DELTONA, Fla. – A man who reported his car stolen Saturday wound up being arrested twice for a hit-and-run crash that badly damaged a home in Deltona, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
Amador Rodriguez, 20, was arrested Sunday afternoon and again later that evening, ultimately bonding out of jail for the second time early Monday morning, jail records show.
Deputies said Rodriguez contacted them around 2 a.m. Sunday to report that his blue Honda Civic had been stolen. Rodriguez had claimed he left his car unlocked in his driveway around 9 p.m. Saturday.
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Investigators said they checked to see whether any tag readers had picked up the car, finding that it had traveled into Seminole County and back to Volusia County on Saturday night into Sunday morning.
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Later Sunday morning, deputies said they found the car a few blocks away from Rodriguez’ home, at the scene of a hit-and-run wreck in which the car had slammed into the back of a home at 1009 E. Normandy Blvd.
No one was home at the time of the crash and no one was hurt, records show.
Deputies said they questioned Rodriguez further and he admitted to making up the story of his car being stolen, saying that he had crashed the car himself and walked away without checking to see whether anyone had been hurt.
He faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash and filing a false report with law enforcement.