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Feb. 22

A prank backfires

12:39 p.m. — 7100 block of State Road 100, Bunnell

Throwing and discharging a destructive device. A man was arrested for throwing a lit firecracker at a coworker as a prank.

The victim was eating his lunch on his tractor when, he said, his coworker pulled up behind him on his own tractor and threw a large firecracker at him, according to the suspect's arrest report. 

The firecracker detonated on the ground next to the victim, causing a 4-inch burn on his leg and pain in his ear.

The victim said he had no idea why his coworker did it: The coworker drove off without speaking a word after throwing the firecracker.

When a Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies spoke to the suspect, the man said he'd lit and thrown the firecracker at his coworker as a prank.

He was arrested and taken to the county jail.

Feb. 19

One thing led to another

10:05 p.m. — 7000 block of Ocean Shore Boulevard, Palm Coast

Possession. A St. Augustine woman pulled over for not wearing her seatbelt was arrested for possession of four types of drugs by the end of the traffic stop.

A Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputy had noticed the driver putting on her seatbelt as she was driving. He flashed his emergency lights for a traffic stop, according to the woman's arrest report.

During the stop, the woman had her passenger call the SUV’s owner for insurance information. 

The deputy asked the woman to step out of the vehicle, the report said. The deputy asked the woman if she would let him search her purse. She gave him permission, and he found hashish oil in the bag.

Deputies then searched both occupants and the SUV. They found a pouch tucked into the waistband of the woman’s leggings, containing cocaine, fentanyl and meth. The drugs collectively weighed 6.78 grams.

The woman was arrested.


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