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  • Florida woman grabs ax after spotting on man’s computer

    04/28/2017 10:12:30 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 4/27/2017 | Olivia Hitchcock
    GREENACRES— Enraged from seeing the dating website on a man’s computer last week, Lucy Melesky reportedly grabbed a mounted ax off the mantel and smashed it on the ground. Melesky slung the ax over her shoulder and screamed at the man about the alleged unfaithfulness, he told Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies. Melesky, 45, was arrested the evening of April 18 on charges of battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Her relationship with the man is redacted in the arrest report, as is the location of the incident. However, Melesky told authorities she lives west of Greenacres....
  • Florida Man Convicted in Fatal Fight Over Gumbo Spices

    04/22/2017 4:22:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Apr 21, 2017
    A man charged with fatally stabbing a Florida restaurant worker and former Florida State mascot in a fight over gumbo spices has been found guilty of second-degree murder. Caleb Joshua Halley was found guilty Thursday in the 2015 death. He faces up to life in prison for the crime. Panama City police say 33-year-old Halley was working at Buddy's Seafood Market when he and a co-worker, 26-year-old Orlando Thompson, began arguing about how much spice to add to the restaurant's gumbo.
  • Transgender Woman Claims Self-Defense in Killing

    04/04/2017 11:56:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Apr 3, 2017
    A transgender South Florida woman is facing a murder charge in what she says was self-defense, and claims she she wouldn't be facing charges if not for her gender. The woman, who goes by Ms. Campbell, says she never should have been charged in the first place in the killing of Jackson Marcelin last year. "I do feel like that it may have been different if it was a woman in my situation," Campbell told NBC 6 in an exclusive interview. Campbell is facing a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Marcelin, who she says she stabbed in...
  • 'Inebriated' Teacher Let Minor Drive Her to Waffle House: Cops

    04/04/2017 11:57:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    A Florida high school math teacher made a miscalculation when she let a 14-year-old drive her to Waffle House while she was drunk, authorities said. Terra Virgin, 32, was arrested Sunday night on charges of child neglect and permitting an unauthorized minor to drive after her car was pulled over in Tampa with the teen behind the wheel. Virgin, a teacher at Freedom High School, had five beers but had a craving for a meal and convinced the teen to give her a ride, authorities said. "The adult that was in the car was quite inebriated and she was aware...
  • Mom shows up at high school and beats up teen, police say. It doesn’t stop there.

    03/30/2017 6:52:06 AM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 29, 2017 | Carli Teproff
    A mother of a teenage girl showed up at Carol City Senior High School, knocked a cell phone out of another teen’s hand and hit her several times, police say. Ernstlatta LaFrance, 30, continued to unleash her fury when the teen showed up at her home with her friends to retrieve her cell phone, according to a police report. She used an ax to destroy the victim’s car and broke the teen’s middle finger, an officer wrote.
  • Trappers Catch 'Monster' Nile Monitor Lizard in Florida Neighborhood

    03/25/2017 10:08:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | March 24, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    Trappers in a Florida city set out trap cages that managed to snare a "monster" 4-foot Nile monitor lizard that had been hunting protected burrowing owls. Neighbors said they feared for the safety of their pets after spotting the massive lizard wandering near their Cape Coral homes, so trappers were summoned to capture the invasive predator. "That's really my fear," Julie Weiss, whose home is in front of the monitor's nest, told WBBH-TV. "I've never felt threatened by one, like one was going to attack me or anything like that, but it's the fear and safety of the animals." The...
  • Woman splashes bleach on husband in fight over her new girlfriend, cops say

    03/21/2017 5:06:56 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 3/20/2017 | Daniel Dahm
    ORLANDO, Fla. - A 31-year-old Orlando woman was arrested Sunday on suspicion of splashing bleach in her husband's face after they got into an argument about a woman whom she recently began dating. Lakeisha Regina LeGrand was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery/permanent disfigurement. According to an Orange County Sheriff's Office arrest affidavit, LeGrand and her husband have been married for eight years, have four children together and live together in the same home. Deputies said the couple got into an argument Saturday because LeGrand's husband does not like the woman whom LeGrand is dating and he does not...
  • Fight over doughnuts leads to shooting death in Florida

