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June 25, 2019

Is Anyplace Sacred? A Murrells Inlet man locked himself in the bathroom after a long running argument with his wife over the car keys. He told a deputy the argument started the night before. He left the house, but the wife continued to call to ask for the keys. When he returned, the argument resumed. He again fled to the bathroom, but his wife tried to force open the bathroom door several times while he was inside – even after he yelled through the door that he was going number two. He told the deputy he wasn’t afraid of his wife; he just didn’t want to argue. The wife was gone when the deputy arrived, and the fan was on in the bathroom.

Not on the PGA Tour: Heroin, prescription drugs and 25 syringes were found in a van outside a golf store on Bypass 17 where two men were trying to sell two sets of golf clubs. The deputies became suspicious when they noticed there was no beer or coolers in the van. There were also ID cards and other documents with names that didn’t match any of the four occupants. Asked about the clubs, a Conway man, 35, said they were his, but the deputies observed he wasn’t wearing golf clothes. A Myrtle Beach woman, 36, said they belonged to her parents, however, the deputies noted she didn’t look like she was a member of the Prestwick Country Club. The driver of the van 29, of Aynor, said he was just giving the others a ride. He allowed deputies to search the van.

An employee at Akers Golf, told deputies he knew the clubs had been reported stolen, which was confirmed by the Horry County Police. The three suspects, and a Myrtle Beach woman, 22, who said she was just along for the ride (and it was a lot more fun than Uber), were all arrested on drug charges and possession of stolen property.

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June 4, 2019

Bang A Gong? A Murrells Inlet man said his female neighbor began banging on something metallic after a deputy responded to the man’s complaint that the woman was playing loud music (“Play That Funky Music White Boy “) by her pool. Once the deputy left, the banging began, the man said. He also said the woman yelled, “You started it, I’m going to (obscenity) finish it.” The man recorded the woman on his phone and played her taunts for the deputy.

The woman and another man were not making any noise when the deputy arrived a second time. They were both drunk, the deputy noted. He said there would be no charges but told the neighbor to call if there was further harassment, especially if any Captain and Tennille was played.

Fore? A Murrells Inlet man said he was hit in the head with a beer bottle wielded by a drunk golfer at the Hot Fish Club – luckily not a Tall Boy. He told a deputy he recognized the man because he served a group of golfers while working next door at Nance’s restaurant (cheapskates-non tippers). The alleged victim had no visible injuries. He also appeared to be drunk, although he told the deputy he only had a few beers.

A witness at the club said the inlet man was drunk and “getting in the (men’s) faces” about being Tight*@! Yankees. He also said the bottle was thrown. A bouncer said the inlet man wasn’t being hostile, but agreed the bottle was thrown. He said the men left in a minivan and a pickup, one of which may have had a Massachusetts tag. The inlet man said he wanted to press charges if the golfer could be identified.

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Thanks for reading- we’re the Law Offices of David L. Hood, a statewide practice with offices in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Georgetown and North Charleston; with our main office at 11919 Plaza Dr. in Murrells Inlet, SC.  We also have locations to serve you in Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Columbia, Greenville & Rock Hill. Happy National Cheese Day, and have a great week, David.

May 14, 2019

Too Proud of Being a Local? A Pawleys Island area man, 39, was attacked by a Murrells Inlet man, 23, outside the Wicked Tuna because the younger man claimed he wasn’t a local, entitled to wear a pink pullover from a local school, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. Witnesses said the inlet man was drunk. He had graduated with honors in Busch Light. The Pawleys man told a deputy he had come out of a portable toilet near the bar around 9:30 p.m. on April 27 when he saw the inlet man arguing with one of his friends about who was local and who was not. The Pawleys man said he tried to calm the situation, but the inlet man confronted him about his pullover. The inlet man said he went to the school (which was not identified) and the Pawleys man did not.

The inlet man punched the Pawleys man in the head. The Pawleys man’s friend tackled the inlet man, which ended the fight.

The deputy found the inlet man nearby. He claimed he didn’t know anything about a fight. He kept asking if he was free to go. He was detained then charged with assault. He was taken to the hospital on the way to the jail but dropped to his knees (not in prayer) outside the emergency room and told deputies they would have to carry him inside. He relented, but then refused to let staff check him. The man was taken to jail, where he cursed at deputies and jail staff.

