An Edgemoor man was arrested Monday night in Rock Hill after police say he ripped off a license plate insert and tried hiding from officers.
Daniel Meyer, 53, was arrested in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn Suites on Cherry Road around 10:30 p.m. Monday, according to a Rock Hill police report. Police were called after Meyer was asked to leave the Jack in the Box restaurant because he appeared intoxicated.
Meyer then walked outside and tore the license plate insert off a car belonging to the manager of the Senor Nachos restuarant next door before getting into his car at the Comfort Inn and moving it to another parking spot, the report stated.
When officers arrived and approached his car, Meyer tried to hide beneath some clothes. When he got out of the car, his speech was slurred and he had trouble standing. Officers discovered he had an outstanding bench warrant and placed him under arrest.
Meyer appeared to have difficulty breathing and was “jerking at random intervals,” so he was taken to Piedmont Medical Center. He then tried to leave the hospital and had to be forced to the ground by an officer.
He was charged with public disorderly conduct, damage to property and served the outstanding warrant.