    03/17/2017 5:40:12 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 22 replies
    Action News Jax ^ | March 16, 2017 | Sarah Elsesser
    One man is dead and a sheriff’s deputy is injured after a standoff that all started with an argument about doughnuts, police said. Pinellas County deputies were called to a home in St. Petersburg on Wednesday after an argument broke out between a Jeffrey Falsey, 24, and his mother, police said. “He went off today over doughnuts, something as silly and stupid as doughnuts,” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said, the Tampa Bay Times reported. During a standoff, Falsey fired off at least 30 rounds at deputies, squad cars and neighboring homes, hitting a deputy in the leg, FOX13 reported....
  • Key West police: Woman bites husband during sex

    03/17/2017 3:25:14 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 70 replies
    FL Keys News ^ | 3/15/2017 | Gwen Filosa
    A 42-year-old Ohio woman was jailed Sunday after police said she bit her husband during sex while at a Key West hotel. Jennifer M. Rahe Hickman, a dental hygienist from Mason, Ohio, was drunk when officers handcuffed her and said multiple times, “I’m going to [expletive] kill him,” according to the police report. “She continued yelling and screaming the entire ride to the jail,” wrote Officer Daniel Blanco, who booked Hickman for misdemeanor domestic battery. An employee of the Southernmost on the Beach hotel called police after learning of a verbal dispute coming from room 409. When she called the...
  • Moment a woman gyrates on top a MOVING CAR as it speeds down the Miami freeway during Spring [tr]

    03/16/2017 6:57:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2016 | Luke Barnes
    The spirit of Spring Break is alive and well on the freeways of Miami. Bizarre footage has emerged showing a young woman twerking on top a moving car as it speeds off into the sunset. The scantily-clad woman seems completely unfazed by the passing cars or the fact that she's only a slip away from a potentially deadly fall onto the MacArthur Causeway.
  • Three young boys all aged under 10 are killed in fire after their 'grandfather's ex....

    03/14/2017 9:01:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 14, 2017 | STAFF
    FULL TITLE: Three young boys all aged under 10 are killed in fire after their 'grandfather's ex torched his home a day after she was released from jail' A woman is facing murder charges after police say she burned down her ex-boyfriend's home, killing his three grandsons, all of whom were under 10 years old. Marian Evette Williams, 49, of West Davison Street in Bartow, Florida, was arrested Sunday on arson, attempted murder and three counts of murder charges, according to WINK. Cops say Marcus Clark, 10, Kiani Clark,eight, and Kemaren Clark, four, were inside the home in Arcadia on...
  • NEW: Hot chicken broth was woman’s weapon of choice in tiff with man

    03/03/2017 6:53:59 AM PST · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 3/3/2017 | Olivia Hitchcock
    BOCA RATON— A Boca Raton-area woman is accused of tossing a pot of chicken — hot broth and all — onto a man lying in bed late Wednesday. The partially cooked meal left burns across the man’s back and shoulders, Palm Beach County sheriff’s records state. The man and 57-year-old Sandra Guardiola had been arguing Wednesday night about years of relationship turmoil. Guardiola was intoxicated, the man told deputies. He became fed up with the argument and left the room to take a shower and then lie in bed. Guardiola followed him to the bedroom. She broke items in the...
  • Man Accused Of Stealing Nickelback’s Drummer Identity

    03/02/2017 10:34:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | March 2, 2017
    A man in Florida is accused of stealing the identity of Nickelback’s drummer. Police say 45-year-old Lee Howard Koenig stole the drummer’s identity so he could buy pricey music equipment, reports TC Palm. They say the attempted purchase totaled about $25,000. According to the report, the case started in January when a band security specialist told police drummer Daniel Adair had his identity fraudulently used to purchase drum parts from a company in Austria. “Essentially, when he placed the order in Austria, I guess at this level of band … you have a lot of people that work for you,”...
  • Fort Myers homeowner Uses Jiu-Jitsu Skills on Burglar

