An Orangeburg man is facing a petit larceny charge after he allegedly stole a firearm from a business on Tuesday morning.
The businessman reported the man took a .22-caliber pistol and placed it under his shirt, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.
The businessman asked the man to pull up his shirt. The man refused.
When the businessman said he was going to contact deputies, the man ran across the street behind a trailer and into a wooded area, the report said.
Around 15 to 20 minutes later, deputies discovered the suspect in a trailer that belonged to his sister.
Deputies reported finding the stolen firearm under the trailer.
They returned the firearm to the business, located at 2014 Old Edisto Drive.
In other incident reports:
• A Putter Path Road man reported Tuesday morning that the passenger’s side window was shattered on his vehicle. A black Springfield XOS 9mm pistol was missing.
The value of the firearm is $400 and damage to his window is estimated at $250.
• A Riverbank Drive man reported Tuesday morning that the passenger’s side window of his truck was shattered.
Important legal and business documents and a black XDS .45-caliber pistol were missing
The value of the pistol is $400 and the estimated damage to his window is $250.
• A Holly Hill man reported Tuesday night that he hasn’t seen his 9mm black Taurus PT709 with a seven-round magazine in a cloth holster since the beginning of January.
He told deputies that he noticed the gun was missing a few weeks ago, but figured he’d check a few places where he usually keeps it before calling law enforcement.
The gun is valued at $300.