Feb. 23, 2012 Student accused of "burger flipping"

  • Thursday, February 23, 2012

Several Waccamaw High female students said they had been touched inappropriately on campus by a 15-year-old male student.
One of the teens said the suspect, on several occasions, has slapped the bottom of her breasts causing them to bounce. She said it is called “burger flipping.”
She also said the same male has tried hugging her several times and when he does, he grabs her rear end.
Some of the other teens said the same “burger flipping” incidents have happened to them. One teen said the suspect has never touched her breast but has grabbed her rear.
She said he, on one occasion, unstrapped her bra while hugging her.
The suspect was questioned by a deputy and school officials. He said some of the accusations are true but it happened “a while ago.”
The student was placed in a back room while awaiting the arrival of his parents.
The parents of the victims were also called and told they could press criminal charges. They decided not to have the student charged since he was being recommended for expulsion.

‘Spirits’ thief

A woman from the 800 block of Parkersville Road in Pawleys Island reported her home was burglarized Feb. 8.
The thief seemed to be after only one thing — adult beverages.
The only things missing were bottles of gin, vodka, Champagne and sparkling cider.
The woman gave the deputy the names of two people she feels may be to blame because they have asked for the bottles several times.

Saved by a beer

A 25-year-old Andrews woman used what she had to fight off a would-be robber — a can of beer.
The woman told deputies she was walking along Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island at about 9:45 p.m. Feb. 3 when she heard someone walking behind her.
She turned around and saw a man trying to grab her but she jerked away.
He then said he would shoot her if she did not give him her money.
The woman then hit the man on the head with a 24-ounce can of beer she was holding. That helped her escape and she ran to Motel 6 where an employee called 911.
The woman told the deputy she heard a gunshot as she was running away but she never actually saw a gun.
The area was searched but the man was not found.

Mom finds son ‘stoned’

A Murrells Inlet woman said her 14-year-old son went to a park near their home Feb. 8.
She said she was on the way to the store, so she stopped by the park and found her son and others were “stoned.”
The woman said she took him home and while he was in the shower she searched his pant’s pocket and found a small bag of marijuana which she gave the officer.
She said it was not the first time he has been found with the illegal drug.
The matter was turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Man attacks teen on bike, then apologizes

A 17-year-old said he was riding his bike on Pee Dee Lane in Murrells Inlet at about 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 when he approached a man standing beside the road.
That man asked him for a cigarette lighter.
Before the victim could say anything, the suspect punched him in the face causing him to fall from his bike.
He required stitches because of the injury to his lip.
A friend who was riding with the victim helped him fight the man off.
The man then apologized for his actions, saying he thought they were the ones who had been breaking into houses in the area.
The victim said he has no idea who the man was who attacked him.

Information  is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.

— Compiled by
Scott Harper

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