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Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office

A New Wilkinson Avenue woman wants to press charges against her 19-year-old son after he allegedly tossed an aloe plant on her vehicle and jumped on top of the vehicle’s roof.

At 3:58 p.m. on July 3, the mother called deputies to report that her adult child damaged her vehicle.

When a deputy arrived, he noticed a damaged aloe plant and a Nissan Altima in the yard with aloe residue on it. The vehicle also had several dents on the roof.

The mother told deputies that her son damaged her vehicle and destroyed her plant, which a former employee gave her.

She told deputies that the incident started when her son asked to borrow her vehicle to pick up his girlfriend, but she refused her son’s request.

The mother then called her son’s girlfriend to see if she needed someone to pick her up from work.

She told the mother that she did not need a ride.

The mother said it was at that point that her son became angry, threw the aloe plant at the vehicle and then jumped on top of the vehicle’s roof.

The mother’s younger son had to help her get the older son off the roof.

When a deputy spoke with the son in question, he allegedly said that he became angry with his mother because she wouldn’t let him use her phone.

He admitted to taking the aloe plant from the front porch, throwing it at her vehicle and jumping on it.

A deputy noted in his report, “I asked (suspect) to help me understand why he did this and he shrugged his shoulders.”

The mother then told the deputy she wanted to press charges.

The deputy took her older son into custody and charged him with malicious injury to personal property.

Orangeburg

Department

of Public Safety

A North Augusta woman staying for the summer at a Folly Road residence reported on Tuesday at 1:16 a.m. that someone forced their way into the residence and stole the following items: a television, a Dell laptop, a pair of size 7.5 pink and green Puma sneakers and an Apple watch.

Officers located the television behind the fence near the wood line.

The value of the stolen items is $1,790.

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Staff Writer

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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