Counterfeit money and printing machines found in Port Orange home where man barricaded himself


The Volusia Sheriff’s Office said a ‘significant’ amount of counterfeit currency and printing material was found at a Port Orange home where a man barricaded himself inside for hours on Thursday after been kicked out by his parents and refused to leave. He also reportedly pointed a gun at a deputy during the clash.

It was unclear how many counterfeit bills were found, but photos shared by VSO on social media showed several $1, $20 and $100 bills. The US Secret Service has been contacted to handle the investigation surrounding the alleged counterfeit currency, according to the Volusia Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies also found a rifle, shotgun shells, 9mm ammunition and a 9mm magazine inside the house, the agency said.

Curtis Lapiere Jr., 56, was arrested Thursday afternoon after an explosive robot forced open the front door of the home. Lapiere surrendered and was jailed on suspicion of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. He also received a home trespassing warning, authorities said.

Deputies said Lapiere’s parents kicked him out of their home, but he refused to leave. When deputies were called, he barricaded himself inside the house.


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