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  • Dead Woman, 2 Live Monkeys Found in Florida Motel Room: Police

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

    01/26/2016 12:28:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | JANUARY 26, 2016
    s POSTED 9:43 AM, JANUARY 26, 2016, BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE, UPDATED AT 09:44AM, A Florida man quit his job at Burger King, then he cleared out his locker and a whole lot more. Before leaving, the man scooped up every last chicken nugget in the freezer and took them all home. The man, whose Twitter handle is @Zealot, tweeted a picture of the stolen nuggets. He wrote: "TODAY WAS MY LAST DAY WORKING AT BURGER KING SO I TOOK ALL OF THEIR NUGGETS, F*** IT." The tweet has since gone viral. His friends are now hailing him as "The...
  • Officer Asks for Driver's License, Is Given Ruby Tuesday's Coupon

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

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

    12/28/2015 11:47:59 AM PST · by simpson96 · 38 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 12/28/2015 | Staff
    LECANTO, Fla. - A woman is accused of shooting up meth and riding a motorized cart through a Walmart while eating chicken and drinking wine.WFLA reported that 20-year-old Josseleen Elida Lopez faces charges after the incident reported at a Walmart in Lecanto, Fla. on Tuesday.The suspect allegedly shot up meth and then ate sushi, cinnamon rolls, rotisserie chicken and drank wine while driving a motorized shopping cart at a Walmart.The Citrus County Sheriff's Office has arrested the suspect on charges of shoplifting and drug paraphernalia.She's accused of consuming about $32 worth of food and wine at the store. Authorities said...
  • Man trying to 'travel through time' smashes car through two Florida businesses

    12/28/2015 7:15:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 13:46 EST, 24 December 2015 | By Kiri Blakeley
    The unidentified man told police he was 'trying to travel through time' when his car smashed through Advanced Tax Services and Pensacola Caskets Luckily, it was Sunday and no one was in the offices The 40-year-old allegedly told police he was 'entering a time portal' The 'time traveler' was issued a citation and is being evaluated at a local hospital A confused man who thought he was time traveling smashed his car through two businesses, say police. A Dodge Challenger plowed through two business in a Pensacola, Florida strip mall on Sunday morning, according to Pensacola News Journal. The driver...
  • Cops: Woman Beat Husband Over Flatulence(Victim was kicked, elbowed for passing gas while in bed)

    12/22/2015 12:26:37 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 67 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | December 22, 2015
    DECEMBER 22--Angered by her husband’s repeated farting in bed, a Florida woman allegedly elbowed, kicked, and scratched her spouse, according to police who arrested her for battery. Dawn Meikle, 55, is facing a misdemeanor charge following a 3:20 AM confrontation in the Port St. Lucie home she shares with her husband Donald. As detailed in a December 11 arrest affidavit, Donald told cops that “while he was lying in bed he passed gas,” which prompted Dawn to begin “elbowing him on his arm.” When Donald’s flatulence continued, “Dawn began kicking him and eventually kicked him out of their bed,” police...
  • Florida man in French maid costume arrested in prostitution sting

    12/16/2015 5:10:55 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | December 15, 2015
    LAKELAND, Fla., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A Florida man dressed in a French maid costume and a dog collar was one of 95 people arrested in a prostitution sting, police said. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said an investigation dubbed Operation Naughty Not Nice resulted in the arrests of 95 people between the ages of 15 and 68 during the week-long sting.
  • Fort Myers Station Airs Racy Homeland Security Graphic

    12/16/2015 2:54:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Adweek.com ^ | 12/9/15 | Kevin Eck
    Fort Myers, Fla., NBC affiliate WBBH aired a graphic that was supposed to be from the Department of Homeland Security during Friday's 5 p.m. show, but instead showed a happy eagle with T&A on its chest, grabbing what looked like breasts on the left and a butt on the right.
  • Illegal Immigrant from United Arab Emirates Arrested in FL for Possession of Ammunition

    12/10/2015 5:20:17 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/2015 | Caroline May
    An illegal immigrant from the United Arab Emirates is facing charges in Florida for illegally possessing ammunition, the U.S. United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida A. Lee Bentley, III revealed Thursday. According to a complaint, 25-year-old Hamid Mohamed Ahmed Ali Rehaif had been living at a hotel in Melbourne for 53 days, checking out each morning and checking back into the hotel each evening. He further had paid over $11,000 in cash for room fees. Rehaif admitted to investigators that he had several firearms in his possession, and had fired them at two local gun ranges, but...
  • Woman's Car Rats Her Out After She Tries To Pull A Hit And Run: Cops

