Amusing police tales for July 30, 2008

Every week we point you to the area's various blotters, and highlight the best of each (in our humble opinion, of course). Each paper generally has several amusing accounts after the link.

From Charleston City Paper:
Their best in the region: "A man denied cigarettes because he didn't have an ID told an attendant, 'I will come back with my gun and shoot you.' You know what they say, cigarettes kill, but a nicotine fit kills faster."
From The Post and Courier:
From East Cooper: "'I think I'm next door to my house,' he answered. But police told him that he was actually several blocks from his rental home."
From Summerville: "A woman Summerville police said concealed pork chops, steaks and chicken legs under a blanket in a baby stroller was charged with shoplifting."
From North Charleston: "A fight between a North Charleston man and several members of his family ended with hot gravy being thrown."
From James Island: "The neighbor caught the man on videotape pulling the red stick reflectors from the ground and taking them."

Those links not enough? Read more on our blotter topic page.