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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 1 year ago

Ormond man charged with battery after throwing pizza at wife

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

Jan. 11

Pizza, my heart

6:15 p.m. — 100 block of Black Hickory Way

Battery touch. Police arrested a 51-year-old Ormond Beach man who threw pizza at his wife during an argument. According to a police report, the woman locked herself in a bedroom until police arrival. Once she made contact with officers, they saw her clothes contained pizza stains and that she had sauce in her hair.

The woman told officers that they had many arguments throughout the night. She said she poured herself a glass of wine for dinner and that her husband poured it down the sink. She poured herself another glass and sat down to eat the pizza they made for dinner when the argument continued, and he began throwing pizza at her. One slice hit her head, police report.

She told police that she tried to throw pizza back at her husband, but missed and hit him on the cheek. He then shoved her, causing her to fall over a chair and hit her head against the wall. Her husband was taken to jail. 

Jan. 14

Hindsight is 20/20

11:13 a.m. — 1500 N. U.S. 1

Petit theft. A homeless man was arrested for stealing a pair of reading glasses and a green lighter from a local dollar store. He told officers he stole the glasses because he "can't see" and had no money. 

The store manager told police she had caught him stealing in the past, but that he had gotten away. The stolen merchandise totaled $6.80. The store manager told officers she would like to press charges. 

The man was taken to jail. 

Jan. 16

Don't be a show off

3:05 p.m. — Intersection of McIntosh Road and Sanchez Avenue

Criminal mischief. A 15-year-old Ormond Beach boy is facing a misdemeanor charge after he threw a golf ball ay a woman's car as she was driving west on Sanchez Avenue. The boy took off running, but the woman was able to talk to the boy's friend, who stayed at the scene. The ball caused a dent in her hood and a scratch on her windshield.

Police went the boy's house and spoke to him and his grandfather. The boy told police that he was walking home with his friend when he found a golf ball. He saw a car coming and told his friend to "watch this," with the intention of throwing the ball under the vehicle to see it get run over. Instead, the ball bounced and hit the vehicle. 

He told the officer he ran because he was scared. He apologized for his actions.

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