Owner of Jeep Explains Why It Was Left on Beach at Myrtle Beach During Hurricane Dorian

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- A Jeep caught the attention of the nation Thursday as it was left on the sand at Myrtle Beach during Hurricane Dorian.

WGHP livestreamed video of the stranded Jeep on Facebook and, as of Thursday night, the video had been viewed more than 150,000 times.

The owner of the Jeep, who did not want to be identified, reached out to WMBF to explain how it got there.

He said his cousin rides a motorcycle and, because of the bad weather, he let his cousin borrow the Jeep.

"This morning he thought it would be cool to go on the beach and take a quick video of the sunrise before the storm came," the owner told WMBF.

The owner said he thinks his cousin went off a runoff because he was looking out the window and didn't realize it was in front of him.

His cousin called people trying to get the Jeep out but no one could help because of the conditions, the owner said.

"He avoided me for a good hour or two because he didn’t know what to say and then police actually came to the house," the owner told WMBF.

The owner said he hopes the Jeep isn't totaled but he thinks it probably is.

A tow company will get the Jeep off the beach when conditions improve.

9 comments

  • Rusty Knyffe

    Insurance Company: You say, what, sir? Your cousin left your vehicle in the surf after you loaned him the vehicle?
    Jeep Owner: Uh, yeah, and he couldn’t get it out.
    IC: Well, sir, your underwriters didn’t add a clause for Stupid, so we can’t cover your loss.
    JO: Cripes. I have a gazillion bucks in EPA fines I have to pay, too…………..damitol……..

  • peatermoss

    The McLoser strikes a McAgain

    PEATERMOSS

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    His cousin called people trying to get the Jeep out but no one could help because of the conditions, the owner said.

    I suppose these friends have a towing service.

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  • Mopar Driver (@RustyMopars)

    Don’t buy the cousin story , But hey if someone isn’t responsible and owns a cycle where you need a car does that mean you should let them have yours ? Of course they don’t want identified cause it’s either insurance fraud or a imbecile.

    • yougottabekiddin1

      Especially the legendary Jeep! Their commercials and ads would have you think they could climb up the side of a building. If it got on the beach you would think it could drive off the beach! “There’s something screwy around here”! Or “How to get paid for a lemon”!

  • yougottabekiddin1

    Good way to get paid when you have a lemon!!!! Drive it into a hurricane zone and abandon it! Cha-ching$$$$$..problem solved!

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