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A man said an unknown woman stole his 2008 Toyota Tundra after the pair spent the night together at the Budget Motel located at 1333 Five Chop Road, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

He called deputies at 10:20 a.m. Monday to report the theft.

The man said that when he got up from the night, neither the unknown woman nor his vehicle were anywhere to be found.

He said the woman was last seen wearing blue jeans and a pullover hoodie.

He alleges that she took his vehicle keys and his wallet.

He told deputies that he wishes to pursue charges against the woman if she’s identified.

The value of the stolen vehicle is $25,000.

In other reports:

• A Vance resident reported Monday afternoon that her Old Number Six Highway home was burglarized.

The thieves stole her son’s firearms: a Remington 12-gauge shotgun and an AK-47 with a scope.

The resident said that she left at 7:30 a.m. to drop her son off at school and take her vehicle to the repair shop.

When she returned around 3:30 p.m., she noticed a bar stool was on her bed and her dirty clothes were tossed onto the floor. Someone stole the green tote she used to hold her dirty clothes.

She also noticed that a hammer and scissors were on her counter, but she’d left them outside the day before.

She also gave a deputy a knife that she found inside of the house. She said it didn’t belong to her or her son.

A relative told the woman that they saw three juveniles in Vance carrying the green tote.

The value of the stolen guns and tote is $845.

• A deputy stopped a 50-year-old Tampa, Florida man on Monday morning for driving erratically on Interstate 26 around mile marker 150, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

The man drove 88 mph in a 70 mph zone and changed lanes without using a turn signal, the deputy said.

When the deputy stopped the vehicle, he noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the inside of it.

The driver allegedly admitted that he had marijuana in the vehicle.

The deputy reportedly found two Mason jars containing marijuana.

A towing company removed the man’s vehicle and a deputy transported the man to the Orangeburg County Detention Center on a charge of simple possession of marijuana.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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