Man reports being threatened by armed motorcyclist in Myrtle Beach

troot@thesunnews.comMay 2, 2013 

— A 51-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police that a man on a motorcycle threatened him with a knife after he slammed on his vehicle’s brakes to avoid a possible collision on U.S. 501, according to a police report.The victim told officers that about 8 p.m. Wednesday he was eastbound on U.S. 501 when a woman on a motorcycle pulled onto 501, cutting him off, police said. The victim said a man on a motorcycle, who turned out to be the woman’s boyfriend, pulled up behind him and followed him into the parking lot of Food Lion.

The victim said the man on the motorcycle argued with him about almost hitting the woman, according to the report. The victim said he apologized to the man and told him it was not a big deal, but that the woman cut him off and it was not his fault.

The victim said the man retrieved a large knife from a saddle bag on the motorcycle and threatened to use it on the victim, according to the report. The victim said he continued to talk to the man and tried to reason with him.

The victim said the biker took his license plate number and told him that he “and his boys would take care of him later,” according to the report. The motorcyclist then drove away and the victim called police.

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