Punch Drunk? Three people were injured in a fight at the bar in Wahoo’s that began when a man described as “muscular, with tattoos” went around the room harassing women. The women didn’t think he or his tattoos were attractive. He leaned on a North Carolina man, 26, who asked him to get off. The muscular man pushed the North Carolina man, which caused a North Carolina woman, 23, to fall to the floor. A New York man, 61, tried to help. He was punched in the face and knocked to the floor.

The North Carolina couple was also punched. They were all treated by emergency medical workers.

The muscular man left with another man dressed in a black shirt and cowboy hat – they rode off into the sunset together. Witnesses said they see the muscular man all the time but didn’t know his name. An employee said the man didn’t pay with a credit card, because “other people always pay his tab,” and he doesn’t tip.

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Thanks for reading- we’re the Law Offices of David L. Hood, a statewide practice with offices in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Georgetown and North Charleston; with our main office at 11919 Plaza Dr. in Murrells Inlet, SC.  We also have locations to serve you in Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Columbia, Greenville & Rock Hill. Bikers are in town; please keep road safety in mind. Happy National Dance Like a Chicken Day, and have a great week, David.

April 30, 2019

Suspect Armed and Dangerous with Glade: A Charleston area man, 32, who was a passenger in a car was stopped by a deputy on Highway 17 in Litchfield because of an expired tag, refused to put down an air freshener as he spoke with the deputy. “This led me to believe he was nervous,” the deputy said. The passenger went from “fidgety” to “irate” and rolled up his window. A second deputy held the window so the man couldn’t close it. A third deputy arrived. The man got out of the car, and a search discovered marijuana and methamphetamine in his pockets. The man said he was a child advocate and took the drugs from a juvenile. The deputies noted, “like taking candy from a baby.”

The man was held on drug charges.

Looking for more than Lunch?: A Georgetown man lost his wedding ring at a restaurant in Litchfield. He called the restaurant and learned from a manager the ring had been found.

A deputy reviewed the security video and saw the victim ordering from “a very attractive waitress “and putting the ring in his pocket.

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April 16, 2019

Going for the Gold: – A Murrells Inlet woman, 31, was arrested after she admitted stealing $515.00 worth of lottery tickets from the Circle K convenience store on Bypass 17, where she worked.

A manager told a deputy the woman was seen on security video scanning tickets and throwing them away. When she found a winning ticket, she would pay for it and cash in. She said she was hoping to hit the Powerball and “Circle K could kiss my sweet behind” which was not exactly how she put it.

Finders Keepers Losers Weepers?: – A Georgetown man walked into the kitchen at the Luna restaurant in Woodside Village, cursed at employees and threatened them if they didn’t return his money. They told a deputy they recognized him as an employee at the On the Half Shell bar.

The man, 26, was gone when the deputy arrived, but he traced him to the Marsh Walk. The man said he had just been paid $100, but he dropped the money as he walked from the bar to the Marsh Walk. He retraced his steps and saw the Luna employees outside by their vehicles “acting strange.” The man said he thought the Luna employees took his money, and he lost his temper. He was placed on trespass notice for the restaurant. Later, the deputy observed some Luna employees at “Uncle Tito’s” doing tequila shots and buying ones for any women who wanted one.

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April 2, 2019

“This job will be the death of me!” – A maintenance worker at True Blue Golf Club believes a co-worker put a bullet in his golf cart to try to intimidate him. He told a deputy that he had earlier heard the co-worker say “pow, pow, pow.” The deputy noted the maintenance worker was not Native American. The co-worker denied the accusation. A supervisor said the incident would be handled internally.

Let’s get this party started! – Someone stole a $400 lime green Yeti cooler from under a Garden City beach house. The owner, from North Carolina, said it was full of beer and required at least two people to carry it. The owner said he wasn’t concerned about the cooler, but “wanted the person who took the cooler reprimanded” and his PBRs returned.

Didn’t understand the “language of love” – A Florida man, 33, said a Garden City woman, 52, approached him at a bar in Murrells Inlet and touched him several times without permission, including under his clothing. The man was at the bar with his girlfriend. The man provided a written statement, but it was in his native language: Portuguese.

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March 19, 2019

Not Meant in a Sexual Nature: – A Pawleys Island area man, 55, said his father-in-law, 63, told him “I’ll blow your head off” during a phone call. He told a deputy that relations are not good between them and earlier in the day he had made an obscene gesture when he saw the older man while driving on Highway 17.

