Police: Drunk man robbed at knifepoint during drug deal

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comSeptember 17, 2013 

— Police are investigating claims made by an intoxicated man allegedly robbed at knifepoint after trying to buy drugs in Rock Hill’s Boyd Hill neighborhood early Tuesday, police say.

Sometime after midnight, police were sent to a Long Street house after a resident reported that a man who had been stabbed jumped his fence and ran off, according to a Rock Hill police report. Police found the victim, 35, between Edgemont Avenue and Piedmont Street who told police he was robbed at knifepoint by a man his friend picked up from the side of the road.

The victim told police the man held a knife to his throat, grabbed his wallet and kicked him in the ribs, the report states. The suspect ran in between some houses on Piedmont Street. The victim told police he chased the robber but lost sight of him on Edgemont.

Inside the victim’s wallet were his state ID, military ID, Social Security card, birth certificate and unemployment card, the report states. While speaking with the victim, police smelled alcohol on him. The victim admitted to consuming several drinks earlier in the evening.

A K9 unit tried tracking the suspect’s scent, but could not detect anything, the report states. Police took the victim to a friend’s home.

That same friend told police he and the victim had gone to several different bars before they went to a house in Boyd Hill to buy pot, the report states. The friend told police his typical supplier did not have any marijuana handy and told him to go to the Boyd Hill Recreation Center to find people who could sell him the drugs.

The friend told police that when he and the victim left the recreation center because he thought they would be robbed, police said. When they returned to his Cedar Street house, the victim left again and had not been seen before police found him.

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