Ormond woman harassed by man exposing his genitals while riding bicycle

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Oct. 11

Bob and weave

12:34 a.m. — 400 block of South Atlantic Avenue, Ormond Beach

Disorderly intoxication. Police arrested a 52-year-old Daytona Beach man who attempted to start a fight with two other people at a bus stop in front of a local gas station. 

The reporting officer took note of the incident while driving in the area. He saw that the man was "in a fighting stance" with his hands raised about 2 feet away from a man, who was being held back by his girlfriend, according to a police report. The officer stopped to break up the altercation.

As he approached, the officer reported that the man took his backpack and began to walk away. When the officer called for him to stop, the man refused, saying he "didn't do anything," the report states. 

Once he was able to get close, the officer noticed the man's breath smelled of alcohol. He was detained as other officers arrived for backup.

The reporting officer then spoke with the couple involved, who said the man had been verbally harassing them and trying to provoke a fight. 

The man was taken to jail.

Oct. 13

Beware of this man

6:50 a.m. — Intersection of Division Avenue and South Old Kings Road, Ormond Beach

Indecent exposure. An Ormond Beach woman called police after a man rode past her on his bicycle while masturbating.

Police report that the woman had been walking near the intersection when the man passed her, according to a police report. With his pants were down and his genitals exposed, the man — suspected to be in his 30s or 40s — told her "Good morning" as he continued to pleasure himself. He then asked her, "Do you like it?"

The woman told police she has seen the suspect in the area before, and describe him to be a white man wearing a baseball cap, glasses, and dark shirt and shorts. If identified, she wished to pursue charges. 

The 'dark web'

6:25 p.m. — First block of South Laurel Creek Court, Ormond Beach

Suspicious incident. An Ormond Beach resident was just trying to invest in cryptocurrency. What he got in return was threats. 

Police report that, two months ago, the resident and his wife's cryptocurrency investment failed, according to a police report. Since then, they have been receiving calls from unknown people threatening to leak their personal identifying information on the "dark web."

As they haven't been impacted financially, police told the couple to continue block the unknown callers and not engage in conversations with them, as well as continue to monitor their financial accounts. 

A couple days later, the man called police again and informed them that one of his social media accounts had been hacked. He told police he would update them if anything further occurred.


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