The younger man said he wasn’t sure if he wanted to press charges. He was advised to block the older man’s calls.

No Escaping “Deputy Dog”: – A deputy headed south on Highway 17 near Prince George smelled marijuana coming from three cars ahead of him. One car slowed down to 50 in the 60-mph zone when the driver saw the deputy. The smell of marijuana and “a masking agent” was evident when the deputy got behind it.

The deputy stopped the car near DeBordieu. Asked about the smell, the driver, 19, of Georgetown, produced a burned joint.

Asked if there was more marijuana, the driver said he had a lot and that he was going to jail. “A lot?” the deputy asked. “About 25 grams,” the man said.

The deputy pointed to a bulge in the man’s pants saying, “Are you happy to see me or is that weed?” The man said it was pot in his underwear.

A search of the car also discovered a set of scales.

The man was cited for “simple possession” and released. The marijuana weighed in at 35 grams.

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March 5, 2019

The Devil/Fireball Made Him Do It: An anonymous caller reported that a Murrells Inlet man, 59, had passed out in the parking lot near the Food Lion on Bypass 17. Before a deputy arrived, dispatchers were told the man had been helped to his van, then walked off toward a gas station. The man was then reported driving around the parking lot “trying to find a cold one.”

When the deputy found the van, the man had trouble opening the window. The deputy saw four or five mini bottles of Fireball liquor on the seat.

The deputy opened the driver’s door. The man smelled of alcohol. His speech was slurred, and he had trouble standing. The man started to curse as the deputy questioned him. He ignored orders to watch his language. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct.

A Rolling Party: A Murrells Inlet man, 51, whose car was stopped after other drivers reported it swerving on Highway 17 in Litchfield grabbed a deputy’s holstered gun after he was handcuffed. Deputies were able to restrain him.

His car was spotted heading south. A deputy saw if turn off the road. He switched on his blue light. The car kept going. A second deputy followed with his blue light on.

The man finally stopped south of Waverly Road. He smelled of alcohol and had a hard time coming up with his license, registration and insurance documents. He started to curse the deputy.

A Georgetown woman, 32, who was a passenger in the car, tried to help. When she got out of the car several open cans of beer fell on the ground. She was detained. (“Thanks for the help, Babe.”)

A records check showed the inlet man’s license was suspended following a previous drunken driving arrest. (Surprise!) He was handcuffed. While he was being searched, he reached back with one hand and grabbed the gun. The deputy removed the man’s hand from the gun.

The search found a broken glass pipe in the man’s pocket. There was also a foil pipe in the car along with dozens of cans and bottles of beer. There was also a dog in the car. It failed its field sobriety tests and was taken to the animal shelter.

The man and woman were charged with open container violations. The man was also charged with several traffic violations and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On the way to the jail, the man kicked the door of the patrol car. At the jail, the man was stunned with a taser “multiple times” because of “combative behavior.”

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February 19, 2019

Fashion Police? A Murrells Inlet woman, 63, doesn’t know who has been sending her harassing letters for the last year. She told a deputy the first arrived early in 2018 soon after she and her husband moved into their home. Two more letters followed.

The letters insulted the woman and her husband and criticized their taste in clothes and hair styles. The deputy noted the woman’s pink hot pants and “bouffant“, as well as the husband’s green leisure suit and mullet. One letter mentioned the husband returning home in his truck with a bag from the liquor store, which made the woman think the writer may have been watching the house and was jealous of their fun lifestyle.

Dancing Machine FlattenedA Myrtle Beach man thought the tires on his Hummer looked low when he pulled out of Uncle Tito’s bar on Business 17. By the time he reached a Circle K convenience store three had gone flat, he told a deputy.

The deputy asked if the man had argued with anyone at the bar. The man said he saw his ex-girlfriend but didn’t talk with her. He told the deputy she was upset about their recent breakup and may have been angry that he was grinding with another woman on the dance floor.

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February 5, 2019

A Memento of our Time Together: A doorbell camera on a Murrells Inlet man’s home was stolen by a woman whom he met through an online dating site. The man, 22, said the woman, 37, became drunk and disorderly. He asked her to leave and locked the door.

The woman was gone when a deputy arrived. He said he didn’t want to press charges but wanted to file a report for the missing $200 Nestcam. The man only knew the woman’s first name, but he provided the deputy with information from the woman’s Tinder account and video of her taking the Nestcam. The deputy thought the woman might be fun

Wonder Dog Rescued: Emergency workers broke the deadbolt on a True Blue condo to get access to a dog that was stranded on a rooftop. An anonymous caller (transcript from the 911 call: “Ruh Roh!”) alerted the sheriff’s office.

