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Early in the morning Nov. 25, a man told DeLand police his girlfriend, who lives in Orange City and with whom he’s been in a “continuous romantic relationship for several years,” hit him in the back with her open hand while they were walking on a DeLand sidewalk.

Girlfriend told police she and her boyfriend had been quarreling and “wrestling” and that “she may have hit him.”

And she added that she didn’t remember if she actually struck the fellow.

Police arrested Girlfriend and, when they searched her purse, found “two small clear glass cylindrical tubes and a small piece of a stainless steel sponge.”

The arresting officer noted that “Both the glass tubes had black marks consistent with burning” and that the officer “immediately recognized the tubes and stainless steel sponge to [sic] items utilized to ingest crack cocaine.”

So Girlfriend was also charged with possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

As noted earlier, Girlfriend lives in Orange City. So, once again I ask, why are folks bringing their crazy to our fair city of DeLand? Because that’s where her boyfriend lives? Well, maybe he’ll move. Or maybe they’ll break up.

— 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.


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