North Charleston police arrested a teenager accused of stealing a man's purse early Monday morning.
Wait it gets better.....
The 34-year-old victim told officers he was walking from "Success" Street to a friend's house about "1:40 a.m." when a burgundy Grand Marquis drove up from behind him.
The passenger asked the victim to approach the vehicle. The victim asked the passenger what he wanted and told him he was a "transvestite", according to an incident report.
When the suspect told him to "give up the purse", the victim tried to run away.
Oh I bet that was a sight!
The driver got out of the car and pointed a silver handgun at the victim and grabbed the purse. The suspects drove toward Rivers Avenue with the purse and about "$40 worth of makeup" inside.
Later officers patrolling the area around 4:30 a.m. saw a burgundy Grand Marquis that matched the victim's description of the suspects' car.
The victim confirmed that the driver was the one who robbed him. He could not say for certain whether the passenger was involved.
Police charged John Lewis Nelson, 18, of North Charleston with armed robbery and driving under suspension. The second suspect, the passenger in the car, is 16 and was released to his mother.
I swear I'm not making this up! Nelson faces 10 to 20 years for armed robbery.