Myrtle Beach’s kookiest crimes

For Weekly SurgeAugust 20, 2013 

Hustle and flow?

Remember that song “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp?” What about escorts?

On Aug. 1, Myrtle Beach police took a report from a woman working as an escort, who said her boss robbed her around 10 a.m. that morning on 17th Avenue South.

This angry employer wanted to know where her money was from the day before, and got physical with her before she could answer, according to an incident report.

He allegedly went so far as to rip off her shirt and bra and told her, “Bitch, you can walk without it.”

According to her statement to police, the woman got hooked on heroin the day before, thanks to her boss. He also accused her of taking $100 and a cellphone while they were waiting on some “dope.”

She denied stealing anything.

Doesn’t this make you happy you have a cozy desk job?

Everyone wants a city job

Need the perfect excuse when caught in the middle of a crime? How about saying you work for the city?

That’s what Louis Paul Carpenter tried when he was found allegedly breaking into an apartment in the 400 block of 26th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach on Aug. 5

A woman in the apartment below noticed water dripping into her residence from above around 1:30 a.m. After an unsuccessful attempt to call the property manager, she called police after hearing broken glass, according to the arrest report.

Around this time, Carpenter approached her and said he worked for the city, the report stated. She then asked him who he worked for and he couldn’t give an answer.

Another witness who heard the ruckus and saw the suspect told police Carpenter claimed to be working on electrical and plumbing issues in the apartment.

Yes, because all city employees are making house calls at 1:30 in the morning.

Carpenter was charged with burglary.

Proof that perhaps exes can’t remain friends

We don’t see this friendship lasting.

Matthew Paul Saviano, 20, was arrested and charged after allegedly trying to run over his ex-girlfriend with his car on Aug. 3

It certainly doesn’t sound like she had it coming.

According to a Myrtle Beach police report, the two were hanging out on that Saturday and she went to his car because she thought she left her cellphone inside. As she was looking, Saviano, allegedly got behind the wheel, put the car into drive and hit her with the open passenger-side door.

The victim told police her former flame then gunned the car at her again, hitting her in the knee.

Fortunately, it sounds like the injuries weren’t too severe.

Perhaps this is a perfect time to re-evaluate certain friendships.

Flashdance wouldn’t approve

There seems to be a trend happening here in Myrtle Beach. And that trend is that if you want to get a beat down, make sure there’s a DJ around.

Dance floors have become the scene for some melees this summer. Back in June, North Carolina man Bryan Long was charged with second-degree assault and battery after allegedly fighting while taking part in a dance-off that went too far.

Then, in the early-morning hours of Aug. 4, Myrtle Beach police responded to a dance club at 415 Yaupon Drive after a fight broke out on the dance floor.

The police report doesn’t give an indication as to what caused the fight. All we know is that it was between a large group of people, and one of them got hit in the head by a thrown beer bottle.

This man then fell to the ground and suffered a cut on his right forearm.

Let this be a lesson folks – stick to karaoke.

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