Palm Coast man assaults real estate agent preparing for open house, Flagler Sheriff's office says

The man entered the for-sale home and forcibly kissed the woman after telling her it was dangerous for her to be on her own, a press release said.

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  • | 6:21 p.m. April 8, 2024
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A Palm Coast man was arrested for burglary and assault after kissing a real estate agent preparing for an open house in Palm Coast’s P Section, a Flagler Sheriff’s Office press release said.

On April 6 just after 11 a.m., the victim told deputies that a man who had driven by the for-sale home multiple times in a gold SUV pulled up to the residence and followed her inside the home.

She told him the open house was not open yet but the suspect did not leave instead asking questions about the home and then telling the woman it was dangerous for a woman to be on her own. She asked him to leave and offered a handshake on his way out and the suspect grabbed her hand and pulled her into a kiss.

The woman struggled to get free and told him to stop. The suspect let her go, taking one of her business cards on the way out.

FCSO deputies identified the suspect, Carlos Da Silva, 78, from his license plate. Da Silva initially denied being in the area but eventually admitted to following the woman into the home and hugging her before leaving, the press release said.

Deputies arrested Da Silva and he has been charged with burglary and assault.


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