NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — Authorities investigated an apparent attempted theft of beach gear at a beach in Florida over the weekend.
Editor’s note: The video contains some vulgar language. Viewer discretion advised.
Volusia County Beach Safety & Ocean Rescue told WKMG it was called to a report of an altercation around 6:30 p.m. Friday near 27th Avenue. A woman told authorities two women were stealing her family’s beach items and her husband was recording the incident on his phone.
At the beginning of the video, two women are shown taking down a canopy when they’re approached by the man holding the camera.
“Is that yours?” the man asks.
“Yeah, but we don’t know how to do it,” one of the women responds.
“Oh, do you need some help?” the man asks.
“Do you know how to do it?” the woman says.
“Yeah, this is our stuff,” the man replies.
Both women stand in near silence before the man tells them he will “let it slide.” Moments later, one of the women tells him to “Turn the (expletive) camera off.”
He then asks the women to step away from his “s***.”
The woman then approaches the man before the video ends.
Beach patrol officials said the women were gone when officers arrived. The man and woman who reported the incident declined to press charges.
Officials said the women could have faced charges of grand theft and simple battery.