I'll beat your fucking asses," at firemen who asked him to move along, before continuing to "yell and curse" at them until police finally subdued him. In doing so, officers "tased" him and broke two collapsible batons.