A deputy arrived to find the husky on the second story roof and a black cat looking down from the roof peak. He said it appeared the dog jumped through a porch screen on a third-floor balcony and couldn’t get back.

Midway Fire and Rescue brought a ladder truck but couldn’t position it to reach the dog.

No one was in the condo and building maintenance couldn’t unlock the door. A Midway crew knocked off the deadbolt.

Two deputies entered the condo armed with treats. One was able to get a leash attached to the dog and pull it back onto the balcony. Provided with water and additional treats, “he was very happy and playful,” the deputy said.

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January 22, 2019

A Large Pepperoni Pizza, 2-Liter Coke and ¼ oz. – A Pawleys Island area girl, 14, told her parents that when she and her friends ordered pizza from Domino’s the delivery man handed her a bong and a lighter. He asked how much pot they wanted with their pizza. The girl said she and her friends ran inside with the food.

A deputy spoke with the manager, who identified the driver as a Georgetown man, 21. The deputy was unable to contact the driver. The manager said he would be fired when he returned to work. The parents were unsure if they wanted to press charges.

Nike LeBron’s? A man said his cousin, “Freddy Brown” (not his real name, and the man isn’t sure what his real name is) saw him in Greentown and asked him to come to his mom’s house.

The man drove to the house and started talking with his cousin. He said his cousin became mad about a situation from this past summer – the man had allegedly stolen his cousin’s shoes. The man said he was leaving when his cousin tried to punch him through his car window. The punch grazed the man’s head, he said. The man got out of his car and “squared up to fight.” But the cousin pulled out a blade. The cousin pulled up his shirt, the man said, and he had a gun in his waistband.

As the man was talking to the deputy, he became frustrated. The man didn’t want to provide a statement, but he wanted the incident documented.

He eventually refused to listen to the deputy and went inside his residence.

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December 11th, 2018

“Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days,” Benjamin Franklin. A Pawleys Island area man, 39, told his family he would spend the night elsewhere after an argument with his in-laws. The man was already gone when a deputy arrived and was much happier. The in-laws said the man was angry that they arrived on short notice (Hello?) and stayed an extra day because of bad weather – it was sunny and 70 degrees. The father-in-law, 74, said the man pushed him. He didn’t want to press charges, but wondered if they could stay another day. The case was closed.

Be careful of those Pawleys Island women. An Andrews woman, 30, who was found unconscious at the county jail was revived by emergency medical workers. She told a deputy she had snorted a line of heroin given to her by a Pawleys Island area woman, 30, who asked her if she “wanted to party,” and was her roommate at the jail. The Andrews woman said the Pawleys woman had just arrived at the jail. She noticed the Pawleys woman moving around under her blanket and it looked like fun. The Pawleys woman showed that she had heroin and both women began using it. Jail staff told deputies they saw the woman acting strangely and they seemed to be having a good time. Two inmates discovered the Andrews woman on the floor and called for help. Both women will be charged with possession of drugs and as prisoners in possession of contraband, the deputy said.

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November 6th, 2018

Liquid Gold? A Georgia woman thought the bill she received in August for 36,700 gallons of water for her Garden City beach house was due to the pool being filled. After getting a bill for 33,200 gallons the next month, she contacted Georgetown County Water and sewer and checked for leaks. None were found, and she got a partial credit. While at the house earlier in the month, she saw a truck on the street behind the house but didn’t pay attention to what it was doing. After returning home, her water bill was for 68,700 gallons (or approximately two pools worth). The investigator was checking to see if any pool companies were including free water with their installations.

Has Anyone Seen A Dancing Gopher? A Conway man was found with eight open cans of Bud Light in his SUV, stopped with only the parking lights on in front of a Garden City beach house. The homeowner told deputies he didn’t know the man. The driver couldn’t explain why he was there but said that he “Enjoyed It Fresh.“ He also had golf equipment, a drill, animal traps, a rifle with a scope in the vehicle, was wearing a Caddyshack hat and was looking for “the gopher.“ The man was arrested for an open container violation. The SUV was towed.

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October 23rd, 2018

Squatters Rights? A Willbrook resident returned home to find a car parked in her driveway. She told a deputy she thought the woman driving it was just turning around. When the car didn’t move, she asked the woman to move the car. “Why?” the woman asked.

