Myrtle Beach Waffle House server attacked by ‘belligerent’ customer

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – An early shift at a Waffle House in Myrtle Beach this month quickly turned into a terrible situation for workers.

Myrtle Beach police were called around 6:30 a.m. June 2 to a restaurant at 700 Frontage Road East for a disturbance.

The officer immediately noticed that something was wrong and that the restaurant was in “confusion.”

“There was a broken alcohol bottle in the parking lot, as well as some blood,” reads the police report. “Inside there was food on the floor, broken salt shakers and toothpicks scattered all over the floor.”

The officer then observed a “significant amount of blood” behind the restaurant counter and at one of the booths.

The waiter told the investigator that the customer became “aggressive” when he asked him about alcohol consumption at the restaurant. The man then took out a cigar and lit it, and the waiter took the cigar and placed it on the counter.

The suspect then jumped over the cabin and followed the server into a back storage room. He then pulled out a knife and began punching her in the head, causing her to fall. He then kicked her in the head and neck area.


The police report shows that despite having a knife, the victim was never cut. The report says a witness told authorities the suspect tried to stab her.

However, one of the suspect’s friends, trying to break up the fight, was cut on his right thigh, leaving a trail of blood in the restaurant.

The CAD report shows that the man with the cut leg later showed up at the hospital alone.

The report says a suspect or “additional people” have not yet been identified.