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He used funny money at a Myrtle Beach drive-thru. Now, cops search for doughnut thief

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Sometimes plans don't quite work out as intended. Take a look at some would-be criminals who could have used a practice run or two.
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Sometimes plans don't quite work out as intended. Take a look at some would-be criminals who could have used a practice run or two.

After using a fake $100 bill to buy doughnuts, a man fled from a popular Myrtle Beach drive-thru without his change Tuesday night, according to a police report.

Officers went to Donut Man, at 200 S. Kings Hwy., about 11:30 p.m. after a fraud complaint.

A man allegedly ordered a half-dozen box of doughnuts at the drive-thru and handed the cashier a $100 bill. The cashier said she handed the suspect the box of doughnuts and turned to check the bill, which had “for motion picture use only” printed on the front and back, the incident report states.

As the cashier turned to check the bill, the man allegedly fled in his vehicle toward Kings Highway and went southbound.

The suspect is described as a black man between the ages of 20 and 30 who was driving a newer white Nissan Altima with a South Carolina license plate, the report states. A witness said the trunk of the vehicle appeared to be broken and was “flopping open and closed” as the suspect fled, according to the report.

Police said there are no surveillance cameras in the drive-thru area of the restaurant.

The Sun News Reporter Hannah Strong is passionate about making the world better through what she reports and writes. Strong, who is a Pawleys Island native, is quick to jump on breaking news, profiles stories about people in the community and obituaries. Strong has won four S.C. Press Association first-place awards, including one for enterprise reporting after riding along with police during a homicide. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Winthrop University.


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