Told by the Willbrook woman that it was her home, the driver began to curse and said it was her home and that she had just bought 5 gallons of chartreuse paint for the exterior. The owner left, but waited for the driver to leave. The owner followed the car to the security gate, where a guard said the driver began cursing at him.

The resident gave the deputy photos of the driver and her license. The deputy discovered the driver, 46, of Myrtle Beach, had been placed on trespass notice for The Reserve community in the past for placing pink flamingoes in a yard. A property manager said she wanted to press charges since the woman had been warned four or five times in the last six months.

Jonesin For a Fudge Dipped Banana Roll? A deputy went to a gas station in the Pleasant Hill area on a shoplifting report. An employee said a man tried to steal a Little Debbie cake. The employee said the man came into the store and asked for a key to use the bathroom. After using the bathroom, the man stayed in the parking lot for about 40 minutes. The employee thought the man was acting suspicious, so he checked the store’s surveillance tape.

As the employee was checking the tape, the man came back into the store, went to the snack isle and put one of the snacks inside his pants (He likes his Little Debbie’s warmed). The employee confronted the man, who then apologized. The man put the snack back and started to leave. The employee asked him to sit on a bench outside the store and wait for a deputy to arrive. The man ran to a car and left the area. The cashier in the store knew the suspect and provided his information to the deputy.

The deputy watched the surveillance footage showing the man put a snack, which cost 50 cents, into his pants. He will now be provided with “Three hots and a cot.”

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October 9th, 2018

Feeling No Pain? Deputies waited outside a Murrells Inlet home where a woman, 53, complained that she was afraid because her husband, 63, was calling her names. She was in bed following leg surgery. She admitted that she made her husband and her sister bring her liquor. A deputy said she appeared to be drunk.

The husband denied that he had been verbally abusive. The deputy told him the procedure for having his wife committed for alcohol abuse.

The woman got out of bed with the help of a walker. The deputy told her to get back into bed. He and another deputy left, but stood outside the door. They heard the woman yell obscenities at her husband and sister. When the sister let the deputies back in, the wife was taunting the sister.

Deputies calmed the wife back down and she was headed back to bed when they left again. Her husband then refilled her Vodka IV. No charges were filed.

Leaping Lizard! A Florence woman, 24, grabbed her boyfriend’s pet lizard during an argument and seemed ready to throw it from the balcony of the boyfriend’s condo at True Blue, according to the Georgetown County Sherriff’s Office.

The boyfriend’s father called police around 4 a.m. last Thursday.

The woman told a deputy they had been drinking and argued because the boyfriend is “controlling.” The boyfriend was gone when the deputy arrived and the deputy ordered the woman to “very carefully . . . put down the lizard.”

The father said the woman made threats toward their pets before grabbing the lizard. He didn’t want to press charges, but he did want the woman to leave.

Since the deputy had heard the woman talking loudly outside the condo, he arrested her for “disorderly conduct.”

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September 25th, 2018

It Got A Little Hairy A man who shot his pistol from the roof of a Garden City beach house got into a fight with family members who took his gun away, according to the Georgetown County Sherriff’s office. A deputy arrived at the house around 9 p.m. on September 2 to find the man being held on the ground, but grasping a handful of a relative’s hair.

Deputies had been in the area about 30 minutes earlier in response to calls about the gunshots.

The man’s family said the man, 28, of Piedmont, had been drinking earlier. After the man fired shots from the roof, a family member, 48, took his guns and put them in his own vehicle for safekeeping. The man took the guns back. A fight began.

The man cursed loudly after he was handcuffed, the deputy said. The family member, who had a bite mark on his arm, said he wanted to press charges and have the man blood tested. He also wanted his toupe returned.

The man was also charged with disorderly conduct and for using a weapon while under the influence of alcohol. The man’s family asked the deputy to take the guns.

Speeding? A Murrells Inlet man who drove off in an electric shopping cart belonging to the area Food Lion was seen heading south on Old Kings Highway with his pants pulled down. A deputy found the man passed out on the cart with passers-by and the store manager protecting him from being hit by traffic.

The manager said he was told by a customer that the man, 57, had driven off in the cart so he followed.

The deputy said the man was drunk and his shorts were falling off. There was an unopened bottle of vodka in a bag in the cart.

