Blue Light Special | Finding a fighter at Broadway and cleaning house at the cleaners

Man assaulted at Broadway at the Beach; security doesn’t detain suspects

A man was assaulted at none other than Broadway at the Beach, and fun was had by all. Well, almost all.

A man found his wallet was missing after he was beaten to unconsciousness at Broadway at the Beach the night of March 7, and Myrtle Beach police noted the security there didn’t detain the men responsible, because their only job is to do just that. So come on, give them a break, it was a Monday, they missed an all-new episode of “Gotham” to be here.

Officers were already at Celebrity Circle at Broadway at the Beach responding to a separate incident (which is GREAT for Broadway marketing) when they were flagged down about 2:48 a.m. March 7 by two men, one of which was bleeding and saying he was jumped by a group of men, police said. Nothing to get too excited about, if you’re out at 3 in the morning, you’re USUALLY bleeding.

The 25-year-old victim told police a man approached him and said “You a fighter?” which is always a bad sign. The victim said he wasn’t and didn’t want trouble, but the suspect continued to challenge him and ask if he was a “fighter,” according to a Myrtle Beach police report.

The victim finally said he was a fighter, but didn’t want any trouble. Wrong move. The suspect then asked if he was a “tough guy” and continued to challenge him until a mutual fight broke out between the men, authorities said.

NOTE TO SELF: If you’re ever asked if you’re a fighter, wet your pants. A fighter never wets his pants and odds are no one is going to touch you if you’re soaked in urine.

While the two men fought, another man came up behind the victim and struck him in the back of the head, because, hey, it’s Broadway, Spring Break, sun’s out guns out, YOLO, and the victim fell to the ground and the crowd advanced toward the victim, according to the report.

The suspects and their friends then left the area. The victim said he had his wallet, containing cash, credit cards, souvenir “I’m a Fighter” ID, and his Florida weapon’s permit, before the incident, but didn’t have it afterward and wasn’t sure if it was taken during the incident.

Police said they reviewed surveillance footage that showed three Broadway security officers standing nearby when the fight was brewing. Two security officers attempted to step in between the men before the other suspect hits the victim in the back of the head, police said, but there’s only so much they can do; what are they, cops?

The crowd is seen advancing toward the victim after he was struck by another man then the man who engaged the victim in fighting and the rest of the crowd are seen leaving the area. The first suspect meets with other suspect and “engages in celebratory actions,” according to the report. Which means they totally did the Maverick and Goose high-five from “Top Gun.”

Realizing it was finally time to earn that paycheck, two security officers escort the suspects and crowd away from the area and out of camera view.

“At no point do any of the security officers on scene attempt to detain any of the parties involved,” the report states. Again, come on, it’s a Monday. It’s late. Their FEET HURT, cut them some slack.

Police note one security guard “does not engage any parties involved at any point and does not appear to help the victim in any way,” according to the report.

The victim’s friend corroborated the victim’s story and said he stood between the crowd and the victim trying to protect himself and the victim after he was hit in the back of the head.

The victim signed a written statement and had his injuries photographed, but said he didn’t want to press charges.

Police said they spoke with one of the security guards, but said the other two weren’t available during the investigation. They were off the clock.

MBPD Searching for suspect who robbed Royal Cleaners at gunpoint

The Myrtle Beach Police Department is asking for your help in identifying a robbery suspect.

The department posted pictures on their Facebook page Sunday night of the suspect. And also from a KILLER night they had at Broadway the other night there was a fight, their were conversations about Dale Earnhardt Jr. It was epic.

The man pictured allegedly walked into the Royal Cleaners on 5327 N. Kings Hwy with a weapon and demanded money from the register. This, after he demanded money from one of the washing machines.

The suspect fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. He really “cleaned house.” He...”took them to the cleaners.”


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.