Savannah’s Playground in Grand Park is vandalized
Myrtle Beach police investigated vandalism at the construction site of Savannah’s Playground at Grand Park in The Market Common on Sunday.
Concept signs for the future park were vandalized with obscene messages, essentially because people are terrible.
Grand Strand News Alliance Partner WPDE spoke with Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes about the incident. “Someone that is low enough to do this on a project that is designed for children, not just children with special needs but all children, is pretty low down.”
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Savannah’s Playground is designed to provide children of all abilities the opportunities with ADA-approved equipment and structures.
The park is named after Savannah Thompson, who was born with a condition called Williams Syndrome that causes heart defects and developmental delays. Savannah also plays soccer and baseball with the Grand Strand Miracle Leagues.
Cab driver reports strong armed robbery attempt and assault
A cab driver reported a strong armed robbery attempt early Saturday morning that happened in an alleyway near Myrtle Beach’s Main Street when he was called to that area to pick up a customer.
Steps to avoid this in the future:
1) Apply to be a cab driver
2) Ignore all calls to dark and creepy alleyways in the middle of the night
The 26-year-old male victim visited the Myrtle Beach Police Department service desk about 1:40 a.m. Saturday and reported the incident, authorities said.
The victim said he was en route to pick up a fare at Farlo’s Burrito Bar at 815 Main Street and said no one was outside when he arrived.
The victim called the customer twice and got out of his cab to explore the area when no one answered. He walked into an alley (always the right move) behind the burrito bar and was approached by two men, police said.
Because that’s what happens in alleys behind burrito bars at 1 in the morning.
The men told him to give them everything in his pockets and he was hit in the head when he told them no, according to a police report.
The victim hit one of the men before falling to the ground and said the men ran off toward Kings Highway.
Nothing was taken from the victim during the incident, and he told police he didn’t want an investigation.
Police investigating after pizza robbery
Myrtle Beach police are investigating a possible armed robbery after a delivery man was robbed of pizza early Friday morning.
1. Ninja Turtles are real
2. See theory 1.
Officers were called about 2 a.m. to the 1400 block of Eastbrook Road where a 24-year-old Pizza Shak delivery man reported the incident, police said.
The victim said he was approached by three men who told him they ordered the pizzas he was delivering. When the victim set the order down on his car to get his cellphone, one of the men grabbed the pizza bag and took off, authorities said.
The victim said he noticed the man had a handgun on his hip when he ran after the men. Another one of the suspects pulled a handgun from his hoodie and pointed it at the victim during the chase, according to a police report.
The victim then stopped chasing the men and called police. Authorities arrived and searched the area, but didn’t find the men. Check the sewers? No, Michelangelo uses nunchucks, not a gun.
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.