August 24, 2010|By Anika Myers Palm, Orlando Sentinel
An Ormond Beach man is facing charges of burglary and voyeurism after a woman accused him of spying on her from the ceiling of a gas station restroom.
Larry Dorava, 53, is accused of removing a ceiling tile in the men's room at a Hess Gas Station, climbing over the women's restroom and cutting a hole in the tile over the women's restroom in order to see into the room Sunday.
A woman told police that she thought someone was watching her as she used the restroom at the Hess Gas Station in the 1100 block of Granada Boulevard.
As she exited the restroom about 8:30 p.m., a man who was leaving the men's room at the same time told her, "I'm sorry, I did not do anything."
The woman then told her husband, who was at the gas pump, what had happened. The husband confronted the man, who ran between some nearby buildings and disappeared.
Police also thought a white pickup with the keys in the ignition that was parked in the station's parking lot might belong to the man. The truck's owner was determined to be Dorava. The woman identified Dorava from a photo lineup as the man who had watched her.
A detective watching from an unmarked car saw Dorava try to enter his vehicle about 11:30 p.m. Sunday.
Several units then arrived and Dorava was arrested.
He was taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail on a $1,500 bond. On Tuesday, records showed he had been released from the jail.
Anika Myers Palm can be reached at apalm@ orlandosentinel.com or 407-420-5022 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 407-420-5022 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
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