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Palm Coast man blocks traffic to tell deputy he's blocking traffic

Also in Cops: Bunnell woman trashes grocery store after caught stealing macaroni salad.

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June 20

Traffic stopper

9:18 a.m. — first block of Boulder Rock Drive, Palm Coast

Resist officer, fail to obey. A Palm Coast man was arrested for blocking traffic as he stopped in the street to accuse a Sheriff’s Office deputy in the middle of a traffic stop of blocking traffic.

The deputy heard someone yelling at him as he was talking to the driver he pulled over. Turning around, he saw a man driving a red Toyota stopped in the middle of the road, blocking traffic, according to an arrest report.

The Toyota driver asked the deputy if he was stupid and told him he needed to move the traffic stop somewhere else because he was blocking the road. The deputy asked the man to keep driving because the man was actually the one blocking traffic.

When the man continued to refuse to leave, the deputy told him to pull over. Instead, the man drove off, the report said. The suspect was pulled over minutes later by another deputy and arrested for leaving the scene of a traffic stop.

June 20

Macaroni salad tantrum

6:30 p.m. — 1000 block of South State Street, Bunnell

Assault, shoplifting. A woman stealing a $2.79 macaroni salad from a grocery store began trashing the place when she was caught red-handed.

A store clerk caught the woman stuffing a macaroni salad container in her bag and try to leave the store, according to the suspect’s arrest report. The clerk told the suspect she needed to put the salad back.

The suspect threw the salad back on the shelves and then began knocking things off shelves and throwing things around the store. When the clerk tried to get her to stop, the suspect picked up a metal rack and hit the clerk with it.

The suspect took off, but police officers who arrived on the scene later viewed the surveillance footage and recognized her from previous interactions. The suspect was found the next day and arrested.


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