Two males reported being assaulted by a group of males early Monday morning on North Ocean Boulevard, according to a report from the Myrtle Beach Police Department.
The victims flagged down an officer in the area of 1000 North Ocean Blvd. around 2 a.m. to report the assault, the report said. They said they were walking north on the east side of the road when a police officer rode by in a golf cart and spoke with them. After the officer left the area, a group of young males began to yell at them, asking if they had called the police on them.
The victims said they continued north when the group ran up to them in Plyler Park and began to punch and kick them after knocking them to the ground, the report said. They then flagged down the officer, and the first victim told him the group of suspects ran toward Ninth Avenue North and then went west. He gave a description of one suspect, which went out over the police radio.
A short time later, other officers approached a subject in the area, who began to run, and the subject was detained, the report said. A show up was conducted, where the second victim positively identified the subject as the offender who knocked him to the ground and kicked him.
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The first victim had a cut on the left side of his face and cuts and scrapes on both arms, the report said. The second victim had red marks on his face and complained that his jaw hurt.