Florida man faces robbery charge after fleeing motel ‘ghost’


May 26, 2023 | 2:34 p.m.

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A crazed Florida man who thought he saw a “ghost” in a motel ran wild across Daytona Beach Tuesday and ended up trying to break into a home while yelling “Help me!” and be arrested for theft, police said.

Andrew George, 38, and his partner Natasha Kachuroi, 36, had secured a room at a Travel Inn shortly before the blast, but demanded a refund when they heard the bathroom window open, WKMG reported.

The couple believed a “shadow” was following them, so they fled toward Beach Street, according to court records cited by the outlet.

As they were jogging through the parking lot of the Halifax Marina, George fell into the water.

His partner helped him and then they ran to a business at 432 S. Beach St.

Kachuroi banged on the door and George lifted a chair to smash a window, yelling for help and making a ruckus that woke up the residents of 426 S. Beach St.

Florida resident Andrew George, 38, was charged with theft after escaping what he believed to be a ghost at a motel where he was staying with 36-year-old Natasha Kachuroi.
Daytona Beach Police Department

A woman who lived there saw the couple on the front porch of the business, where Kachuroi said, “Please help me!”

George then allegedly ran up to the resident, who went back inside, locked the door, grabbed a knife and threatened to use it on him as he pounded on the door, according to the document cited by WKMG.

Meanwhile, Kachuroi tried to stop the deranged man when another resident called 911.

Kachuroi is facing charges of director of a robbery and a drug offence.
Daytona Beach Police Department

When police arrived, they found George lying on the ground, covered in blood and crying in pain, according to the report.

It was not clear how he was injured.

He told investigators that he and Kachuroi fled the motel because he believed a “ghost” was out to hurt him, saying he couldn’t go into the business “because God told him (Kachuroi) was a bad person to hang out with.” . ”

George also told police that he decided not to go into the house because he heard the children’s voices and did not want to scare them.

George allegedly tried to break into 426 S. Beach St.
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He blamed ecstasy for his “bad decisions” that night.

George was charged with two counts of robbery and held on $20,000 bail.

Kachuroi is facing a drug offense and a principal charge for a robbery.

She was held on a $5,000 bond.

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