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Man Accused of Biting and Swinging Knife at Officer, Flees Scene in Gold Convertible

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Dick Oranges left the scene in a gold convertible.

A Collier County, Florida, man is accused of swinging a knife after being accused of theft
Photo: Marcus Balcher

Dick Oranges, 49, really didn’t want to go back inside a Bealls Department Store on June 4th, when both the store’s manager and loss prevention officer confronted him outside because they suspected he stole clothing.

When the two men tried to escort Oranges back into the store, he went bananas and bit the loss prevention officer’s arm, piercing the skin and drawing blood, this according to the police report. Then the two men said Oranges pulled out a knife and started swinging it at them until the men backed off.

Oranges then fled the scene in a gold convertible.

Dick Oranges

Dick Oranges faces 5 charges regarding the knife incident.

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Oranges was pulled over two weeks later for speeding and police noticed the stench of marijuana coming from his vehicle. During the stop officers found a sack labeled “dime bag,” which contained a grinder and rolling papers. Oranges begged to be let go and asked for forgiveness, but he was arrested on drug paraphernalia and driving with an expired license charges.

While locked up, a police detective interviewed Oranges about the situation at the department store. He said it was the officer that swung a knife at him and that he was trying to return the merchandise.

Oranges is facing five charges regarding the knife and biting incident, but there was no updated information given about the condition of his weed-scented gold convertible.

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Via: Naples Daily News