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Man renting a room breaks into landlord’s camper to charge phone, nap

Also in Cops: Bunnell man loitering by church pretends to sleep, fakes seizure when confronted by law enforcement.

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March 20

No camping

8:05 p.m. — 2100 block of Coconut Boulevard, Flagler County

Petit theft, burglary. Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man after he broke into his landlord’s camper to charge his phone.

The camper is on the same property as the home the suspect was renting from, according to the man’s arrest report. The landlord called the Sheriff’s Office and told deputies the suspect knew he was not allowed in the camper.

Deputies found the suspect inside the home and he admitted to being inside the camper. The suspect said he pushed in the camper’s air conditioner and crawled through the window to get inside.

The suspect said he did all this to charge his phone, the report said, but fell asleep while waiting for the phone to charge.

The suspect has been charged with burglary and petit theft.

March 22

Seize and desist

3:45 a.m. — 4600 block of Belle Terre Parkway, Bunnell

Resist arrest, loitering. A Bunnell man arrested for loitering near by a local church pretended to sleep and then faked a seizure after he was confronted by a Sheriff’s Office deputy.

The deputy was conducting an overnight security check when he saw the suspect leaning over behind the church’s fence messing with something, the man's arrest report said. Because of an uptick in vandalism at church parking lots, the deputy drove up to the suspect and turned on his overhead lights.

The suspect immediately laid down and pretended to sleep, the report said. When the suspect refused to identity or explain himself, the deputy arrested him.

The suspect was placed in the patrol car and began to shake like he was having a seizure. The deputy believed the suspect was faking it, the report said, because the man continued to talk through the shaking and had a normal breathing and pulse rate.

The suspect was taken to the hospital where hospital staff gave him the all-clear to be booked in the county jail.


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