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.
Blotter Drug Hiding Place O' The Week: between one's butt cheeks
On Oct. 10, a man was giving an interview to a local news crew on Hanover and Columbus streets when another man approached him and expressed anger about the media's exposure of black-on-black crime on Charleston's East Side. He threatened to "lay fire down (shoot)" at the man if he didn't leave the area.
Blotter Threat O' The Week: "I'm going to get my hands on you and do evil shit."
A man was walking his dog near the tennis courts of a Johns Island park on Oct. 8 when two men in black approached him. One displayed a handgun and fired six shots at the man. All of the shots missed, and the man then charged at the shooter with a golf club he had been carrying. He hit him in the throat, and both men in black were frightened and ran into the woods.
A man was on Cumberland Street on Oct. 8 when he heard the sound of glass breaking. He saw another man reach into his Chevy pickup through its shattered passenger window. He confronted the man, who stepped away from the truck but raised a tire iron in the air and said, "Let's go, motherfucker." Then, he got into a nearby Ford Escort driven by a woman and said, "I'm going to get my Glock and shoot you." As they drove away in the Ford, they swerved the car in an attempt to run the truck's owner over.