The man was checked at the hospital on the way to jail on charges of theft and being drunk in public. He was very “em bare assed.”

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September 11th, 2018

Talk About A Crappy Day!  A West Ashley man was walking his dog when a man pulled up next to him and accused him of scratching his car. When the dog-walker said he didn’t know what he was talking about, the driver sped off, reversed, got out of his car, swiped the bag of dog poop from the other man’s hands, and chucked it at him, soiling the left side of his head and his shoulder.

A Great Escape: Cops are still searching for a man who stole a car, was chased by the police at speeds of over 100 m.p.h., then jumped out of the moving car, which rammed a home.  After the car was reported stolen, cops flashed their lights to pull the guy over.  Instead he hit the gas and tried to outrun the cops. When he ended up on a dead end street, he opened the door of the moving vehicle and jumped out while it was still going. The car then hit a home in the Apple Valley community. No injuries occurred. He was able to escape, as the police were about two doughnuts behind him.

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August 28th, 2018

A Rude Awakening? A Myrtle Beach woman, 21, was found asleep at the wheel of her car on Murrells Inlet Road and Hammock Ave. The car was running, but in “park”.

A deputy said she was drunk and it appeared she had wet her pants. She told him she worked at a nearby restaurant. She stopped her car because she was exhausted.

She was charged with “disorderly conduct” (those wet pants will get you in trouble!), driving with a suspended license and improper parking. An open mini-bottle of vodka was in her purse and she was also cited for an open container violation (may be the mini-bottle spilled on her pants?).

MOM!!!! Two Virginia men said it was “just brotherly love” fueled by alcohol that led to a fight while they were vacationing at a home off the North Causeway. One man, 22, said he and his brother, 27, went on the porch to smoke. He said the older brother was drunk and began “inciting” him about the ethnicity of his girlfriend. The older brother then punched him in the stomach. The brothers wrestled briefly but were separated when their mother realized what was happening (Mother always knows best!). Neither wanted to press charges.

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August 21st, 2018

Love Isn’t Free: A Murrells Inlet man looked through his home security video to identify the person who took a credit card from his truck. He discovered footage of an inlet woman, 30, who had been in his house around 4 a.m. Around $150 in charges were made on the credit card at convenience stores. The man, 72, saw transactions for beer, cigarettes, massage oil, candles, rubber tubing, handcuffs and Maxi pads. The charge for Maxi pads caught his attention.

After seeing images of the woman entering his house, the man told a deputy that the woman was a prostitute and a drug addict who had been introduced to him by another prostitute and addict. (You should meet his ex-wife’s!). He said the woman had spent a night at his house and he believes she made a copy of his keys.

He didn’t believe anything was missing from the house, although he said the woman may have taken some peanut butter.

A Slippery Situation: A Georgetown woman called the police alleging that her husband sprayed water on her. The woman told a deputy she was sitting on the porch smoking when her husband sprayed her with the water hose when she wouldn’t put her cigarette out. The woman said her husband had been calling her names. She also said she’d been drinking that day. She then changed her story, saying she was taking clothes off the clothes line when her husband sprayed her.

She changed her story again, this time saying she was coming down the porch steps when the spraying happened. She said the situation started with an argument over intimate issues two nights ago.

The report says the wife is 30 years younger than her husband and he’s “constantly hounding her to make love.”

The woman did not appear to be damp from the spraying, the officer noted. The husband said he was washing his truck and four-wheelers in the backyard while his wife was sitting on the porch. The husband said he did not spray his wife. He said she’s “been drinking again with her pills.” Normally, he said, he leaves for a little while and she calms down.

The deputy went back to the wife, who was sitting in a truck in the driveway. She said she didn’t plan to leave and that she would go back inside and call a friend.
No charges were filed.

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August 14th, 2018

Beer Goggles? A Knightdale, North Carolina, man drove a Myrtle Beach man from Florence to the Forestbrook area in a taxi, and the taxi driver ended up calling for help.

According to the report, when they got to the suspect’s mother’s house, she refused to let the suspect, who was drunk, into the house (Mama knows best!) and the suspect got back into the cab.

When the suspect touched the taxi driver inappropriately and made a sexual comment, the driver pulled into a fire station parking lot and called the police, the report said.

The report said the suspect, who was arrested, asked the officer to take the $200 fare from his wallet and give it to the victim, because he still had feelings for him.

Ex-Lax? A Clay Pond resident reported that there was a suspicious package which she gave to the property manager.

