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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 2 weeks ago

Man arrested from local movie theater over missing Junior Mints

This week in Cops Corner...
by: Jarleene Almenas Associate Editor

Sept. 19

Birthday suit

12:54 p.m. — first block of Westland Run

Information. Police advised a 66-year-old Ormond Beach man against continuing to be naked in plain view of others after a neighbor spotted him in his birthday suit with the garage door opened. The neighbor had been playing whiffle ball outside with his son when both caught an eyeful. 

The son told his father that this wasn't the first time he'd seen the man naked, according to a police report; the son had also seen the man sunbathing naked on his back porch, which police noted can be seen from the road and surrounding neighbor's properties. 

The man told police he had no intentions of offending anyone and had gone to the garage searching for his wife when he noticed the door was open. His wife told police her husband is used to living on acres of land without nearby neighbors and that she has confronted him before about putting clothes on. 

No charges were pursued. 

Sept. 26

Chain mail

10:09 a.m. — 1500 block of Poplar Drive

Larceny. A 70-year-old man called police after he found his cast iron mailbox in the middle of his street. 

The mailbox is bolted to concrete, according to the police report, and the reporting officer saw drag marks on the roadway where "it appeared someone wrapped a chain around the bottom base of the mailbox" and pulled it with a vehicle. The officer suspected this was done to steal the mailbox for metal. He helped the man restore the mailbox to its original location. 

Sept. 30

I want candy

1:23 a.m. —200 block of Williamson Boulevard

Petit theft. Police arrested a 28-year-old Daytona Beach man who broke into a local movie theater and is believed to have stolen a package of Junior Mints from the candy display case, per surveillance footage showing him opening the case. 

According to his arrest report, the man was familiar to police as he had been sleeping in his car parked in the movie theater cinema lot for several weeks. The man told police that he was sitting at a picnic table outside when he noticed an open door. He entered the building and was looking around because "he thought it was cool," the police report states. He denied taking anything and when asked by police what his favorite movie theater candy was, the man said, "Twizzlers." 

Nothing else was missing or vandalized. He was taken to jail. 

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