The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Manager reports being threatened
The manager of a Martinez car wash told police Sunday a customer at the business threatened him with a gun after he was asked to follow the rules.
The manager of Lulu's Car Wash at 224 Bobby Jones Expressway said a McCormick, S.C., man was at the car wash just before 7 p.m. and was asked on several occasions to get off a cell phone during the car wash, which is a company policy.
When the man continued to disregard procedures, the manager shut off the car wash machinery, opened the left rear door of the Nissan Altima and asked the driver to follow the rules.
The customer then showed a firearm and used profanity toward the manager.
When contacted by police, the customer said he has never possessed a gun. He told police that he was upset at the manager's behavior and that the manager had disrespected him on several other occasions.
Martinez woman reports road rage
A Martinez woman called police Sunday to report that a North Carolina woman followed her home and threatened her as a result of road rage.
The 21-year-old woman, of Laurel Place, said she had accidentally cut off the Fayetteville, N.C., woman at about 3 p.m. The Martinez woman said the other woman followed her home and got out of the vehicle, using vulgar language.
The resident said the woman threatened to get her husband and return to hurt her and her family. When the resident called police, the woman drove away in a 2006 Chrysler 300. She wrote down the car's North Carolina tag number.
Police were unable to contact the North Carolina woman.
Man says someone fired at him
An Appling man called police Sunday because he said someone shot at him.
The man, of Cobbham Road, said someone shot toward him from the wood line behind his home.
The man said the bullet struck a rag he was holding. Police found no bullet holes in the rag, which was not taken as evidence.
Collegiate memorabilia stolen
A Martinez man called police Thursday to report that his collegiate memorabilia had been stolen.
The 67-year-old Greenville, S.C., native told police that between 10 a.m. Oct. 17 and 1:30 p.m. Thursday someone stole his Clemson University flag and flagpole from his front porch. The man claimed no other damage or theft.
Martinez Fire Department Activity Report for the week of Oct. 15-21:
Structure fires, three; woods fire, one; grass fire, one; vehicle fires, three; controlled burn, one; unauthorized burn, one; natural gas leaks, two; fire alarms, 13; medical calls, 19; rescue calls, 10; investigations, four; public service, three; and other, one.
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