Daytona Beach man arrested for firing 10 rounds on Granada Boulevard

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March 1

Shooter arrested

7:17 p.m. — 1200 block of West Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach

Discharging a firearm from vehicle. Police arrested a 23-year-old Daytona Beach man who was see firing 10 rounds of bullets onto West Granada Boulevard after a road rage incident.

Witnesses reported that the man had fired his gun into the air while driving eastbound on Granada Boulevard ear a grocery store before making a U-turn and driving westbound towards Williamson Boulevard and I-95, according to the man's arrest report.  One witness told police that she and her mother were turning into the grocery store when they spotted the man driving past them with his gun pointed out of the window of his car. They saw the muzzle flash as the weapon was fired.

Police found 10 shell casings along the eastbound lanes of Granada Boulevard. No known injuries were reported as a result of the shooting.

Police detained the man in the 1600 block of Williamson Boulevard. A gun was found in his car and when police interviewed him, the man admitted he was involved in a "road rage-like" incident that he did display his firearm out of his car's window. However, he said he didn't fire it. 

He was taken to jail.

March 2

Whose hose

5:07 a.m. — First block of Chippingwood Lane, Ormond Beach

Theft. Someone stole an 86-year-old Ormond Beach resident's garden hose. 

The victim reported the theft to police after he awoke to the sound of running water, according to an incident report. When he went outside to investigate, he discovered his yard flooded; the thief had also removed the spigot for the hose, causing the water to flow freely.

The victim screwed the spigot back on to stop the flow of water, and then noticed a head lamp laying on the ground, which police collected for evidence. The victim valued the stolen hose at $22 and wished to press charges. 

Police noted in the incident report that a garbage can was also stolen from a hair salon nearby, and that the thefts could be related. 


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