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Daytona Beach Police arrest woman, search for man after hold-up attempt Saturday

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Daytona Beach Police arrested a local woman Saturday and were searching for a man following a reported armed robbery attempt along LPGA Boulevard. Police say they were called to LPGA Boulevard and Tournament Drive early Saturday morning where a 28-year old Deland man reported that another man had pointed a handgun at him while he was driving northbound on LPGA Boulevard. Angel Fuentes-Estrada said he had met a Daytona Beach woman on Back Page and had drove to her Daytona address to pick her up early Saturday morning. When the woman got into his car, another man who said he was her bodyguard also got into the back seat of the car. The three drove around town while arranging to find a party to attend, and the woman and male passenger changed seats when they stopped at a fast-food restaurant at International Speedway Boulevard and Tomoka Farms Road.

When the drive resumed, Fuentes-Estrada says he was told to drive west on International Speedway Boulevard, and then to turn northbound on LPGA Boulevard. As they passed the stadium on LPGA, Fuentes-Estrada said the male in the front passenger seat, “…took a black medium sized non-metallic handgun from his lap and pointed it at him.” The driver then swerved the car and told police the male passenger tried to take the keys out of the ignition while the female in the back seat hit him in the back of the head and kicked him. Fuentes-Estrada says he then lost control of the car, and when it stopped he fled from the car north on LPGA Boulevard. He told police he saw the man and woman run south from the car, and the man might have flagged down a car, but the woman returned to get her belongings from his vehicle. Fuentes-Estrada says he ran back to his car to drive off, but the car would not start. He then ran north again and called police.

Daytona Beach Police responded to the scene and searched for the male subject with a K-9 unit and also were assisted by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, but the man was not found. Police say after their investigation, they arrested 22-year old Chalsey D. Obrien for Principle to Robbery with a Firearm and on a misdemeanor battery charge.

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