Man Beaten With Bible During South Carolina Motel Room Assault

During a motel room beating administered by three attackers, a South Carolina man was struck in the head by a Bible and told by one of his assailants that he needed to read the Good Book.

The bizarre incident Sunday resulted in the arrest of the trio as well as the 19-year-old victim’s girlfriend, who had traveled with her boyfriend to the Myrtle Beach motel, where the couple “had sex multiple times.”

For some reason, after the victim fell asleep, Alexandria Marie Penatzer, 18, allegedly allowed three men into the room, where they beat and robbed the victim. According to a Myrtle Beach Police Department report, one of the attackers, Levi Wells, hit the victim on the head with a thrown Bible “and told him that he need to read it.”

The 18-year-old Wells (pictured below right) and two other men were charged with burglary, armed robbery, and kidnapping. Penatzer, below left, was charged with assault and battery, and acting as an accessory both before and after the commission of a felony.

The ruckus at the Holiday South Motel does not appear to be an isolated incident, according to recent reviews on Trip Advisor, where one traveler noted in a July 1 post that, “The first morning that we were there the police showed up along with agents with these ak47 looking guns.” Another visitor reported that her family’s room was broken into on successive June nights, and that her car was stolen.