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  • 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 Florida’s eccentricities like the beer can car, giant cement gators, a castle built of junk, the world’s 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, Fox’s 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 Boisvert’s 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 Sheriff’s Office and it turns out the homeowner on Sand Hill actually fired the shots after his daughter’s ex-boyfriend. Throughout the day on Friday Deontray Jackson texted threatening messages to his ex-girlfriend, who is also pregnant. Jackson’s arrest affidavit for an aggravated stalking charge lists a number of disturbing messages including “I will ruin your life and that’s on God,” “I gonna smash y’all...
  • 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 snails—as 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 Chancey’s 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Florida Man, 82, Arrested For Slashing 88-Year-Old Woman's Tires Over Bingo

    05/29/2015 11:20:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | May 29, 2015
    Police have arrested an 82-year-old Lake Wales, Florida, man for slashing a woman's tires because he claimed she was sitting in his favorite bingo seat. WTVT-TV reports Fred Smith was charged with criminal mischief last Monday when police say he took an ice pick to 88-year-old Ethel Britt's van during a weekly bingo game at the Lake Ashton Retirement Community Club House. Police say Smith stormed out of the bingo hall and punctured two of Britt's tires because she was sitting in a chair he usually sits in. Smith was caught on surveillance video in the act. Lake Wales Deputy...
  • Shark Attack Victim Can’t Wait To Get Back In The Water

    04/07/2015 7:56:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | April 7, 2015
    It’s not every day that someone gets bitten in the head by a shark and lives to tell about it. But that’s what happened to 70-year old Rick Neuman, 200 stitches later. Neumann said he was spearfishing in about 40-feet of water off the coast of Jupiter on Friday when a bull shark came out of nowhere. “I think the shark got confused and just lashed out and hit me like a freight train,” said Neumann. “It’s not the shark’s fault, he got confused, the water was dirty, and things can happen. Neumann said he has no hard feelings against...
  • The Rough Math Facing Ted Cruz

    04/02/2015 9:28:25 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 62 replies
    San Diego Union-Triune ^ | April 2, 2015 | George Will
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was born in 1970, six years after events refuted a theory on which he is wagering his candidacy. The 1964 theory was that many millions of conservatives abstained from voting because the GOP did not nominate sufficiently deep-dyed conservatives. So if in 1964 the party would choose someone like Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, hitherto dormant conservatives would join the electorate in numbers sufficient for victory. This theory was slain by a fact — actually, 15,951,378 facts. That was the difference between the 43,129,566 votes President Lyndon Johnson received and the 27,178,188 that Goldwater got in winning...
  • Admin officials told Bibi that if he's reelected, his egregious ambo to US, Ron Dermer, has to go.

    03/17/2015 8:44:57 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 61 replies
    twitter ^ | Mar 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Drew
    "Elizabeth Drew@ElizabethDrewOH 3H...Admin officials told Bibi that if he's reelected, his egregious ambo to US Ron Dermer, co-plotter with Boehner, has to go"
  • Pilot draws penis on FlightRadar with his plane

    03/13/2015 8:42:39 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 51 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 13, 2015
    Residents of Lakeland, Fla., probably didn't notice anything odd, but a private plane flying overhead Thursday followed a unusual flight path. Aviation buffs who use FlightRadar24, the popular site that can track planes in flight around the world, got a clearer picture. The plane's path described a the shape of a phallus.
  • Florida vet says 'Bring it on,' as he faces eviction over flower pot flag

    03/11/2015 4:41:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/11/15
    A Florida veteran who is facing foreclosure for insisting on displaying a small American flag in a flower pot on his front stoop is telling his homeowner's association to "bring it on." “The flag is worth fighting for,” 73-year-old Larry Murphree, of Jacksonville, told Friday. “If they want to foreclose, bring it on. I’m getting calls from all over the county to stand up. That’s what I'm going to do.” Murphree's homeowners association at Tides Condominium at Sweetwater began hitting him with fines of $100 a day last year for violating his homeowners association’s flag display rules. But instead...
  • Florida mother sends badly bruised child to school wearing T-shirt proclaiming ‘good woopin’

    02/24/2015 1:06:50 PM PST · by redreno · 63 replies ^ | 02/24/2015 | By Elahe Izadi
    The child arrived at a Florida school Friday with bruises all over. But it was the T-shirt the child was wearing that gave it away. “I currently have all F’s in all of my classes. I am not aloud to have a boyfriend no time soon,” the shirt read. “So back off before I get another good woopin like I got last night.” That attempt at public shaming led to the arrest Friday of Melany Joyce Alexander, 31, who was charged with child abuse. She posted a $2,500 bond a day later. “She beat the child with a belt, and...
  • DOJ to Announce No Charges in Trayvon Martin's Death

    02/24/2015 9:59:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 91 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 2/24/15
    ....ABC News has learned Martin’s family will soon be notified that the Justice Department will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman, who shot the 17-year-old after a confrontation in 2012. Thursday marks three years to the day since Martin was killed. Federal prosecutors concluded there is not sufficient evidence to prove Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Fla., intentionally violated Martin’s civil rights, sources told ABC News.
  • Is your local news using propaganda video?? Seeing it in Miami....cult worship....

    01/20/2015 5:30:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    1/20/15 | sff
    Just saw a local Miami tv station using video from the government web site with an "interview" of Obama, where he spews some crap about how his goal is to outline for the nation how he is going to make sure things are fair, now that we have "made it through the crisis". I nearly spit my coffee out. We are not out of a crisis. My point is that these kind of videos are NOT a proper use for news....and I expect that if a REPUBLICAN president put out this type of "interview", the media would ignore it....on the...
  • Ruling by Miami-Dade judge allows same-sex marriages to begin in Florida

    01/05/2015 8:15:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/5/15 | PATRICIA MAZZEI AND STEVE ROTHAUS
    Miami-Dade County will become the first place in Florida to allow same-sex couples to marry on Monday, 13 hours before a gay-marriage ban that has been ruled unconstitutional is lifted in the rest of the state.
  • 49 Tremendous Things That Florida Men Accomplished This Year

    01/01/2015 8:41:05 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    News.Mic ^ | 12/30/14 | Sophie Kleeman
    You'd be hard-pressed to find a more perfect caricature of America's wildest, bawdiest and most unintelligible impulses than Florida Man. As the Internet's most notorious citizen, Florida Man isn't a single person, let alone a single resident of Florida. He's an amalgamation of the characters who populate the ridiculous news stories that often trickle out of the Sunshine State. Florida Man is a raunchier version of the Onion's mild-mannered Area Man, a caricature, with a wink and a nod, to our fellow Americans. Florida Man is best known for his outlandish conduct, which ranges from the bizarre (carrying a meth...
  • Florida Man Charged With Decapitating Mom With Axe

    01/01/2015 12:41:57 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/1/15
    A schizophrenic Florida man chopped off his mother's head with an axe because she kept nagging him about chores, police said Thursday. Christian Jose Gomez, 23, who has several previous arrests, was booked on a charge of first-degree murder for the grisly New Year's Eve crime in Oldsmar. He allegedly told police he had been planning the attack for two days because he was in a fit of pique over his mother's requests that he put some boxes in the attic, NBC station WFLA reported. Gomez put his mother's head a garbage can but couldn't lift her body into it...
  • FL: Robber Fails to Watch Hands..and Survives

    01/01/2015 9:13:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video In the famous bar scene in Star Wars, one of patrons remarks that the debt collector should be watching Han Solo's hands.  It is good advice that is taught in police academies.  It is hard advice to follow when you are trying to rob a store where the clerk is behind a counter.  This robber in Florida made many mistakes, and still managed to survive.  From A man walked into the 13th Street store, pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk was secretly aiming a gun at the would-be robber from...
  • Florida Couple Arrested After Trapped In Closet For Two Days

    12/31/2014 11:56:57 AM PST · by kjam22 · 72 replies
    800 Whistle Blower ^ | 12-31-20`4 | na
    A Florida couple has been arrested and charged with trespassing after they were found trapped in a closet for two days at Daytona State College. They claimed to be trapped in there, but the door actually locked from the inside and they were able to walk out of there at anytime and just leave freely.
  • Marisol Toribio smears poop in employee's faces, police say

