Fla. man faces burglary rap after fleeing from motel ‘ghost’
A crazed Florida man who thought he saw a “ghost” at a motel ran wild though Daytona Beach on Tuesday and wound up trying to breaking to a home while screaming “Help me!” and getting arrested for burglary, cops said.
Andrew George, 38, and his companion Natasha Kachuroi, 36, had gotten a room at a Travel Inn shortly before the outburst — but demanded a refund when they heard the bathroom window opening, WKMG reported.
The couple believed a “shadow” was following them, so they fled toward Beach Street, according to court records cited by the outlet.
As they ran around the parking lot at the Halifax Marina, George fell into the water. His companion helped him out and they then sprinted to a business at 432 S. Beach St.
Kachuroi banged on the door and George picked up a chair to smash a window — crying for help and making a ruckus that woke up the residents of 426 S. Beach St.
A woman living there saw the couple on the front porch of the business, where Kachuroi said, “Please help me!”
George then allegedly ran toward the resident, who ran back inside, locked her door, grabbed a knife and threatened to use it on him as he banged on the door, the document cited by WKMG states.
Meanwhile, Kachuroi tried to stop the unhinged man as another resident called 911.
When police arrived, they found George lying on the gound, covered in blood and crying out in pain, according to the report. It was unclear how he was injured.
He told investigators that he and Kachuroi fled from the motel because he believed a “ghost” wanted to harm him — and said he was unable to enter the business “due to God telling him (Kachuroi) was a bad person to hang out with.”
George also told police he decided not to enter the home because he heard kids’ voices and he didn’t want to scare them.
He blamed his “bad choices” that night on ecstasy.
George was charged with two counts of burglary and held on $20,000 bond.
Kachuroi faces a drug rap and a charge of principal to a burglary. She was held on $5,000 bond.