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  • 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...
  • Drunk Jaguars CB arrested after trying to use gum as currency

    11/18/2014 5:47:21 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz’s first trip to Miami ended with a visit to jail. Gratz was arrested at 5:53 a.m. Sunday by the Miami Beach Police Department following a disturbance and was cited for disorderly intoxication and trespassing. Police were called when a store employee balked at Gratz’s request to pay for his items with bubble gum instead of money.
  • Decaying Corpse Found In Foreclosed Cape Coral Home

    11/06/2014 10:53:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    CBS Local Miami ^ | 11-06-2014 | Staff
    The new owner of a foreclosed home in Cape Coral got more than he bargained when he went to inspect his purchase. William Wilson bought the light pink house on SE 19th Lane for $96,000 at an auction on Tuesday, according to the News-Press of Fort Myers. When he went to mow the lawn and check out the house itself on Wednesday, he found a corpse on the master bedroom floor. Wilson told the paper all that remained was the bones, skin and smell of the remains. Wilson said the inside of the house was a mess and it looked...
  • Workers cleaning home mistake hanging corpse for mannequin, take it to rubbish tip

    07/20/2014 1:31:44 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | Saturday 19 Jul 2014 | Harry Readhead
    Two Florida men hired to clean out a vacant house mistook a hanging corpse for a Halloween-style hoax – and took it to the dump. Workers Israel Lopez, 50, and Adam Hines, 30, told authorities they were tidying the house in Spring Hill at the request of the landlord when they came upon the corpse in the garage. The pair cut it down, believing it to be a mannequin, before hauling it to the local rubbish tip where a landfill worker realised it was a body and called the police. ‘Both individuals as well as the property owners believed the...
  • Crist campaign files motion to extend voting hours in Broward County

    11/04/2014 4:01:47 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    My Fox Tampa Bay ^ | 11-4-2014 | Tampa Bay Staff
    <p>Charlie Crist's campaign has filed a motion to extend voting hours in Broward County.</p>
  • Cops: Uncle stabs nephew for eating too many pork chops

    10/25/2014 9:50:54 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 71 replies
    CBS12 News ^ | October 22 2014 | Victoria Price
    FELLSMERE, Fla. (CBS12) -- A 61-year-old man was arrested after he stabbed his nephew during a fight over pork chops, Fellsmere police say. Billy Wall and his nephew Charles Williams were arguing over the number of pork chops each one got to eat for dinner. -snip Both men began to fight again after Williams said his nephew grabbed a machete and threatened him.
  • More (US) Hispanics turning to Islam, majority women

    10/22/2014 10:00:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Aquila Style ^ | October 21, 2014 | Staff
    According to the Latino American Dawah Organization (LADO), more Hispanics are turning towards Islam and interestingly, more than half of Miami’s 3,000 Hispanic Muslims are female. Florida, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, is the US’s fourth most populous state and is highly distinguished by its thriving Hispanic community. In 2010, Hispanics and Latinos made up 22.5 percent of Florida’s population.
  • Florida man arrested for 'stealing thousands of dollars worth of pipes and.....

    10/17/2014 8:56:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.17.14 | Associated Press Reporter and Mail Online Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Florida man arrested for 'stealing thousands of dollars worth of pipes and handles from restaurant bathrooms to sell to recycling centers' Police say they've flushed out a man accused of stealing the handles and pipes of toilets in parks and restaurant restrooms around a Florida city. St. Petersburg police said Friday that they arrested 28-year-old homeless man Brian Rinda. He is accused of stealing the plumbing from Cracker Barrel, Burger King, Bob Evans and other restaurants. Police released a photo of a pile of metal toilet parts that they say Rinda stole.
  • Orlando police pepper spray hundreds of women mobbing store having a one.....

    10/12/2014 2:26:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    mailonline ^ | staff
    FULL TITLE: Orlando police pepper spray hundreds of women mobbing store having a one cent weave sale Police had to use pepper spray to control hundreds of women who had stormed a store offering hair weaves for a knockdown price of one cent. More than 400 women had tried to be among the first to get into the Orlando store to take up the offer. Despite the presence of eight police officers and two security guards they were unable to control the surge of women trying to grab a bargain.
  • Truck containing 36,000 pounds of Crisco stolen

    10/13/2014 10:40:50 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 93 replies
    A.P ^ | October 13 2014 | No Attribution
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A truck containing 18 tons of Crisco sticks headed to a grocery store chain distribution center was stolen in a Florida city. St. Petersburg Police say that a tractor-trailer containing the 36,000 pounds of vegetable shortening was snatched Sunday morning.
  • Thug punches 80-year-old man in the face after he politely asked him to stop....