    12/25/2014 7:22:01 PM PST · by Clemenza · 68 replies
    WPLG ^ | December 25, 2014 | Peter Burke
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A shoplifting suspect, apparently out of options after being confronted by employees, smeared poop in their faces, police said. Marisol Toribio, 32, was arrested Tuesday by Coral Springs police. According to court documents, Toribio was caught stealing from Macy's, so she pulled some poop out of her pants and smeared it on the faces of the loss prevention employees who confronted her. Toribio appeared in bond court Wednesday morning. She faces theft charges, plus a charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
  • Driver calls police, gets arrested on DUI charge after pants fall down

    12/21/2014 8:09:48 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 33 replies
    Fox News Boston ^ | 12/19/2014 | Jorge Millan
    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Responding to a 911 call early Wednesday, police found a man asleep behind the wheel of his car with the engine running, according to an arrest report. The caller who phoned police? Shane Dever Malley, the very man police say they arrested after finding him slumped over in his car near the intersection of N. Congress Avenue and Watertower Road. Malley told police he called 911 through the OnStar system in his vehicle. When police woke Malley up, the 21-year-old had his foot on the break and had “an over-powering smell of alcoholic beverage” coupled with...
  • '20th hijacker' seeks transfer to Guantanamo

    12/10/2014 9:53:40 AM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies ^ | 12/10/2014 | Curt Anderson
    An imprisoned man known as the "20th hijacker" in the 9/11 terror attacks is asking a South Florida federal judge for a transfer to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The request is part of a rambling, handwritten letter filed Wednesday in Miami federal court by Zacarias Moussaoui. He is serving a life prison sentence after pleading guilty in 2005 to conspiring with the Sept. 11 hijackers to kill Americans.
  • The Mystery of Millionaire Donor Steve Mostyn: Why Charlie Crist, Why Florida?

    11/22/2014 5:25:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 11/21/14 | Nancy Smith
    The biggest mystery that never unraveled in Florida Election 2014 has to be super-uber trial attorney Steve Mostyn. Why would a Houston multimillionaire with no current business in the Sunshine State out-donate billionaire George Soros, giving it to Democrat Charlie Crist's Florida gubernatorial campaign and the Florida Democratic Party? We never did get to the bottom of it. Crist and Mostyn didn't really know each other before the campaign. What did Mostyn want? Soros, founder of the far-left Open Society Institute, who advocates bringing European social democracy to the United States, only gave Crist a smidgen over $1 million. But...
  • Police: Students ran high school prostitution ring

    11/27/2014 5:59:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 25, 2014 | Jared Leone
    VENICE, Fla. — Students at a Southwest Florida high school told administrators that two teens tried to recruit them into a "prostitution ring" and that one 15-year-old boy had been "pimping out girls," according to an arrest affidavit. By Tuesday, detectives in Venice, a small community in Sarasota County, had charged three people in connection with the case. A 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl were charged with human trafficking and a 21-year-old man was charged with sexual battery on a victim older than 12. Police said he paid a 15-year-old girl from Riverview High School $40 and a bottle...
  • Bicyclist arrested after trying to order Taco Bell in drive-through

    11/19/2014 9:30:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    news journal ^ | November 18, 2014 | Patricio G. Balona
    A drunken New Smyrna Beach bicyclist whose drive-through order at Taco Bell was rejected because he wasn't in a car refused to leave the restaurant then tussled with police, according to an arrest report. Gabriel Harris, 33, was charged with resisting an officer with violence in the late-night incident and was out of the Volusia County Branch Jail on $1,000 bail, records show.
  • PBSO nabs serial butt grabber in Lantana

    11/19/2014 10:09:59 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | November 17, 2014 | Hannah Winston
    Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 22-year-old Greenacres man who could have become Florida’s next serial butt grabber. Makenson Elysee faces charges of battery and robbery. He remains in the Palm Beach County jail on $6,000 bail.On Friday morning, investigators say Elysee wandered around the Lantana Shopping Plaza, just east of Interstate 95 off Lantana Road, grabbing women’s backsides, according to a police report made public Monday.The first woman told police Elysee started touching her as she was walking to the Dunkin Donuts store. He pulled on her arm and grabbed her behind in what she thought was an...