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Man causes scene because bank account is over-drafted, punches cop

Also in Cops: Woman buys two fake temporary tags on online marketplace, cries when caught

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June 6

In the red

3:10 p.m. — 300 block of East Moody Boulevard, Flagler County

Battery. After a Palm Coast man found out his bank account was over-drafted he ended up arrested after punching a cop. 

A bank manager called law enforcement because the man began making threats and refused to leave after he found out the account had been over-drafted by $10. A police officer arrived at the bank just as the suspect was stepping outside, according to the suspect's arrest report. 

The suspect immediately walked up to the officer, aggressively asking if he was here to arrest the suspect. The suspect continued on, saying he came to the bank to withdraw $5,000 because he owned the bank, the report said. The employees didn't believe him.

The suspect then continued yelling at the deputy, saying he wanted the officer's badge and getting in the officer's face. When the officer told the suspect to back up, the man cursed at him and punched the officer in the arm. 

The officer then wrestled the suspect to the ground where he was placed under arrest. 

June 3

Tagged out

8:12 a.m. — Mile marker 284, Interstate 95 northbound, Flagler County

Counterfeit license plate. A Jacksonville woman was arrested after she admitted to purchasing two counterfeit tags and driving an uninsured car with a suspended license. 

A Sheriff's Office deputy was patrolling the interstate when he noticed a Toyota that had a discolored temporary tag, according to an arrest report. The tag also had improper spacing and font and, when searched in the motor vehicles database, the tag came up as unregistered.

When the deputy pulled over the car to ask about it, the driver immediately began to cry. 

She admitted to the deputy that she had purchased that tag and one other from an online marketplace so she could get to work. She also admitted to the car being uninsured, her license suspended and having a small amount of marijuana in her car, the report said.

The officer placed her under arrest.


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