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  • 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...
  • Florida Fisherman Faces Life in Prison for $500K Catch

    02/05/2017 1:45:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    A commercial fisherman in Florida made a costly mistake that could land him in prison for life. Thomas Breeding, a 32-year-old boat captain, was out fishing in the Gulf of Mexico when he came across a mysterious package floating in the water. Inside the package was 45 pounds of cocaine. Breeding reportedly said he knew the right thing was to turn it over to the police, but Breeding decided to go a different route. Instead of doing what he knew was right, Breeding gave the package – worth $500,000 to $620,000 on the street, says – to four other...
  • Local Miami Media is FULL BLOWN HATE on Trump

    01/30/2017 9:19:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    No link, but just watched the local news.... the station just spent about SEVEN minutes bashing Trump, then had a 15 second response from Governor Rick Scott who is SUPPORTING Trump. Fake news.
  • Snake Catchers from India Hunt Pythons in Florida Everglades

    01/25/2017 7:49:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jan 25, 2017
    The tribesmen have removed 13 pythons in just over a week, including a 16-foot-long femaleFlorida wildlife officials have recruited tribesmen from India in the state's ongoing hunt for Burmese pythons. Irula tribesmen are well-known in southern India for their snake-catching. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hopes they'll reveal something that has long eluded researchers: a reliable way to track and spot the tan, splotchy snakes that all but disappear in the Everglades. One of the commission's exotic species experts, Kristen Sommers, said in a statement Monday that the state hopes the tribesmen can teach people in Florida some...
  • Huge group of Florida women brawling is captured on video as 50 people watched [tr]

    01/25/2017 12:22:47 PM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 25, 2017 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Multiple videos that captured a large group of women brawling in a Florida neighborhood have led to criminal charges after they quickly went viral. The cellphone videos showed the group of women fighting near several homes in Leesburg around 4.30pm on Monday. Neighbors said the fight attracted a huge crowd just minutes after people began posting about it on social media. At least 50 people surrounded the group of girls as they threw punches, pulled each other's hair and tore at one another's clothes.
  • I have a problem.

    01/24/2017 7:24:01 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 100 replies
    There was this guy, I think his name is Kevin Krohn. He was jailed, I think, for issuing threats to Donald Trump last August. I jokingly sent him a Facebook message telling him to hang in there, because I would hire him. I was just trolling the idiot because of what he did to himself in losing his job. He sent me his resume over Facebook and I now feel bad fir trolling him because he's in difficult straits.
  • Cops: Pregnant Woman Beaten In Weave Beef

    01/22/2017 4:52:37 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 42 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | JANUARY 20 2017 | Staff
    JANUARY 20--Angered that her pregnant sister refused to return a weave, a Florida woman allegedly pummeled her sibling, according to cops who arrested the accused assailant on a felony battery charge. Police allege that Aryanna Ieasha Reed, 25, battered her sister Tyteahni, 24, during a confrontation Saturday afternoon at the victim’s Jacksonville apartment. As detailed in a police report, Tyteahni told investigators that Reed had called her to demand the return of the hairpiece, which Reed had given to her sister as a Christmas present. When Tyteahni refused to return the weave, Aryanna “came to the victim’s apartment and confronted...
  • Media Recount: Bush Won the 2000 Election (2001 Flashback)

    01/17/2017 10:52:28 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | April 3, 2001 | PBS News Desk
    In the first full study of Florida’s ballots since the election ended, The Miami Herald and USA Today reported George W. Bush would have widened his 537-vote victory to a 1,665-vote margin if the recount ordered by the Florida Supreme Court would have been allowed to continue, using standards that would have allowed even faintly dimpled “undervotes” — ballots the voter has noticeably indented but had not punched all the way through — to be counted. The study, conducted by the accounting firm of BDO Seidman, counted over 60,000 votes in Florida’s 67 counties, tabulating separate vote totals in several...
  • Authorities Investigating Video Showing Dog Chained to Trailer Driving 70 mph Florida Highway

    01/13/2017 3:08:27 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Julia Jacabo
    WATCH Authorities Investigating Video of Dog Chained to Crate on Florida Highway (video) Authorities in Florida have launched an investigation after a video emerged on Facebook of a dog chained to the top of a crate being towed by an SUV driving at least 70 mph. Palm Coast resident Brenna Cronin, 24, shot the video Wednesday afternoon in Flagler County as she and her boyfriend were driving southbound on I-95 toward Daytona Beach. In the video, a dog is seen standing on top of the crate, which contained at least one other animal, while a Chevrolet Tahoe pulls the trailer...
  • Charges Dropped Against Miami-Dade Firefighter Accused of Assault on Cop

