Blue Light Special | If the gun doesn’t work, get the back-up knife

Police: Bar fight at Broadway at the Beach leads to cocaine arrest

Well, the terms “bar” “Broadway” and “cocaine” are in the title, so we must be in Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach Police responded to a bar fight about 1 a.m. Feb. 28 in Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach, where they broke up the fight and arrested Cody Lamp, 22, and Franklin Miller, 22, who don’t know about you…but were both apparently feeling 22.

According to the police report, Miller said the fight broke out because Lamp was trying to sell him drugs. A fair reaction; someone tries to sell them drugs? KILL THEM.

During a search of Lamp, cocaine was allegedly found in a plastic bag inside a cigarette pack, according to the report, along with his hopes and dreams.

Lamp was charged with possession of cocaine and Miller was charged with disorderly conduct and fighting.

Bystander, police nab fugitive in Myrtle Beach foot chase

Myrtle Beach police apprehended a fugitive Feb. 27 – with the help of a bystander – after a report of a suspicious person led to a short foot chase.

Police responded to the report of a suspicious person in the parking lot of Beach Discount Beverage at 2204 N. Kings Highway at 1:45 p.m.and later found the suspect loitering in a parking lot one block away. Really that’s not terribly unusual. If you’ve ever been in or near or around one of those beverage stores, then you know pretty much everyone in the area is pretty suspicious.

When the responding officer ran the suspect’s name through the National Crime Information Center, it reported the suspect was wanted with full extradition, but when the officer attempted to grab the offender’s wrist and handcuff him, the suspect pulled away and began to run east on 23rd Avenue North, according to police reports.

The suspect was apprehended in a parking lot one block north with the help of a bystander and another officer. #CitizensArrest

Appearing lethargic, Beka Medzmariashvili, 21, told police he had swallowed three or four slips of heroin. Not always a good idea before going for a run. Officers called an ambulance to the scene, but the offender refused transportation to the emergency room, according to the reports.

After arriving at the jail, officers say Medzmariashvili changed his mind, because it’s jail, and obviously if you’re faced with hospital or jail, you’re probably gonna start feeling ill pretty quick. He was transported to a local emergency room, where he remained under guard until he was cleared to return back to the Myrtle Beach Jail.

Medzmariashvili, who had been staying at a local motel, is being held under no bond for the fugitive warrant. He was also charged with loitering for the purposes of drug trafficking and resisting arrest.

Suspect tries to rob store with gun and knife in Myrtle Beach

A young man with a gun tried to rob a Myrtle Beach convenience store early Friday.

The suspect who the clerk described to be a male who looked about 14-years-old, pulled the trigger, and the gun clicked but didn’t fire, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report. He then smiled when the gun didn’t fire because the creepiness factor apparently wasn’t high enough, and pulled out a kitchen knife, which was about 9 inches long, according to the police report.

This is either the worst convenience store robber EVER (guns need ammo dingus) or the most reliable in that backup plans are always held in high regard.

Police are not releasing the suspect’s name because he is a juvenile, according to Lt. Joey Crosby. The suspect was taken into custody, Crosby said.

The Scotchman clerk told the suspect to leave and that he won’t get any money more than $20, so the suspect fled the gas station on 6201 N. Kings Highway and took off down 62nd Avenue North, police said.

*hits Staples easy button - That was easy*

Officers were called about the incident around 1 a.m. Feb. 26. Prior to the robbery attempt, the clerk was organizing tobacco products behind the front counter when the suspect came in and went to the back of the store, the clerk told police.

The suspect then approached the counter and the clerk saw the suspect was holding a gun about waist high. The suspect then raised the gun, and the clerk told him, “Don’t be stupid,” according to the report, but alas, stupid is something you can’t fix.

The clerk said that’s when the suspect tried to fire the gun and then pulled out the knife when the gun didn’t work, authorities said.

But what exactly was the plan here, is my concern, really? I mean if Point Break has taught us NOTHING about being a bank robber, it’s that successful robberies base themselves upon the principle that NO ONE GETS HURT, and that you need to have a really cool Ronald Reagan mask.

I quote the late Bodhi, “It’s basic dog psychology. If you scare them, they submit. But if you project weakness, that promotes violence, and that’s how people get hurt.” And then of course Roach has to pop off at the mouth with “Peace through superior firepower!” We don’t meed that kind of negativity, Roach. And that’s why *spoiler alert* he dies in the end.

The clerk told police he recognized the suspect as someone who has come into the store before, but didn’t know his name. He said the suspect took off on a long board skateboard, police said.

No money was taken during the incident.

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.