Two women were allegedly caught and confronted mid-heist stealing a Florida family’s beach items over the holiday weekend after a man noticed them disassembling his canopy.
Confronted with a camera, the two individuals appeared perplexed about how to react.
“Is that yours?” the man asked the two ladies attempting to take apart the canopy.
“Yeah,” one woman replies, “but we don’t know how to do it.”
“Do you know how to do it?” the two ask him.
“Yeah. This is our stuff,” he swiftly replies.
A long, awkward pause then ensued, with the two women eventually deciding to maintain that the items belonged to them.
“No,” the man replied. ”It’s all ours. All of it. The chairs, the bags, this is all our stuff.”
The man then says it’s “okay” and offers to sweep the incident under the rug.
“We’ll let it slide. I’m glad I made it in time,” he tells the women.
That’s when one of ladies appears to assault him, angry that he was taping the entire incident. The footage then ends, but the man, who asked only to be identified by his first name Rich, told Gawker of the bizarre incident that followed.
“Her partner aka Tankini threatened to ‘take that camera and put it in the grass.’ There wasn’t a blade of grass in sight so you know she meant business,” he said. “She slapped at my phone, scratching the screen with a ring. I thought it was hilarious that this lady that was clearly in the wrong was actually coming at me. I did not intentionally stop the recording.”
“What followed was pure gold. I continued to back up as we went around the canopy frame. In the most bizarre moment she gnashed her teeth, lunging at me with an open palm and said, ‘I’ll grab your d**k!’ I appreciated the offer but didn’t feel the chemistry was there,” Rich continued.
Eventually, police were called to the scene, but the man told the responding officer filing charges was not needed.
“I explained that nothing was taken and the ‘assault’ didn’t warrant filing a police report or pressing charges,” he told Gawker. “The Beach Patrol Officer explained that this never happens in New Smyrna Beach, which I agree with wholeheartedly.”
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