Vigilant at the stop sign
4:32 p.m. — Junction of North Halifax Drive and Neptune Avenue, Ormond Beach
Suspicious incident. A 46-year-old Ormond Beach resident was on his way to work when he failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. When he arrived at work, a 45-year-old man from Ormond Beach banged on the driver’s side window and shouted, “You blew the stop sign,” according to a police report.
The man proceeded to all his names and shouted profanity, the resident later told police. The resident asked the man if he was a police officer, and the man said no. The resident then asked the man if he was going to call his work supervisor, to which the man responded with profanity before leaving the premises.
Hours later, the man wrote a social media post about the company the resident worked for, according to the police report. The resident said he considered this a personal attack due to the language and photos used on the public post. The man also left the company a bad Yelp review. The resident wanted the post and review deleted.
3:27 a.m. — 600 block of North Nova Road, Ormond Beach
Vandalism. A 31-year-old Ormond Beach resident heard screaming and an “aggressive knock” at his front door. He looked through the peephole in his door, but couldn’t see anyone on the other side of the door.
According to a police report, the resident then looked out his kitchen window and then saw a man. He decided to go back to his room, and while there he heard a loud crash – his window had been smashed. He stayed in his hallway as a guest, a 53-year-old man from New Smyrna Beach, called 911.
Why was there a man at their door? The guest had requested an escort, according to the police report, and the man who broke the window was his driver, who showed up at their door after the escort had been paid for.
No charges were laid.
Gift card scam
9:23 p.m. – 1500 block of West Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach
Flight. Police were dispatched to a local supermarket after a 68-year-old woman from Kentucky reported that the $300 Visa gift card she purchased at the store earlier in the day was fake.
The woman told the rater that when she attempted to register the gift card online, she noticed there was a discrepancy with the barcode number. The website asked for a 16 digit barcode and his card only had 12 digits. She returned to the store where she spoke to an employee, who informed her that she had been scammed and that the gift card she had purchased had been tampered with.
Police compared the fake gift card to a real one and noted that it was difficult to tell the difference. Two employees began searching the store’s gift cards for other possible counterfeits and found two that may have been forged.
Police were unable to determine when the gift card tampering took place, as the store could not provide surveillance footage and there were no suspects.