A 20-year-old Palm Coast man faces felony charges of aggravated assault after four deputies say
he tossed raw eggs and potatoes at them as they were investigating a suspicious incident Tuesday night.
Flagler County sheriff's deputies were called to investigate a loud banging noise coming from
outside a reporting person's bedroom window on Ritchie Place in Palm Coast around 10:30 p.m.
Deputies say Anthony Fennick, asked why the deputies and after getting an explanation, Fennick thanked the deputies and went into his home.
Soon after, however a deputy says he noticed a potato cut in half landed in the roadway behind another deputy's patrol car.
Deputies searched in vain to see who might have thrown the pre-Thanksgiving staple at law enforcement officers. Then as the deputies were talking, an egg struck the front passenger side door of a patrol vehicle, nearly striking two deputies.
While deputies searched for the food assailant, they noticed three more eggs lying broken on the
road in front of Richardson Drive, along with a potato and some kind of citrus fruit.
Two deputies then spoke with Fennick and shortly after, arrested him. Deputies searching Fennick found an egg in his front left pocket.
Deputies brought Fennick back to his home where they interviewed his mother and stepfather and
asked whether they'd recently purchased eggs. A quick examination of a carton of eggs, purchased
Tuesday, showed that five eggs were missing from the dozen, which equaled the four eggs tossed
at deputies and one egg found in Fennick's pocket.
Deputies also found two bags of potatoes on the kitchen counter, along with a serrated knife that had been recently used. When asked, 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.