Suspect named 'Santa' threatens man with knife

Suspect named 'Santa' threatens man with knife

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach Police responded to 1110 N. Ocean Blvd Monday night in reference to reports of a disorderly male in Pyler Park who threatened another man with a knife, according to police reports.

Upon arriving officers met with the victim who said a white male that goes by the name of 'Santa' threatened his life with a knife just before police arrived on scene.

The victim said the suspect and him had an altercation a few days earlier about the same issue. The suspect approached him again while he was sitting on a park bench saying he was going to stab him, then pulled out a knife threatening the victim's life.

After the altercation was over, the suspect fled the scene down the boardwalk, according to reports.

One witness told police that he was leaving the public bathroom and saw the victim surrounded by three males and a loud argument taking place. As the victim got closer, he saw that the suspect had a knife in his hand and was threatening the victim with his knife. The witness then attempted to calm the situation. Once he stepped in, the suspect and three males headed south on the boardwalk, according to police.

Police asked the suspect about the altercation and the suspect said he threw the knife in the ocean and no longer had one. Police then searched the suspect and found a knife on him.

Michael Davis Paul, 61, was charged for assault and battery 1st degree, according to Myrtle Beach Police.

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