Responding to a complaint, officers found two men sitting on a Meeting Street park bench drinking mouthwash, which contains something like 27 percent alcohol. The officers asked one of the men why he was drinking mouthwash and he responded that "it's cheaper than beer." After then threatening the officer, the man was arrested for being drunk in public.
Stolen Item Victim is Better Off Without:
Two "decorative rocks."
A Charleston Market vendor reported her purse stolen from underneath her table on Aug. 26. Items lost in the purse included the regulars (license, credit cards, gum) and four pieces of sterling silverware (a fork, two spoons, and a knife) valued at $300. You know, we don't like those plastic sporks they give you at KFC, either.
Party-To-Go O' The Week:
A woman reported that her car had been broken into last weekend. The only thing missing was a strobe light from the glove box.
A local laborer filed assault charges after a coworker punched him in the face for not letting him use a shower stall that was under construction. It's like an Axe Body Wash commercial gone bad.
Threat O' the Week:
"I'm going to show you what downtown is all about."
A woman reported threatening phone calls including "we are going to cut your throat" and "splatter your brains all over the place." She doesn't know who it was, but we're pretty sure he was in the front row at Halloween last weekend.
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.