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VIDEO: Man catches two women stealing his beach canopy in New Smyrna Beach

July 7, 2014

Here’s a lesson for you: Don’t leave your stuff unattended at the beach. A Florida man visiting New Smyrna Beach this weekend learned this the hard way. He left his stuff on the beach for an hour so that his kids could catch a nap. When he came back? Two women were making off with his family’s beach supplies, including a huge beach canopy that they couldn’t seem to figure out how to dismantle.

The man approached the two beach-thieving women while wielding his iPhone, asking if they needed any help.

“Do you know how to do it?” the women asked him.

“Yeah,” he replied. “This is our stuff.”

The women continued to play dumb for a few seconds before realizing that they were, indeed, caught in the act. It was at this point that one of the women started to get angry. She ducked under the canopy frame that she was attempting to steal, and demanded that the man step back, which he did.

After shutting off his camera, the man continued to back away from the women, but one of them was not letting it go.  The man behind the camera told Gawker, “In the most bizarre moment she gnashed her teeth, lunging at me with an open palm and said, ‘I’ll grab your dick!’ I appreciated the offer but didn’t feel the chemistry was there.”

The man immediately forwarded the video to his sister and wife, who called 911. By the time his family, and Beach Patrol arrived, the guilty women had left. Since nothing was taken, he did not press charges on the women, despite the threat of a dick grab.

If you see the women in the below video, steer clear and keep an eye on your stuff.

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  • Otowner5

    He SHOULD have pressed charges. Our beaches shouldn’t be regular stomping grounds for violent petty thieves.

  • Jason

    Hunt them down and burn them at the stake…

  • Lanie Seca

    That looked and sounded like she swung at him with her hand/nails. He should have pressed charges.

  • Tracer

    If they were innocent (easily proven by interviewing the friend whom they were allegedly helping) then the lady’s embarrassment and anger at being filmed would be understandable; but she blew it with the laying on of hands. If they are innocent, then shame on Orlando Weekly for having already convicted them in this headline.

  • orlandomike

    wow. strong. but the more viral this goes the more embarrassed they will be.

  • GoDogGo

    Woman in red: Linda Duffy Kelley, 56. She left her facebook up too. Oops!

  • terribletwos

    Yes, he should have pressed charges. He has more patience and control more than me. The minute that bi-och put her hands on me, she would have been eating sand.

  • Dumboldlady

    Senior citizens who claim they deserve free handout then steal I would have punched the bitch in the face in self defense and called cops

  • tikitiki

    Debbie Brown and Linda Duffy Kelley are both teachers at East Milton Elementary in Milton, FL. So sad.

  • aaron l

    everyone should spam and troll her page, I just did