Crime & Public Safety

Apparently BMWs and lawn chairs don’t mix on Hilton Head Island


A Hilton Head Island man believes someone used a lawn chair early Thursday morning to smash his BMW, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report released Friday.

The man told deputies he heard a noise around 4 a.m., “but thought nothing of it,” the report said.

When he woke a few hours later, he discovered that his white 2013 BMW 530i’s “windshield was shattered, accompanied with dents on the hood,” according to the release.

The man “found one of his lawn chairs laying in the driveway near the vehicle and believed it was used to vandalize the (BMW),” the report said.

The chair — if it, indeed was the culprit — caused an estimated $1,800 in damage to the vehicle, according to the report.