A patron of a Myrtle Beach gentleman’s club who authorities suspect was intoxicated was taken into custody on Monday for allegedly destroying a toilet in the establishment’s restroom, which caused structural and water damage.
On February 5, 20-year-old Pedro Alberto Bernar-Santiago was reportedly a customer at the Treasure Club, a strip club in South Carolina. At some point during his visit to the business, the man entered the restroom and kicked off the top of the toilet tank, breaking the structure that holds the plumbing and causing it to flood, according to a witness report.
The water overflowed out of the bathroom and gushed into the lobby of the speakeasy damaging the carpeting. Management estimated that the repairs to fix everything from the damages would cost a total of $4000.
Myrtle Beach Police were notified and arrived at the scene to investigate a destruction of property call. Before they arrived Bernar-Santiago had already left the club.
Officers found Bernar-Santiago hiding behind a local storage facility and he was taken into custody. He was escorted to Myrtle Beach Jail and charged with public intoxication and malicious damage to property, $2000 to $10,000.
Though the report states that the establishment suffered “massive flooding” there was no indication that the business would need to shut down to make repairs.
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