Ormond man calls collects spit sample for police in local vandalism case

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Nov. 5

Spit for spat

11:38 p.m. — 500 block of Shadow Lakes Boulevard, Ormond Beach

Vandalism. An Ormond Beach resident called police after he said an unknown person spit on his window and scratched his car's rear passenger side door.

The man said he first noticed spit on his driver side door earlier in the afternoon, but that he didn't report it, according to a police report. He showed the officer a video of a man walking by his car and stopping, but the officer was unable to tell if the man did anything to the car. The video, he noted in his report, just showed someone walking by. 

The man noticed the scratch and fresh spit on his car when he went outside that evening to install a car camera, according to the report. Because the man collected the spit sample himself using a cotton swab and a plastic baggie, the officer told him he was unable to collect it due to "improper handling."

Police estimated the scratch damage to be at about $200. 

Nov. 6

Swiped sweatshirts

7:41 a.m. — 500 block of Sterthaus Drive, Ormond Beach

Larceny. Police responded to a local gym facility after someone is believed to have stolen several sweatshirts from the men's locker room.

An Ormond Beach man told the reporting officer that he had changed into his exercise gear in the locker room and hung his sweatshirt on a hook in a common area of the locker room, according to a police report. The key to his car was in a sweatshirt pocket, and there were other sweatshirts hanging next to his. 

Upon his return to the locker room, he noticed that his sweatshirts — and several other ones that were hanging next to his — were missing. 

An employee told police that she didn't notice anything usual during the time of the incident and that no one else reported their sweatshirts were stolen. 



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