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  • Florida man in Easter Bunny outfit arrested after hit-and-run crash, troopers say

    01/24/2020 4:04:11 PM PST · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    WFTV ^ | 1/24/2020 | Katlyn Brieskorn
    EMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man dressed in an Easter Bunny costume was arrested last Thursday after he attempted to evade deputies following a hit-and-run crash in Seminole County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. A trooper was dispatched to a traffic crash involving a motorcycle, officials said. Investigators said the driver failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a carport, which collapsed on a vehicle in the driveway. Content Continues Below Troopers said the motorcycle struck a chain link fence and flipped over. The motorcycle driver was seen limping across the yard, troopers said. A Seminole...
  • DNA Could Link As Many as 25 Victims to Alleged ‘Pillowcase Rapist’: Authorities

    01/23/2020 10:21:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | January 23, 2020 | Curt Anderson
    A DNA match has led to a Florida man prosecutors suspect is the “pillowcase rapist” responsible for numerous sexual assaults of women in the Miami area during the 1980s. Robert Koehler, 60, was arrested over the weekend in Brevard County and was being held without bond Thursday after his transfer to a Miami jail. He faces charges in one assault though authorities say as many as 25 victims could be involved. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said it will take time to locate victims and determine if there is enough evidence to prosecute all of these cases. The rapes...
  • Florida man may have killed Trump-supporting boss over politics

    01/21/2020 2:47:52 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/21/2020 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Florida construction worker is accused of killing his boss during an argument that may have been sparked by politics, authorities said. Mason Trever Toney, 28, was arrested by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office late Monday in the fatal stabbing of his friend and boss, William Steven Knight, 28, at a work site near Orlando along the Florida Turnpike, deputies announced on Twitter. Knight and Toney had been arguing earlier that morning as they rode into work together, possibly about their opposing political views – with Toney “anti-government” and Knight a supporter of President Donald Trump, according to Detective Fabian...
  • Man stabs, kills pro-Trump boss, drapes American flag over him, deputies say

    01/21/2020 11:36:04 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 63 replies
    WKMG ^ | January 21, 2019 | Daniel Dahm
    ORLANDO, Fla. – A construction worker with anti-government beliefs is accused of fatally stabbing his boss, who was a “proud and outspoken American and pro-Donald Trump,” according to an Orange County sheriff’s arrest affidavit. Mason Trever Toney, 28, was arrested Monday on murder charges in the death of his boss, William Knight, 28. The fatal stabbing was reported at 10:45 a.m. at a construction site at Exit 254 of Florida’s Turnpike near State Road 528. Deputies said they found Knight dead next to an excavator with a brand new American flag over the side of his body. Witnesses said Toney...
  • Fla man gets 90 days in jail for spitting on Trump supporter, ordered to pay for new MAGA hat

    01/12/2020 5:50:38 PM PST · by kevcol · 14 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 12, 2020 | Victor Rantala
    A twisted leftist was sentenced on Thursday to 90 days in jail for spitting on a 67-year-old, MAGA-hat wearing Trump supporter in October. The surprising justice meted out to Matthias George Ajple was attributable at least in part because the crime was caught in on camera in living color at Hurricane Grill & Wings in Vero Beach, Florida. The registered Democrat will not only sit and stew in the Indian River County Jail for three months, but he will also serve 12 months on probation, pay a fine of $695, and fork out restitution in the amount of $155 to...
  • Florida man who spat on Florida man with MAGA hat gets jail time: report

    01/11/2020 5:00:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 10, 2020 | Richard Tribou
    A Florida man who was arrested last October now faces 90 days in jail after pleading no contest to battery charges from when he spat on another Florida man who was wearing a pro-Trump MAGA hat. Matthias Ajple, 43, made the plea and was found guilty and sentenced Thursday to 90 days in the Indian River County Jail as well as to have no further contact with the victim and pay the victim $155 plus probation , according to the report from Newsweek.
  • Florida man charged with impersonating a security member for Trump's Marine One

    01/11/2020 3:29:03 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 11 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    A former Marine allegedly impersonated a security team member for Marine One, the helicopter that transports President Trump on short trips, and breached two checkpoints last week at Palm Beach International Airport, according to authorities. Brandon Magnan, 37, is charged with false personation of an officer or employee of the United States, according to federal court documents. The helicopter unit, known as HMX-1, takes Trump to and from his residence in Florida. Trump was spending his winter vacation at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach at the time of the incident. Magnan approached a security checkpoint near where the helicopter was housed...
  • Police: Florida Man ‘Looking for Someone to Kill’ Hits Veteran with Car

