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Home  |  News  |  No one hurt in attempted armed robbery at Hardee’s

No one hurt in attempted armed robbery at Hardee’s
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ORANGEBURG, SC - Authorities are looking for at least two black-clad gunmen who tried to rob the John C. Calhoun Drive Hardee’s late Friday.

Police were called to the fast food restaurant around 11:30 p.m. after receiving reports of shots being inside the business.

Employees told police when the two gunmen entered the store, one was carrying a handgun and the other a shotgun. They demanded that one of the employees open a safe. Employees aren’t given the combination, however, and the safe was never opened.

One of the gunmen then fired a round, which struck a baseboard.

No one was injured.

If anyone has any information about the gunmen, they are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

In other reports:

* A slumbering husband drew a sword on his family after he was awakened Saturday afternoon.

A Pendarvis Street woman called police around 2 p.m. Saturday saying her husband had swung a sword at her and family members.

She said the 26-year-old man awoke while she was trying to get some work clothes. She said when he jumped up, he “started going crazy, pulling her hair out of her head,” the report said.

She called some family members and asked them to come over and calm her husband down but that didn’t work. The man became even more angry and grabbed a sword, saying he was going to cut someone.

A 64-year-old woman said the man began swinging the sword at her while shouting, “I’m gonna chop you up!”

Police arrested the man on a domestic violence charge. They took the sword as evidence.

* A Sumter man was assaulted at a local nightclub and tried to shed his attackers by fleeing into a convenience store early Saturday.

The man said he was at Club Faces just before 2 a.m. when he was kicked out for fighting. He said in the parking lot of the Edisto Drive club, another man began hitting him. That assailant was joined by several more, the victim said.

To get away from his attackers, he ran to Henry’s Travel Stop where he ran behind a counter, then into a storage room. He said the attackers followed him and continued to assault him, taking his wallet, student ID card and some cash.

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office

An Orangeburg motorcyclist who taunted deputies by telling them they couldn’t catch him was proven wrong.

Deputies saw the motorcyclist doing “wheelies” on Edisto Drive near Cannon Bridge Road at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. When the officers turned around to cite the rider for reckless driving, he did a U-turn, saying he had to pick up his hat. They told him to pull over in a nearby parking lot.

However, the rider picked up the hat and cursed at the deputies before speeding off, the report said.

Deputies followed the subject south on Edisto Drive and then west on Highway 4 at speeds in excess of 100 mph.

The rider then turned at Shillings Bridge Road where he acted as though he was going to pull over. At that point, however, he flipped the deputies the bird and took off again.

At the Citgo convenience store on North Road, the man lost control of the motorcycle and wrecked. He then got up and ran, but deputies caught him after a foot chase.

The rider told deputies he was “just drunk, that’s why he ran.” He then threw up.

Thomas Franklin, 23, of 134 Diamondhead Drive, was charged with failure to stop for a blue light, driving under the influence and driving under suspension.

Source: http://thetandd.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/no-one-hurt-in-attempted-armed-robbery-at-hardee-s/article_028228fc-2228-11e2-88bf-0019bb2963f4.html

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