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Blue Light Special | The $5 heist and a free mystery ride in the truck to a Myrtle Beach pond

Gimme Five

Myrtle Beach Police responded to a robbery report on Sunday night, on Yaupon Street — the place where dreams come true.

Our victim’s dream came in the form of a black male with shoulder length dreads in a black hoodie.

The victim tells police he was walking along 15th Avenue South near Yaupon Street, about 7 p.m., when the suspect approached him from across the street.

According to the police report, the suspect placed a pocket knife against the victim’s neck and demanded his money.

The victim gave the suspect $5 and the suspect fled.

I’m not sure what the more surprising aspect of this story is: That $5 satisfied a knife-wielding thief or that the victim had cash on him at all. Had I been in that situation the suspect would have to have been satisfied with 13 cents and an expired Blockbuster video card.

The suspect was described as 5’7”, 200 pounds. And with five dollars.

Off-Road Vehicle

A 40-year-old man told police he was beaten with a gun and forced into the trunk of his own car after being robbed at Club Faces. Boy, this is really going to drive down the “Club Faces” brand. The victim was apparently then driven to a pond, where he was forced to get in, and said the suspects then put his car in the pond as well.

Why would you....beat a man...steal his car...and then put it in a pond...

Horry County police responded to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where the victim was getting treatment for injuries he suffered during the assault, police said.

The victim told authorities about 10:30 p.m., Dec. 1, that a man got inside his car and pointed a handgun at his face. He said he was then pushed from his vehicle and beaten in the head with the gun by the man and four other male suspects, police said.

The victim’s wallet and car keys were taken from him before he was forced into the trunk of his own car. He was let out of the trunk somewhere near 10th Avenue North and Kings or Hemingway Street, authorities said.

He was then forced to enter a pond at gunpoint, and the suspects put his car in the pond also, according to the police report.

So essentially this man was forcibly taken swimming. That doesn’t seem so bad.

The victim crawled out of the pond after the suspects left the area and walked to the Myrtle Beach Police Department to get help, police said.

The left side of the victim’s jaw was swollen, and he had cuts on the top and back of his head, the report stated.

Police noted they checked the pond for the victim’s car, but didn’t find it at the time of the report.

Horry County police were on scene at the pond Friday morning, along with the Horry County Fire Rescue Department Dive Team to continue searching for the victim’s car, authorities said.

Lots and Lots and Lots of Charges

Georgetown police and 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested four people on drug charges Friday following a month-long investigation.

A search warrant was executed at a home on the 100 block of Park Street in the Bayview area of Georgetown, and those arrested were: Scott Roach, Marvin Myers Jr., Joshua Bliss, and Crystal Etheridge Leday.

Roach, 31, of Georgetown, who is a convicted felon, (YOU DON’T SAY) was found to be in possession of two loaded handguns (one a large caliber revolver loaded with shotgun shells), along with drugs, said Donald J. Tempalsky, Deputy Commander with the DEU.

He is charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, marijuana and heroin, along with distribution of marijuana, distribution of controlled substances within a half mile of a school or park and two counts of being a felon in possession of a handgun, Tempalsky said.

Police found crack, cocaine, hash, heroin, marijuana, and a copy of “Rebound” starring Martin Lawrence, (we’re kidding about Rebound. No one owns that anymore) in Myers’ room, authorities said. Myers, 35, of Georgetown, is unemployed, but had several thousand dollars in cash and a rental vehicle, police said.

He is charged with trafficking cocaine, second offense, trafficking crack, second offense, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute heroin, several instances of possession with intent to distribute or trafficking within a half mile of a park, and owning a VHS copy of the film “Rebound,” authorities said.

Both Roach and Myers, who were already out on bond, are convicted felons with previous drug distribution convictions, because obviously, authorities said.

Agents also discovered more than a pound of marijuana hidden in the home and took a press commonly used to condense drugs into smaller packages, Tempalsky said.

Bliss, 30, of Georgetown, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant from the City of Georgetown, had marijuana, heroin and pills, police said. Agents also found a scale, marijuana, cocaine and packaging material out on the kitchen counter and encountered an underage child in the home while executing the search warrant, authorities said.

Bliss is charged with possession of heroin, marijuana and pills, and Leday, 36, of also of Georgetown, is charged with endangering a child and marijuana possession, according to police.

All four arrested were taken to the Georgetown County Detention Center, authorities said.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected to be filed, police said.

Blue Light Special is a roundup of the Myrtle Beach area’s weird and wild crime, written with a saracastic and/or humorous twist. It is meant as a parody. Don’t take it too seriously; we don’t.

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