On TV: A 49-year-old man broke into a grocery store in the North Main area and stole more than $1,000 worth of smokes. He probably thought he’d gotten away with it until he saw himself on the local news, after which he turned himself in. (Wonder if he called his family to TiVo it.) He shouldn’t have committed the crime, but he should get a little credit for coming clean.
Must Be the Shoes: There’s such huge hype surrounding sneakers that it causes some people to pay more money for a pair of Kanye West-inspired Nikes than for a used Honda Accord. Meanwhile, it causes others to look for an opportunity to profit. A 34-year-old man from Lexington was pulled over for a traffic stop, but when the cops looked in the back of his vehicle, it looked like the back room of a Foot Locker. The officer got permission to search the car and found out that the suspect had more than $10,000 worth of counterfeit Jordans. (Yeah, beware if you’ve been buying your shoes at the flea market.) The suspect also had knockoff jewelry and other stuff, proving once again: If you spot a new Rolex for the price of a Fossil, more than likely you should pass.
Pop the Trunk: Except for Eminem, guys usually adore the hell out of their mothers. So, when a 20-year-old man driving on I-95 was pulled over after reports of a possible kidnapping, police must have been surprised to find his mother in the trunk. Luckily, the mother wasn’t harmed and the son was arrested. Let’s just say Christmas is going to be pretty frickin’ awkward this year.
Hotel Meth: A 26-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man were arrested after attempting to manufacture meth in a hotel room near Airport Boulevard. The suspects were found pretty quickly, because the room reeked of chemicals. Someone at the hotel contacted the cops, and when they showed up they found everything used to make the drug in the room in plain sight. Not only were the two suspects arrested, they also lost the money they’d paid for the room and won’t get any complimentary breakfast in the morning.
Chop Shop: Authorities got a tip that there was an illegal car facility (i.e., chop shop) operating in Lexington. Cops discovered several vehicles that had been stolen and whose VINs had been changed. They also found weapons, leading to the arrest of a 34-year-old suspect. Lingering question: Was the person who called in the tip just trying to get rid of the competition? That’s how it works on The Wire. The suspect apparently isn’t a small-time operator, as he was able to post bail set at $250,000.
Tip of the Week: If your kid is 2 years old, you should take him or her with you if you plan on going somewhere. A 29-year-old woman was arrested after her 2-year-old daughter was found walking down the road alone. Luckily someone in the area recognized the child and caught her before anything could happen. The woman was then called and told cops that two of her other children were at school and she had her 1-year-old with her while she left the 2-year-old asleep in the bed. The mother has likely dropped out of consideration for Parent of the Year.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Local business is searching for new associates who are looking for a fun environment to earn great wages. Great position for college students/recent graduates. Must be well-mannered with excellent customer service skills/work ethic/ability to lift heavy items/must have valid Driver’s License. Call 803-376-4884 or email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cupcake now hiring a closing manager. Must be outgoing, customer service focused, able to work evenings and weekends. Apply in person. 1213 Lincoln Street, Columbia SC 29201. freshcupcakes.com
Real Estate Spotlight
CoMar Products Inc. Manufacturing quality surfaces for kitchens & baths since 1965. www.comarproducts.com
Town Center Apartment Homes in Lake Carolina THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. Bran new apartments inside award-winning Lake Carolina. towncenteratlakecarolina.com