Tuesday, February 19, 2013
According to police reports, a jealous ex-boyfriend is accused of trying to hire a hit man to hurt his ex-girlfriend.
The ex-boyfriend came into town to visit some friends. While out for drinks with the friends, the ex-boyfriend asked them if they would be willing to take money in return for hurting his ex-girlfriend.
They, of course, said no and they all parted ways. But these friends could not live with the knowledge they now had, the report states.
So according to the police report, the friends told the ex-girlfriend what went down.
The friends told her that the ex-boyfriend was willing to pay them $3,000 to break her legs and do her harm.
The friends said they were going to report it to the police, but wanted to warn her first.
The police spoke to these friends who went on to say that the ex-boyfriend told them that he knew a crack head who would do it for $300 and it would save him money.
They said that this ex-boyfriend tried to get them to drive by the ex-girlfriend’s house, according to the police report, and to go to all the bars she frequented. But they refused.
The friends told police that this fellow recently sold his car for $10,000 and had money on hand.
Police took the friends’ statements so that charges against this ex-boyfriend could be brought.
A restaurant manager called police because a suspicious person was walking around in circles in the parking lot. This suspicious person, according to the report, would occasionally walk behind the restaurant.
The manager told police he first noticed the man when he was outside.
The suspect walked out from behind the business with a rain coat pulled over his head and pulled tightly around his face.
He did not enter the business at first, according to the manager.
He continued to walk around the parking lot in circles until another patron, sitting outside, asked the man where he was from. He said he was from New York.
Then the suspect said, “I’m not really from New York,” and walked away.
The patron said the man seemed dirty and possibly homeless. They called police but the man was nowhere to be found after that.
A scared woman called police because a car was following her through her apartment complex.
She said she turned into the complex when a car came up fast behind her and tailgated her.
The victim told police she was frightened and didn’t want this person to follow her to her apartment so she kept driving through the complex to a nearby grocery store.
She parked and got out of the car to confront the driver and the driver pulled up behind her car, stopped, honked and sped off.
She eventually drove home and what do you know, the car that had been following her was parked in the spot next to her car’s appointed parking spot.
It turns out it was her neighbor, the report states.
She didn’t know this woman, but reported it to the property manager.
According to the police report, the property manager told the victim that this woman had caused many problems in the complex.
The property manager told her that when this woman drinks and gets drunk, she becomes irate and disorderly.
The victim told police that she did not believe the woman followed her because they are neighbors, probably more likely because she was drunk.
The victim did not want to prosecute, but wanted the incident documented should there be another situation.
A store security officer watched a woman walk out of their store with a purse on her shoulder that she did not pay for.
He detained the woman and called police.
She told the officer that she had been shopping when all of the sudden she remembered she had a doctor’s appointment.
She said she hurried out of the store so as not to be late for the appointment.
She said she still had the purse on her shoulder.
The manager said he would not press charges if the woman was placed on trespass notice.
A local cab driver agreed to pick up a fare at one bar and drive him to another.
When they arrived at the second bar, she told her passenger the tab was $13.
He then told her he did not have any money and was not going to pay her.
She explained to him that he needed to pay the fee or she would call police.
The man was sitting in the back seat of the taxi van and attempted to exit the van by climbing over the front seat.
The driver held her arm across the seat so he could not get through, but he pushed his way, crawled into the front passenger seat, pushed the driver’s head into the window and got out of the van
He then went into the bar and left her there with no money.
She called police and when they arrived, she was visibly shaken.
Another officer went inside and spoke to the manager who said the man ordered a drink, chugged it down and told her he did not have a way to pay for it.
Police then questioned the man who said he did not take a cab.
The report said the man was unsteady on his feet and slurred his words.
The officer asked him if he attacked the cab driver, and he said he did not know.
The officer finally asked him if he had a way to pay for the cab or the bar tab and he stated no.
The bar manager did not want to pursue charges for the tab, but did want him placed on trespass notice.
He was charged with assault and battery 3rd and defrauding a cab driver.
Police were called to an apartment complex because a repo man was trying to tow a car and the couple who owned it, or used to, wouldn’t let him.
In fact, they stood behind the car so he would have to run over them to get it out.
But then matters changed drastically.
The repo man went under the hood to check something and the male car owner intentionally slammed the hood down on the repo man’s arm, according to a police report. In fact, police had already arrived when the man did this, and police witnessed the incident.
So, not only was the man’s car repossessed, but also he was hauled off to jail for assault and battery.
(The Police Blotter is intended to be an informative and/or humorous column written from police reports obtained from the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Many of the stories come from the initial incident reports and, occasionally, supplemental reports. Generally, cases have not been adjudicated at the time of publication. See more columns at www.moultrienews.com.)