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  • Florida woman falls asleep in grease dumpster (Woman swears at officers, tries to fight them)

    11/20/2015 6:51:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    WPTV ^ | November 17, 2015 | Tara Molina
    Anna Marzita Shinkle is charged with drunken disorderly conduct and resisting an officer after falling asleep at the Lani Kai Island Resort's grease dumpster just before 2 a.m. Saturday, according to an Lee County Sheriff's Office report. "The female was unresponsive and covered in grease with a shirt on and her pants down at her ankles," the report states.
  • Woman Arrested After Fight Over Shoes Turns Fatal: BSO

    11/19/2015 7:55:30 AM PST · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    NBC6 South Florida | 11/19/2015 | Brian Hamacher
    A Pompano Beach, Florida, woman is facing charges after a violent fight with another woman over borrowed shoes turned deadly, authorities said.Cortez Fields, 18, was arrested Monday on a charge of aggravated battery causing bodily harm in the death of Nicole Hewitt, according to a Broward County Sheriff's Office report released Wednesday.Fields appeared in court Wednesday where her bond was set at $7,500. It was unknown if she's hired an attorney.According to the report, Fields went to Hewitt's home in the 300 block of Northwest 6th Street on Saturday night to retrieve a pair of shoes she had let Hewitt...
  • Florida woman charged with running over ex-husband's foot after fight over sex at storage facility

    11/18/2015 4:32:56 AM PST · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/17/2015 | Kate Irby
    MANATEE - A 45-year-old woman was charged with domestic abuse after running over her ex-husband's foot after an argument about having sex in the rear of a storage unit, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. Wendy Luper was married to the victim for 12 years, divorced and has gotten back together with him in the past six months, according to an arrest report. The two went to a storage unit in the 5700 block of 14th Street West at 6:54 p.m. Saturday to get some of the victim's stuff.While parked in the rear of the facility, Luper undressed and...
  • Pinellas Deputy drunk at anti-drunk driving event showed up ready to party, skipped training

    11/09/2015 11:36:48 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    WFLA 8 ^ | 11/9/15 | George Mathis
    PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Records just obtained by 8 On Your Side reveal a Pinellas County deputy who was disciplined last month for drunken misbehavior at a Mothers Against Drunk Driving conference in Fort Lauderdale showed up at that July statewide training event prepared to party. “The plot thickens,” said former MADD director and anti-DUI attorney Tom Carey after hearing new details. “It seems to be a lot worse than originally presented.” Michael Szeliga packed a bottle of Jameson Irish whiskey, as part of his luggage, in his sheriff’s patrol car before driving to the Hyatt Regency Pier 66...

    11/03/2015 7:31:48 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/3/15 | TRENT BAKER
    Employees at a Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Miami Beach, FL are in hot water after video of a fight with a customer has surfaced. Although it is unclear what started the brawl, NBC New York reports that the customer was drunk and was being loud, but was not physical. The employees then threw cups at the woman, which is when things started to escalate. Five Guys area supervisor Tina Holley released the following statement to NBC 6 via email: The actions displayed in this video are simply unacceptable. We are working with the franchise owner to do a...
  • Miami police: Knife-wielding man dies after being shot with Taser stun gun

    07/06/2015 9:14:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 6, 2015 | David Ovalle
    A half-naked knife-wielding man who chased a Miami police officer in Little Havana over the weekend died a day after being shot by Taser stun guns. State agents are now investigating the death of 52-year-old Maximo Rabasa, who had a history of psychiatric problems. The confrontation unfolded Saturday night when a Miami police officer saw Rabasa clad only in boxer shorts wielding a knife on the street near Southwest 22nd Avenue and First Street. According to Miami police, the man ran toward the officer, who then locked himself in his patrol car and called for backup.
  • Flight attendant admits he smuggled cocaine in his spandex underwear

    10/29/2015 4:10:38 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 10/28/2015 | Paula McMahon
    <p>A flight attendant admitted Wednesday that he tried to smuggle more than 6.5 pounds of cocaine into South Florida, concealed inside long-legged spandex compression underwear he wore under his work uniform.</p> <p>Authorities became suspicious of Rohan Myers soon after he arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Sept. 8 as a crew member on Caribbean Airlines Flight 39 from Montego Bay, Jamaica.</p>
  • Police: Daytona Beach Man Attempts to Sell Stolen Car Back to Owner

