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Deputies search for man who's been tying pantyhose, underwear to cars

Flagler County deputies are asking for help to identify a cross-dressing man they say has been wearing women's underwear and placing pantyhose on vehicles in a business parking lot.

"To be so bold in the middle of the day to do something like this. We want to identify this individual so we can reach out to him and make contact," Steve Brandt, with the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, said.

Brandt is looking into the case after an anonymous complaint was filed two days ago.

In the complaint, it said the man was tying pantyhose to Houligan's employee vehicles in the parking lot.     

"We don't know if this is a local person. We don't know if it's somebody traveling through town and stops in areas and does this. It did happen over multiple days, so, we think it's probably somebody in this area," Brandt said.

The report also said that the man followed employees from the Home Depot parking lot, where they park, to the back door of the restaurant.

"(An employee) saw a man in women's clothing and (when) she came out to her car she had the women's clothing he was wearing on her car," said Michelle Visciglia, who works at Ruby Tuesday next door. 

She said an employee at Houligan's went to Ruby Tuesday to warn others, saying her friend found the women's items on her car.

Visciglia said she now runs to her car when she gets off of work.

Authorities said the man has legally done nothing wrong, as of yet, but they do want to talk with him to get an understanding behind his odd behavior. 

"This behavior in and among itself could be many different things," Brandt said. "We would like to identify this person and talk to them in case this behavior were to escalate into something else."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Flagler County Sheriff's Office at 386-313-4911 or CrimeStoppers to remain anonymous at 1-888-277-TIPS.

Married couple in 70s found dead inside Orange County home

A husband and wife in their 70s were found dead Wednesday evening inside their Orange County home, deputies said.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said a family member found the bodies at a home on Calathea Drive and called 911.

"A relative came home and found the people dead," Orange County sheriff's spokeswoman Jane Watrel said. "When he left the home around 1:30 p.m., they were alive."

The couple's causes of death are not known.

"We're waiting for the coroner to come to figure out how they died and if it's going to be a death investigation, if it's going to be a homicide, a murder-suicide, we're just not sure at this point," Watrel said.

Deputies said nothing suspicious had been reported in the area.

"This is a very quiet neighborhood. No one heard anything," Watrel said. "We've been canvassing the neighborhood and talking to people, so that's all we have at this time."

No other details have been released.

Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates on this story


FHP releases video of February chase, crash, shootout

A cross-county high-speed chase through part of Central Florida that ended with a crash was followed by a barrage of bullets from law enforcement. The chase happened in February, but News 6 has learned the details now after a public records request.

Authorities said it all started after the driver, James Leroy Marker, was accused of firing shots at the Sabal Trail Transmission Pipeline in Marion County to protest it from being built.

Now, the Florida Highway Patrol has released dashcam video that captured the chase.

It was just before 10 a.m. on Feb. 26 when, the video shows, a white pickup truck whizzed past Trooper Nicholas Dolan on Highway 41 in Floral City, Citrus County. Dolan is seen chasing after the truck, with sirens and lights flashing.

But the truck doesn't stop, even though some of its tires are blown.

Police said they believe the man behind the wheel of truck is James Marker, an environmentalist accused of firing a rifle almost 100 times at the Sabal Pipeline, as well as construction equipment in Dunnellon.

Less than a minute after spotting the speeding truck, Dolan catches up to it, knocks it with his patrol car and sends it crashing into a fence.

Dolan then steps out of his car and yells commands to the driver to get down. But nothing happens, until a wave of gunfire is heard.

Authorities said three Citrus County deputies and Dolan fired up to 58 shots, hitting Marker 12 times. Marker is found dead with a pistol, and then, Dolan is heard crying. Citrus County deputies thank Dolan for protecting them.

"You saved our lives, man, thank you,” one is heard saying.


Authorities said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation into the incident cleared the trooper and deputies of any wrongdoing.

'I haven't had sex in a long time,' accused attempted rapist says

A 89-year-old man called on his neighbor Monday to help fend off a suspect with a baseball bat who police said was sexually assaulting the woman cleaning his Maitland home.

The homeowner told police that he saw Robin Moretz Campbell, 23, in the backyard of his Robinhood Drive house and asked what he was doing. Campbell said he was looking for someone who did not live there. The suspect then asked the housekeeper for a glass of water, according to the arrest report.

The homeowner said after drinking the water, Campbell grabbed the woman and forced his way into the house from the backdoor. The homeowner tried to call police but Campbell grabbed his phone, the victim told police.

"Then he looked like he just snapped, and he rushed in and grabbed my cleaning lady up in his arms off the floor and he was trying to push her into the living room area," the homeowner, William Rooks, told News 6.

Police said Campbell pushed Rooks out the backdoor and began trying to pull off the housekeeper’s pants.

"She was on the floor right there," Rooks told News 6 while in his room Wednesday. "He was trying to attack her. He wanted to take her clothes off."

Rooks said he quickly ran to his upstairs neighbor, Eric Love, for help. Armed with a baseball bat, Love came down and told Campbell to get off the victim, according to the report.

"He dialed the Maitland Police Department handed me his phone and he grabbed his baseball bat and he came down stairs," Rooks said of his neighbor.

The suspect got up and tried to leave the house, and Love attempted to detain Campbell until Maitland police arrived, Rooks told police.

Campbell then yelled out, “I haven’t had sex in a long time, just let me go,” as he fled the house, the Rooks told police.

“I went behind him and grabbed him at the back of his shirt and pulled him back,” Love said of the encounter.

“He kept repeating, ‘I just haven't been with a woman in a long time, can't you have mercy on me, let me go, and I was like, ‘No, it doesn’t' work like that, get on the ground.’”

Love chased the suspect but lost him between houses on Robinhood Drive, police said.

Campbell called police Wednesday and said he wanted to turn himself in. Police found the homeowner’s cellphone when Campbell was arrested, according to the arrest report.

Rooks said police told him Campbell admitted to the crime.

"He admitted what he was after, he was only interested in the woman and he was trying to get rid of me simply just by force," Rooks said.

Campbell is charged with sexual battery, battery on a person 65 years or older, preventing communications, burglary, robbery and theft. He is being held in the Orange County Jail without bail.

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