    09/30/2014 10:30:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    mail online ^ | Belinda Robinson For Mail Online
    FULL TITLE: Thug punches 80-year-old man in the face after he politely asked him to stop cursing inside an Applebee's restaurant in Florida A man has been arrested after he punched an elderly man in the face for asking him to stop swearing inside an Applebee's restaurant in Florida. Mikie Dominic Sawyer, 26, was saying a string of expletives at the bar in the Dunlawton Avenue Applebee's in Port Orange when 80-year-old Harry Sander approached him and asked him to stop. According to police, Sander politely asked Sawyer to stop using the 'F' word and to stop talking so loudly...
  • Men charged with assaulting 'pirate' neighbor

    09/29/2014 8:42:07 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 31 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 09/29/14 | Linda Trischitta
    Larry Harcar was swaggering down his street last week in full "Pirates of the Caribbean" regalia: Bearded, in black and with a toy gun and sword. It's what he likes doing this time of year — for entertainment, he told authorities. The fun ended when Harcar, 49, found himself face down on the ground with two loaded pistols pointed at his head. The guns were in the hands of two startled neighbors from three doors away, the Broward Sheriff's Office said, who were fearful of the "pirate's" appearance. The costume drama began Wednesday afternoon, when Harcar was spotted by Ahmed...
  • Teen mom drove with 5-month-old baby in trunk to avoid getting ticketed......

    09/24/2014 9:36:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    MAIL ONLINE ^ | Ashley Collman for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Teen mom drove with 5-month-old baby in trunk to avoid getting ticketed for not having a car seat A young mother was arrested early Tuesday after she put her 5-month-old baby into the trunk of her car, to avoid getting a ticket for not driving with a car seat. Broward County, Florida sheriff's deputies first spotted 19-year-old Breona Synclair Watkins driving a car with a headlight out around 1am, when she pulled out 15 feet into an intersection at a red light, and then backed up. They then attempted to pull her over, but she continued through the...
  • Man points gun at Checkers clerk, demands hamburger, police say

    09/17/2014 6:23:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 17, 2014 | Kate Jacobson
    A man was arrested Tuesday after he threatened to shoot a Checkers drive-thru clerk if he didn't give him a hamburger, according to a report. West Palm Beach police said Dechazo Harris, 27, pulled up just after 1:30 a.m. on March 29 to a Checkers drive-thru, 1209 N. Dixie Highway. He ordered a meal at the speaker, pulled around to the window and wanted to submit another order, according to an arrest report.
  • Florida Man Falls Asleep While Robbing Home, Cops Share Hilarious Photos

    09/10/2014 5:26:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10 Sep 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Even Florida cops think Florida criminals are dumb: the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office posted photos of their latest Dumb Criminal on their Facebook page, a man who was robbing a house when he decided to take a nap, because why not, the bed was there. Dion Davis was eventually found by a maid who called the cops, and was quickly arrested while he rode a train to Dreamland. “He was passed out with a bag full of stolen jewelry next to him on the bed and didn’t even notice the deputies taking pictures!” the Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook, tagging...
  • Florida developer rethinks ISIS condos

    08/26/2014 8:27:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 8/26/14 | Jeff Kunerth
    On second thought...A West Palm Beach developer has decided to call his new condo development something other than ISIS Downtown, so that it won't be mistaken as high-end housing for Islamic terrorists......
  • 551-Pound Man Wanted House Arrest Sentence Reduced For Being Too Heavy To Leave Home

    07/23/2014 4:38:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | July 23, 2014
    A 551-pound man wanted his house arrest sentence to be reduced because he is too heavy to leave his home anyway. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Steven Goodman, 70, received that sentence in August 2012 for supplying more than 1 million oxycodone and other prescription pills to “pain management” clinics rub by Christopher and Jeffrey George Wellington. The Wellington twins are currently serving 14 and 15-and-a-half years respectfully for disbursing illegal pills at clinics in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Wilton Manors. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra, who sentenced Goodman, was unmoved by Goodman’s request. Goodman was...
  • Sources: Crist To Name Running Mate

