Wiggin’ Out: Three women were recorded on surveillance cameras at a hair shop in Elgin stuffing $90 wigs into their purses before exiting the store. Cops are looking for them, but they probably have ridiculously different hairdos from the time they were caught on camera. Good luck with that. By the way, wigs cost $90?
How Much Does Your iPhone Mean to You?: Two men approached a man and woman in the north Columbia area and demanded their belongings. The man gave the armed suspects his phone and his wallet, but the woman refused to give up her phone. One of the suspects fired a shot at the ground before fleeing. No arrests have been made. To the lady who didn’t give up her phone — it worked out OK for you this time, but is it really worth risking your life on behalf of your iPhone?
Breach of Trust: Two men approached an elderly couple’s home and presented themselves as utility company employees. The men told the homeowners they needed to check out their wall sockets. (That’s a pretty lame cover story.) While one man spoke to the homeowners, the other moved through the house stealing money and jewelry. This should serve as a reminder: Anytime you’re expecting someone from a utility company or a cable company, it’s probably not real unless they show up late and with a bad attitude.
Trapped in the Stall: In case you need another reason not to go to a fast-food joint, someone robbed a customer at a restaurant in Camden when the victim had his pants down … literally. The suspect entered the restroom of a fast food restaurant and demanded that a person in a stall give up his valuables. The victim gave the suspect the $20 in his pocket and a cell phone but didn’t give up his car keys, inciting an argument. The suspect then fled the scene in a black pickup truck.
Paper, Plastic — or Phone?: A woman was waiting in line at a grocery store in northeast Columbia. Once the woman left with her groceries, the man behind her realized she’d left her cell phone. Too bad this story doesn’t end with the man yelling, “Miss! Your phone!” Nope: He just put it in his pocket like nothing happened. No arrests have been made, but those little trackers on phones are stubborn things.
Lucky Seven: South Carolina folks aren’t just celebrating the No. 1 NFL pick of Jadeveon Clowney; authorities in Lugoff are “celebrating” their seventh meth lab bust of the year. This time, the lucky winners are three suspects, ages 34, 35 and 42. The suspects were discovered after a tip alerted authorities to suspicious activity in the area — which is how it always happens, because meth labs give off a distinctive odor ... why do you think Walter and Jesse cooked out in the middle of nowhere?
Tip of the Week: If you’re going to drive around with drugs in your car, you might want to make sure that your license plate is up to date. Cops attempted to pull a guy over for expired tags. Instead of stopping, the guy tried to get away. You know how this ends: The suspect eventually gave up and was arrested on both drug and traffic charges.
Delicious Downtown Breakfast
Tony’s is open for breakfast every day from 7:30-10:30! Conveniently located on Washington St. right off Main. Stop in for something filling and delicious before work! Follow us for updates on specials.
Back to School Tattoo Specials
Magnum Ink is offering 1/2 off all tattoos for students over 18 as well as 2 for $60 on letters or numbers for state employees. 1405 Rushmore Road, Suite B, right off of Broad River.
A two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
Limited Seating—Reserve Now!
VIP Tables available for David Nail on August 22 at Jillian’s. Call to reserve: (803) 799-1688. More tickets available online.
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
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Pool Cleaning-Full and part time available. Must have a clean driving record, be organized and have a professional appearance. Starting Pay is $10.00 per hr, please call for an interview, please bring a copy of your Driving record and a list of all past employers with duration of employment listed as well as telephone numbers for references. Cal 803-865-1200
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Real Estate Spotlight
Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com