Man throws skateboard at woman's car on Division Avenue

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Oct. 2

Oh, sugar 

11:16 a.m. — 800 block of John Anderson Drive, Ormond Beach

Vandalism. A 79-year-old Ormond Beach man called police after discovering sugar water had been poured into his car's gas tank. The suspect? A disgruntled lawn care worker.

Police report the victim stated that he had hired a Bunnell lawn care company to do some work in his yard last month, and that he had been unsatisfied with the end result. He asked the company's owner to come by his house and both look over what had been done and complete the job properly, according to a police report. 

The victim said the owner refused and asked to be paid fully before performing more work on the lawn. The victim refused and said he began to receive threatening calls from the owner and his wife asking to be paid, and that they all continue to feud over the services. 

Recently, he discovered his car refused to start, and had it towed to be repaired. He was informed his car had been malfunctioning due to sugar water in his gas tank, resulting in a repair cost of almost $4,000.

The victim said he believed this to be retaliation for his feud with the lawn care company. 

Oct. 8


1:28 p.m. — 600 block of Division Avenue, Ormond Beach

Criminal mischief. An Ormond Beach woman was driving westbound on Division Avenue when a man emerged from nearby woods and threw his skateboard at her car, breaking her rear driver's side window.

The woman told police that the skateboard also created a dent in her car, according to the incident report. Because she was scared, she said, she continued driving and contacted police once she was home. 

She wished to press charges for the damage. Police believe the suspect is a 35-year-old transient. 


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