    A judge dropped charges Wednesday against a Miam-Dade Fire captain who was arrested for pointing a gun at a police officer. Nicholas Marian, 55, was granted Stand Your Ground immunity in a bizarre encounter with a Miami Shores police officer. Fellow firefighters who had been rallying behind Marian were at the courthouse celebrating the ruling. The fire captain was arrested in March of 2016 for drawing his shot gun at an officer who knocked on his front door. Police responded to Marian's home after getting a complaint about an erratic driver in the neighborhood. Marian's pick-up truck matched the description...
  • Woman Threatens Brother With Dagger for Eating Dumplings

    01/07/2017 3:20:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    A 36-year-old Florida woman faces an aggravated assault charge after police say she threatened her brother with a dagger for eating Polish dumplings at their mother's home. The Palm Beach Post reports the siblings started arguing late Tuesday after Mandy Rounds' brother ate the plate of dumplings, also known as pierogis. The fight spilled outside the Jupiter home. A police report says Rounds threatened to cut the dumplings out of her brother's stomach before stabbing the large dagger
  • Florida Woman Accused of Hitting Fiance With Plank Over Engagement Ring

    01/05/2017 3:26:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    A Florida woman was arrested after authorities say she beat her boyfriend with a wooden plank with nails in it during an argument over an engagement ring. Enrevie Hinayon Bendejo, 25, was arrested Monday on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, the Nassau County Sheriff's Office said. Bendejo remained behind bars on $5,000 bond Thursday, jail records showed. No attorney information was immediately available. Deputies arrested Bendejo, of Fernandina Beach, after responding to reports of a fight between a man and a woman, The Florida Times-Union reported. When deputies arrived they found Bendejo walking away from the...
  • Pit Bull Attacks Florida Woman who Tried to Put Sweater on Animal

    12/31/2016 6:15:13 AM PST · by Cecily · 62 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | December 31, 2016 | Bob D'Angelo
    A Florida pet owner trying to put a sweater on a pit bull angered the dog, which attacked three family members — one seriously — police said Friday. According to Tampa police, 52-year-old Brenda Guerrero, tried to put a sweater on the pit bull mix named Scarface on Friday afternoon, but the dog attacked her, WTSP reported. Her husband, 46-year-old Ismael Guerrero, attempted to pull the dog off his wife when the animal began attacking him, WTSP reported. Antoine Harris, 22, also intervened, stabbing the dog in the head and neck.
  • Think sharks are scary? There’s a new critter swimming in Biscayne Bay [Burmese python]

    12/28/2016 7:48:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | December 27, 2016 | Jenny Staletovich
    South Florida’s most aggressive invasive species has found a new way to grab headlines: slither atop a research platform in Biscayne Bay. Last month, a kayaker spied a 9-foot Burmese python wrapped around part of a platform more than a half mile offshore in Biscayne National Park usually inhabited by sunning cormorants. The sighting was a first for the park and another worrisome sign that the state’s out-of-control pythons are getting more adept at inhabiting the state’s salty fringes. In September, state wildlife biologists confirmed for the first time that the snakes are now breeding in the Keys.
  • Dems plan rival concert to Trump inauguration in Miami, and claim....

    12/22/2016 2:39:18 PM PST · by drewh · 74 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 5 hours ago
    A Democratic concert promoter is putting together an inauguration day show in Miami to directly compete with President-elect Donald Trump's special day. Politico Playbook is reporting that Mark Ross, the son of the late Time Warner CEO Steve Ross, is putting together a 'We the People' concert, which will take place on January 20, 2017. 'The talent is banging on our doors to do this,' a source told Playbook. Much like Trump's inaugural, where only a handful of acts have been announced, there are few details about who might show up to this competing show. Currently, Ross is working on...
  • BSO: Mother Beat Child With Bat For Tasting Cake Frosting

