Woman tries to leave without paying for cart of groceries

  • Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Two kids at school got into a little skirmish after one called the other childish and made fun of certain Facebook posts, a report said. The victim called her parents after the ruckus. The mother said she would come pick her up and the father told his child to go talk to an administrator.

The mother arrived at school to pick the child up and told her to go back to class and get her book bag and things. According to a police report, when she walked back in, the student who had been messing with her said, “If you have something to say, say it.”

The victim then dropped the book bag and the report said the two “mutually engaged each other.” There was physical contact but no injuries, according to the report.

However, the disturbance was caused during instructional time and both students were charged with disturbing schools and referred to youth court.

They were then both released to their parents.

What a guy

Police pulled a car over because the tickets on the tag had been expired since last September.

The driver said he was driving his friend’s car as a favor and parking it in the neighborhood amenity center, so he could pick it up later.

Ironically, he left his license at home and gave the officer his name and date of birth, according to the report.

He must not have known how high tech the computer system is that police use, because his information came back and it indicated the driver’s license was suspended indefinitely for two violations, the report said. However, he told the officer he had recently paid his reinstatement fee online but had not received the license in the mail yet.

He was told to go to the DMV office to straighten it out.

He was then charged with driving under suspension and failure to comply.

The tickets were courtesy summons to court and he was picked up by a licensed driver. The car was left in the lot for the owner to retrieve.


A woman went into a local chain store and loaded up a buggy of groceries. And for some reason, according to a police report, she decided to check those groceries out in the sporting goods department of the store.

However, her EBT card was declined several times and the clerk said she would have to check out at the front, the report said. The clerk also added that he did not have a scale and the woman would have to buy her produce at the front registers anyway.

According to the police report, she headed that way but went right past the registers and started out the front door.

She was stopped by loss prevention officers and the police were called.

After police read the woman her rights, she said she was never told her card was declined but did say she was told to check out her produce up front.

She said she was headed to the front register; however, she did not have a receipt for the items she supposedly purchased in sporting goods, the report said.

After reviewing the video, it was apparent she went to the front door without stopping, the report said.

It required two sets of handcuffs to secure her and she was taken to jail for shoplifting.

Not sure

An officer clocked a driver going 82 mph in a 65-mph zone and pulled the person over.

According to the report, when the officer approached, he noticed the driver was extremely nervous and sweaty and smoking a cigarette.

The driver also had a runny nose, the report said.

The officer asked for the driver’s license and registration and proof of insurance.

His license checked out OK except for the fact it was going to be suspended on June 8.

In addition, the driver did not have any insurance or registration, the report said.

According to the report, the driver said his boss was supposed to secure the insurance and that his license was going to be suspended because of an accident that was not his fault.

He said there was a mistake somewhere and it was not him.

Due to the driver’s nervousness, the officer asked him if there was anything illegal in the car and he said there was not.

He was then asked if he had ever been charged with any drug infractions and he admitted to a cocaine charge, but the cocaine found in his car at the time was not his, the report said.

The officer then asked if he could search the car and the driver said no.

At that point, the officer requested a K9 unit but none were available. Since the driver had no insurance on the car, a tow truck as called. At that point, an inventory of the car had to be done and according to the report, the officer located syringes and spoons.

The driver said the syringes were to inject antibiotics into his knee for a prior surgery and he had no idea why there were spoons in his car.

The car was then towed and the man was released with two citations – one for speeding and one for operating an uninsured vehicle.

He was also given a ride home.

Way earlier

An officer watched a vehicle get into a u-turn-only lane then quickly pull back into traffic, a report said. The blinker was left on for a while before the driver turned it off and continued on down the road. According to the report, the car then turned left into a drug store parking lot. The store was closed and the driver drove around the entire building then made a right back onto the highway. However, the driver ran a red light to do this, the report said.

The officer made a traffic stop and spoke to the driver. According to the report, the driver said she had just picked up her friend from a local bar and was heading to a nearby apartment complex. The officer said they missed the complex by a few miles.

When the driver spoke, the officer said in his report that she had slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes. According to the report, the officer asked her how much she had to drink and she said, “A couple drinks, but way earlier, like 5 p.m.”

She was asked to step out of the car and perform some field sobriety tests.

During the tests, she said she stopped drinking about 9 p.m.

According to the report, the officer asked her why she said 5 p.m. earlier and she said 5 p.m. was when she started drinking and 9 p.m. was when she stopped.

She said he had three beers total. During another one of the tests, which the police report indicates she was not doing well on, she said, “I am really nervous.”

She was eventually arrested for DUI. During process, she was asked where she had been drinking and she named one bar, the report said, but later she told another officer about drinking at another bar.

Her car was towed and she was taken to jail.

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.

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