Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call from a corrections officer at the Orangeburg County Detention Center on Friday at 8:07 p.m. after the officer noticed someone she didn’t know tampering with a vehicle.
She told deputies that as she was about to leave work to go home, her vehicle wasn’t in the parking gear and she wasn’t able to start her ignition.
She told deputies that when she raised the engine hood, she noticed the shifter cable was removed from the transmission gear shaft.
A witness told deputies they saw an unidentified male at the correction officer’s vehicle with the hood up. The witness said the unidentified male left in a light-color SUV.