Fleeing on Foot

This information comes from local police reports. It does not mean anyone is guilty. This is not a court of law.

Indecent Exposure: Cops got call from two women on Wheat Street after a man reportedly exposed himself at around 7:30 in the morning. What a way to ruin a day. No arrests have been made.

Purse Snatcher: Authorities charged a 25-year-old and an 18-year-old man for purse snatching from a woman in a store parking lot in Harbison. The suspects reportedly grabbed the bag off the woman’s shoulder while she was with her child. People are still doing that these days? That seems like such a 1970s crime, like breaking into someone’s Nova and stealing their 8-track. Those were the days (cue All in the Family intro).

Bread Shop: The S.C. Attorney General announced indictments related to smuggling of contraband into state prisons. Items that were listed included everything from meth, cocaine and weed to fake weed (which usually has crazy side effects). Inmates were able to smuggle items into the prisons from people outside throwing items over gates, inmate work crews doing jobs on the State House grounds, and of course, in frickin’ bread. Think Goodfellas when Karen was bringing stuff in for Henry Hill. But not as glamorous.

Meth Bust: Authorities nabbed six people for reportedly trafficking meth and blow in an Irmo neighborhood. The three men and three women have an age range from 54 to as young as 21. Six people using their energy for bad seems like a silly idea. If you have six people down for whatever, you should always find the best person in the bunch to make a mix tape and have the rest be a part of the street team. It would probably keep everyone from going behind bars.

Tip of the Week: If you’re driving around with meth in your car, you might not want to give the cops any reason to pull you over, like, say, a broken taillight. Cops pulled over 32-year-old man in Eastover due to his faulty taillight. The officer reportedly was just going to give the guy a warning but after being asked for the license, the driver became nervous followed by the words “I’m not going to jail.” He then sped off and eventually crashed into a tree. Before the car burst into flames, he fled on foot and was eventually chased down and arrested with meth on his person. Sounds about right.

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