Most Watched Videos of 2011

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - This past year most visitors were interested in videos concerning a massive hurricane nearly hitting our shores, a controversial truck decoration involving genitalia and two women falling to the ground after being sentenced in a child's death, just to name a few.

Below you'll find the most watched videos of the year.

  1. In November, two women collapsed in court after receiving life sentences for the death of a 3-year-old girl. Shanita Latrice Cunningham and Erica Mae Butts were sentenced  for the death of Serenity Richardson.

    In the video, both women collapse to the ground after the judge sentences both to life. Later in the video, court officials had to place the women on chairs and roll them out of the courtroom.

    Watch the RAW VIDEO here.
  2. A Bonneau woman wanting to make a statement with red plastic testicles is the number 2 watched video on Live 5 News. In July, Virginia Tice was given a $445 ticket that accused her of violating the state's obscene bumper sticker law.

    In the video report below, Chief Franco Fuda explains his stance. Also another man who has the same kind of decoration gives his take on the issue.

    Watch the VIDEO REPORT here.  
  3. When a North Charleston police officer approached a stolen car, the last thing the officer expected to find was a 3 year old holding a gun.

    Number 3 on the list is a story from October, where a child grabbed what turned out to be a BB gun from the center console as an officer approached the car. The child safely handed it over to the officer while saying "gun, gun."

    Watch the VIDEO STORY here.
  4. Next on our list is dash cam video that shows a 38-year-old man fighting with a police officer, then stealing the officer's patrol car and crashing it into a truck.

    According to police, the incident started when Arthur Lee Thompson attempted to steal a computer from a Summerville Wal-mart.

    Dash cam video released from a stolen Summerville police cruiser shows Thompson fighting a police officer then crashing the stolen car into a landscaping truck at a high rate of speed.

    Watch the RAW VIDEO here.
  5. A Berkeley County sheriff's corrections was assigned to desk duty after being accused of slapping and punching a handcuffed suspect who spit in his face in January.

    All of which was captured on surveillance video.

    According to authorities, 44-year-old Thomas Howard Simmons was at the intake room of the Hill Finklea Detention Center on Jan. 20 arrested for disorderly conduct when he spit on an officer.

    Watch the whole SURVEILLANCE VIDEO here.
  6. In April, 911 emergency dispatchers received an unusual call from a 41-year-old man who told officers that he was not given the correct change after buying crack cocaine from a drug dealer.

    The North Charleston Police Department subsequently arrested Dexter White for disorderly conduct.

    Hear the segments of the 911 CALL here.
  7. Visitors to our site couldn't get enough of the video of the story of a man who fought a police officer then took his patrol car and crashed it into a truck.

    Our #4 video makes a re-appearance once again, but this time Live 5 News reporter Deja Knight breaks down the action and focuses on the main events.

    Watch Deja Knight's VIDEO BREAKDOWN of events here.
  8. As Hurricane Irene made its way to the east coast, watches and warnings were put in place in late August. At the time, meteorologists predicted the path of the storm to pass us and head northwest missing us altogether with some high surf in the area.

    Lowcountry residents stayed tuned and kept their eyes glued to the storm that had residents worried.

    Watch WEATHER REPORT VIDEO from August of Irene's movement towards the U.S.
  9. Falling on the heels of our #8 video is another Hurricane Irene video this time from a few days earlier.

    As Hurricane Irene moved past the Dominican Republic, its winds strengthened just a bit. But that small increase of power was just enough for those on the east coast to pay close attention.