    07/17/2014 8:49:09 AM PDT · by Politico2isBack · 12 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 7/17/2014 | Jim DeFede
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist will announce his running mate Thursday, according to sources. A Democratic sources close to the campaign said Crist will select Annette Taddeo-Goldstein as his running mate in his bid for Governor. Taddeo-Goldstein is the head of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party and lost in a congressional bid in 2008 against Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Crist’s campaign has said he would make a major announcement but did not specify what it would be. He is scheduled to make the announcement at The LAB Miami located at 400 NW 26th Street.
  • AAA Offering Free Towing for Drunk Drivers on 4th of July

    07/02/2014 4:54:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014
    Florida drivers who drink too much on Independence Day can have their cars towed for free by AAA. AAA and Bud Light have partnered in the “Tow to Go” program that offers free towing services to any Florida resident on certain holidays, according to the AAA website. The program is meant to protect the streets from drunk drivers and car collisions and will tow drivers and their cars safely home, as long as it is within a 10-mile radius. AAA has safely removed more than 23,000 intoxicated drivers from the roads since 1998. To have your car towed or for...
  • Woman Arrested After Firing Gun on UM Campus (Trans Woman)

    06/28/2014 9:53:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Jun 28, 2014
    A shooting at the School of Communications building at the University of Miami has resulted in attempted murder and other charges against a man who identifies as a woman. According to Coral Gables Police, Yasmien Love, 25, went to the School of Communications building Friday with the intent to kill her ex and also kill herself. Police said Love went to the victim’s office with a loaded gun and waited until he arrived at his office.
  • Broward Republicans attacked for participating in gay pride parade (Fl)

    06/25/2014 4:16:58 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 24 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Anthony Man
    Two of Broward’s top Republicans are being attacked by a faction of their own party for participating in this past weekend’s gay pride parade in Wilton Manors. The critics are going after County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, the only Republican on the nine-member commission, as he campaigns for re-election in November. They’re also targeting Heather Brinkworth, who was appointed to the School Board by Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Brinkworth is a Republican; School Board seats are officially nonpartisan. She is running to retain her seat in the Aug. 26 election. Their participation in the annual gay pride parade was reported in...
  • DHS Ransacks couple's home without explanation, strips woman naked

    06/26/2014 9:43:47 AM PDT · by Altariel · 83 replies
    Police State UsA ^ | June 20, 2014 | Site Staff
    HOMESTEAD, FL — EXCLUSIVE — A Florida couple was traumatized after a dozen heavily armed SWAT agents crashed through their front door, flash-banged their cat, aimed rifles at them and searched their home without explanation. * * * * * The raid took place in the pre-dawn hours of June 10th, 2014. At approximately 6:16 a.m., Kari Edwards and her live-in boyfriend were intruded upon by men dressed in full SWAT gear and wielding rifles. After smashing down the couple’s front door, agents tossed concussion grenades and proceeded into the home. “They busted in like I was a terrorist or...
  • Orlando city officials support overturning gay marriage ban (Florida)

    06/23/2014 3:31:51 PM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 8 replies
    WESH 2 News ^ | Jun 23, 2014 | WESH2
    Florida banned gay marriage in 2008ORLANDO, Fla. —The Orlando City Council is throwing its support behind a lawsuit challenging Florida's gay marriage ban. .......... The city is filing a "friend of the court" brief that is supporting a lawsuit by the city of Miami Beach that seeks to invalidate the marriage ban.
  • Broward County Schools Caught Lying About Bible Ban, Faces Lawsuit

    05/14/2014 8:50:01 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 5-14-2014 | Ken Klukowski
    Updating our previous story about a fifth grader told by his teacher he could not read his Bible during free time, school lawyers for Broward County Public Schools have now gotten involved and changed their story. They now say that the time in question is not free reading time, but instead Accelerated Reader Program time. During this period, students can only read certain approved books, and the Bible is not among them. Hence, Broward County Public Schools will continue banning the Bible.
  • Florida man demands right to wed computer

    05/07/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 75 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 5/7/14 | David Millward
    Chris Sevier, a man from Florida, believes he should be allowed to wed his Macbook. Mr Sevier argues that if gays should be allowed to marry, then so should other sexual minorities. Mr Sevier states he has fallen in love with a pornography laden computer. “Over time, I began preferring sex with my computer over sex with real women,” he told a court in Florida. This appears to be not a passing holiday romance, but a lifelong commitment.
  • Medical marijuana high in the polls for Florida voters (88% support)

