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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 2 weeks ago

Man solicited sex while in local grocery store

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

Nov. 16

Heated exchange

9:20 a.m. — 1500 block of West Granada Boulevard

Petit theft. Police arrested a 51-year-old Daytona Beach man who told a local supermarket loss prevention officer that he was going to cut his head off after the store employee called police to notify the man had stolen a four-pack of boxers. 

The man had taken the underwear to the store's refund center and "returned" them in exchange for a gift card. The store loss prevention officer then called police and escorted the man into his office. Police report the man threatened the employee, saying he was an ex-Marine and that he had killed lots of people, and would kill him and also harm his family.

Police detained the man, who later said he had stolen the merchandise to try and get enough money for a bus ticket. While in police presence, the man continued to threaten the employee and call him racial slurs, according to the police report.

He was taken to jail.

Nov. 17

Hallway face-off

1:38 p.m. — 200 block of South Atlantic Avenue

Disturbance. An Ormond Beach man told police a fellow hotel guest threatened to push him from the balcony if he didn't get out of their way when trying to pass the hotel hallway at the same time, police report. 

The man said the other guest used profanity, and that there was no reason for his aggression. The hotel guest told police he never mentioned anything about "pushing anyone from no balcony," police reported, and that it was the man that shoved him. 

The man who called police didn't want to pursue the case and declined to provide more information.The hotel manager told police the other guest would be removed from the property.

Nov. 21

Soliciting store-goer

12:13 p.m. — 300 block of West Granada Boulevard

Information. Case of mistaken identity?

A 79-year-old Ormond Beach man who gave a woman a handwritten note sexual in nature told police he thought the woman was his friend, and not a random stranger in a store. A police officer was flagged by a store employee who said the man was passing notes to women soliciting sex, according to the incident report.

The note stated "Complete whole body tongue massage," and listed the man's name and phone number. The woman on the receiving end of the note told police that it made her uncomfortable.

The man denied passing similar notes in the past. However, the store manager provided police with a picture of a business card containing the same wording. The man gave it to a store employee a few weeks ago, police report.

The store declined to trespass the man. 

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