Crime & Courts

Nearly naked woman dives through motel window

HILTON HEAD -- The front desk manager of a Hilton Head Island motel was surprised when a nearly naked woman covered in blood jumped over the counter early Saturday morning, according to a Beaufort County sheriff's report released Tuesday.

The 24-year-old Bronx, N.Y., woman shouted that she had just been shot, which was untrue, the report said.

She had just snorted cocaine in a room at Days Inn, 9 Marina Side Drive, and jumped through the closed, first-story window when she became too hot, the report said.

The woman, who was wearing only panties, was taken to Hilton Head Hospital, where she was treated for non-life threatening cuts.

Her friends said she had a history of using narcotics and had been acting "weird" all morning, the report said.

Damage to the window was estimated at $150.

The woman, who was not charged in the incident, was asked to leave the motel.

-- The (Hilton Head) Island Packet