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Myrtle Beach police charge pizza delivery driver after he reports being robbed

Myrtle Beach police charged a 24-year-old pizza delivery driver with lying about being robbed at gunpoint by several men, according to a police report.

Shane Lurvey Geddie, 24, was charged with perjury, false information on a document, after officers were called at 12:05 a.m. Friday to the area of Secondary Highway 15 and Boundary Street for an armed robbery, police said.

Geddie told police he had finished delivering a pizza for Pizza Shak and was on driving back along Boundary Street when he stopped because someone was standing in the road, according to the report. Geddie said when he stopped two other men ran out of the bushes and both leaned in the driver window and punched him several times.

Geddie said one of the men had a handgun, pointed it at him and demanded his money, according to the report. Geddie said he gave them about $60 and they left. Geddie said he was unable to give police a description of the suspects and he did not want police to search the vehicle, which belonged to his father, for evidence.

Officers set up a perimeter and tracking dogs were called to the scene, but were unsuccessful, according to the report. The dogs did hit on the trunk of Geddie’s vehicle for possible drugs inside, according to police, but officers did not find any. Instead, officers found $93 cash and Geddie said it belonged to his father.

A Pizza Shak manager told police that Geddie should have $100.90 based on the food receipts, according to the report. Based on information detectives collected, Geddie was arrested and charged. The report did not list any additional details.

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