Blue Light Special | Attempted robbery at Dairy Queen tops local police reports

Police investigate attempted robbery at Myrtle Beach Dairy Queen

We begin our blue light today at the magical land of Dairy Queen, where they serve up amazing blizzards, yummy ice cream, hot treats, and the occasional robbery. Here we go.

Myrtle Beach police are investigating an attempted armed robbery at the Dairy Queen in the 2100 block of South Kings Highway.

About 10:30 p.m. April 3, a man walked into the back door of the Dairy Queen, which was closed at the time.

He was hungry, but not for blizzards.

According to the police report, the suspect had a semi-automatic handgun, which is completely normal in Myrtle Beach, that he presented to one of the employees. The suspect forced the victim into the front of the restaurant. On a lighter note, the service had never been faster. Or so I would imagine.

The suspect pointed the gun at another employee and asked for the manager. According to the report, the manager appeared and confronted the suspect with a gun. And then the director yelled ‘Cut’, because this exact scene played out in 1993’s “Falling Down” starring Michael Douglas, only it wasn’t Dairy Queen. But I digress.

The suspect then went out the door while holding the gun next to one of the employees. After getting out the door, the suspect let go of the employee and fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a gray zip up hooded sweatshirt.

If you have any information you are asked to call the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Family Kingdom Amusement Park parking booth robbed, Myrtle Beach police investigating

In a new twist on robberies, someone actually thought robbing a PARKING booth was a good idea. Let’s see if he was right.

Money spilled all over the ground as a Family Kingdom Amusement Park parking booth worker fought with two suspects who grabbed a cash box out of his booth.

Myrtle Beach officers were called to the scene about 2:20 p.m. April 1 for a strong armed robbery in progress near Family Kingdom Amusement Park, and the two suspects had fled toward the beach when police arrived, according to a report.

Little did they know a great big body of water awaited them.

The 81-year-old male victim told police that just before they arrived two men in their late teens passed by his parking booth window at the parking gate near Friendly’s.

The victim said the men knocked on his window twice and tried to get into his booth then went away quickly. The suspects knocked on the window again and asked how much it would cost to park, police said.

The victim began explaining the rates, but before he could finish, one of the men grabbed the cash box inside the booth.

The victim got a hold of the cash box, containing $764, and struggled with one of the suspects, and the victim was pushed backward by the other suspect while fighting over the box, causing money to spill on the ground, according to the report.

Once the suspects had the box, they took off with it, running southbound on Ocean Boulevard and headed to the Sixth Avenue South beach access, police said.

It’s a sad day when you’re not safe on South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Bea- oh wait that’s right, nevermind.

Myrtle Beach detectives were called to the scene to investigate, and police said they found the cash box at the Sixth Avenue South beach access with some cash still inside it.

No arrests were made in connection with the robbery by Saturday morning.

Myrtle Beach police: Man takes picture up woman’s skirt at Wal-Mart

In a completely believable story out of Wal-Mart, a man used his cellphone to covertly take a photo up a woman’s skirt at the Seaboard Street Wal-Mart March 31, according to a Myrtle Beach police report, because it’s Wal-Mart.

Officers were called about 9:30 p.m. March 31 to Wal-Mart where a 27-year-old woman reported the incident.

The victim told police she felt something touch her leg and when she looked down, she saw a cellphone was being used to take a picture up her skirt, authorities said.

She followed the suspect, along with management, out of the store and watched him get into a silver Ford Explorer and saw him drive away, police said.

Officers reviewed security footage with loss prevention officers and said the footage doesn’t show the area in the store where the incident happened, conveniently.

The victim told police she was wearing shorts under her skirt, a common practice for anyone with common sense when deciding to go to Wal-Mart, but still wanted authorities to know about the incident, according to the report.

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.