    05/07/2014 3:35:04 PM PDT · by Ken H · 26 replies
    Biz Journals ^ | May 06, 2014 | Jim Saunders
    A poll released Monday shows that 88 percent of Florida voters support allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes, bolstering the arguments of advocates who have placed a constitutional amendment on the November ballot seeking legalization. The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, indicates widespread support across political and demographic lines — Republicans and Democrats, men and women, young and old — for legal medical marijuana if it is prescribed by physicians. The constitutional amendment needs approval from 60 percent of voters to pass.
  • Outrageous: Florida School Attacks 5-Year-Old Told Prayer Is 'Wrong'

    05/07/2014 5:25:53 AM PDT · by wonkowasright · 17 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 5/6/2014 | Staff
    This week Liberty Institute continued to fight for 5-year-old Gabriella Perez, who said a school employee told her not to pray over her meal. The school purportedly apologized to the family after Liberty Institute became involved but now seems to be making unfounded public attacks on the girl and her family. As a result, Liberty Institute sent the school another letter—this time demanding corrective action—and it is continuing its defense of the young girl and her family. According to the Perez family, their 5-year-old daughter bowed her head over her food during lunch. A school employee instructed her to stop,...
  • Fl Teacher Banned Bible From "Free Reading" Time In Classroom

    05/05/2014 8:16:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 5,2014 | Ken Klukowski
    Officials at Broward County Public Schools banned a fifth grader from reading the Bible during “free reading” time, according to lawyers from the Liberty Institute who are threatening to sue the school for violating the First Amendment.
  • Fifth grade worksheet: Founders wanted government to have ‘power over the states’

    05/01/2014 6:50:22 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 10 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | May 01 2014 | Renee Nal
    A fifth grade worksheet in Florida declares that the Federalists were different than the anti-federalists because they “believed in a strong national government that would have power over the states.” The Federalists believed in a central government, but it was to be a “limited government.” The anti-federalists believed that there should be no central government, and pushed for full sovereignty of the states. The Federalists, according to the worksheet, included “John Adams, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, John Jay and Alexander Hamilton.” While it is true that the Federalists wanted a central, or a “general,” government, the worksheet does...
  • Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home

    04/25/2014 12:53:32 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    WFLA ^ | 4/25/14
    NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) - Our 8 On Your Side story about a New Port Richey soldier who says his home has been taken over by squatters is striking a nerve in the community and now, the squatters are moving out. The house of Army Spc. Michael Sharkey sat almost empty early Thursday morning after two squatters said they moved out the day before. Two dogs left in the house were barking all morning and one of them got out. After an '8 ON YOUR SIDE' investigation, Julio Ortiz and his girlfriend started packing up their belongings at the...
  • Woman living in luxury sentenced for stealing up to $377,000 in government benefits

    04/15/2014 9:50:52 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    Palm Beach Post via WPXI ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jane Musgrave
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — With a round pool in the backyard, a Mercedes and a boat in the driveway and a greenhouse and an aviary nearby, the Florida house doesn’t look like it was owned by someone who qualified for public assistance. But it was. While living the life of luxury on a 1-acre manicured lot, Gloria Valle-Clas collected between $305,000 and $377,000 in food stamps, housing assistance and Medicaid benefits. Using two separate Social Security numbers and as many as 12 aliases, she duped government agencies into sending her monthly assistance checks and picking up her medical bills...
  • 49ers' Kaepernick named as suspect in 'suspicious incident'

    04/10/2014 12:43:54 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 42 replies
    Comcast Sportsnet ^ | 4/10/14 | Matt Maiocco
    The alleged victim reported to police that on April 1 at approximately 9 p.m., she visited Lockette's apartment. Kaepernick and Patton were also there. She said she mixed drinks and prepared shots for them and was told that in order to drink the shots, she had to "hit" the bong, which contained marijuana, according to the police report. She said to police that she began to feel light-headed and went to a bedroom to lie down. Kaepernick, with whom she said she had a previous sexual relationship, followed her into the bedroom. They did not have sex, she told police....
  • Florida man asks judge for atheist lawyer following alleged attack on Jesus-looking roomate

