Myrtle Beach police charged a couple with loitering for prostitution after an officer was called for a possible stolen vehicle, according to a police report.
Amanda Nicole Wilson, 29, and Ahmed El-asri, 26, both of Myrtle Beach were each charged with loitering for prostitution and Wilson was charged with public intoxication, according to the report.
Officers were called at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to Eighth Avenue North and Kings Highway for a report of a vehicle being stolen, police said. A brief time later, officers found the vehicle in the parking lot of 2000 N. Kings Highway.
Police found Wilson inside a store there and detained her, while El-asri was brought to the location, according to the report. Wilson told police that El-asri told her she could use the 2003 Audi for a while and to pick him up later.
Digital Access for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
Officers noted that Wilson was a known prostitute and asked her if sexual favors were being exchanged for the use of the car and she said he wanted such payment, but she had not done anything.
When El-asri arrived officers asked him about the situation and he gave several different statements, according to the report. El-asri told police he gave Wilson a ride, but he had to stop and use the bathroom in some bushes and she took the vehicle without his permission.
A few minutes later, El-asri said Wilson asked if she could drive the vehicle and after he saw her license he allowed her to drive the car, according to the report. El-asri said Wilson scraped the fender on a curb and when he got out to fix it she drove away.
El-asri told police he didn’t know Wilson or anything about her, according to the report.