    10/22/2015 6:02:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | Monday, October 19, 2015 | Dominique Brown
    A Daytona Beach man was arrested after police said he tried to sell a stolen vehicle back to its owner. Devin Holt-Thayer, 20, was charged with felony dealing in stolen property and felony grand theft Friday when police got a call from car owner Walter Potts. Potts told police he got a phone call from a man who said someone knew where his stolen car was, according to the police report. Potts was told to meet at the Save-a-Lot, 288 Nova Road, with $150 and someone would bring him his car keys. Officers accompanied Potts, keeping an eye on the...
  • Man on Cellphone Killed By Train in South Florida

    10/22/2015 5:00:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/22
    Authorities say a man talking on his cellphone was killed by a train in South Florida. West Palm Beach police say the man was walking near the Regional Transportation Authority tracks Thursday afternoon when he was hit. The Palm Beach Post reports that witnesses told police the man was hit after going under crossing gates. Police didn't immediately identify the man.
  • Cops: Astor Man Told Deputies He Is Creator, Owns World

    10/22/2015 3:48:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10/20 | Ryan Gillespie
    An Astor man was arrested this morning after telling deputies that he was "the creator and owned the world," a Lake County Sheriff's Office arrest affidavit states. While on patrol, a deputy noticed Allen Ramsey, 61, hiding in a bush on the north side of State Road 40, deputies said. The deputy sheriff said Ramsey was watching a worker at the Kangaroo Express, 24421 State Road 40, pick up garbage outside the store, so the deputy asked Ramsey to come out of the bushes, the report states. Ramsey tried to hide himself better, but finally came out of the bush,...
  • 11-Year-Old Cuffed After Hitting Classmate With Toy Gun

    10/22/2015 12:50:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    wsvn ^ | Oct 21, 2015
    An 11-year-old South Florida student was handcuffed and arrested, charged with aggravated assault, after he hit another student with a toy gun. According to Miami-Dade Schools Police, a student at Edison Park K-8 Center in Miami assaulted a classmate off campus on Tuesday with what they initially thought was a gun. The parents of another child witnessed the fight and came to the school to report the incident to school officials, Wednesday morning. Miami Schools Police responded, located the student, and officials were able to search his bag, where they located the novelty item. Since the incident occurred off school...
  • One dead, four wounded in shooting at Fort Myers Zombicon

    10/18/2015 5:27:29 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 41 replies
    NBC-2 - ^ | Oct. 18, 2015
    Police are searching for the suspect in the downtown Fort Myers shooting that left one person dead and four others injured. The shooting happened in the 2200 block of First Street around 11:45 p.m. -- while the annual Zombicon event was going on in downtown Fort Myers. Thousands were filling the streets for the city's annual Zombicon Fest when witnesses say they heard eight to ten pops. Many immediately recognized it as gunfire and went running in every direction. Crows of people were running in fear, not knowing what happened.
  • Mother arrested after parking on grass at Cutler Bay elementary school

    10/17/2015 10:01:02 AM PDT · by Altariel · 44 replies
    Parents say police pass out citations each day despite limited parking CUTLER BAY, Fla. - A mother was arrested Wednesday after she parked her car on the grass outside Dr. Edward L. Wingham Elementary School in Cutler Bay. Rita Guzman, 25, was arrested on a charge of resisting an officer without violence after she refused to comply with a Miami-Dade police officer's orders, an arrest report said. According to the report, Guzman was parked in an area that was marked "no parking or standing." Quick Clicks Parents voice parking issue concerns after woman's arrest Guzman said she was scared to...
  • Sex delay extends night-long standoff with police on Jacksonville's Westside (FL)

    10/16/2015 3:08:08 PM PDT · by bgill · 21 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2015 | Dana Treen & Joe Daraskevich
    A woman who told police she preferred sex to surrender was arrested Thursday after she and a man she was with refused to come out of a mobile home on Jacksonvilles Westside... Thursdays arrests came after a night-long standoff when at one point Hunn told police over the phone she would give up but wanted to have sex with Bautista one last time, according to the police report. She hung up but never came out. The report did not say how long police waited to break in to the mobile home to arrest Bautista and Hunn. Both were charged with...
  • Loxahatchee animal cruelty bust largest in U.S. history