    12/21/2016 5:53:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | December 21, 2016 | Peter D'Oench
    A 43-year-old Tamarac mother is charged with beating her 7-year-old son with an aluminum baseball bat because he ate cake frosting without permission. The Broward Sheriffs Office says the child has severe injuries to his buttocks. The mother, Tricia Banner, was ordered by a judge in bond court to not go within 500 feet of her son and have no contact with him whatsoever, and that includes through e-mail or social media. She was held on $5,000 bond and broke down in court during questioning. The judge found probable cause for the charges against her. When she was asked if...
  • Man Robs Miami CVS With 2x4 Piece of Wood: Police

    12/21/2016 5:34:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 12/21
    Police are looking for a man who was caught on camera robbing a Miami CVS using a 2x4 piece of wood. The robbery happened around 11:50 p.m. Monday at the store at 888 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami Police said. Surveillance video showed the man walk into the store holding the wood then stealing money from a register. Police said he stole about $580 then fled on foot. The suspect was described as a slim black male, 28 to 32, about 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
  • Police: Accused shoplifters bite security officer at Macy's

    12/20/2016 11:16:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 27 replies
    WPXI ^ | December 17, 2016 | Olivia Hitchcock
    WELLINGTON, Fla. - A Macy’s loss-prevention officer was bitten Sunday evening by two women he suspected of stealing from a mall in Florida, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Tresha and Trudy-Ann Thompson were arrested on charges of aggravated battery and theft, records show. The women share a home, according to records, although their relationship is not clear in the arrest reports.

    12/16/2016 3:34:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/15/16
    Pitbull went public with the contract he signed with Florida -- revealing the state paid him a ton of money to be its ambassador -- but he only did it after a politician pushed him into a corner. ....Florida state's Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran had filed a lawsuit asking a judge to allow Pitbull's deal to be made public. As we reported ...Pitbull's company had threatened to sue if representatives leaked the "trade secrets" in his contract.
  • A neighbor was asked to clean a home. She found a grenade in the oven.

    12/12/2016 1:46:43 PM PST · by Daffynition · 69 replies ^ | dec 11,2016 | Jessica De Leon
    Manatee A neighbor helping to clean a vacated mobile home discovered a grenade strapped to a package with a highly flammable substance Saturday morning, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. The device was removed safely, and no injuries were reported. The 82-year-old resident of the mobile home in K & K Mobile Home Park, 4918 14th St. W., Bradenton, had moved out on Thursday, when his 56-year-old son came and took him back to Lufkin, Texas, with him, according to a news release.
  • Florida Man Brought Girlfriend Meth to Smoke in Hospital's ICU: Deputies

    12/07/2016 4:04:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    A Florida man was arrested after authorities say he brought meth to his girlfriend to smoke while she was a patient receiving oxygen in a hospital's intensive care unit. Scott Allen Burns, 52, was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, Hernando County Sheriff's Office officials said. No attorney information was immediately available. Burns, of Spring Hill, north of Tampa, was arrested after someone called 911 about a person smoking drugs in the ICU at Bayfront Brooksville Hospital, according to a report from WFLA. Deputies were told that a female patient was seen putting...
  • Moronic Florida Woman Opens Fire On Guests For Dumbest Reason Ever

    11/23/2016 3:30:28 PM PST · by PROCON · 78 replies ^ | Nov. 23, 2016 | Bob Owens
    A Florida woman was arrested Monday after she opened fire on her house guests, whom she believed had overstayed their welcome, deputies said. Alana Savell, 32, was booked into a panhandle jail on a charge of aggravated battery with a firearm. Savell told deputies that the woman and her friend had come over to hang out, began drinking and were “getting too loud.” Savell said she didn’t want them in her house anymore, so she started shooting at their feet.That sounds sane and reasonable… says no one ever. Investigators said Savell’s boyfriend told them he has instructed her that...
  • Miami passes resolution condemning hate speech, violence against Muslims

    11/11/2016 12:23:34 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2016 | Paradise Afshar
    MIAMI - Nezar Hamze stood in front of the Miami Commission last week, holding back tears before thanking officials for placing a resolution condemning hate speech and violence against Muslims on the agenda. Hamze looked down, cleared his voice and began to speak. "Wanted to thank you for your courage commissioner," Hamze, operations director with the Council of American-Islamic Relations, and Broward Sheriff's Office deputy. "As a father I appreciate your courage. It's hard raising children when politicians attack your faith and for you to have the courage, the political courage, which is often absent, is tremendous." On Oct. 13,...
  • FIU's Jonnu Smith out for season after suffering multiple burns

