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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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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. Please get out and vote. It’s our most important constitutional right. Have a great week, David.

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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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. We hope you have a Spooktacular Halloween, and have a great week, David.

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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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 Fire Prevention Week, and have a great week, David.

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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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. We hope you and your family are safe during this difficult time with flooding in our area, David.

Helpful Links: Horry County Emergency Management , Georgetown County Emergency Management.

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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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 Make Your Bed Day, and have a great week, David.

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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