Orangeburg woman says teenage neighbors stole her car at gunpoint | Crime and courts


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A woman claims that three neighborhood teenagers — including one armed with a gun — stole her Toyota Corolla from her driveway, according to an incident report from the sheriff’s office.

The incident happened on Harmon Street in Orangeburg around 10 p.m. Sunday.

The woman reported that three neighborhood teenagers approached her from the wooded area in front of her home.

Once in her driveway, the tallest of the three asked her for a cigarette, she says.

She told the teenagers that she didn’t smoke.

The oldest of the teenagers asked her for a glass of water, she said.

The woman told them that she would not enter his house.


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She claims the youngest of the teenagers “snatched her keys from her hands” and the taller teenager “pulled a black semi-automatic pistol from her belt”, hitting her adult son in the head with it, the report said.

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The shooter then pointed the gun at her, she said. One of the teenagers shouted, “Shoot! Shoot!”

The teenagers jumped into his Corolla and fled, the report said.

Inside the car were the woman’s work boots, handbag, cell phone, bank cards and driver’s license.

A concerned citizen flagged down a deputy on Harmon Street, reporting that the Corolla was located behind the former “Club Kappa” on Sunrise Lane.

Deputies found the Corolla there.

The woman’s personal effects are still missing. The Corolla and its contents are valued at $20,452.

• Someone stole $3,700 from a man on Darby Street in Orangeburg early Friday morning, according to an incident report.

The man was sleeping when a female acquaintance knocked on his door, he said. She asked to enter his home for an unknown reason.

When he let her in, a male stranger dressed in black, including a ski mask, entered behind her.

During the altercation, the woman and the man allegedly took $3,700 from the man’s home.

The man said he started fighting the stranger, eventually chasing him with a baseball bat in his yard.

The man claims the stranger also threw a cinder block over his beige 2008 PT Cruiser.

• Someone broke into the Dollar General, located at 1125 Five Chop Road in Orangeburg, on Saturday.

Deputies responded to an alarm call to the store at 3.09am. They discovered two sections of glass were missing from the front doors.

An employee reported that cigarettes and candy were stolen.

The burglars had been in the store for a minute, according to surveillance video.

• Someone stole the catalytic converter from a 2012 Toyota Tundra.

The Tundra was parked at Tru by Hilton, located at 739 Citadel Drive, Orangeburg.

The theft was reported on Sunday. The value of the catalytic converter is $500.

• A catalytic converter was stolen from a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup truck parked at the Holiday Inn Express, located at 118 Sleep Inn Drive, Orangeburg.

The theft was reported on Monday. The catalytic converter is rated at $500.

• A man reported that someone shot and killed his pig he was keeping in a pen.

The incident happened Monday at a residence on Harvard Lane in Santee.

• A gray 2022 Nissan Pathfinder was stolen from Nissan of Orangeburg, located at 2827 Saint Matthews Road, Orangeburg.

The theft was reported on Monday after an inventory audit was completed.

According to the incident report, the Pathfinder’s GPS indicates its location is now Charlotte, NC

The value of the Pathfinder is $39,000.

• Someone stole $7,900 from a man’s home on Hodson Drive. He discovered and reported the theft on Monday.

Orangeburg

department

public safety

On Monday morning, a public safety officer and the city’s animal control officer removed a medium-length brown rat snake from the bedroom of a home on Elmwood Street.

A woman called officers when she “woke up and saw a long brown snake on top of her bed” and the snake hid underneath, the report said.


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Officers located the snake between boxes near the headboard, the report said.

Contact the writer: mbrown@timesanddemocrat.com or 803-533-5545. Follow on Twitter: @MRBrownTandD


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