TVs ain’t free
A man was arrested after police said he walked out of a Wal-Mart store without paying for a television.
In other news, Wal-Mart is now accepting applications for security officers.
Myrtle Beach police were called about 1:45 p.m. Thursday to the Wal-Mart on Seaboard Street where a 44-year-old male store employee reported the incident.
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The employee said that about 1:30 p.m. he saw a man walk out of the electronics department with a television, police said.
The employee said the man removed a wrapper from the television and walked out without paying for it, authorities said.
Which, to be completely honest, is kind of impressive.
The employee said he then stopped the man just outside the store.
While being taken to the Myrtle Beach Jail, the man said what he did was stupid, police said.
You don’t say.
Josh Bell, digital reporter
What happens to a bag of cash left out in the open?
Okay, so here’s a doozy.
Myrtle Beach police are investigating after a store employee reported that someone stole a bag containing hundreds of dollars while she was working, authorities said.
That’s right, you read that correctly.
A BAG OF CASH. SITTING IN PLAIN VIEW. WAS STOLEN. Well, you don’t say! Have these people ever head of a safe? How about that big clunky thing you use to put money into — you know, a CASH register?
“I got all these hundreds, what should I do with them?”
“Toss them over there in the corner.”
The victim said she was waiting on customers when a man stole the bag of money from behind the counter. Which clearly means, based on science and logic, that the BAG OF CASH behind the counter was CLOSE ENOUGH to the general public to be confiscated, removed and never heard from again. Foolproof system, folks.
The victim said she used the bag to make change for customers and that it contained $700 in cash when it was taken, according to the police report. And also IT WAS A BAG. OF CASH.
The victim told police the man left while she was still waiting on a customer, and she didn’t notice the bag was gone until the suspect left, police said. Which AGAIN, means that the elusive BAG OF CASH was situated clearly right next to the door. One might wonder if there was a sign placed somewhere near it bearing the tagline, “FREE CASH,” but I digress.
Authorities searched the area for the suspect, but did not find him, because of course they didn’t.
No arrests were made in connection with the incident as of Thursday morning because he has $700 and they don’t.
Josh Bell, digital reporter
A Georgetown County woman had an extremely strange encounter with a man who entered her home and made “lewd advances,” according to the county Sheriff’s Office.
Although the exact nature of the nasty gestures weren’t spelled out, the woman was frightened enough to call police.
Deputies are now searching for nearly six-foot-tall, 140-pound man wearing dark clothing and black gloves.
The invasion happened around 4 p.m. Saturday on Hayfield Road, police said.
The man didn’t hurt the woman and quickly fled the scene. No other information about the crime was available.
Anyone with information on the unknown creeper should call the Georgetown County Sheriff’s office at 546-5101.
A woman who was previously enjoying her Myrtle Beach vacation got an unexpected visitor Thursday morning.
Although many people have woken up to find a strange man in their hotel room, this one wasn’t invited.
The woman, who was staying at the South Seas Oceanfront Resort, said she was sleeping when an unknown man entered her room and began touching her private area.
She had left the door slightly open so her roommate could come in, she said.
She immediately called police and the pervert fled the scene.
Police soon arrested 41-year-old Terry Glenn Johnson of Myrtle Beach.
He was charged with first degree assault and battery and burglary. At press time, he remained in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.
Johnson should probably remember next time to keep his hands to himself.
The boiz are back
Frequent shootings have caused the long arm of the law to descend on Fat Boiz Bar, according to the Horry County Police.
In addition to the business being possibly shut down, police have arrested at least three people for fighting and allegedly spraying bullets around the parking lot.
Casey LeBarrett Richardson, 30, of Conway, was charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon by a violent felon and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Also charged with the same crimes were Jerrmon Quinton Gowdy, 27, of Georgetown and Calvin Durrell Ford, 28, of Myrtle Beach.
Neighbors say they are tired of the bullets flying around the business each weekend.
There have been three shootings at the same location since April.
The most recent incident involved two groups of people firing at one another, and at security guards.
The fight was reportedly over a pool game, police said.
Other fights that have also resulted in gunfire involved arguments that started inside the bar.
The 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office also thinks the place has a problem with security. A letter was recently sent to the owners, saying they need to “abate the nuisance.”
Although not exactly a crime, health officials are now warning residents not to eat fish they catch around the Grand Strand.
This includes the really yucky mud fish, which is an ugly creature that tastes like crap.
The advisory says that a meal of mud fish should not be eaten more than once a month.
Actually, no one should eat mud fish ... ever.
Other fish are also on the “eat at your own risk” list, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Health officials are concerned about the high levels of mercury contained in local fish.
Eating too many of the fish could cause heart disease in adults, according to DHEC.
The fish on the no-fly list include bluegill and largemouth bass.
The DHEC advisory does not say that eating too many french fries and hush puppies (along with the fish) is also harmful to your health.
Possibly the mayo, sugar and butter from the 100-item buffet is a bigger threat than the mercury contained in your average largemouth bass.
Blue Light Special is a roundup of the Myrtle Beach area’s weird and wild crime, written with a saracastic and/or humorous twist. It is meant as a parody. Don’t take it too seriously; we don’t.