Man threatens to rob Ormond pharmacy after employees refuse to grant him internet via hot spot

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Oct. 29

Unstable connection

4:35 p.m. — 700 block of West Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach

Information. Police responded to a local retail pharmacy after a man continuously asked employees to use their internet.

The manager and an employee told police that the man approached several employees, asking if they would allow him to use their hot spot Wi-Fi so that he could pay his electric bill using a mobile payment app, according to a police report. The employees all told him no.

However, when he approached an employee at the photography counter and heard the same answer, the man said that he would "go home and get his gun to rob the place so he can have money for his light bill," the police report stated. 

Though the man was captured in surveillance footage, the image didn't clearly show his face. The store's employees requested extra patrols while they remained open, but didn't say they wished to press charges. 

Oct. 30

Park exposure

11:28 a.m. — 700 block of Airport Road, Ormond Beach

Drugs. A 62-year-old Ormond Beach man was arrested after police found him in his car at a local park with his genitalia exposed.

The man was told to pull his pants up and exit his vehicle and he complied, according to a police report. As he did so, police spotted a glass pipe on the driver seat. The man told officers that he used it to smoke meth and said that his genitalia was exposed because his pants had come undone while he slept. 

Police found less than a gram of methamphetamine in the car. The man was taken to jail. 


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