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.
On May 30, three men were arrested at a James Island fast food restaurant for attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill. There's a dollar menu for a reason, guys.
Also on May 30, security at a local department store noticed two men opening DVDs and video games and putting the discs in their pockets. They were detained while attempting to leave the store. What were their selections anyway? Get Rich or Die Tryin', Grand Theft Auto, and ... Date Movie?
Blotter Threat O' The Week:
"When you go to work in the morning, you will not be able to work in peace. Your family better watch out, too."
Blotter Nicknames O' The Week: L'il C, Winny, Boogy
On May 29, an officer dispersed several folks hanging out outside of an abandoned Bogard Street house. While checking out the area, the cop found a Sun Chips bag filled with nine baggies of pot. All he needed to make his evening complete was The Wizard of Oz and Dark Side of the Moon. We hear you're supposed to sync them up at the second lion roar.
A panhandler approached a man's Ford pickup truck on Savannah Highway on May 29. An argument started when the driver refused to give the man any cash. "Get away from my truck. We don't have any money for you," he said, and then hit him over the head with a two-foot piece of wood. He's lucky that panhandler wasn't secretly Jesus in his second coming.