MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - A Myrtle Beach man and woman were arrested after they came to blows in a fight sparked when the man allegedly “passed gas” near the woman’s face, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report.
The incident happened on Monday night around 7:45 pm at a house in the 900 block of 3rd Ave North, police said.
The problems began when a man who routinely sleeps on the porch of the house, came inside while “intoxicated and `passed gas' in (a woman’s) face while she was laying on the couch,” police wrote in a report.
The woman then walked outside to escape the situation, but the man followed her.
Once outside, the woman told police that while they were verbally arguing, the man walked toward her in a “threatening manner” and she then hit him 3 times in the face with a closed fist, police said in a report.
A witness told police that the pair were both fighting over the initial “passed gas” incident.
Darrell Ray McKnight, age 64, was transported to Grand Strand Regional Hospital for a swollen eye, police said.
Jessica Annette Cerney, age 33, who works as a clerk at Scotchman Mobile, was not intoxicated and did not suffer injuries, police said.
They were both arrested on a charge of Disorderly Conduct Fighting / Force Company On Another, according to the Myrtle Beach Police.