A man, who told police he was robbed, was charged with loitering after he explained just how it all happened.
Myrtle Beach police were called to the area of 10th Avenue South and Ocean Boulevard around 4:30 a.m. Sunday for a report of an armed robbery.
“When speaking to the victim, he told the responding officer that he was walking northbound on Ocean Boulevard with the witness ... when a black male confronted him at the corner of 10th Avenue South,” the incident report stated. “The victim told the responding officer that the male asked if he was looking for some marijuana and the victim said that he was.”
The victim told police that the man said to meet him in a nearby abandoned parking lot where the suspect pulled a handgun on him, according to the report. The suspect demanded all of the victim’s money and cellphone, took the items and ran away towards Yaupon Drive, the report stated.
The victim, identified in the report as 19-year-old Pat Abbot, was cited for loitering for drugs.
Abbot “no longer wanted police involvement once the truth came out that it was a drug deal gone bad,” police noted in the report.