    04/09/2014 8:37:16 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies
    upi ^ | April 9, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.,A Florida man had a very specific request when he asked a judge to switch up his public defender. Gustav Potthoff, who is accused of attacking his roommate with a butter knife because he thought he looked like Jesus, told an Orange County judge that he deserves to “be with someone of my own kind." Potthoff is an atheist. "It's just my human rights and everything else," said Potthoff. "I'm allowed to be with someone of my own kind." The judge told the 51-year-old that if he wants an atheist attorney, he’s going to have to pay for...
  • Orlando, Fla ... Man Burns Down His Apartment to Kill Bug Infestation

    04/08/2014 7:36:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jeff Weiner,
    Man started fire to burn bugs in 'deplorable' apartment, report states A man pulled from a fire on Sunday night told authorities that he started the blaze accidentally — while trying to burn the bugs in his apartment, the Orlando Police Department said. Orlando police and fire crews were called to the fire at an apartment building on Lakeview Street, near Lake Concord just north of downtown Orlando, about 11:30 p.m. The man was rescued from his burning apartment and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation, according to Orlando police. An officer who checked...
  • Poop in Fort Pierce courthouse elevator gets woman in pile of trouble

    04/07/2014 2:19:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    TCPalm ^ | April 2, 2014 | Will Greenlee
    A 49-year-old woman found herself in a pile of trouble after investigators linked her to apparent human poop in an elevator at the St. Lucie County Courthouse in downtown Fort Pierce. The case against Patricia Ann Jamison, of Lake Worth, got rolling March 7 after court security staff learned of what looked to be "human fecal matter in the corner of the left public elevator by the buttons," according to recently released St. Lucie County Sheriff's records.
  • Iguanas Invade Cape Coral, Florida Neighborhood: Reptiles Dig Seawalls Causing Safety Concern

    04/06/2014 5:29:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    WPTV ^ | 4/1
    Iguanas invade Cape Coral, Florida neighborhood: Reptiles dig seawalls causing safety concernSome residents in Southwest Florida are worried about an iguana invasion in their neighborhood. They say the creatures are digging up holes behind their seawalls -- a major safety concern for some homeowners. Now, some residents are going to great lengths to try and get them out of the neighborhood. "We're really scared," said resident Judy Ross. The reason for Ross' fear? "I'm getting a little bit afraid of the large ones like this one that must five, they're measured from head to tail, he must be five feet...
  • Names of six jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman made public

    04/04/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 105 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 3, 2014 | Jeff Weiner and Rene Stutzman
    The names of the six-member jury panel that acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin have been made public for the first time, after a new court order, records show. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, who had previously ordered the jurors' identifying information be kept confidential, granted access to the names in a ruling March 21.
  • Shocking video shows Florida woman hand-feeding an ALLIGATOR she named 'Puppy'

    04/01/2014 9:31:44 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 4-1-2014 | Joshua Gardner
    A recently revealed video shows a Florida woman's bizarre attempts to train a wild alligator she nicknamed Puppy Puppy. Residents of a senior residence community in Port St. Lucie say they would watch in horror as the unnamed neighbor routinely fed the beast from the edge of a backyard lake and flailed wildly when it came too close. While they once watched the woman's strange behavior from afar, neighbors say the situation came to a head when the gator scrambled up to a patio hoping to be fed a steak from the grill. 'She would bring food back and forth...
  • Redneck Road Rage / Instant Karma [video]

    03/28/2014 7:22:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 246 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 3-26-2014 | Florida Driver
    This happened to me on SR 41 in Tampa on Monday March 24th. This pathetic excuse for a human being tailgated me for about three minutes. After about a minute, and me shaking my head, I pulled out my phone and started recording. I couldn't move over because there were trucks in the right lane, and I sure as heck wasn't going to speed on a rainy day with the roads being as slick as they were. I was turning left in about a half-mile when this happened. Now bear in mind, that this guy had already passed a truck...
  • WATCH: Man Rescues Coyote From Water

    03/22/2014 2:37:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Mar 22, 2014
    A man and animal rescuers saved a coyote that got stuck in high water. Watch the dramatic footage.
  • Woman vandalizes cab, attacks police officer in Delray, police say

