A woman living in the DeLand area told Volusia County sheriff’s deputies July 14 that a guy she doesn’t know “had rammed her gate with his vehicle and was rummaging through her vehicle.”

When challenged, the guy left his banged-up car on the woman’s property and ran away.

A K-9 officer located the fellow at a nearby property, naked and hiding in a camper.

The dude was arrested on charges of burglary of a conveyance, theft, vandalism, and resisting arrest without violence. Oh, and there was also an open warrant out on him.


OFF THE BEAT is a collection of stories by Keith Allen, based on local police-agency reports. If you have information about a crime, call Crime Stoppers, 1-888-277-TIPS. You could be eligible for a reward.