Man accused of sleeping in Myrtle Beach Arby’s, spitting in officer’s face, report says

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A man is facing charges after allegedly sleeping in a Myrtle Beach Arby’s, refusing to leave and spitting in an officer’s face, according to arrest documents.

Antoine Cynisurus Johnson, 23, has been charged with resisting arrest, refusing to leave premises after request and throwing of bodily fluids on corrections employee, online jail records show. He was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at about 1:20 p.m. on Sunday.

Police responded to the Arby’s in the 1500 block of S. Kings Highway at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday for a trespassing call, according to an incident report. Officers spoke with the general manager of the restaurant, who said Johnson fell asleep in a booth and refused to leave when he was asked.

The report said Johnson acknowledged that he was asked to leave, but he instead asked for food, which was not provided. Johnson was then arrested for trespassing and walked out to the responding officer’s patrol vehicle.

During the officer’s inventory, Johnson allegedly spit directly into the officer’s face, the report said. The officer then put a spit mask on Johnson.

As of Monday afternoon, online records show Johnson was still in jail on bonds of a little more than $26,000.

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