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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020 4 months ago

Taxi driver leaves Ormond woman at police parking lot, officers give her ride home

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

Feb. 25

Dial tone

6:18 p.m. — 300 block of West Granada Boulevard

Suspicious incident. While attempting to receive an answer as to why her dental appointment was cancelled, a Palm Coast woman was threatened on the phone by an alleged employee who said, "I have your address, and I'm going to cut your throat while you sleep," according to a police report.

The woman told police she had asked to speak to a supervisor before this occurred. Disturbed, the woman hung up. She didn't wish to press charges, but wanted police to document the incident. 

Free ride

8:22 p.m. — 100 block of West Granada Boulevard

Disturbance. Police ended up giving a 65-year-old Ormond Beach woman a drive home after she had an issue with her taxi driver, who ended up calling police. 

The taxi driver had picked up the woman at a local restaurant, and drove around "aimlessly" for a while because the woman didn't know where she wanted to go, according to the police report. She then began screaming for help after witnesses said they saw the taxi driver refuse to let her out of his car; she owed him $23. 

The woman only had $12. The taxi driver agreed that would work. He left her in the parking lot of the Police Department.

March 1

Bad trip

5:37 a.m. — Intersection of Fleming Avenue and South Yonge Street

Information. A 29-year-old Ormond Beach man fell asleep while stopped on the road, and proceeded to snooze as the fire department and paramedics arrived at his location after police spotted him.

He eventually woke up and refused to roll down his window to speak with police. He then drove off, but was stopped and detained. The man was extremely disoriented, according to the police report, and asked police if they were, indeed, cops. He said he was coming down from acid. 

The man transported to the hospital. 

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