‘I was so upset I just wanted to slap him’
Police were called to a pizza restaurant because two men got into a little scuffle.
A man said he was waiting with his wife and child for a table when a man he recognized walked in. This particular man owed him $1,000 for a job on his boat that he did for him earlier in the year.
This has caused problems between the two men, because he kept trying to get paid for the work.
According to the report, the two men got into a verbal dispute in the restaurant. The man who had not been paid told the officer that he was face-to-face and so upset that he “just wanted to punch him.” But instead of punching him, he slapped the man across the face.
And while he thinks he showed restraint, a slap does not count as restraint.
He was handcuffed and hauled off to jail for assault and battery.
Center of attention
Police were called to a local workout place because a woman was not acting like herself and showing signs of paranoia.
During yoga, the woman suddenly began sitting off by herself, away from the group. She began talking randomly about having a plan for the day and not sticking to it and that an employee at the club had interrupted her planned workout.
She made a comment to an employee in passing that everyone was out to get her.
An advocate at the club became worried about this sudden mood swing and called police.
She explained to the responding officer that the woman was becoming increasingly “self absorbed” and that she “cannot reason with her.”
She said that the woman’s attitude was becoming increasingly and aggressively worse.
Police were able to contact her therapist who stated that the woman’s worse enemy is her mouth.
The therapist told police that her client “cannot stop her mouth even during their sessions. She said she sometimes has to tell her client to shut her mouth or their session would end.”
She said when the woman gets around groups of people she likes to talk about herself and she has no filter. She said she has to be the center of attention.
The therapist said the woman is not a threat to herself or anyone else and her family would tell police the same thing.
She added that she would stand behind that in court if need be.
She said her client takes anxiety medicine and she had just spoken to her client an hour before and her client was fine.
EMS were called to the scene in the meantime and she was adamant that she did not wish to harm herself. She did not want to go to the hospital and did not feel she needed to go.
The report said she seemed very confused that police and EMS were even there.
She was allowed to leave the club to go home since there was no indication that she was a danger to herself.
Live by the rules
A 30-year-old woman and her mother got into an argument about their living arrangements recently.
The 30-year-old moved in with her mother but refused to live by her mother’s house rules. They began arguing about rent money and other things and the 30-year-old daughter got angry.
She stormed into her room and turned over the television, which in turned punctured a hole in the wall.
The arguing continued on and off until the mother decided to just call the police.
She told police that if her adult daughter wanted to live in her home she was going to have to follow her rules. The daughter, however, thought her mother’s requirements were unreasonable.
Mom agreed to let her daughter stay, but was given notice of the eviction process should she need it.
A 17-year-old girl reported to police that she had been assaulted one day while stopping by her former place of employment. She told police she was in the car with her friends when an employee of the business came outside and stood in front of the car and started yelling at her.
She said, “I hear you want to fight me?” Then she challenged the victim to get out of the car.
The victim told police she refused to get out of the car, so the suspect opened the car door and punched her right in the face.
At this point the victim said she was dragged out of the car by her hair. The victim said they fought and were separated by bystanders. Then other bystanders began taunting the girls, saying “are you going to finish this?”
So the two fought again and were separated. The victim said she was ushered back into her car and they left.
Once at home she called police.
The report said the officer clearly saw visible swelling and bruising.
Photos of her injuries were taken for evidence.
The victim then became unsure if she wanted to press charges and was directed to call the police station should she decide to do so.
A couple got into an argument in the middle of a date to the movies one night. The husband stormed out of the theater and approached a uniformed officer to vent.
He told the cop he was irritated with his wife. He explained that several weeks ago, she approached him about wanting a divorce. They have not had another discussion about it since, but it is in the back of his mind. He said on this evening while sitting in the movie theater his wife tried to hold his hand and kiss him. This irritated him considering she wanted a divorce.
So, he confronted her about it during the movie and admitted to raising his voice.
He said he left the movie and approached the officer.
The wife also eventually came to speak to the officer. She said she did ask for a divorce a few weeks earlier but decided to wait six months and see if she could repair the relationship.
She said she told her husband she wanted to have a nice night out and attempted to establish physical contact.
The officer suggested they stay apart for the night until things calmed down. They agreed to cease communication for the night and they left.
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.