BLOTTER O' THE WEEK:
Two patrons at a downtown sushi joint found themselves in a verbal dispute with a bar employee over their tab. The bartender allegedly hopped over the bar and began assaulting one of the men, who received bruises on his arms and a large cut on his face. Bonsaiii!
Blotter Threat O' The Week:
"I'll put a cap in you and I'll spray you up."
On March 20, a man attempted to leave a Meeting Street grocery store without paying for a packaged cooked vegetable and meat dinner from the deli, valued at $4.29. When a security officer took him into custody, the man said, "I'm going to get you. I'm going to blow your head up."
A cab driver picked up a female fare on East Bay Street on March 20 only to have her become upset at the rate she was being charged during the ride. She called the driver a "faggot" and was immediately asked to leave the taxi. After getting out of the car, she allegedly hit him in the face and kicked the passenger door before running toward Society Street.
A cop was patrolling the area near St. Philip and Warren streets when he noticed a man with a stencil and a can of spray paint vandalizing a wall. When approached, the man dropped his stuff and said he was just waiting for his dad to pick him up. He soon confessed to painting a wall, utility box, and a telephone pole in the area. His tag? "Design is the new revolution."
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.