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6:18 p.m. — 300 block of South Ridgewood Avenue
Battery touch. Police arrested a 24-year-old Ormond Beach man who attempted to tackle his stepfather after the stepfather came up short on money he owed for work done around his home.
According to a report, the stepfather had hired his stepson for eight hours of work, for which he should have received $80, but at the end of the day, the stepfather only had $40 on his person. The stepson became enraged, the police report states, and grabbed his stepfather's left leg to try and tackle him to the ground. His stepfather told police he got up and told his stepson that he would beat him up, though the stepfather never actually touched him; the stepson began running up and down the street yelling frantically.
The stepson told police he "started it." He was taken to jail.
12:01 a.m. — 1000 block of Ocean Shore Boulevard
Unarmed burglary. An ex-employee from a local resort was charged with petit theft and unarmed burglary after she entered the housekeeping room and heated a bowl of frozen broccoli to eat.
According to police, the night auditor of the resort went to the housekeeping room to assist a guest and found the 37-year-old Daytona Beach woman there. She had been fired about a week before, so he asked her what she was doing. The woman left quickly.
Left behind was a steaming bowl of broccoli that the night auditor told police the woman must have made for herself, as he was the only employee onsite. The night auditor told police he wanted to press charges for the incident.