    03/02/2017 10:07:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC2 ^ | Feb 24, 2017 | Graham Hunter
    Here's a piece of advice for crooks: If you're going to break into someone's house, know whose house you're breaking into. Lee County deputies said Josue Ortiz picked the wrong house, which he found out when the homeowner beat him using his Jiu-Jitsu skills. Brian Burch said he was just trying to protect his stuff from a brazen thief. "I was holding him down," Burch said. "Once I had him, he wasn't going anywhere." Burch is skilled in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. "I wrestled before. I've trained for the last two and a half years." On Tuesday, when...
  • 'You live in Trump country now': Gay couple attacked by drunk tourist, police say

    02/26/2017 6:17:34 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 100 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 25, 2017 | Gwen Filosa
    Calling them gay slurs and taunting, “You live in Trump country now,” a drunken scooter rider attacked two Key West men who were on bicycles riding home on Duval Street early Thursday, police said. Kevin Seymour, 38, and Kevin Paul Taylor, 49, said it was a drunken tourist who followed them as they rode south on Duval Street “calling us f-----s and a slew of other anti-gay remarks,” according to a police report.
  • Florida woman hits pedestrian who was 'in the way'

    02/23/2017 8:54:34 AM PST · by simpson96 · 59 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 2/21/2017 | Ryan DiPentima
    A Florida woman who “became upset” when a man was “in the way” of her car hit and injured the man with her vehicle before fleeing the scene, police said. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Amanda Weaver, 28, of DeLand, was allegedly speeding in her silver Kia on Monday when she hit 19-year-old Anderson Cantres from Deltona. A man walking with Cantres at the time of the incident said Weaver became frustrated she had to wait for a pickup truck to back up, screaming profanities at the driver before speeding around the truck and toward Cantres. Weaver’s Kia Soul...
  • Feds: Florida man made explosives, wanted to blow up Target stores to buy cheap stock

    02/16/2017 2:13:56 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 16, 2017 | By Christal Hayes
    An Ocala man made at least 10 explosive devices in hopes of blowing up Targets along the East Coast in an elaborate and deadly scheme to buy cheap stocks of the company, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Mark Charles Barnett, 48, was charged with possession or a possession of a destructive device affecting commerce by a previously convicted felon. He faces a maximum of 10 years in federal prison. Barnett concocted a plan to place explosives disguised as food items in Target stores along the East Coast from Florida to New York, thinking the plot would cause stock...
  • Islamorada Woman Arrested for Kidnapping Ex's New Girlfriend

    02/09/2017 10:35:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Authorities say an Islamorada woman was arrested Sunday for kidnapping her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend. According to Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened on Jan. 27, when 51-year-old Laura Bauler entered the new girlfriend's home without permission. MCSO says the woman was in bed when Bauler forced her out at knifepoint. Bauler then tied a kitchen towel over her mouth and tied a rope around her neck, all the time threatening to kill her with the knife she was holding. Police say Bauler drove the victim to the motel, forced her into a closet, and then later into a bathtub....
  • Man sues over repeated school ‘robocalls’ about child he doesn’t have

    02/09/2017 10:00:20 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | FEBRUARY 8, 2017 | Y DAVID OVALLE
    [snip] A South Florida man is so annoyed by “robocalls” from Miramar High that he’s suing the school district. In a federal lawsuit filed this week, Willie Willis — who does not have a child attending the Broward County school — claims more than two dozen of the automated calls since September have caused him a “significant amount of anxiety, frustration and annoyance.” Pre-recorded phone calls using an artificial voice are standard for school districts, which use them to quickly inform parents about developments on campus. In Willis’ case, the calls were made to inform him that a student, unnamed...
  • Restaurant Workers Accused of Spitting in Cops’ Food

    02/08/2017 2:28:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2017 | Natalie Musumeci
    The officers of Florida’s Jacksonville Police Department may find a burger joint’s food mouthwatering — but in the wrong way. Police Chief Patrick Dooley sent an internal warning letter to his department Monday after he was notified by the owner of a local restaurant called Cruisers Grill of an alleged disturbing practice by employees targeting police. “It has come to my attention that the owner of Cruisers has given indications that his employees in the past or will in the future spit saliva in the food of law enforcement,” read the letter, obtained by Action News Jax, with the subject...