Come on and Take A Free Ride
We imagine there’s a police captain who was a little pissed off on Monday morning.
Georgetown County Sheriff’s deputies got themselves involved in a high-speed pursuit on Sunday, March 30, with a suspect who stole a deputy’s patrol car.
Deputies were told about mental commitment papers for a man who had walked away from Waccamaw Community Hospital at 8:30 a.m. on March 30, according to a press release.
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The man was seen on the U.S. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet and deputies began a chase. Eventually, the individual found himself an escape vehicle, albeit one that the taxpayers help support, and high-tailed it out of there.
A chase continued all the way into Tabor City, N.C., where local highway patrol officials took the man into custody, the release stated. His name is Camilo Diaz and he’s charged with grand larceny and failure to stop for blue lights.
The case is reportedly under administrative review as to the deputy’s actions before, during and after his marked squad car was taken.
Jake and Elwood Blues used a former police cruiser to tear ass around the Chicago area. That image comes to mind in this case.
If they catch you in the back seat trying to pick her locks...
Did he have his own key, or just pick the locks?
You really have to wonder what his way of entry could have been.
Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives arrested David Rodriguez, 52, on March 27 on sexual assault charges, according to a press release.
Rodriguez reportedly owns a locksmith business in the Shallotte, N.C. area.
It’s unclear the relationship the suspect might have had with the alleged victim.
And, you know, whether he was invited in or used his tricks of the trade to enter the premises.
Isn’t the Nature of the Game To Conceal Your Identity?
If there is a stick-up man’s handbook, we’d bet pennies to pesos that one of the rules is never show your face if you don’t have to.
And especially not if the person who you’re robbing asks you to take off your mask.
But that’s apparently what happened on March 28 when Myrtle Beach police responded to an armed convenience store robbery in the 500 block of Third Avenue South.
The cashier told police two men came in, purchased some beer and then left, according to the incident report.
Five minutes later, the two came back inside, only this time wearing ski masks. The clerk asked them to take off their masks, which they did, the report stated.
OK, sure, you were in the store five minutes earlier with no masks and if there are cameras inside, your mug’s soon to be plastered around town. But still … really?
One of the men had a pocketknife with a five-inch blade and demanded the victim open the register. They reportedly got $40 from the register and four cartons of cigarettes.
That portion is probably also in the stick-up man’s handbook; no matter what, don’t leave the store without grabbing a few cartons of smokes.
It’s All In The Details
This is a public service announcement from all of us here: if you’re going to have a gun on campus and choose to tell others, it’s probably a good idea to mention this particular weapon fires non-lethal pellets.
On March 20, members of Coastal Carolina University’s police force and university housing staff went to an apartment in the Woods Residence Halls after reports came in of a possible firearm in the residence, according to the incident report.
Officers talked to the occupants, and one admitted to recently buying an airsoft gun and had told others. Police reportedly didn’t find the weapon, or any firearms for that matter.
First off, in this day and age, a replica of a weapon is probably best not brought onto a campus of any type. But if something like an airsoft gun is in your possession, make sure your buddies know what it does.
Or, don’t tell them at all. Your friends are probably all blabbermouths anyway.
Sounds Like A Real Stormy Romance
Maybe some flowers and chocolates are in order. For him!
On March 29, Myrtle Beach police responded to the 1300 block of Dunbar Street after a man was hit by a car.
Witness statements led police to realize the man had been involved in a criminal domestic violence situation earlier in the day with his on-again, off-again girlfriend of 10 years, according to the incident report.
We can’t speculate on what might have happened, but it was enough to piss her off and reportedly hit the guy with her vehicle that was complete with chrome rims. After hitting him the first time, she backed up and drove over him, the report stated.
When police found the victim, he was bleeding from his left leg and right wrist. It sounds like he wasn’t badly hurt, because later at the hospital, he told police he really didn’t want to talk about what happened.
Does Maury Povich still do shows featuring couples like this?