Daytona Beach man arrested for shooting flare gun into Ormond store parking lot

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April 21

Angered and flared up

11:46 p.m. — 1500 block of West Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach

Aggravated assault with a weapon. Police arrested a 32-year-old Daytona Beach man who fired a flare gun into the parking lot of a local big box store, asking to be let in despite the store having closed.

The man was detained by police upon officers' arrival. He told police that he had shot the flare gun for help, but later changed his story and said "everyone else in the area agreed to shoot the flare gun with him"  according to his arrest report. He also made claims about his vehicle and identity being stolen, which the reporting officer noted didn't make much sense. 

A witness told police she saw the man lying down with another guy in the parking lot when she walked outside to meet her friends, whom she was speaking to when the man stood up and shot his flare gun. She notified a store employee, who informed the man that the store had closed about 30 minutes prior. The employee told police the man was "out of it and smoking and drinking," the report states. 

He was taken to jail.

May 1

Unwanted visitor

3:58 p.m. — 1200 block Vanderbilt Drive, Ormond Beach

Indecent exposure. An Ormond Beach resident was sitting inside her home, holding her child, when she heard the side door open. When she headed to the kitchen to investigate, she spotted an unknown man urinating on her patio.

Police report that the suspect arrived to the home in a black pickup truck. The woman, according to the police report, said he appeared to be stumbling. She told police that she had left the side door open for her husband. She suspected the man to be the prior residents' boss; the residents did not leave the property on good terms, according to the police report.

She wished to pursue charges.


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