    01/11/2020 3:09:27 PM PST · by RetiredArmy · 71 replies
    Breitbart,com ^ | January 10, 2020 | Nate Church
    A Florida man killed a 75-year-old veteran with his car Thursday, just to see what it would be like to end someone’s life. Authorities have charged 21-year-old Justin Pennell of Hudson, Florida, with first-degree murder after confessing to intentionally running down an elderly veteran with his 2004 PT Cruiser “so he could see what it’s like to kill.” It was Pennell himself who called 911 to report the crime, after the impact rendered his vehicle inoperable.
  • Florida man charged with threatening to kill Trump to avenge Soleimani

    01/11/2020 10:31:32 AM PST · by bitt · 45 replies
    nyPOST ^ | 1/10/2020 | FoxNews
    A Florida security guard is accused of threatening to kill President Trump in retaliation for a US airstrike that killed Iran’s top military general last Friday. Chauncy Lump, 26, from the Fort Lauderdale area, faces federal charges of threatening to kill the president and remained jailed Thursday with bond set at $100,000, according to court documents filed Wednesday by the Secret Service. Agent Lucas White wrote that shortly after Trump announced last week that a US airstrike had killed Qassem Soleimani in Iraq in retaliation for plotting numerous terrorist attacks, Lump, under the name “BlackMan vs. America,” began livestreaming a...
  • Florida security guard charged with threatening to kill Trump in retaliation for Soleimani

    01/09/2020 5:28:50 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 Jan 20 | Bradford Betz
    A Florida security guard is accused of threatening to kill President Trump in retaliation for a U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s top military general last Friday. Chauncy Lump, 26, from the Fort Lauderdale area, faces federal charges of threatening to kill the president and remained jailed Thursday with bond set at $100,000, according to court documents filed Wednesday by the Secret Service. Agent Lucas White wrote that shortly after Trump announced last week that a U.S. airstrike had killed Qassem Soleimani in Iraq in retaliation for plotting numerous terrorist attacks, Lump, under the name "BlackMan vs. America," began livestreaming a...
  • Florida driver loses control, crashes into community pool

    01/08/2020 10:10:19 AM PST · by Gamecock · 26 replies
    My Fox 8 ^ | 1/5/2020 | WEB STAFF
    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — A woman in Florida took an unexpected detour into a pool Saturday, according to highway patrol, WTSP reports. She lost control of the car and then crashed into a community pool in New Port Richey, Florida. The woman was able to climb out of the car’s back window. No injuries were reported.
  • Florida woman, 8 months pregnant, used AR-15 to shoot, kill home intruder (Florida, Oct, 2019)

    01/03/2020 7:19:40 AM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies ^ | January 02, 2020 | TIFFINI THEISEN
    The woman who fatally shot a home intruder in suburban Tampa last week was pregnant and used an AR-15 to kill the man, according to a news report. Jeremy King of Lithia told Bay News 9 that his wife, who is eight months pregnant, was in a back bedroom Wednesday when two men burst in at about 9 p.m. and began brutally beating King, demanding money and grabbing his 11-year-old daughter. The woman told the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office that she grabbed the weapon and shot one of the suspects once. That man was dead in a nearby ditch by...
  • White Nationalist Who Ran For Senate And Claimed To Have Killed A Goat, Drank Its Blood Arrested On Kidnapping, Abuse Charges

    01/02/2020 11:01:43 AM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies ^ | January 02, 2020 | Unattributed
    A white nationalist who ran for the U.S. Senate in Florida and was a featured speaker during the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was arrested on charges of kidnapping, domestic violence and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. Augustus Sol Invictus, 36, was arrested Monday at a Florida mall by Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies on a warrant issued out of South Carolina, the Miami Herald reported. Jail records described him as an “out of state fugitive.” The Herald noted that news of the arrest was first reported on Twitter by the journalist Nick Martin,...
  • Ex-U.S. soldier, now a double murder suspect, is a hero in Ukraine