The victim, 62, said she thought someone might be trying to give her or her husband diarrhea because there’d been some miscommunication about paying for a television, the report said.

The package contained hard candy, along with a roll of toilet paper and a note saying it was for the woman’s husband.

The package was not sealed and looked like there was a brown, sticky substance on the candies.

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August 7th, 2018

A Not So “Wise” Guy? A South Carolina man claimed he had been given an injection and that he was an owl, at which point, according to officers on the scene, he began hooting and was taken to the animal hospital in Murrells Inlet.

What’s Love Got To Do With It? In Murrells Inlet, a deputy spoke with a man who said his girlfriend’s ex-husband has been sending him and his girlfriend unwanted texts and phone calls. The deputy knew the girlfriend from a previous case. The man showed the deputy the text messages, which included profanity. In one message, the ex-husband said the man’s neighbor wants to know how much it would cost to sleep with the girlfriend. The boyfriend responded, “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it!” In another, he said he hopes the man falls asleep on top of his girlfriend and suffocates her. The officer noted that the boyfriend was “a very big guy.” The officer planned to seek an arrest warrant for unlawful use of a telephone.

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July 31st, 2018

Grandpa’s Monopoly Money? A man tried to pay for his drinks with fake bills at an upscale downtown restaurant, though he said he got the bills from his grandpa and didn’t know they were fake. A record search yielded multiple warrants for his arrest before more fake currency was discovered in his car. But he was a big tipper.

Maaaaaa – have you seen my undies? A Murrells Inlet man, 55, who was locked on the back porch of his mother’s mobile home refused to tell a deputy why he was naked. However, he said his mother was to blame.

The mother told the deputy that her son was “acting out.” She locked him on the porch. He had been drinking and had urinated on the floor, she said.

The man was beating on the door when the deputy arrived. He was arrested for “breach of peace ” . . . and his mother grounded him.

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July 17th, 2018

Almost Fatal Attraction? A Murrells Inlet Man drove to a convenience store to call 911 after a lady friend attacked him at his home and stole his cellphone. The man told the deputy that the woman walked into his unlocked home and she was “crazy and wanted him”. The man told her he was married and didn’t like her that way. They had lunch together the day before, he told the deputy.

He said the woman threw a lamp that hit him in the head; and when he tried to recover his phone, she pushed him down, saying “I need some afternoon delight, handsome!”

The woman sped off in a blue Jaguar with another woman at the wheel. The man ran after her beating on the car with his belt and tried to grab his cellphone through the open passenger side window. He said the woman told the driver to run over him if he didn’t move.

The man said he didn’t want to press charges.

This just goes to show, there’s no such thing as a free lunch!

“News in Brief”: A man in his underwear tried to rip the rear-view mirror off a car parked outside a West Ashley hotel with his bare hands. Now here’s a robber who uses the bare necessities!

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July 10th, 2018

Looking for love in all the wrong places?  A Conway man told police that he let a man spend the night at his home recently. He said at some point during the night, the suspect went into the top drawer of his nightstand and took $3,000 of assorted bills. He was able to give police the name of the suspect (Sweetie?) but was not able to provide a birthdate or address for him.

Police tell “Bird Man” to fly the coop!  A Litchfield man was cited for violating the county ordinance restricting sales on the Marsh Walk after he was found soliciting money in exchange for letting people hold his pet birds. A man complained after paying and finding bird poop on his shoulder. A deputy said it was the third time in two weeks they had warned the “Bird Man” about soliciting. If you see the Bird Man on the Marsh Walk, you may have to pay for a selfie and dry cleaning!

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July 3rd, 2018

Mike Tyson’s sister? A Pennsylvania woman vacationing with family in Murrells Inlet said she bit her boyfriend’s ear to escape from his choke hold during an argument over a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Her boyfriend asked for a doughnut and she refused, he then threw a brush at her. The argument escalated to them grappling on the couch and him putting her in a choke hold. She then decided enough is enough and bit his left ear (not quite as tasty as the doughnut). Men out there, be warned: Don’t mess with a woman’s doughnuts!

Wine thicker than blood? A Murrells Inlet woman, 47, was arrested for assault after her mother, with whom she lives, said her daughter hit her with a purse spilling the contents everywhere. The deputy arrived to find the daughter in bed drunk, with a bottle of wine. This could have been averted if she’d just shared her wine!

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