MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - An alarm that just won't quit has been going off in the Arcadian Shores neighborhood for five days, and while emergency workers know about the problem, that hasn't put an end to the noise.
Horry County Fire Rescue came to check on the home over the weekend after the alarm sounded, but found nothing wrong with the house. They even managed to get inside, but the owners were nowhere to be found.
It just keeps going, and going, and going. The squawking alarm system at a home on Washington Circle, near Restaurant Row, has been keeping neighbors up at night since last Sunday, and shows no signs of giving up. Neighbors in the area have been lodging complaints left and right, wondering when their once quiet neighborhood will go back to normal.
"They tried to shut all the circuit breakers, and still this alarm didn't go off, so they couldn't identify where it's getting its power from," said resident Vinod Sekhri.
Horry County Fire Rescue says it can't shut off a malfunctioning alarm; that matter has to be handled by the owner and the security company. But when we called the number on the security sign posted in the home's yard, there was no response.
Neighbors say the homeowners, an elderly couple, haven't been seen in months - and may be out of town.
"But nobody knows if anybody in the family knows, they don't even know about this alarm, that it's ringing," Sekhri said.
When Fire Rescue checked on the home, they left a note stating that they found a key and entered the home, and for the homeowners to retrieve it at the station. We reached out to Horry County Police to see if officers would be able to turn off the alarm. We were told the department will try to resolve the issue soon.