    01/02/2020 1:17:14 AM PST · by NorseViking · 16 replies
    Nbc ^ | December 28, 2019 | Kit Ramgopal
    Craig Lang, who is charged with killing a Florida couple in 2018, has become a cause célèbre in the country where he has fought as a mercenary. In the spring of 2015, former U.S. soldier Craig Lang traveled to Ukraine and joined a paramilitary group fighting the Russians. “I never noticed any fear,” said Mamuka Mamulashvili, who commanded Lang in the Georgian Legion. Four years later, Lang is under house arrest in Ukraine. His situation has nothing to do with his conduct inside the eastern European country. Lang is facing charges in the U.S. for allegedly killing a Florida couple...
  • 2019 Year of the Florida Man

    12/30/2019 7:50:15 AM PST · by RightField · 27 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 12/30/2019 | Craig Pittman, Staff Writer
    When historians study 2019, they will surely take note that this was the Year of the Florida Man. First, in March, came the 'Florida Man Challenge,' a social media fad involving Googling your birthday and the term 'Florida Man' to see what bizarre news item popped up. A month later came the Florida Man backlash, in which commentators debated whether it was ethical to laugh about Florida Man headlines because so many involve people who are homeless or mentally ill. . . .
  • Deputies: Florida man flees in stolen truck, drives into deputy's cruiser

    12/28/2019 11:12:41 AM PST · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    WDTV ^ | 12/26/2019 | Staff
    MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV)-- A Florida man is in custody after deputies say he fled in a stolen truck and drove into a Monongalia County Sheriff's Deputy cruiser Monday. According to the criminal complaint, Westover Police were trying to stop a white pickup truck that was refusing to pull over. The truck was a suspect vehicle in a threats complaint. Deputies say the driver of the truck was chasing someone and threatening to kill them. Deputies took over the chase once the truck entered Morgantown. The driver refused to pull over(snip) The driver was speeding through the neighborhood, failing to...
  • New wife, 26, charged with exploiting husband, 77, for money

    12/25/2019 4:59:46 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 97 replies
    AP News via Yahoo news ^ | December 25, 2019, 1:06 PM MST | Author unknown
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A newly married 26-year-old woman has been arrested on charges alleging she tried to cash almost $1 million in checks from her 77-year-old husband's account. Lin Helena Halfon was arrested earlier this month at Tampa International Airport. She is facing charges of money laundering, organized fraud and exploitation of an elderly person.
  • Florida man busted for handing out pot ‘because it was Christmas’

    12/24/2019 10:16:56 AM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies ^ | December 24, 2019 | Jackie Salo
    Even Florida man is getting in the holiday spirit. A 67-year-old merrymaker was busted in St. Petersburg for handing out marijuana Saturday night “because it was Christmas,” authorities said. Richard Ellis Spurrer was confronted by officers around 11 p.m. after he was allegedly spotted handing out weed to passersby, news station WFLA reported. Spurrer — who had 45 grams of marijuana on him — chocked up his generosity to the holidays, telling cops that the hand-outs were “because it was Christmas,” according to Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Florida vegan couple charged with murder after 18-month-old son dies of malnutrition: cops

    12/21/2019 8:03:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/21/2019 | Danielle Wallace
    A Florida couple who told police they fed their children a vegan diet of only raw fruit and vegetables was charged with murder Wednesday months after their 18-month old son allegedly starved to death in their home. Ryan Patrick O’Leary, 30, and Sheila O’Leary, 35, of Cape Coral, were indicted by a grand jury on charges of first-degree murder and other charges, State Attorney Amira Fox said. The mother called police on Sept. 27 when police said she said she noticed her 18-month-old son had gone cold and stopped breathing. The father tried to resuscitate him, police said. Paramedics pronounced...
  • Bunnell Man Shoots Dog In Front of Its Teen Owners After Dog Had Mauled His Cat; No Charges

    12/11/2019 5:05:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 112 replies
    Flaglerlive ^ | 7 December, 2019 | Unknown
    Nickolas B. Monroe, a 26-year-old resident of Walnut Avenue in Bunnell’s Mondex neighborhood, shot and killed a dog Thursday (Dec. 5), firing at the animal in front of its owners, a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy. The teens had just asked permission from Monroe to look for their dog, a Great Pyrenees, who’d strayed onto Monroe’s property. The dog, according to Monroe, had previously gone onto his property many times and killed more than a dozen of his chickens, and his owners had been warned. The incident took place Thursday evening. James Smith, 59, a resident of Walnut Avenue...