    11/10/2016 7:27:41 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 10, 2016 | Andrea Adelson
    Florida International senior tight end Jonnu Smith will miss the remainder of the season after his girlfriend poured boiling water on him, causing burns to multiple parts of his body. According to the arrest affidavit, Smith, an NFL draft prospect, suffered severe burns on his head, neck, back, a shoulder and an arm. Mary Gaspar has been charged with felony aggravated battery. She is five months pregnant with their child.
  • Two Broward precinct workers fired, but Election Day mostly smooth across South Florida

    11/08/2016 12:28:14 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 26 replies
    The Sun Sentinel ^ | November 8, 2016 | Tonya Alanez
    Lines were largely non-existent, the sun shone, Trump v. Clinton voter tensions flared, ballotless absentee voters fumed and two Broward County precinct clerks were fired as Election Day gained momentum Tuesday. Deputies were called to keep the peace when a dispute between poll workers erupted about 9 a.m. at the Herb Skolnick Community Center in Pompano Beach, a Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said. As a result, two poll clerks, who work for the Broward Supervisor of Elections, and two volunteer poll watchers "had to be let go," said Tonya Edwards, spokeswoman for the elections office. "[The poll watchers] had to...
  • Florida Elections Worker: I Was Fired For Witnessing Possible Absentee Ballot Fraud

    11/06/2016 5:25:51 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 77 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 4, 2016 | Todd Beamon
    A temporary worker for the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office in Florida has alleged in a sworn affidavit... that she was fired ... after witnessing possible absentee ballot fraud by office workers. But the State Attorney's Office concluded Friday that the workers were duplicating ballots by hand from damaged originals faxed by military personnel and that "there is nothing improper or illegal about the conduct" under state law.... "We were understandably alarmed about what she witnessed," Bob Nichols,.... general counsel for the Broward Republican Executive Committee, ... .[snip] Through the locked door's window,.... "I could see the four SOE...
  • Florida Husband Charged With Shooting Man After Wife Makes Up Affair

    11/05/2016 3:40:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Nov 4, 2016
    Authorities say a Florida woman lied about having an affair to make her cheating husband jealous, and then her angry husband fatally shot the supposed other man. The Bradenton Herald reports that the shooting occurred Thursday morning. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a Bradenton home and found Dequan Randolph dead. Witnesses at the scene identified the shooter as Derrick Frazier. Frazier initially told detectives he was never at the scene. Authorities say he changed his story several times, eventually claiming that Randolph had pulled the gun, and a struggle ensued. Frazier has been charged with second-degree...
  • Rampaging squirrel hurts people at retirement home

    11/04/2016 12:56:03 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 51 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 04 November 2016 | WKMG
    DELTONA, FL (WKMG/CNN) - A squirrel got into a retirement home, injuring at least three people and prompting a call to 911 on Thursday. "It's jumping on people and biting them and scratching them," the 911 caller said. "It's still in there, and people are bleeding." People can be heard in the background asking each other if they are all right. The attack happened around 2 p.m., the woman telling dispatch people are bleeding and need help. "I don' t know if we need an ambulance, but we need some care for people here," the 911 caller said. "The people...
  • Florida Man Busted For Glass Eye Toss

    11/01/2016 12:08:57 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 21 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | NOVEMBER 1, 2016
    NOVEMBER 1--A Florida man in police custody removed his glass eye and threw it at hospital personnel, according to cops who rearrested the suspect on a felony charge. Edward Dorsey, 54, was first arrested Sunday morning on a domestic violence charge for allegedly striking his wife during an 8 AM argument in the couple’s Largo home. A police report notes that drugs and alcohol appear to have played a role in the confrontation. Following the misdemeanor collar, Dorsey was transported to the Largo Medical Center for treatment. While in the emergency room, Dorsey “removed his glass eye” and then “threw...
  • South Florida Man Loses Thousands In Online Dating Scam

    10/29/2016 8:26:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/29 | Alina Machado
    Vern Lewis is looking for love. His desire to find a connection led him to sign up at a popular dating website. "I got a connection with this person online that said they had lived here but now they were living back in their country," Lewis said. The woman, who said her name was Abi, told Lewis she was living in Ghana. The two started communicating, Lewis says, sending text messages and even having live video conversations. Each interaction caused the relationship to grow deeper. Then a few months in, Abi started asking for money. "A few hundred the first...
  • 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...