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Vacationing family pelted with eggs while on golf cart in North Myrtle Beach; police investigating

Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 11:23 PM EDT
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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – A family vacation in North Myrtle Beach went awry over the weekend because of a random act of violence.

On Sunday night, the Petras family said they grabbed some ice cream and were enjoying a ride on a golf cart along 20th Avenue North.

“It all happened so fast it took a bit to process because we thought we’d been shot at,” said Misty Petras.

They’d been hit, but it wasn’t with bullets.

A car had pulled alongside the Petras and pelted them with eggs.

Shawn Petras and his son, Kylan, were both struck in the face.

“It felt like I’d been hit with a rock,” said Shawn Petras. “I didn’t know whether I’d been shot, I didn’t know what it was until I grabbed my face and looked. That’s when I realized it was an egg.”

The Petras family said a cyclist was also hit with an egg during the incident.

They also had their five-month-old grandchild with them, but fortunately, the baby didn’t get hit.

It certainly spoiled their vacation, and they’re hoping egging doesn’t become a common occurrence in Cherry Grove.

“That escalates,” said Shawn Petras. “The next thing, it will go from eggs to rocks to gunfire, or you may wind up hitting the person that has a gun and will fire back at you.”That’s when they said a car pulled up next to them and the people inside started pelting them with eggs.

A spokesperson for the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety said they are aware of the incident and they’re investigating.

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