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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 1 week ago

Ormond man drunk off rum tells police he's a pirate

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

Oct. 2

Underdressed burglar

7:06 a.m. — 100 block of North Yonge Street

Unarmed burglary. While responding to call about a burglary in a local restaurant, police were given a heads up that there was a suspicious person nearby. The reporting office went to investigate and found an empty car. After a few minutes, a 51-year-old Palm Coast man, clad in only an undershirt and underwear, appeared and asked the officer to jump the battery on his car, according to the police report.

Another officer found a pair of shorts across the street and asked the man if they were his. The man said they weren't, but put them on anyway. He told police he had been hanging out with a woman and ended up breaking down at that location. He also told them he had gone in search of a prostitute during the night. 

Inside the burglarized restaurant, police discovered tables had been moved and smeared with ketchup. There was also ketchup on the floor and several ceramic table settings were destroyed.

Also inside the restaurant was a T-shirt labeled with the man's place of employment. Police also found flip flops, which officers believed could fit the man's feet, but he refused to try them on. 

He was taken to jail. 

Oct. 4

That's not my car

1:18 a.m. — First block of West Granada Boulevard

Civil service. What happens if a valet accidentally gives your car to someone else?

That's what one 61-year-old Daytona Beach woman found out when it happened to her at a local restaurant. She and another restaurant patron owned the same model vehicle and were at the restaurant at the same time. The patron drove off with the woman's car without noticing it wasn't hers, according to the police report.

The valet service arranged a ride home for the woman. Later that morning, the patron responded to the police and drove back to the restaurant to pick up her own car and drop off the woman's. 

Oct. 8

A pirate's life for me

1:30 p.m. — 1400 block of West Granada Boulevard

Drunk person. A 60-year-old Ormond Beach man told police repeatedly that he was a "pirate" as he laid on top of a bicycle near a local grocery store.

The reporting officer noted that he looked like he had just fallen, but that the man said he was "relaxing and did not fall," according to the police report. He told police he had previously drink a fifth of rum about two-three hours prior. 

Because the man had no one to pick him up, he was taken to a local hospital.

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