MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Two men were taken into custody after a fight at a Myrtle Beach Dairy Queen escalated to include a baseball bat and a gun, according to police.
Online records from the Myrtle Beach Police Department state 27-year-old Charles Anthony Blackstock-Stansbury was charged with second-degree assault and battery, while 48-year-old Mohamed Hemdan Elshaeir was charged with pointing and presenting a firearm at a person.
According to an MBPD report, police were called to the Dairy Queen at 2103 S. Kings Hwy., Wednesday for a reported assault.
Police met with both suspects, who said an argument started because Elshaeir refused to properly compensate Blackstock-Stansbury’s girlfriend for her work at the restaurant, the report stated.
Elshaeir reportedly asked Blackstock-Stansbury to leave the restaurant because he was “getting upset,” according to the police report.
When the argument moved outside, Blackstock-Stansbury allegedly grabbed his Louisville Slugger t-ball bat and swung it at Elshaeir.
In response, Elshaeir pulled a 9mm Ruger P95 out of his pocket and chased Blackstock-Stansbury off the property, the report stated. The latter suspect told police he didn’t grab his bat until the gun came into play.
Witnesses told police they saw Elshaeir chase Blackstock-Stansbury and the girlfriend down the sidewalk with his gun, according to the report.