Man wearing blue face paint arrested on fraud charges, Ocala police say

Suspicious person report leads to check fraud arrest


OCALA, Fla. – Ocala police arrested a man who had a blue-painted face in a dollar store after he was making shoppers in the store uncomfortable.

Anthony Cifuentes, 37, was wearing a bicycle helmet and business suit with blue paint all over him in the Dollar Tree on East Silver Springs Boulevard and was acting strange in the store, police said.

Police investigated the suspicious person report and found Cifuentes riding his bicycle in a nearby shopping center.

Police said they found that he had a warrant out for his arrest in Alachua County on charges of writing fraudulent checks.

Cifuentes was arrested and taken to Marion County Jail.