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Speedo-wearing teen chronicled Walmart adventure on social media (SC)
The State ^ | June 24, 2014 | Rachel Southmayd

Posted on 06/24/2014 5:26:13 PM PDT by Gamecock

A lost bet sent two teens wearing only the stars and stripes into four Tega Cay area businesses Monday night before police halted the patriotic display.

The teens’ visits to a QuikTrip, Hardee’s, Pelicans SnoBalls and Walmart drew attention not because of the apparel’s theme. Rather, the teens’ skimpy outfits caught the eyes of customers, employees and, eventually, the police.

The pair were only wearing Speedos and sunglasses.

Fort Mill teens Houston Vandiver and Michael Pearson chronicled the night on various social media accounts. Vandiver was on the graduation list for Nation Ford High School in May and Pearson was on the list for Fort Mill High School.

Neither could be reached for comment.

Early in the night, Vandiver posted on his Twitter account, “Anybody wanna chill with me and mike (sic)?” Shortly after, short video clips created on the Vine app show Vandiver and Pearson in Speedos, first at a QuikTrip convenience store to get a drink.

“I’m feeling patriotic today,” Pearson says in the video.

In the next video, the pair are at Hardee’s.

“What’s that smell,” Vandiver asks, fully clothed, before the shot cuts away. In the next shot, he’s just in the Speedo.

“Freedom,” he says, and Hardee’s employees appear to laugh behind the counter.

Then, they move on to Pelican’s SnoBalls. Another Twitter user, who saw the pair at Pelican’s, calls Pearson’s Speedo “infamous.”

The duo appears to move on to Walmart, where an employee called police to report “male suspects running around in only underwear.” The employee said Vandiver was being “loud, boisterous and offensive,” according to a police report. Several customers were offended “by what they witnessed.”

A Vine video shows Pearson and Vandiver walking through the store. It then shows Pearson saying, “Houston just got caught.”

A series of Instagram photos and tweets from Pearson show him hiding from police officers, behind a dumpster and next to a car before making it home safely.

“Made it home safe followers. Tune in next time for the adventures of (Pearson),” he tweeted, following with “#RIPHouston.”

Vandiver didn’t make it home on Monday night. He was charged with disorderly conduct and released Tuesday morning on a personal recognizance bond, which means he promises to appear at a scheduled court date. He told officers he had lost a bet, and he and another teen had to run through the Walmart in Speedos, the report stated.

After he was released, Vandiver tweeted a picture of himself, tongue out, court papers in hand.

“WHATS (sic) THAT SMELL?! #FREEDOM,” he tweeted. A few minutes later, he posted this, “I'm not in any trouble guys. No worries.”


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: teens; walmart

1 posted on 06/24/2014 5:26:13 PM PDT by Gamecock
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The duo appears to move on to Walmart, where an employee called police to report “male suspects running around in only underwear.” The employee said Vandiver was being “loud, boisterous and offensive,” according to a police report. Several customers were offended “by what they witnessed.”

In 0bama's Amerika they are lucky they weren't shot.

2 posted on 06/24/2014 5:32:04 PM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Gamecock

Couldn’t they have just escorted them out? Did they really need to charge them?

Sheesh, we have the most uptight society in the whole world.


3 posted on 06/24/2014 5:36:25 PM PDT by webstersII
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To: Gamecock

Several customers were offended “by what they witnessed.”

They must have been first time shoppers at Walmart and have never seen the pics of Walmart shoppers that make the email circuit on a regular basis. At least they had underwear on, unlike some in pics I have seen of other shoppers.


4 posted on 06/24/2014 5:36:29 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Gamecock
Rather, the teens’ skimpy outfits caught the eyes of customers, employees and, eventually, the police.

So let me just play devil’s advocate for a moment…. Both the Walmart and the beach are public spaces. What is it that makes it absolutely ok to wear a speedo on a beach and absolutely not ok to wear it in a Walmart? Not advocating this… just asking.

5 posted on 06/24/2014 5:40:46 PM PDT by hecticskeptic (In life it is important to know what you believe┬ů.and more importantly, why you believe it.)
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To: hecticskeptic

Back when I was a kid, businesses had signs on doors that said “No shirts, No shoes, No Service”.


6 posted on 06/24/2014 5:42:35 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Gamecock

There is a dress code at Walmart? Who know?


7 posted on 06/24/2014 5:44:06 PM PDT by Clay Moore (Free Laz!)
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To: Clay Moore

>> “There is a dress code at Walmart?” <<

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Yes, you should have toilet paper dragging behind you from your clothes.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 5:45:51 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Gamecock

There is a dress code at Walmart? Who *knew*?


9 posted on 06/24/2014 5:46:08 PM PDT by Clay Moore (Free Laz!)
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To: hecticskeptic

A beach is a public space. A business facility is a business that allows customers to shop there.


