Man in underwear and t-shirt arrested after grabbing woman in parking lot
A Leesburg man wearing only his underwear and a t-shirt was arrested after grabbing a woman and damaging a car.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on November 5, the woman pulled into a parking lot at Five Star Seaford at 7609 US Hwy. 441 in Leesburg while trying to locate her doctor’s office, according to a Leesburg Police Department arrest report. She got out of her car and asked a man, later identified as Andrew Moore Luckhurst, 43, for directions. Luckhurst caught his arm and his keys. She managed to get away from him and called 911.
Before police could arrive, a restaurant worker saw Luckhurst smash the rear window of his 2022 Toyota Camry with a rock, then push a PVC pole through the hole.
When a Leesburg officer arrived on the scene, he found Luckhurst lying in the parking lot, wearing only his underwear and a t-shirt. Luckhurst told the officer he was dead and would not identify himself. The officer placed him under arrest and transported him to UF Health-Leesburg hospital for medical clearance where Luckhurst became more coherent and was able to provide his name.
After being cleared by the hospital, Luckhurst was charged with one count of criminal mischief less than $1,000. He was transported to Lake County Jail where he was released on his own responsibility for treatment at a local mental health facility.