Cops Corner: Toilet trouble

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June 2

Toilet trouble

10:40 a.m. — 100 block of Jungle Hut Road, Palm Coast

Criminal mischief. The bathrooms in Jungle Hut Park are down a toilet after someone destroyed one in the men’s restroom.

A Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to the scene after a county employee called about the shattered toilet, according to an incident report. The toilet “appeared to have been hit with a sledge hammer,” the report said.

The deputy found that the only seated toilet in the men’s restroom was shattered to the point that the toilet’s plumbing was visible. The deputy looked for fire damage such as burn markings, but did not see anything to indicate a firework had been used.

County employees estimated the damage at $500. 

The women’s restroom was undamaged, the report said.

June 6

Accidental skylight

6:26 p.m. — First block of Bunker Hill Drive, Palm Coast

Weapons complaint. A Palm Coast man called law enforcement on himself after he accidentally shot a hole in his roof. 

The man was in his room cleaning his black, multi-caliber rifle when the shooting happened, according to an incident

 report. He told an arriving Sheriff’s Office deputy that he’d believed the chamber was clear, but when he released the charging handle, the gun fired. 

He called law enforcement because he did not know what to do, the report said.

The bullet passed through the man’s ceiling fan and roof. No one was injured.


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