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Men charged for using door from government building to free Mustang after being stuck for 30 hours

By Mason White 12:35 PM January 22, 2016
Andrew D. McEwen (left) and Richard D. Clark 

By: Wayne Morin
Two men were arrested after their joyride turned into a nightmare.

Two men of Florida, who were looking to have a good time, landed in jail when their vehicle got stuck in the mud for more than 30 hours, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident began on Sunday, on a remote access road near the Ormond Beach, when their Mustang got stuck in mud.

When 20-year-old Andrew D. McEwen of Ormond Beach, and 25-year-old Richard D. Clark of Daytona Beach, were unable to remove the vehicle, they allegedly removed a door from a government owned building to help them do the job.

A maintenance worker called police after seeing the men on Monday morning, trying to free the blue Ford Mustang with the door that was removed from the Water Well Station #25 on Ashton Look Road.

Flagler County deputies arrested the duo on a charge of felony criminal conduct. They were released after posting $1,500 each in bail.

Public Works officials from the City of Ormond Beach, estimated that the pair caused about $2,000 in damage to the building.