The Blotter 

True stories from the local police files.

As long as it wasn't the Macarena: A woman called police April 30th after her ex-boyfriend came into the store where she works. "The victim advised that the suspect does not buy anything, he walks in dancing around and singing that she's mad, because he does not want her old a-- anymore." The woman told police she is afraid the man will hurt her.

Quite the expensive brew: Police went to the Agricenter May 2nd after a man pretending to be shopping for jewelry examined three loose amethysts. When the salesperson waited on another customer, he dropped the stones into his coffee cup.

Inexplicable violence: Officers responded to a gunshot call on Gillie April 28th and a boy told them he was playing with a gun. "Victim advises that he checked the gun to make sure no rounds were in the chamber." He should have looked more closely, because he then pulled the trigger and shot himself in the left hand.

If they're not your size, just return them: Two women got into an argument May 2nd which deteriorated when one woman set the other woman's clothes on fire. Luckily, the woman wasn't wearing the clothes; the victim told officers that the suspect didn't want the clothes she had been given so the suspect took them to the barbecue grill on the porch and set them on fire.

The saddest story we've ever heard? A man at Mendenhall and Winchester had a woman fill out two money orders for him -- one for $300 and one for $210 -- because he cannot read or write. The woman then returned with only the $300 and ran away with the $210 and the victim was unable to catch her because he is in a wheelchair.



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