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Woman reports security guard made advances toward her in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach police are investigating a report that a man in a security guard uniform inappropriately touched a woman after she stopped to ask for help with gas, according to a police report.

The 34-year-old woman told police that at 9 p.m. Wednesday the woman stopped at First Presbyterian Church on Kings Highway to ask for assistance with gas, police said. The woman said a man in a security guard uniform invited her into the church and directed her to the restroom.

The woman said as they walked down the hall, the man put his hand on her back and she went into the restroom and pretended to use it, according to the report. The woman said after leaving the bathroom, the man touched her clothing.

The woman went back to her vehicle after she said she told the man to not touch her, according to the report. While in the vehicle, the woman said the man leaned into the vehicle window, touched her hair and asked for a kiss. The woman said she was uncomfortable and told him no.

The woman said the man left in a vehicle and the woman went to the police department to report the incident. Officers noted in the report that two security guard uniforms were stolen earlier in the day during a breaking to a vehicle in an unrelated incident.

Police plan to return to the church to follow up on the investigation.

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