10 posted on 06/24/2014 5:47:19 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Grams A

The next story on the page is about a nekkid man being arrested in Walmart.

Said he woke up nekkid and wanted to buy some clothes.


11 posted on 06/24/2014 5:48:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Said he woke up nekkid and wanted to buy some clothes.”

Have to admire his original thinking.


12 posted on 06/24/2014 5:51:07 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Gamecock

TTITWWP


13 posted on 06/24/2014 5:53:37 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Grams A

In the little town where I grew up my cousin used to run around in his pajamas. I ran into him at the grocery store one morning and he was there in his pajamas buying bacon and eggs. He rode the riding mower down there.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 5:59:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Funny story. Just small town America - too bad everyone didn’t get to grow up in such a place.


15 posted on 06/24/2014 6:08:18 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

In the even smaller town where I live now we have an “Uncle Harry”. Apparently he was a bus driver back in the days when we had a school district.


16 posted on 06/24/2014 6:12:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Gamecock

We still have stores with the “NO SHOES, NO SHIRT, NO SERVICE” signs here.


17 posted on 06/24/2014 6:13:13 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Gamecock

They kick someone out for wearing bathing suits. Yet black thugs go around with their jeans down to their knees. And the underwear section in all stores show a lot of skin.


18 posted on 06/24/2014 6:13:53 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: BeadCounter
> Back when I was a kid, businesses had signs on doors that said “No shirts, No shoes, No Service”.

I thought of that too, but these kids weren't looking for service. They were just there.

Sorta like a kid tagging along with his mom going shopping.

Just without the mom.

19 posted on 06/24/2014 6:15:50 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: Gamecock; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; A Strict Constructionist; ...
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20 posted on 06/24/2014 6:18:36 PM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: upchuck

Thanks for the ping


21 posted on 06/24/2014 6:22:28 PM PDT by StoneWall Brigade (Howard Phillips Conservative)
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To: cripplecreek

“Said he woke up nekkid and wanted to buy some clothes.”

I’ve had dreams like that.


22 posted on 06/24/2014 6:31:45 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Gamecock

exactly what law/ordinance did they violate???


23 posted on 06/24/2014 6:36:03 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: Gamecock
Today at the grocery store I saw a young lady wearing "booty shorts." ie, her shorts were cutoff to leave the bottom 1/4 or 1/5 of her rump bare.

I was quite offended. Too bad I hadn't read about this earlier, then I would have known that being offended like this was grounds for calling the fuzz to take the nasty bum away.

24 posted on 06/24/2014 6:36:14 PM PDT by Wyrd bi­ ful arŠd (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: Wyrd bi├░ ful ar├Žd
Too bad I hadn't read about this earlier, then I would have known that being offended like this was grounds for calling the fuzz to take the nasty bum away.

Ha. Good bum pun.

25 posted on 06/24/2014 6:52:41 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: cripplecreek

Now that is funny!!


26 posted on 06/24/2014 7:02:01 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: PistolPaknMama

Yup


27 posted on 06/24/2014 7:26:05 PM PDT by StoneWall Brigade (Howard Phillips Conservative)
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To: Gamecock

I did this myself 32 years ago only I was also wearing a cape. Won $5.00 bet

Also wore a gorilla costume in the mall for 45 minutes and won $5.00

Crashed the homecoming halftime show and danced with the cheerleaders in a chicken costume before being kicked out by security at University of Southern MS also for $5.00

It beat selling blood plasma to eat.


28 posted on 06/24/2014 10:36:16 PM PDT by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: packrat35

Your prices are reasonable. What do you now for $5?


29 posted on 06/25/2014 6:08:31 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: PistolPaknMama

I’m not 20 years old anymore and my rates would be higher.


30 posted on 06/25/2014 9:13:36 AM PDT by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
We still have stores with the “NO SHOES, NO SHIRT, NO SERVICE” signs here.

On our recent visit to the British Virgin Islands a classy restaurant overlooking a spectacular little bay had the sign- No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem!

31 posted on 06/25/2014 11:53:59 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Gamecock

Paging Jessica Frech


32 posted on 06/25/2014 12:25:04 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: cripplecreek

The next story on the page is about a nekkid man being arrested in Walmart.
Said he woke up nekkid and wanted to buy some clothes
= = = = = = = = = = = = =
Probably don’t even want to know where he was keeping his money.


33 posted on 06/25/2014 12:32:52 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Better to keep your enemies inside peeing out, rather than keep them outside, peeing in.".)
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To: BeadCounter
Back when I was a kid, businesses had signs on doors that said “No shirts, No shoes, No Service”.

My personal favorite. There's a gas station in Vegas with a sign on their door that reads, "No shirts, No Shoes, No Pets, No Service."

34 posted on 06/25/2014 1:03:09 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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To: packrat35

LOL!


35 posted on 06/25/2014 4:57:31 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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