    10/13/2015 3:00:19 PM PDT · by Fawn · 24 replies
    Local 10 ^ | Published On: Oct 13 2015 10:53:23 AM EDT | Author: Amanda Batchelor, Senior Digital Editor, abatchelor@local10.com
    Slaughterhouse owners, employees accused of torturing animals, selling meat on black market.LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. - Authorities in Palm Beach County raided three illegal slaughterhouses Tuesday morning in Loxahatchee with the help of officials with the Animal Recovery Mission. The operation resulted in the arrests of the slaughterhouse owners and employees. Authorities said the owners were involved in the underground and illegal slaughter of horses and illegal sale of their meat for human consumption.<>
  • Lakeland woman arrested for DUI after broadcasting a Drunk Girl Driving' periscope video

    10/13/2015 7:07:25 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Whitney Marie Beall, 23, of Lakeland, was arrested and charged with a DUI on Saturday after using Periscope, a live video streaming platform owned by Twitter, to broadcast herself driving drunk. Periscope videos are public and can be seen world-wide. Periscope users called The Lakeland Police to report a possible drunk driver using the social media site. One caller told a dispatcher, "She's really drunk. She just hit something. She might be driving with a flat tire. She's in a Toyota". Messages were sent to the driver via Periscope asking Beall to stop driving and to pull over. According to...
  • Florida woman accidentally super glued her eye shut

    10/11/2015 6:19:57 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    LANTANA, Fla.,- A Florida woman said she mistook super glue for eye drops and ended up with her eye glued shut for several days. Katherine Gaydos said her ordeal began last week when a piece of debris flew into her eye while a friend was using a leaf blower. "Something blew into my eye and I screamed for someone else to get eye drops out of my purse and they brought super glue," she told WPBF-TV. "As soon as I felt it in my eye I felt it burn and I closed my eye and screamed 'Call 911.'" Gaydos said...
  • Man Knocked Out by Hot Sauce in Fight Over Graham Crackers

    10/10/2015 7:39:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Oct 10, 2015
    Police say a man threw a hot sauce bottle and knocked his victim unconscious in a fight over graham crackers. Riveria Beach police say Shawn Deandre Thomas was eating graham crackers this week at a church that provides meals for the homeless. Authorities said Thomas became upset when someone asked for his crackers so he picked up a bottle of hot sauce and allegedly threw it at the man's head, knocking him unconscious. According to a police report, Thomas also punched another man in the throat when he tried to intervene. Thomas is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly...
  • 3 Teens Died After Principal Hypnotized Them

    10/07/2015 2:36:52 PM PDT · by Aliska · 54 replies
    Newser ^ | October 7, 2015 | Michael Harthorne
    (NEWSER) On Tuesday, a Florida school board approved a $600,000 payout to the families of three students who died after being hypnotized by their high school principal, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports. The bizarre case started in 2011 when 16-year-old North Port High School student Wesley McKinley hanged himself after being hypnotized by principal George Kenney multiple times. Friends say McKinley couldn't remember his own name after hypnosis sessions to improve his guitar playing.
  • Florida candidate for U.S. Senate admits to sacrificing goat, drinking its blood

    10/06/2015 1:23:38 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies
    The Orlando Sentinal ^ | October 5, 2015 | Brendan Farrington
    Two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn't survive. In a pagan ritual to give thanks when he returned home, he killed a goat and drank its blood. Now that he's a candidate for U.S. Senate, the story is coming back to bite him. The chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida has resigned to call attention to Invictus' candidacy in hopes that other party leaders will denounce him. Adrian Wyllie, who was the Libertarian candidate for governor last year, says Invictus...
  • Florida candidate for U.S. Senate admits to sacrificing goat, drinking its blood

    10/05/2015 11:19:38 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 6, 2015 | By By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, AP Political Writer
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn't survive. In a pagan ritual to give thanks when he returned home, he killed a goat and drank its blood. Now that he's a candidate for U.S. Senate, the story is coming back to bite him. The chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida has resigned to call attention to Invictus' candidacy in hopes that other party leaders will denounce him. Adrian Wyllie, who was the Libertarian candidate for governor...
  • Fort Myers Woman Calls 911, Says She Was Shorted in Weed Deal: Police

    10/01/2015 10:53:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    A southwest Florida woman landed herself behind bars after calling 911 to complain about being shortchanged in a drug deal. According to a Fort Myers Police Department report, 36-year-old Erin Klich called police to complain that she'd attempted to buy $75 worth of marijuana, but never got the goods from the dealer. Officers arrived outside a home to find Klich outside the reported dealer's home, still on the phone with police. Klich told the responding officers that the dealer inside took her money. Klich was arrested for misuse of 911.= Upon searching Klich, police found a clear plastic baggy, later...
  • Workers Jump Into Water to Escape Bees in Pembroke Pines

    09/30/2015 1:48:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Fire rescue officials say half a dozen workers were spraying a marshy area Wednesday near Southwest 7th Street and 184th Terrace when they encountered the bees. Officials one of the workers was stung and was hospitalized. His condition is not known. Rescuers were initially concerned because the workers were separated when they jumped into the water, but officials said they were eventually all accounted for. Officials said the workers were on a boat spraying pest repellent when they encountered the bees.
  • Sunrise murder suspect accused of disemboweling girlfriend | (Warning: Graphic content)

    In a tequila-fueled rage, a Sunrise man is accused of killing and disemboweling his girlfriend because she uttered her ex-husband's name twice during sex. lRelated Fidel Lopez called 911 about 3:39 a.m. Sunday and told the operator his girlfriend Maria Nemeth was having trouble breathing and was going to die, according to the arrest report filed in the case.
  • Man Dressed as Power Ranger Charged With Pointing Fake Gun

    09/11/2015 3:49:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sep 10, 2015
    A Florida man dressed as the Red Power Ranger was arrested near a Tampa public pool following reports that he pointed a gun at someone and made a threatening statement, authorities said. Officers responded to a 911 call at the Bobby Hicks Pool Thursday afternoon and found 24-year-old Justin Duarte of Tampa in his mighty morphin' outfit, preparing to drive away, police said. Officers reported finding two realistic looking fake handguns after searching Duarte. They bore no resemblance to the blade blasters, thunder slingers or other fanciful side arms that typically appeared on 1990s television series "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers"...
  • Group Sues FSU Over Policy Banning Guns in Cars at Games

    09/09/2015 11:58:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sep 8, 2015
    A Florida State University student who wants to bring her gun to this weekend's football game sued the school Tuesday over a policy that bans concealed-weapons holders from locking their firearms in their cars while in the stadium cheering on their team. The suit was filed by gun rights group Florida Carry on behalf of Rebekah Hargrove, who also wants to drive to campus for classes without violating the school's policy banning firearms in parking lots. "This newest prohibition they put on their game day plan was such a blatant violation of state law,'' said Florida Carry executive director Sean...
  • 'No Wonder You People Get Shot': Woman to Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputy

    09/09/2015 11:56:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    A woman pulled over for going 51 in a 20 mph school zone in Palm Beach County told the deputy "no wonder you people get shot" in an incident recorded by the deputy's dashcam video. The traffic stop was made back on Sept. 1 near Hagen Ranch Road and Boynton Beach Boulevard in the area of Hagen Ranch Elementary, WPTV reported. The video, which was posted by the Sheriff's Office to YouTube, shows the deputy pulling the speeding car over. He then writes up a $606 ticket and approaches the car to hand it to the woman. "You are being...
  • Arby's Fires Manager, Suspends Employee After Police Controversy

    09/03/2015 8:57:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    The CEO of Arby's Restaurant Group has offered free meals to all police officers in the Miami area following a controversial incident in South Florida. The incident involved an Arby's employee and a uniformed Pembroke Pines Police officer. The employee reportedly refused to serve the officer. The head of the chain issued an apology to the Pembroke Pines Police Department after the incident was reported The chain confirmed to NBC 6 the manager involved has been fired and the employee has been suspended indefinitely. According to the incident report, Sgt. Jennifer Martin said she was using the drive-thru when the...
  • Pinecrest Homeowner Walks in on Burglary in Progress: Police

    09/03/2015 8:39:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 9/3 | Stephanie Bertini
    Police in Pinecrest are investigating after a homeowner walked in on suspects allegedly burglarizing his home. It happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday in the 13300 block of Southwest 83rd Court. The homeowner said the burglars broke into the home by smashing a master bedroom sliding glass door. "Someone's in my house right now," the homeowner said on his 911 call. Police arrived and set up a perimeter. Police personnel, who were assisted by county K-9 and aviation, canvassed the surrounding area to no avail. The homeowner told police one of the men fled the house in a red or...
  • King Cobra On the Loose After Escaping Home in Orlando

    09/03/2015 9:04:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sep 3, 2015
    Wildlife officials in Florida say they're searching for an 8-foot-long king cobra snake that escaped from a home in Orlando. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Greg Workman says the snake was reported missing Wednesday by its owner. Officials say the non-native, venomous snake is green and yellow. Workman says the snake's owner has the proper permit to keep it as a pet and officials say the owner is an experienced snake handler. Wildlife officials say they've been canvassing the area looking for the snake. Officials warn residents not to approach the reptile if they see it and instead...
  • Travel with Florida's Master of the Weird!

    09/01/2015 2:42:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    WLRN ^ | AUG 26, 2015
    Florida is a state known for its sun, surf, and sand, where South Beach is famous and theme parks are abundant. But wait a minute! Florida also has a darker, offbeat and downright weird side, where ancient mysteries and legends reside. Florida can be a state of confusion with searches for bizarre beasts and answers to unexplained phenomena. Then there are dozens of roadside oddities celebrating Floridas eccentricities like the beer can car, giant cement gators, a castle built of junk, the worlds most unusual monument and the most beautiful pyramids you can rent among a slough of other crazy...
  • Man Found Passed Out in KFC Drive-Thru in Fla.

    09/01/2015 2:34:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    kutv ^ | AUGUST 31ST 2015
    Police found a man passed out behind the wheel of his car in a Kentucky Fried Chicken drive-thru. The incident happened Sunday night at the restaurant on South Federal Highway. A police officer saw Scott Shypula passed out in a gray Chevy Camaro. The officer tried unsuccessfully to wake up Shypula. Police believe Shypula had been huffing. Officers found a can of compressed air in his hand and several other canisters in his car. As the officer tried to yank the keys out of the car, police said Shypula woke up and tried to drive away with the officer hanging...
  • Police: Woman Wanted Daughter's Homeless Boyfriend Killed (Over Lice)

    08/27/2015 8:59:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | Monday, August 24, 2015 | Patricio Balona
    A New Smyrna Beach woman wanted the homeless man her daughter was dating killed because the daughter's children came home with lice, police said. Pamela Vanorsdale, 50, was charged with criminal solicitation to commit murder after police said she tried to hire her former son-in-law to pop the proposed victim, Dylan Loveless, 22, in the head and chest, New Smyrna Beach police said. Vanorsdale is out of jail on $25,000 bail, court records show. New Smyrna Beach police learned of the murder-for-hire plot after the ex-son-in-law, Daniel Dionne, 33, of Daytona Beach, approached a Daytona Beach police detective, reports show....
  • Man Arrested After Posting on Cops' Facebook Page

    08/25/2015 10:56:42 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Newser ^ | 8/25/15 | Brownie Marie
    Facebook, the downfall of many a cocky criminal, may have reeled in a new one. Logan Hale of Florida's Polk County was suspected of breaking into a home on Aug. 3 and stealing a shotgun and thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry. Police explained all this in a Friday Felons Facebook post that featured Hale, noting that at age 21 he has "been in the Polk County Jail on five prior occasions. SMH." SMH, indeed: Using the Facebook Name "Logan Finallyfree Hale," Hale replied to the post, writing "HELLO here I am" and "Deputies continue to look for me but...
  • Love in the Air as Mating Manatees Canoodle on Lauderdale Beach

    08/24/2015 2:27:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    An evening ritual for one Fort Lauderdale resident took a remarkable turn Friday. Bill Tudhunter, 57, was sitting on the back patio of his Fort Lauderdale home drinking a beer and enjoying the view of the Intracoastal Waterway, as he does every evening after work, when he noticed something odd in the water. A group of nine manatees had come ashore behind the home in the 2100 block of Southeast 21st Street. In what could only be described as a dogpile, they rocked with the wake, apparently mating as they floated in a few feet of water. A cluster of...
  • Gang buries hacked-up teen alive; 2 have sex near grave: Cops

    08/20/2015 4:38:50 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 70 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 20, 2015 | Post
    Florida police say four teens hacked a 17-year-old boy half to death with a machete before ordering him into a hole and burying him while still barely alive. Then two of the alleged attackers celebrated by having sex nearby. Desiray Strickland, 18, was arrested Wednesday in the sickening murder of Jose Amaya Guardado on June 28. Kaheem Arbelo, 20, Jonathan Lucas, 18, and Christian Colon, 19, were arrested last week, and reportedly confessed to the crime. The foursome apparently plotted the gruesome killing for a couple of weeks, according to court documents obtained by the Miami Herald. They allegedly dug...
  • Fla. dog beaten to death; mocking note left with body (warning, this is bad)

    08/11/2015 4:14:55 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 44 replies
    AP ^ | 8/11/2015 | Marisol Medina
    beating death of a Pomeranian named Fox may have been eclipsed by the hand-written note left behind: We beat it 2 death lol HAHAHA! Ronald Boisvert, Foxs owner, said his 13-year-old family pet disappeared Friday afternoon when his girlfriend let him out at their Pembroke Pines condominium. On Saturday morning, Boisvert was awoken by a frantic knock from a neighbor who said Fox was lying near Boisverts condo with the note on top of his body. I was devastated, Boisvert said. He was a very friendly dog. Boisvert initially thought the note was a joke and believed Fox could have...
  • Florida man arrested after attempting to carjack unmarked police cruiser

    08/06/2015 8:04:51 AM PDT · by NRA1995 · 32 replies
    Dominique Albert, 27, armed with a steak knife, approached an unmarked car in an alley Thursday night around 9:45 p.m. After he opened the door, he realized there were two officers inside who were in the area on a stakeout for street crimes
  • Gunshot victim dropped off at Florida Walmart instead of hospital

    07/21/2015 8:24:24 AM PDT · by dware · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07.21.2015 | AP via Fox News
    MIRAMAR, Fla. Police say a shooting victim was apparently taken by a friend to a South Florida Wal-Mart instead of a hospital and left outside the store. Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues says in an email that the victim was suffering from a gunshot wound when he was left outside the store Monday afternoon. He was later taken to a hospital for treatment and was listed in stable condition. Rues' statement didn't say who found the victim or who took him to the hospital.

    07/20/2015 10:51:01 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Rumors of a drive-by shooting have been swirling around Spring Hill over the weekend after gun shots that were fired on Sandhill Avenue on July 17, 2015. Details have finally been released by the Hernando County Sheriffs Office and it turns out the homeowner on Sand Hill actually fired the shots after his daughters ex-boyfriend. Throughout the day on Friday Deontray Jackson texted threatening messages to his ex-girlfriend, who is also pregnant. Jacksons arrest affidavit for an aggravated stalking charge lists a number of disturbing messages including I will ruin your life and thats on God, I gonna smash yall...
  • Disease-Riddled, Giant African Land Snails Are Invading From South Florida

    07/15/2015 9:59:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Orlando Weekly ^ | Mon, Jul 13, 2015 | Colin Wolf
    It might be time to salt the earth. Researchers are claiming Giant African land snails are spreading from South Florida and are carrying way more dangerous parasites then previously thought. A recent U.S. Geological Survey published in Journal of Wildlife Diseases, says previous research on Giant African land snails grossly underestimated how many of them are carrying rat lungworm, a parasitic worm that burrows into humans and can cause meningitis. USGS biologist and lead researcher Deborah Iwanowicz discovered the parasite increase by taking multiple tissue samples from the snailsas opposed to previous studies led by lazy scientists who only took...
  • Florida Disenfranchisement Part 2

    04/08/2008 8:05:57 PM PDT · by airedale · 3 replies · 87+ views
    The media didn't talk about it but in the 2000 election contest the Democratic strategy if they couldn't get the vote count to go their way was to tie the results up in the court so that Florida wouldn't be able to field electors. This would have cut 25 electors from Bush's total and given Gore the election. The Florida state legislature was dominated by the Republican party who let it be known that they could appoint the electors and with the Supreme Court decision the Democrats effort to win the election by disenfranchising Florida was shelved. In the primary...
  • Officer Tasered While Taking Shoplifting Suspect to Jail

    07/06/2015 10:49:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jul 6, 2015
    A police officer was hit with his own Taser while trying to take a shoplifting suspect to jail in southwest Florida. St. Petersburg police say Officer John Douglas was transporting 37-year-old Jason Lee Benedict to jail after he allegedly stole three bottles of cough syrup and drank them in the grocery store bathroom. As the officer handcuffed Benedict on Friday, authorities say he punched and kicked the officer. Police said Benedict bit the officer's hand and reached for his Taser, causing it to discharge in the officer's left hand. The suspect was initially taken to a hospital, but was in...
  • VIDEO: Shark Pulls Florida Fisherman From Kayak, Still Lands It

    07/04/2015 3:08:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KHON ^ | 7/3
    A video of a shark pulling a Florida fisherman from his kayak is going viral right now. Captain Ben Chancey was grouper fishing on his kayak in Florida when he got a big surprise. He was reeling in a giant Goliath grouper but he said the fish broke free from the line and left his bait floating in front of bull sharks swimming around him. An 8 1/2-foot bull shark took the bait and Chancey hung on to the reel while he was still seated in his 14-foot kayak. The shark ended up flipping Chanceys kayak and tipping him into...
  • Fight over gumbo spices leads to fatal stabbing in Florida

    06/30/2015 2:37:47 PM PDT · by illiac · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 6/30/15 | AP
    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a fight over gumbo spices ended with the fatal stabbing of a Florida restaurant worker and former Florida State mascot. Panama City police say 33-year-old Caleb Joshua Halley was working at Buddy's Seafood Market last Tuesday when he and a co-worker, 26-year-old Orlando Thompson, began arguing about how much spice to add to the restaurant's gumbo.
  • Recent Florida Mugshots

    06/15/2015 9:06:55 AM PDT · by pabianice · 88 replies
    Accompanies story about Naked Nurse Attack. 590 mugshots of Orlando society.
  • Naked nurse accused of attacking patient in Brevard

    06/15/2015 8:36:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    www.clickorlando.com ^ | Jun 15 2015 07:46:53 AM EDT | Staff
    Woman taken into custody in Palm Bay PALM BAY, Fla. - A home healthcare nurse was taken into custody for observation after she stripped off her uniform and attacked a patient under her care, Palm Bay police said. The incident happened about 2 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 800 block of Hawaii Avenue after someone at the residence called police to report that the nurse removed her clothing and was acting erratically. "It was in the patient's home. The patient was also battered," Palm Bay police Lt. Greg Latulippe told Local 6 News partner Florida Today. "The whole...

    06/10/2015 9:37:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    ABC7 ^ | Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    Police in Florida say an argument over pizza ended with a man throwing a hot slice at his roommate. According to the Tampa Tribune, the man's roommate called police after she says Daniel Allen Plunkett, 50, tossed a hot slice of pizza at her. She says it struck her left hand. The arrest report also states the woman had sauce on her shoulder. She was not injured. Plunkett denied throwing the pizza, telling officers it was actually his roommate who was throwing pizza. Officers did note that Plunkett was shirtless and had sauce on his chest. After further investigation, officers...
  • 101 busted in joint Lake, Polk sex sting (FL)

    06/02/2015 3:31:40 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 2, 2015 | By Christal Hayes
    Orlando community activist Ahmad Saleem drove to a Clermont-area house intending to meet a 12-year-old girl he had been chatting with online for sex in a vehicle with a specialty "Invest in Children" license plate, authorities said Tuesday. But when the door opened, there were no children in sight. Instead, detectives quickly brought Saleem to the ground and arrested him. Saleem, founder of the Saleem Academy, an organization dedicated to empowering Muslim youths globally, was one of the 101 people arrested in an undercover cybercrime prostitution and child-sex sting by the Lake and Polk county sheriff's offices. Lake County Sheriff...
  • Father, son and holy sawfish! Researchers find virgin birth in Florida endangered species

    06/02/2015 12:41:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | 06-02-2015 | By Jenny Staletovich
    In a new study published Monday in the journal Current Biology, Stony Brook University researchers working with Florida scientists discovered seven endangered sawfish living in two rivers conceived through a process called parthenogenesis the production of offspring without sex or male sperm, or in simpler terms, virgin birth. So ladies, take a bow. Apparently we can do it all. Scientists have long known that insects, crabs and other invertebrates can reproduce without partners. Female birds, reptiles and sharks in captivity have also occasionally surprised scientists with virgin births. But until now, researchers never knew whether the behavior happened in...