The Blotter 

Absurd crimes from the local police files.

Why clothes are no substitute for a bank, part one: On March 7th, officers responded to a theft on Pendleton. The victim said that "someone stole $600 out of her shoe next to her bed. No suspect information was given."

Why clothes are no substitute for a bank, part two: Also on March 7th, a man called police from East Raines, where he said "he was watching TV when [the woman he has lived with for three years] grabbed his pants and got into a struggle with the victim for his pants." The woman began hitting and scratching him but when the man got control of the pants, his wallet fell out of the pocket. The woman grabbed the wallet and ran out of the front door.

A brilliant criminal mind at work: A woman was coming home from a visit to the beauty shop at the corner of Millbranch and Millwalk, when a man she knew by name snatched her purse. She told police she went home and called the man (obviously, she knew his phone number) to get back her purse and a money order she had inside. In his defense, the man said he had thrown away the purse and someone had stolen the money order. We think we have a good idea who it was.

So, now there's a lucrative market for "street tapes"? Police responded to a call March 3rd, after a woman on Buttermilk Dr. noticed a white female in a blue Chevy Avalanche videotaping her as she left her home. The victim approached the videographer, who acted nervous and said she was "taping the street and not her." She then drove away.

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