A 35-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police that a man followed him around with rusty scissors in the South Kings Highway area Wednesday afternoon and demanded he empty his pockets, according to a police report.
Myrtle Beach officers were called about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to the South Kings Highway area in reference to a disturbance they said turned out to be an attempted robbery.
The victim told police he left a fast food restaurant and was walking across the street to a gas station when the suspect started chasing after him and demanded he empty out his pockets, according to a police report.
The victim said the suspect was holding dark-colored, rusty scissors that resembled wire cutters while following him. The victim told officers he feared for his life and ran toward 16th Avenue South and Yaupon Drive without giving the suspect anything.
The victim told police that the same man robbed him on Sunday. He told authorities that he stepped out of his 13th Avenue South hotel room for a cigarette when he was punched and kicked in the face by a man who took his cellphone, according to a police report.