This week on Cops Corner...
Cheating plot thwarted
12:54 p.m. — 100 block of River Beach Drive
Battery. A man called police after his 24-year-old girlfriend and her friend set up a trap to get him to cheat on her.
The man told police they were at his home the night before and that his girlfriend went to bed at around 9 p.m., leaving him with her friend. He said later in the morning hours, he touched her friend's foot in order to ask if she wanted something to drink when his girlfriend stormed out and accused him of trying to cheat on her. Police report his girlfriend then began to hit him with a switch.
Police made contact with his girlfriend who said he attempted to sleep with her friend and was touching her butt and legs while he did drugs all night long. Her friend was in the room when police questioned the girlfriend, and she agreed with what was said. However, when police interviewed her separately, the friend said they had conducted a ploy to catch the man cheating.
His girlfriend was arrested for battery after beating her boyfriend with a wooden back scratcher until it broke, and then continuing to kick and punch him.
1:30 p.m. — First block of Chrysanthemum Drive
Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. After an altercation that began with an addition of a new Facebook friend, a 21-year-old woman was arrested by police for striking her boyfriend in the face and threatening him with a pair of scissors.
Police report the couple got into an argument after the victim accepted a friend request from another woman on Facebook. His girlfriend took his phone and started looking through his posts, and then slapped him on the right side of his face. She put his phone down and the victim gathered it and the rest of his belongings in a red gym bag.
Before he could leave, the defendant told him she wanted his phone and began pulling on his pants, causing a rip in his right pocket. According to police, she then grabbed a pair of scissors and cut the strap of his gym bag and started jabbing the scissors at him in a stabbing motion.
The victim caught the altercation on video, which he later showed to police officers. Police report the video shows the pair struggling over the bag, and striking the victim twice in the face.
After being determined by police as the primary aggressor, the woman was arrested and transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail.
1:40 a.m. — 300 block of N. Beach St.
Battery. A 23-year-old man was arrested after throwing a hamburger at his uncle and pushing him in order to enter his residence.
The defendant was dropped off by a friend at his uncle's home after a night drinking out on the town. When he showed up, he had a hamburger in one hand. His uncle asked him where he had been all night, at which point the pair got into a verbal altercation during which the man threw the hamburger at his uncle's face.
His uncle told police his nephew was "exhibiting an odd behavior," as if he was on drugs and based on past events, feared he would become more aggressive. He and his roommate attempted to stop the man from entering their home because they knew there were tools and sharp objects inside, and the man began to push them out of the way.
The men were successful in keeping the defendant out of their residence, who then began to damage items on the residence's back patio. They told police they saw him through the kitchen window as the defendant picked up a fire pit and tossed it over, smashed a table and kicked other objects.
When police talked to the defendant's uncle, they noticed he had a ketchup stain on the left side of his collar. The defendant was arrested while he was walking down the street and transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail.