South Carolina Police Hunt 'Fake' Drill Instructor
PARRIS ISLAND, SC – South Carolina State Police released a bulletin today announcing they were looking for a man who allegedly pretended to be a drill instructor and stole a recruit platoon at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island for several hours.
The man, claiming his name was Staff Sergeant Hector Mantuf from 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, stole Platoon 3053 from the Receiving Building around 1pm yesterday.
The platoon was formed up outside the building after receiving a routine class on the proper way to shave pubic hair in "a way fitting of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service," according to a Depot spokesman.
"This recruit's Senior Drill Instructor had just walked away to go scream at passing cars when another drill instructor just walked right up and told the platoon to follow the drill instructor," said Recruit Mark Tillens.
Platoon 3053 was subsequently found in the woods near Page Field, where they had been ordered to stare at trees until further notice.
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