Monday, July 26, 2010

Only In South Carolina

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.


Anonymous said...

It's not a purse, it's a satchel. Indiana Jones carries one.

ThaQueenCity said...

It is a purse if a shim (she/him) is wearing it. TRUST me THEY will argue with you over that..roflmao! THIS is too funny!

But honestly I am glad the robber got caught because it could have been tragic! The robber deserves EVERY minute he gets for robbing ANYONE! May not agree with their lifestyle but that is their choice and they do not deserved to be robbed either!

Anonymous said...

A satchel carries man knives and crocodile feet. This one carried $40 worth of make up. It was a purse.

Anonymous said...


Good Post Cedar! Are you sure you are not making this up?

Anonymous said...

I know the guys at North Chuck PD are still having a laughing about this one.

Can you imagine the convo with the vic? I'm just thinking "The Birdcage"

Anonymous said...

I think I saw that guy try out for the Panthers?