COPS CORNER: When the third time's not the charm

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Aug. 5

When the third time's not the charm

6:18 p.m. 5100 block of State Road 100, Palm Coast

Shoplifting. A loss prevention officer at a big box store noticed a man walking through the electronic section looking at expensive merchandise.

The man walked out without taking or buying anything, went to his car in the parking lot, moved the car to a different spot, then walked back inside and grabbed a $900 projector.

He took the projector to the clothing department, removed its anti-theft device, walked to the store's kitchen section and left the projector there, then left the store again without taking any items.

Then he walked back in, took the projector, and walked out with it, without paying.

The man noticed deputies and tried to walk back inside, but they arrested him.


'Meditating' man caught with drugs

8:27 p.m. 5200 block of State Road 100, Palm Coast

Narcotics. A deputy was dispatched to a call about a suspicious man wearing a sun hat and tank top stumbling around the parking lot and getting into a pickup truck. 

The deputy found the truck. A man appeared to be asleep in the driver's seat. A deputy knocked repeatedly on the window, and the man finally woke up. 

The deputy asked him why he was sleeping in the truck. The man said he had been meditating. 

But a police dog alerted deputies to the presence of drugs in the truck. 

Deputies searched it and found sedatives, which the man did not have a prescription for.

They arrested the man.



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