PALM COAST, Fla. – A Palm Coast man faces felony charges after deputies said he threw raw eggs and potatoes at them as they were investigating a suspicious incident Tuesday night.
WJXT reports four deputies were investigating a loud banging noise coming from outside someone's window on Ritchie Place around 10:30 p.m.
The deputies said they didn't find any signs of forced entry but met Anthony Fennick, 20, who asked why they were there.
Investigators said they explained and Fennick thanked them and went into his home on Richardson Drive.
They said a short time later a deputy noticed a potato cut in half landed in the roadway behind another deputy's cruiser.
Deputies searched to see who may have thrown the potato at them. As they were talking, an egg struck the front passenger side door of a deputy's cruiser, nearly striking him and another deputy.
Investigators noticed three more broken eggs in front of Richardson Drive, along with a potato and some type of fruit.
Two deputies spoke with Fennick and arrested him. Deputies said Fennick had an egg in his front pocket.
Deputies brought Fennick back to his home where they interviewed his mother and stepfather and asked whether they’d recently purchased eggs.
Five eggs were missing from a carton of eggs purchased earlier that day.
Deputies also found two bags of potatoes on the kitchen counter, along with a serrated knife that had been recently used.
Fennick’s mother said she had cleaned her kitchen before she went to bed and the knife wasn’t on the counter then.
Fennick was charged with four counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, criminal mischief and loitering/prowling and remained held on $7,000 bail.