Teen shows SC bookstore employee vulgar photo, gets arrested, police say

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – An 18-year-old was arrested for using his cellphone to show a bookstore employee a vulgar photo, police said.

Rodney M. Brunson
Rodney M. Brunson

On Oct. 12 around 11:15 a.m., Coastal Carolina Department of Public Safety says a suspect entered a Barnes and Noble bookstore on the campus of Horry Georgetown Technical College in Conway.

Coastal Carolina police say the victim was working at the counter inside the bookstore when the suspect, Rodney M. Brunson, walked up and started talking to the victim. He laid his cell phone on the counter.

Police say the victim saw a vulgar picture on the screen.

The victim called for the manager and the suspect quickly left. The victim said Brunson had been in the store many times before and always made the victim uncomfortable.

Police arrested Brunson, 18, for obscenity and unlawful communication. School officials confirm Brunson is a student at HGTC.

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