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  • Loophole Could Keep Cobras in Florida Neighborhood

    10/17/2016 10:08:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Oct 17, 2016 | Summer Knowles
    A Florida man whose pet cobra escaped into neighborhood can no longer keep venomous snakes but his wife still can.
  • Mom Lets 7-Year-Old Drive Car Through Neighborhood

    10/16/2016 10:42:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/16
    A Florida mother has been charged with child neglect after instructing her 7-year-old son to get behind the wheel of her car and drive on a public street through their neighborhood in suburban Orlando. \ The Seminole County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that 34-year-old Kwaniqua Glenn was arrested Thursday.
  • 'I'm God': Man Hurls Profanity-Laced Insults at Broward Judge

    10/10/2016 8:45:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/10 | Teresa Joseph
    "You're so wack, man! Yo, just take off all the charges" Torres told Judge Stephen Zaccor during a bond court hearing at Broward County Courthouse.A Broward County inmate may need to wash his mouth out with soap after he unleashed profanity-laced insults at a judge Monday. Julio Torres, 24, appeared in bond court after he was arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing a car in Fort Lauderdale. When he faced Broward Circuit Court Judge Stephen J. Zaccor, Torres learned he would face an additional trespassing charge, which he vocally objected to. "Why did I get a trespass?" said Torres. Judge Zaccor...
  • 'Sorry I tased you': Cop bakes cake for woman accusing him of police brutality

    09/30/2016 7:41:04 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 35 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 9/29/2016 | Simon Holmes
    Stephanie Byron was tasered in June 2015 by Florida cop Michael Wohlers who then baked a cake with icing on top that read 'Sorry I Tased You'. Byron is seeking damages, costs, expenses and reasonable attorney fees. The cop resigned from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office after incident. Court documents say he discharged his taser during 'horseplay'.
  • He tried to take a ride on a manatee. Then he took a ride to jail

    09/26/2016 6:02:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    FWC Officer Courtney Baumgartner went to the Islamorada Library Beach, a small park off mile marker 81.5, around noon Friday when witnesses reported that a man in a creek was touching two adult manatees and their two calves. It’s against the law to molest manatees. A witness advised the defendant that making contact with manatees was against the law, but the man reportedly declared, “I’m riding it!” ... Massengale denied being warned away from the protected marine mammal and became “verbally combative,” FWC Officer Bobby Dube, an agency spokesman, said.... Although the FWC officer planned to give Massengale a notice...
  • Police: Men In Miami Beach Penthouse Aimed Rifle At Street, Took Photos

    09/19/2016 7:11:32 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 52 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | September 17, 2016 | Unattributed
    MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — Three men have been arrested after creating a security scare atop a Miami Beach penthouse. Mohamed Azab Youssef, 39, Artur Schaback, 28, and Ivan Suhharev, 28, were apprehended by Miami Beach Police Friday, September 17th. Police said Schaback and Suhharev were witnessed aiming an AR-15 rifle off the penthouse balcony at 1100 Collins Avenue, including Schaback wearing a mask over his face. One caller told 911 they were pointing the firearm towards the busy street at citizens and tourists walking by. “I did see a handful of different officers with rifles, pistols, shotguns, the whole nine,”...
  • Deputies: Naked man breaks in home, bites resident, then dies

    09/18/2016 10:09:14 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 9/17/2016 | Caitlin Doornbus
    An Ocala man died Saturday after allegedly breaking into a home while he was naked and biting a woman. James Raines, 40, is accused of breaking into a home in the 2900 block of Northeast 45th St. in Ocala while nude about 4:26 a.m., according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. He then allegedly attacked two women and a man inside the home. "[The victims] stated that Raines was out of control," the MCSO wrote in a news release. "They also believed Raines was under the influence of drugs or alcohol." Raines allegedly bit one person during the attack. Deputies...
  • Florida woman makes bomb threat to halt boyfriend's urine test, police say

