Robbery victim signals police with car horn

Provided Wilton Q. Greene

Moncks Corner police arrested an armed robbery suspect Tuesday after a man being robbed drove his car erratically and blew the horn to attract an officer’s attention.

The robber was holding a knife but ran from the car when the officer approached and was brought down by the officer and his stun gun, Moncks Corner police Lt. Michael Roach said.

He said Wilton Quitman Greene II, 23, is charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of drug paraphernalia. Greene, who is being held at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center, was on parole from a previous strong-arm robbery conviction, Roach said.

A report states that the officer was driving south on U.S. Highway 52 when a car approaching from the opposite direction crossed the center line while sounding its horn. The two vehicles stopped about five feet apart, and when the officer got out, a man bolted from the other car. The driver of the car yelled that the fleeing man had robbed him.

Roach said the victim had given the stranger a ride, and then been told at knifepoint to hand over his wallet, containing $22. Police found the victim’s wallet in the suspect’s pockets, and found a knife near where the foot chase ended, the report states.