    12/10/2015 2:12:14 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 26 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 12/07/2015 | Jason Torchinsky
    Most of us like to think of ourselves and our cars as a team. We look out for them, they look out for us. There’s limits, though, as 57-year old Cathy Bernstein learned, when her Ford Focus called 911 after she hit a truck and a van and fled the scene, according to news reports. It’s pretty sad when your car is the one with the conscience.Police in Florida (of course) say Bernstein hit the truck, and then rear-ended a minivan before leaving the scene. Her Focus was equipped with Ford’s 911 Assist system, part of Ford’s SYNC offerings. The...
  • St. Pete police: Man, woman caught stealing packages with infant in car

    12/09/2015 7:08:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Bay News9 ^ | 12/9/15 | Laurie Davison
    A man and a woman accused of stealing packages before crashing their car in downtown St. Petersburg are in custody at a nearby hospital. According to police, Derick Corbett, 23, was reportedly taking packages from the front porch of a residence in the 400 block of 9th Avenue NE around 4 p.m. Renee Prine was jogging by and noticed what was happening. "At first I just thought he was a Fed Ex delivery man or a UPS man, so I was kind of surprised when I saw him running," she said. She realized what was happening and called police. Corbett...
  • 11-Foot Gator Eats Burglar

    12/08/2015 7:54:55 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 41 replies
    Patch ^ | 12/08/2015 | Sherri Lonon
    Palm Bay, FL – A 22-year-old man reportedly out to burglarize a few homes in Brevard County found out the hard way that crime doesn’t pay. According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, a burglary suspect they were actively looking for on Nov. 13 realized deputies were hot on his trail and chose to hide near Barefoot Bay lake. That decision proved fatal. While hiding near the water, it seems the burglary suspect, identified as Matthew Riggins, ran afoul of an 11-foot alligator. Seeing easy prey, the gator attacked.
  • Mayor bans Trump after candidate suggests blocking Muslims

    12/07/2015 9:08:14 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 114 replies
    ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. A Florida mayor says he's banning Donald Trump from his city after the Republican presidential candidate called for the U.S. to stop Muslims from entering the country. Playing off of Trump's earlier words, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman tweeted Monday that he was banning Trump "until we fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all Trumps."
  • Admiral reprimanded for drunken, naked escapade at Florida hotel

    12/07/2015 6:26:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 98 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 12/7/15 | Craig Whitlock
    The Navy announced Monday that it has reprimanded a two-star admiral for getting drunk and wandering naked around a Florida beachfront hotel while attending a conference with defense contractors. Rear Adm. David F. Baucom, the director of strategy and policy at the U.S. Transportation Command, became so intoxicated at an upscale beachfront resort in April that he struck his head on a barstool, wet his pants and needed an escort back to his room, according to an investigative report by the Naval Inspector General. A few hours later, still in a haze, Baucom re-emerged from his room without any clothes...
  • Stabbing mistaken for performance art at museum

    12/06/2015 8:11:06 AM PST · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    MIAMI, Fla. — Believing it was part of an art installation, patrons at an art show were slow to react when a woman was stabbed with a utility knife. A fight between two women escalated, leading to one woman stabbing the other in the neck and arms Friday at the at the Art Basel Miami Beach, according to police. The women apparently had gotten into a scuffle near an exhibit by the artist Naomi Fisher. A witness told Fisher that he thought it was part of an exhibit:
  • Report: Fla. man hit by stripper after telling her to 'lose weight'

    12/01/2015 4:54:35 AM PST · by Gamecock · 62 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 11/30/2015
    A Florida man told South Carolina police Monday that a dancer at a strip club struck him four times after he told her she needed to lose weight. Kyle Yeomans, 23, said the dancer, who worked at Derriere's Gentlemen's Club in Myrtle Beach, was "annoying him" and the dancer "kept trying to talk to him and he was tired of it," TV station WMBF reported. WMBF said Yeomans told the dancer that "she should go to the gym and lose weight," which is when she struck him. He told police that his intoxication level was an "11 out of 10"...
  • 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...
  • WATCH: EMPLOYEES, CUSTOMER BRAWL AT FIVE GUYS RESTAURANT IN MIAMI

    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....