    09/15/2016 6:51:31 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 9/14/2016 | Staff
    WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - A Central Florida woman made a bomb threat in an attempt to keep her boyfriend from submitting a urine sample at a probation office, according to police. [LISTEN TO 911 CALL AT BOTTOM OF STORY] Winter Haven police say Deniz Martinez, 31, called 911 on Tuesday, saying a man outside the office was going to "blow the building up." Investigators determined the cellphone number belonged to Martinez, who drove her boyfriend, Jason Drake, 38, to the office earlier in the day. Officials say he wasn't able to provide the urine sample and was required to stay...
  • Police: Tampa man shot cousin to test bullet proof vest (He died)

    09/12/2016 3:55:48 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 28 replies
    BayNew 9 ^ | Sept 11, 2016 | Staff
    Police say the incident happened Saturday night at a home on Gordon Street. Police say Alexandro Garibaldi, 24, told police he heard a gunshot and found his cousin, Joaquin Mendez, 23, outside with a gunshot wound. Witnesses, however, told police that Mendez had put on a bullet proof vest and mused whether it still "worked." Police say that's when Garibaldi took out a handgun, said "let's see," and shot at the victim in the vest.
  • Grandma living in Miami treehouse for 24 years in showdown with county

    09/05/2016 3:37:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 52 replies
    Miami-Dade County says a woman’s open-air tree house was built illegally, is unsafe and must be demolished in the next four months. The Miami Herald reports Shawnee Chasser refuses to remove her tree house nestled against the forked trunks of an oak and strangler fig in the wooded front yard of her late son’s Biscayne Gardens home. The fight sets up an only-in-Miami showdown between a $7 billion government and a 65-year-old grandmother who sells bags of organic popcorn at Whole Foods. “I’m not taking down anything,” Chasser vowed during an interview. “I’ll chain myself to that tree house.” Chasser,who...
  • Woman arrested after feasting on big meal, then saying she has no money to pay

    09/01/2016 8:38:11 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 61 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 8/30/2016 | Jessica De Leon
    A Bradenton woman ordered and feasted on a steak dinner and chocolate cake, but when the bill came she refused to pay, stating she had no money, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.Ana Bulovic, 28, decided to treat herself at Cody’s Roadhouse in Bradenton Monday afternoon, even though she knew she didn’t have any money to pay the bill, according to an arrest report. The feast, which totaled $43.58, ended with her getting arrested and charged with petit theft. She is being held at the Manatee County jail on a $120 bond. When Bulovic was presented her tab at...
  • Vladimir Putin Arrested Outside West Palm Beach Publix After Arguing With Employees

    08/30/2016 2:10:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    West Palm Beach Police arrested a man on who has quite the familiar name: Vladimir Putin. No, it was not the President of Russia who ended up in jail, but a resident of the city who shares his name. A member of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to NBC 6 that Putin was also charged with resisting arrest following the incident outside a Publix.
  • Vladimir Putin arrested at Publix

    08/30/2016 8:59:46 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 36 replies ^ | 08/30/2016 | Gary Detman
    WEST PALM BEACH (CBS12) — Vladimir Putin is facing trespassing charges. Not Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia. But Vladimir Putin of West Palm Beach, according to the police report. Police responded to a Publix supermarket in downtown West Palm Beach following a report of a man screaming at employees. Managers tried to get Putin to leave but he refused. He told West Palm Beach Police officers he missed his ride. Putin appeared in court Monday morning. He's also facing a charge of resisting/obstructing officer without violence.
  • Florida Officials to Vandals: Stop Painting Birds, Tortoises

    08/18/2016 2:07:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    If you want to paint your nails, furniture, house, whatever – knock yourself out. But, stop painting birds and turtles; they don’t need to be prettied-up. That’s the message from Florida officials, who rescued a painted white ibis bird this week, days after they found turtles and gopher tortoises illegally decorated in hues of blue and red. “Please keep your paint on the canvas and off of wildlife,” the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission posted on Facebook. “Tortoises and turtles don’t need touch-ups!” While it may sound harmless, unleashing your inner artist on wildlife could land you in jail....
  • What Is Flakka and What Does it Do to You?

    08/16/2016 9:12:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 | Debbie Lord
    A horrific story out of Florida on Tuesday has shined a spotlight on a “designer drug” whose effects can be so extreme that some call it “the devil’s drug.” A man in Tequesta, Fla., was arrested and charged with two counts of murder in the stabbing death of couple there. When police arrived on scene, the man was found crouched over the body of a male victim, tearing the flesh from the man’s face with his teeth. Police say they believe the man was likely under the influence of a drug called αlpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone, or as it is more commonly known,...
  • Police: Man gnaws face of Palm Beach stabbing victim

    08/16/2016 8:32:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    Wink News ^ | August 16, 2016 | Unattributed
    <p>TEQUESTA, Fla. (CNN) — A husband and wife are dead after a gruesome stabbing attack Monday in Palm Beach County, police said.</p> <p>Deputies arrived on scene after a report of a stabbing. Officers found the suspect in a driveway on top of another man, biting and removing pieces of the victim’s face with his teeth.</p>
  • Citing Alleged Threats, FL Democrat Seeks to Ban ‘Hillary’s America’; Claims ‘Democrat Lives Matter

    07/31/2016 12:41:44 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/28/16 | Kristinn Taylor
    A Florida Democratic Party official is demanding the Central Florida town The Villages stop showing the Dinesh D’Souza film Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party because of alleged threats made to local residents who expressed support for the Democrats. The call to ban Hillary’s America was reported by the Daily Commercial: A top Democratic official in Sumter County has asked The Villages to stop playing a movie that he says portrays his party’s presidential nominee in a negative light and will incite violence against party members. Joseph Flynn, a Democratic state committeeman and a Sumter County resident...
  • Man holds gun to girlfriend's head while breastfeeding, deputies say

    07/23/2016 8:57:57 AM PDT · by cyn · 58 replies ^ | July 22, 2016 | Kristen Dressel, ANJ
    A 29-year-old man is accused of holding a gun to his girlfriend's head while she breastfed their 2-week-old baby, deputies said. The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office responded at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday to a home. Deputies said the 22-year-old victim was breastfeeding her infant when Kevin Smith came into the bedroom, upset because she was feeding the infant breast milk from another woman.Smith tried to take the infant away from the victim, who wouldn't give the baby to him, deputies said. Smith held the victim down on the bed and held a gun to her head and against her...
  • Black therapist with hands up shot by cops while helping patient

    07/21/2016 9:21:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 84 replies ^ | July 21, 2016 | Joe Tacopino
    Cops in Florida shot and wounded an African-American behavioral therapist lying in the street with his hands raised next to a troubled autistic man whom he was trying to help, according to the victim’s account and a disturbing video of the incident. Charles Kinsey can be seen and heard pleading with the North Miami officers that their weapons were not necessary, and that the autistic man was carrying only a toy truck, according to WSVN-TV. “When I went to the ground, I’m going to the ground just like this here with my hands up,” Kinsey told the station from his...
  • Woman uses baby to beat up boyfriend, authorities say

    07/05/2016 5:43:46 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | 7/4/2016 | Staff
    DAYTONA BEACH -- An 18-year-old woman was arrested Monday after allegedly using her infant to beat up her boyfriend, according to officials with Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue. The incident happened just before 4:30 p.m. along the beach in Daytona Beach. Volusia County Beach Safety officials say the woman, identified as Tatyana Allen, and her boyfriend got into a fight. At one point, Allen used her 6-month-old baby boy to batter the man, officials said. The baby was taken to the hospital and, according to officials, is expected to be OK. Allen, who is from Orange County, was arrested...
  • Brother and sister arrested after police find $24MILLION cash hidden in their Miami home

    06/30/2016 7:20:47 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 48 replies ^ | 06/30/2016 | Reporter
    Luis Hernandez-Gonzalez, 44, and Salma Hernandez, 32, were arrested They are now behind bars and facing multiple drugs charges Cops say they found the haul of cash hidden away in a secret compartment Siblings, said to be peddling marijuana, divided the cash into $100 bills
  • Orlando Man Charged With Punching Swan in Head During Incident at Downton Lake

    06/27/2016 11:34:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jun 27, 2016
    A 59 year old man was arrested Sunday evening as he punched a swan in front of two off-duty police officers. According to Orlando NBC affiliateWESH-TV, two members of the Orlando Police Department were watching a swan and her babies along Lake Eola. At that point, Sor Velez walked between the officers and the mother swan. The swan reached up toward Velez in what officers describe to be an effort to defend her babies. Velez then walked away, only to turn back around and punch the swan in the head before trying to run away. He was caught by the...
  • Fast Food Order Goes Wrong: 53-Year-Old Winter Haven Man Arrested After Calling 911

    06/27/2016 1:06:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Ledger ^ | Monday, June 27, 2016
    A Winter Haven man is apparently very serious about his food. So serious, in fact, that he called 911 Sunday night after a manager at the Checkers at 940 Havendale Blvd. allegedly got his food order wrong and closed the drive-thru window on him, said Jamie Brown of the Winter Haven Police Department. About 9 p.m. John May, 53, of 3455 Ave. F NW called 911 to complain about the incorrect order and the "insubordination" of the manager. When officers arrived to see what the problem was, they noted half of May's food was already consumed. He told the officers...
  • Fight over fart leads to blows at Sloppy Joe’s

    06/13/2016 8:59:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies ^ | June 12, 2016 | GWEN FILOSA
    In this bar fight at one of Key West's most famous watering holes, it wasn't a spilled drink or sleazy advance on someone's wife that led to blows. According to the police report, a fight broke out between two couples this week when someone, who Friday remained unidentified, allegedly broke wind inside Sloppy Joe's, 201 Duval St."The argument was due to someone farting," police were told by a man who went to the hospital for a dislocated shoulder after the scrap. Richard McBride, 53, and his girlfriend Sandra Stoner, 55, both of Naples, said they were caught up in a...
  • Collier Man's Misuse of 911 Leaves Neighbors Perturbed

    06/13/2016 12:47:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC2 ^ | JUNE 7, 2016
    A Collier County man called 911 on Monday night because his girlfriend wouldn't buy him vodka. He told dispatch his neighbors were fighting and yelling. When deputies showed up, there was no yelling, and there was no scene. - Using our app? CLICK HERE to watch video Deputies said it was a prank, and neighbors said it wasn't funny. Each time a deputy is sent to a non-emergency call, that's the taxpayer's dollars spent and the officers' time wasted. We got ahold of the 911 call. Operator: "Collier County 911. What is the status of your emergency?" Jack Means: "Uh...
  • Deerfield Man Loses Big at Casino; Loses Bigger After Rendezvous With woman

    05/20/2016 2:51:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 20, 2016 | Tonya Alanez
    Double doozy: Deerfield man lost $25,000 gambling & had $30,000 cash stolen by woman he picked up at casino After a night of gambling and a rendezvous with a sexy young woman he took home from the casino, a Deerfield Beach welder suffered a $55,000 double-doozy loss, according to a sheriff's office incident report. Guy Paul, 52, was gambling in the High Limit Room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood when an orange-haired woman wearing a leopard-print dress caught his eye, the report said. She went by "Dana" and together they spent about 90 minutes drinking...
  • In search of bigger butts, women find South Florida death traps

    05/19/2016 5:56:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 105 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 17, 2016 | Fabiola Santiago
    Question is, where are the authorities? Where’s state supervision of what’s being described as assembly lines of Brazilian butt lifts in clinics where doctors have previously been charged with serious crimes related to botched surgeries and patient care? Those in charge of public safety seem powerless to shut down these operations that continue to lure clients like Meadows from all over the United States with clever infomercials featuring testimonies of success.
  • Fox News: Several boys have sex with girl, 15, in South Fort Myers High School bathroom

    05/19/2016 9:41:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 78 replies
    <p>Lee County Deputies said a 15-year-old South Fort Myers High School girl had sex with multiple male students in the bathroom of the school.</p> <p>"Shock. Disbelief. Concern. Sad," Eric Struble said. He's a parent to two 15-year-old girls.</p> <p>The incident report said the girl admitted to having sex with multiple male students in the bathroom, and 25 male students were identified going inside the bathroom during the timeframe the girl was inside.</p>
  • Killer Nile crocodiles in Florida? Experts say it's possible

    05/19/2016 7:09:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    AP ^ | May 19, 2016 | Terry Spencer
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Step aside, Burmese python — you may no longer be Florida's scariest invasive species. Researchers have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and they say it's possible more of the man-eating reptiles are still out there, although no one can say for sure. The big question now: How did they get to Florida? "They didn't swim from Africa," University of Florida herpetologist Kenneth Krysko said. "But we really don't know how they got into the wild."
  • Driver Stunned When Turtle Comes Crashing Through Her Windshield

    05/14/2016 8:57:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 13, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    It’s something that you likely would never expect while driving down the highway. However, Nicole Bjanes says she is lucky to be alive after a freak accident along I-4 in Orlando earlier this week. Bjanes told WESH that a vehicle in front of her ran over a turtle in the middle lane of the highway. Somehow, the turtle ended up crashing through her windshield, hitting the passenger’s seat and coming to rest on the dashboard. Bjanes walked away with just a few cuts. Amazingly, the turtle survived and appeared to be uninjured. Emergency crews looked it over before releasing it...
  • At least three people killed as hundreds brawl in Moscow cemetery

    05/14/2016 10:36:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    At least three people were killed in a massive turf war brawl at a Russian cemetery over who controls the graveyard’s burial services. About 200 people clashed inside the Khovanskoye cemetery in southwest Moscow. The fighters fired guns and used shovels, baseball bats and steel bars to bash their opponents, police said. Video of the wild fight showed dozens of people rushing past headstones while clutching bats and poles as weapons.
  • Key West Police Rescue Woman Stuck in Banyan Tree

    05/10/2016 2:35:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    A woman had to be rescued by police and firefighters after she became stuck inside a giant banyan tree in Key West. According to the Key West Police Facebook page, Officer Scott Standerwick and Fire Rescue helped the local woman after she somehow got stuck in the tree. Police also posted a photo of the woman with part of her legs and body sticking out of the tree with officers nearby. "Protect and serve!" the Facebook post proclaimed.
  • Florida Man Shoots Himself in Leg While Waiting for Job Interview

    05/10/2016 12:03:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Authorities are investigating after a part-time jail guard accidentally shot himself in the leg as he waited to interview for a janitorial job at a Florida Panhandle elementary school. The News Herald reports that while 28-year-old Travis Anthony Holland waited in his truck on Friday, he decided to replace a spent round in his Derringer revolver before storing it in a secure compartment of the truck. A police report says he shot himself in the thigh and was treated at a hospital. Police initially said the incident didn't warrant criminal charges because law enforcement officers are exempt from a state...
  • Man kills brother in argument over cheeseburger, police say

    05/08/2016 7:22:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    "I just shot my brother on accident," a man is heard yelling on a 911 call released by police in St. Cloud, Florida. "We were in a fight and I grabbed a gun and I shot him....I'm so sorry." A woman's voice is also heard on the 911 call telling the operator, "I'm going to kill my son." "I hope you go to jail," the voice said.
  • Florida’s Dragon Problem

    04/20/2016 7:20:59 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 55 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 20 Apr, 2016 | ED YONG
    The speckled body of the Nile monitor lizard can reach up to 2 meters in length. At one end is a powerful tail that propels the animal through water and whips attackers with surprising force. At the other is a sinuous head that will devour rodents, birds, fish, crocodile eggs, and pretty much anything else within range of its fearsome, recurved teeth. The monitor isn’t fussy. It’s a formidable animal, and the largest lizard in Africa. It’s also the largest lizard in Florida. No one knows exactly when the monitor arrived in Florida, but it was first spotted in 1990....
  • Man gets cup from St. Augustine Starbucks that says 'DIABETES HERE I COME' on label

    04/12/2016 10:15:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies ^ | April 11, 2016 | Kaitlyn Chana, Action News Jax
    T. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Some need a pick me-up in the early mornings. Many people head to Starbucks for their dose of caffeine. However, one customer received an unexpected comment on their coffee cup label: “DIABETES HERE I COME.” That's the message printed on a grande cup of white mocha served to a customer at the Palencia Starbucks. A photo of the message on the cup was shared with Action News Jax on Facebook. “That first word just automatically brought the picture of both sisters in my head, and I was taken aback,” said the Starbucks customer.
  • Couple arrested in burrito assault, fork stabbing, deputies say (Florida)

    03/28/2016 1:41:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 24, 2016
    <p>CRESTVIEW, Fla. —A Crestview couple has been arrested after deputies say the woman hit her husband with a burrito before he retaliated by stabbing her hand with a fork.</p> <p>The Okalossa County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets in a statement that deputies responded Tuesday to a home, where they found 51-year-old Suzanne Hurlvert with a fork protruding from her hand. It was so deeply embedded that hospital staff had to remove it.</p>
  • Florida Man Tries To Buy $60,000 BMW SUV With Food Stamps

    03/20/2016 5:17:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 20, 2016
    The farcical American welfare-state has a new posterchild. Meet Florida-resident Nicholas Jackson, who tried to purchase a brand new $60,000 BMW X-6 SUV with his Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card ... That's not what Food Stamps are for!! But, as New York Daily News' Sasha Goldstein explains, after failing to use his us-taxpayer-funded credit card to buy the high-end German luxury car, he decided to steal it...but was caught when he ran out of gas (according to police). Nicholas Jackson, 36, showed up to a Pompano Beach dealership with little in the way of currency and was sent away, the...
  • Rise of the synthetic-high zombies: Cops across Florida called to 'horror-movie style scenes'

    03/20/2016 8:50:27 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Daily ^ | May 19,2016 | By REGINA F. GRAHAM
    Authorities in several Florida cities have seen an increase in emergency calls related to people being slumped over in a stupefied state, as they have overdosed on the dangerous drug known as spice, or synthetic marijuana. Police in Tampa say that more people than ever before are overdosing on the drug, as investigators in Clearwater say they've received dozens of calls for people who have had to be rushed to the hospital because of suspected spice use. WTVT reported that Tampa medical and law enforcement professionals warned last week about the dangerous uptick in overdoses that is possibly linked to...
  • Florida woman fights to keep pet alligator at home

    03/17/2016 12:13:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | March 15, 2016
    'Rambo' wears clothes, rides on motorcycleA Central Florida woman is fighting to keep her 6-foot-long pet alligator in her home. The 125-pound reptile named Rambo wears clothes, rides on the back of a motorcycle and has a bedroom in Mary Thorn's home in Lakeland. Thorn has had a license for the alligator she's kept for 11 years, but it recently grew to 6-feet and wildlife officials say that size alligator must have 2.5 acres of land.
  • Florida woman fighting to keep motorcycle-riding pet alligator

    03/16/2016 9:58:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16,2016
    A Florida woman was fighting Wednesday to keep her 6-foot-long clothes-wearing, motorcycle-riding pet alligator in her home. The 125-pound reptile named Rambo even has a bedroom in Mary Thorn's home in Lakeland. Thorn has had a license for the alligator for 11 years, but the gator recently grew to 6 feet. Wildlife officials say an alligator that size must have 2.5 acres of land. Thorn told the Orlando Sentinel that even if she had land available, Rambo can't be left outdoors because of sensitivity to sunlight. “Everyone will tell you that I treat that animal like a baby,” she said....
  • Scuba diver sues after getting sucked into nuclear power plant in Florida

    03/08/2016 5:29:21 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 64 replies
    upi. ^ | March 7, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., - A scuba diver in Florida is suing a utility company after he was sucked into a quarter-mile-long pipe that took him inside a nuclear power plant. Christopher Le Cun said he was scuba diving off the coast of Hutchinson Island with friend Robert Blake last summer when the pair went down to investigate three large shadows underneath a yellow buoy. "I swam right up to this big structure and it looks like a building underwater. I felt a little bit of current. All of a sudden it got a little quicker and I said, 'this...
  • Man Wrestles Shark, Snaps Photos on Palm Beach

    02/23/2016 9:56:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Feb 22, 2016
    A video out of Palm Beach, Florida, has sparked a controversial debate online. It shows a man reeling in a shark, wrestling it in the sand and then snapping photos with it. Fishermen are seen in the video hooking a 4-5 foot blacktip shark over the weekend, according to NBC affiliate WPTV. Video of the photo shared by one of the station's reporters has been seen more than 280,000 times. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said this is legal, and it's more common than you might think. "There's nothing legally wrong with this," FAU biological science professor Dr....
  • Florida man calls 911 to discuss Hitler, Jews because he was bored, police say

    02/19/2016 11:31:18 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New6 ^ | February 15, 2016 | Veronica Brezina
    Man arrested, charged with misuse of 911 systemA DeLand man, who police say called 911 multiple times to talk about random topics such as Hitler and Jews, was arrested and charged with misuse of the 911 system. According to the police report, Michael Gilman, 28, called the emergency line five times in five hours on Saturday after he was asked not to call unless it was an emergency. A DeLand police officer was then sent to a home on Becca Lane, where he heard Gilman still talking to the dispatcher "about Hitler and Jews," police said. When the officer...
  • Florida teen arrested after posing as doctor, opening medical practice

    02/17/2016 10:32:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies ^ | Posted 8:26 pm, February 16, 2016 | Staff
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida teen was arrested on suspicion of practicing medicine without a license after he allegedly performed a physical exam on an undercover agent on Tuesday. Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, was taken into custody after the undercover operation, during which he gave medical advice, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office announced. Authorities had received a complaint earlier in the month about Love-Robinson, who had been cited by the state health department for practicing medicine without a license in October 2015. Love-Robinson opened a medical office in West Palm Beach and was presenting himself as a doctor,...
  • Lakatriona Brunson Becomes 1st Female Football HC in Florida History

    02/08/2016 12:26:45 PM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Timothy Rapp
    Miami Jackson Senior High School hired Lakatriona Brunson to be its head coach Monday, making her the first female head coach in the history of Florida high school football, according to Peter Ariz of Luther Campbell will take over as the team's assistant head coach. Brunson, also known as "Bernice," is most famous for appearing on the truTV reality program South Beach Tow, a show centered on Tremont Towing and its employees.
  • Dead Woman, 2 Live Monkeys Found in Florida Motel Room: Police

    01/31/2016 8:54:14 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 91 replies
    Authorities discovered the Capuchin monkeys in crates, the North Port police said in a statement. Police identified the woman as Linda Marie Smith, 59, of Arcadia, Florida. She was found Friday at a Budget Inn in North Port "There was no obvious signs of trauma to Smith’s body," police said. "The cause of death is undetermined at this point. The medical examiner will soon conduct an autopsy." An incoherent man, who was in the room with her, received medical attention and was undergoing questioning.
  • Burger King Employee Quits, Steals All the Chicken Nugget

    01/26/2016 12:28:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    KFOR ^ | JANUARY 26, 2016
    s POSTED 9:43 AM, JANUARY 26, 2016, BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE, UPDATED AT 09:44AM, A Florida man quit his job at Burger King, then he cleared out his locker and a whole lot more. Before leaving, the man scooped up every last chicken nugget in the freezer and took them all home. The man, whose Twitter handle is @Zealot, tweeted a picture of the stolen nuggets. He wrote: "TODAY WAS MY LAST DAY WORKING AT BURGER KING SO I TOOK ALL OF THEIR NUGGETS, F*** IT." The tweet has since gone viral. His friends are now hailing him as "The...
  • Officer Asks for Driver's License, Is Given Ruby Tuesday's Coupon

    01/18/2016 3:17:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Pity the poor police officer. On Dec. 21 a Niceville Police officer was westbound on Palm Boulevard in search of a dark-colored truck reported to be southbound on Palm. As the officer approached 23rd street he saw a dark-colored Ford at a stop sign. The truck sat there almost 15 seconds. The officer followed the truck. He saw it swaying in the lane. As it approached State Road 20 the truck crossed the center lane and entered a left turn lane. Then, suddenly, the driver decided to turn right and pulled across the lane. He stopped at the red light,...
  • Live Shark Found in Condo Swimming Pool

    01/18/2016 8:00:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jan 16, 2016
    Wildlife officials are trying to figure out exactly how a shark got into the swimming pool at a South Florida condo complex. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers responded to the Mariner's Cay condominium in Hypoluxo last week after a woman found a live five-foot blacktip shark in the pool. The woman told officers she saw two young men running from the pool, which is located near the shoreline of the Intracoastal Waterway. The officers removed the shark from the pool and returned it to the ocean. Blacktip sharks are among the...