Crime & Courts

Report: Intoxicated man at Hooters ‘meows’ at Rock Hill officers

Police say an intoxicated man started meowing at them while they investigated a report of reckless driving.

Officers received a report about someone in a Mercedes-Benz driving recklessly through the parking lot of Hooters on Riverchase Boulevard about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a Rock Hill police report. The vehicle was not occupied when they found it, and witnesses described the driver as intoxicated.

Officers then received a call about the same intoxicated man harassing customers in front of Hooters, police said. They located the 25-year-old man, who was “heavily intoxicated” and smelled of alcohol.

The report states that when an officer asked for the man’s name, he responded, “Meow.” The officer then asked the man’s real name, to which he again responded, “Meow.”

Officers asked the man for his ID and he told them he didn’t have one, police said. After charging the man with public disorderly conduct, an officer found an ID identifying him as the Mercedes-Benz owner. He was charged with giving false information to police.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala