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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2019 3 months ago

Man arrested for drunk driving told officer he was ugly

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

April 7

Knock, knock

2:32 p.m. — First block of Tidewater Drive

Unarmed burglary. An Ormond Beach man called police after he spotted an 18-year-old in swimsuit shorts banging on his garage door. According to the police report, the man asked the Ormond Beach teen what he wanted, and the teen failed to respond. When told to go away, the teen began to bang on the door harder.

The man told police he then opened the garage door and told the teen he was calling police and getting his gun. The teen banged on the door harder before leaving. 

While police were at the scene, the man's wife told officers that a neighbor was watching the teen loitering around another home on the block through her cameras. Police found the teen, who ignored the officer's requests to stop and took off running. During the pursuit, the teen threw a manila envelope at the officers; it contained mail from the second home he had been perusing. 

The teen was arrested and taken to jail.

April 11

Just watching out for dad

11:42 p.m. — 300 block of Flormond Avenue

Grand theft. Police arrested a 50-year-old transient man after he called police claiming that his father was being impersonated by another man. He gave police an address, and told them to seek the social security number belonging to his father. 

In the middle of the phone call, the man changed his story. He told police that he was out of money, and that his father had "lots of money." As he ended the phone call, he told police "don't bother sending a cruiser down here, y'all won't do anything." 

Due to a prior incident, in which the man told police he had been following his father around the city because he didn't want him to join a "devil cult" and had to be trespassed from his father's home, officers responded to the given address. Once there, they discovered the man was driving a stolen vehicle from New York.

The man claimed he had rented the car with a $250 deposit. He was taken to jail.

April 12

Drunk honesty

4:27 p.m. — Intersection of I-95 and West Granada Boulevard

DUI. In the middle of a drunk driving investigation, a 60-year-old New Jersey man tried to distract the officer multiple times by asking him about his tattoos and why he didn't shave his beard. The officer explained that the agency allows them to grow facial hair. The man proceeded to tell the officer he was ugly and that he wouldn't look at the pen the officer was holding during the exercise.

The officer had stopped the man after he saw him run a red light to turn onto the northbound ramp of I-95. The man declined to perform several field sobriety exercises, claiming he had "atrophied" in his feet. He was arrested and taken to jail.

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