This week on Cops Corner...
5 p.m. — First block of Park Place
Battery. A 38-year-old man was beaten up by his cousin's boyfriend after being lured over to their house with an offer of employment at their business. Police report the victim stated his cousin's boyfriend attempted to pour an unknown substance into his mouth, which he believed to be poison.
The man told police he entered their home and was led to the back porch, where all three sat down at a table. Afterward, the defendant asked the victim and his cousin: "So are you going to tell me?" The victim did not know what he was talking about, and consequently, the defendant began to punch him in the temple.
Police report the defendant choked the victim, and that the substance attempted to be poured down his throat stung the victim's lips. The man was able to flee the residence and told police he would like to press charges.
8:10 p.m. — 1200 block of North Beach Street
DUI. A 66-year-old woman was arrested after she crashed into a palm tree, almost running over several children and a lady walking her dog. Witnesses claimed she blew every stop sign from where they first saw her to the crash site.
The woman told police she had left work earlier that evening, but could not account for what she did in the time between then and the accident, only saying she had two alcoholic drinks. The police officer observed that she "swayed in an orbital fashion" and that her speech was slurred. The backside of her shorts were also wet, leading the officer to believe she had soiled herself.
The officer continued with the standard field sobriety exercises, some of which the woman did not participate, citing her three-foot-tall stature as the reason why she was unable to perform them. She was transferred to the Volusia County Branch Jail.
"Are you going to pay for that?"
4:47 p.m. — 500 block of South Atlantic Avenue
Larceny. Two unknown women stole a $58.99 bottle of Hennessy Privilege from a local liquor store, outwardly telling the manager that they were not going to pay for it.
Police report the store clerk watched as one of the women placed a Courvoisier Gift Set in her bag, only to later place it on the counter as if to pay for it. The manager recognized one of the women from a previous shoplifting incident and took the gift set off the counter so that it could not be stolen.
The women got into a verbal argument, leading one of the women to tell the manager: "wait till you leave work." The store manager wishes to purse charges.