HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina teen's romantic gesture has won him the attention of police and environmental officers.
Authorities told The Island Packet of Hilton Head that the 18-year-old man was caught spray painting the word “prom” on the beach near the home Sunday of the young lady he wanted to take to the dance. A neighbor had called police.
Deputies made the teen clean the area, but did not file any charges.
The spray paint cans were sent to environmental officials to see if the chemicals pose any harm to the beach.
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Department of Health and Environmental Control spokesman Thom Berry says it is impossible to determine if the agency will fine the teen until the cans are analyzed.
No word on whether she said yes.