Crime

April 17, 2014

Police: Rock Hill man arrested after telling loan employee he would cut baby ‘out of her stomach’

Authorities arrested a Rock Hill man on Wednesday afternoon after he threatened to cut a woman’s baby out of her stomach and told her co-worker that he would kill her, according to Rock Hill police records.

Authorities arrested a Rock Hill man Wednesday afternoon after he threatened to cut a baby out of a woman and then said he would kill another woman with a knife, according to Rock Hill Police records.

Robert Lee Brown, 67, was charged with disorderly conduct and intimidation after the incident at Southern Finance, a loan agency on Albright Road, according to a police report.

Two Southern Finance employees told police that Brown entered the store to make payment arrangements on a loan he previously acquired from the company, the report states. When an employee informed Brown that he needed to pay off his loan, he said he would go to a bank to get money and return.

Shortly after, Brown re-entered the store and told employees the bank would not give him money, according to the report. Employees told him again that they could not change his loan payments.

Brown then stepped around the front desk and told one woman that “he would cut the baby out of her stomach,” the report states. Brown also reportedly told a manager, “I’m going to kill you and cut you up with my knife.”

Brown was told to leave the store, according to the report, but he stood outside and threatened the employees “by putting his finger to his throat and made slashing motions.”

He left the store before police arrived, but a Rock Hill officer found Brown in his car near Main Street, the report states. He was arrested and placed on trespass notice from the loan agency.

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