Myrtle Beach police are seeking to charge a liquor store worker with third-degree assault after a patron told officers he pushed her out of the store.
Police were called about 11:30 a.m. Friday to a liquor store at 2010 N. Kings Hwy, where a 35-year-old woman reported the incident, authorities said.
The victim told police she went to the liquor store to buy cigarettes. She said the 57-year-old suspect, who works at the store, got angry with her when she started asking him questions.
The victim said the suspect told her he was too busy to talk to her and began helping another customer. She told police she has a medical condition with her wrists and that caused her to dump change on the counter to pay for her cigarettes, authorities said.
The victim told police the suspect began shouting profanity at her and put his hand on her shoulder, pinching her with his thumb and fingers. She said the door was open and he pushed her out of the store while yelling at her, police said.
The suspect told police that the victim threw change on the counter while he was busy.
Police later viewed security footage showing the suspect push against the victim’s back with his hand, forcing her out of the store as she was leaving, according to the police report.
A warrant has been issued for the suspect’s arrest.
No arrests had been made in connection with the incident as of Saturday morning.