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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 3 months ago

Man arrested at Ormond Beach movie theater claimed to have fallen asleep during movie

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This week on Cops Corner...
by: Jarleene Almenas News Editor

March 12

DUI gone wild

1:19 a.m. — 700 South Nova Road

DUI. A 35-year-old Ormond Beach man who was arrested for drunk driving told police he was "savage" and wanted to "kill people" after he was brought in to the holding facility at the police station. According to a police report, the man became very defensive and belligerent once at the station. He also requested medical assistance.

The man was originally stopped by police after an officer noticed his vehicle's front headlight was burnt out. Once the approached the man, he noticed the man had bloodshot watery eyes and could smell alcohol coming from his breath and person. His skin appeared to be clammy and he was sweating, the officer noted in his report. 

The man was arrested after failing the field sobriety exercises. He was later taken to jail. 

Not mine, but also no one else's

7 p.m. — 800 block of South Atlantic Avenue

Possession of narcotic paraphernalia. A 48-year-old Ormond Beach woman who admitted to using drugs told police the ones in her car weren't hers, but then also stated the only other person who uses the vehicle is her mother, and that she didn't do drugs. 

A local restaurant manager had called police to let them know the woman had been parked illegally in front of the establishment for about five hours and had left multiple syringes in the bathroom. Once at the scene, officers found the woman behind the business, appearing hunched over as if she were attempting to "shoot up," according to the police report.

The woman covered her left arm with her sleeve and dropped an unknown object into a plastic grocery bag. She then gave officers a false name, and told them her car was dead and that she was waiting for a tow truck. 

Officers conducted a narcotics search of her vehicle, finding crack pipes with cocaine residue and an uncapped syringe with a brown substance. She was taken to jail.

March 13

Cinematic nap time

10:45 p.m. — 200 block of Williamson Boulevard

Loitering. A 49-year-old Clermont man was arrested after he was seen by a patrolling officer exiting a local movie theater after-hours, prompting the alarm to go off. The man told police that he allegedly had fell asleep during a movie. 

The officer asked him for his ID, and the man couldn't find it or his car keys, and told the officer he must have left them inside the theater. Since the building was closed and the alarm was going off, the officer contacted the movie theater manager. While the officer and the manager were speaking on the phone, the man took off his flip-flops and began running toward the woods, according to the police report. 

The officer chased the man, who entered the wood line and fell down. Once on the ground, the officer drew his taser and the man laid down and told him "just cuff me already."

The movie theater manager told police that her assistant had checked the building prior to closing it, and that a person matching the man's description had been asking "weird questions" earlier that evening. The man was taken to jail.

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