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Stolen grates lead to a stranded customer

March 13, 2012
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC — A customer’s car ended up stuck in a drain after five grates were stolen from a carwash here, Myrtle Beach Online reported.

The March 13 story stated that police were called to the carwash when a woman drove her vehicle into the drain, and her car ended up having to be removed using a tow truck.

The 69-year-old woman told police she drove into the drain because she didn’t realize the grates were missing from the carwash.

In all, five water grates were stolen, and a lock on a storage room door was also damaged. Even so, nothing was missing from inside of the room.

No damage was done to the car, and $350 in damage was reported to the storage room door.