    03/19/2014 9:06:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 19, 2014 | Kate Jacobson,
    A Boca Raton woman caused $1,260 in damage after she destroyed the back of a taxi cab, and then lunged at a police officer who was responding to the incident, according to Delray Beach police. Brenda Haggerty, 51, started kicking the credit card machine in the back of a cab at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of Wallace Drive. When the driver, Destine St. Surin, got out of the car because he was frightened, she moved to the front of the car and started ripping out the car's meter, according to an arrest report.
  • Woman allegedly set car on fire after man refused to buy her a McFlurry

    03/18/2014 2:33:57 PM PDT · by Stoat · 60 replies
    WFTV, Various ^ | March 18, 2014
    Witnesses said a woman set a man's car on fire in Jacksonville after he refused to buy her a McFlurry at McDonald's.WFTV obtained video of the incident that happened on Sunday. Witnesses said the woman was angry after she asked for a McFlurry and the man she was with refused to buy her one. They said the woman grabbed the man's keys and headed to his car. One witness said she saw her pour alcohol and gasoline on the man's car, light it on fire, and then run off. People nearby tried to help him put the flames out....
  • TPD Chief: Meat laced with LSD bought from Wal-Mart

    03/07/2014 10:19:05 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 43 replies
    baynews9 ^ | March 07, 2014 | Laurie Davison
    TAMPA -- A family of four was hospitalized after ingesting meat laced with LSD bought from Wal-Mart on Monday, Tampa police said. Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor said during a news conference on Thursday that the family, including a pregnant mother, her two children and her boyfriend, started experiencing hallucinations, dizziness, rapid heart rates and difficulty breathing shortly after dinner. The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office determined the family consumed bottom round steak bought from a Wal-Mart located at 1505 N. Dale Mabry in Tampa, which was contaminated with LSD.
  • Man Arrested For Blocking Traffic While Waiting For A Parking Spot

    03/07/2014 1:32:17 PM PST · by Altariel · 42 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | March 5, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    The Lee County deputy approached the parked van and told Torockio he was under arrest, but the upset driver simply said, "I am not! Don't you have anything better to do?" The septuagenarian continued to resist arrest while yelling and screaming, "What are you going to do, beat up a 72-year-old man?" When another officer arrived, Torockio was arrested and charged with resisting an officer without violence, failure to obey police and violation of county park rules. His van was later towed.
  • Miami-Dade Police Officer Told Florida Highway Patrol ("Stick Together" Before DUI Arrest)

    03/04/2014 5:36:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 | Brian Hamacher
    Trooper They Needed to "Stick Together" Before DUI Arrest: FHPA Miami-Dade Police officer pleaded with a Florida Highway Patrol trooper that they needed to "stick together" before he was arrested for driving under the influence during a traffic stop in Plantation, authorities said. Officer Albert Steven Coriat, 40, was arrested back on Feb. 16 following the stop on Florida's Turnpike near mile marker 59, according to an FHP report released Monday. According to the report, the trooper spotted a gray vehicle trying to make an illegal U-turn and stopped the car. When the trooper approached the car, he saw the...
  • Large, Invasive Lizard Taking Over Parts of Florida

    03/01/2014 3:45:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    WZZM ^ | February 26, 2014
    The Tampa Bay area seems to be a fertile breeding ground for an exotic lizard that wildlife officials want to keep from becoming the state's next invasive species problem. More than 100 black-and-white tegu lizards have been spotted in Hillsborough County, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The area is now considered home to one of three tegu breeding populations in the state. Wildlife officials have spotted more than 100 of them between Riverview and Gibsonton. The animals, which are native to Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina, do not belong in the habitat in southwest Florida, and...
  • Lauderhill Mother Gave Children NyQuil, Sleeping Pills Before Leaving for Work: Deputies

    03/01/2014 5:42:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 2/28/14
    A Lauderhill mother is being charged with five counts of child neglect after police said she gave her children sleeping pills and NyQuil before leaving them home alone to go to [strip at a club].... Police said they found the children were left without power and an investigation revealed they had been left alone several times without access to food or phone.
  • Nitwit 911 call: 'My waffles aren't cooked'

    02/25/2014 11:29:24 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Do you ever wonder at people's amazing propensity to do totally stupid things when they have had a few too many drinks? This video is a case in point. Released by the Tampa Police Department on Friday on its YouTube channel, the 911 call was made from a Village Inn in Tampa. The emergency: uncooked waffles. The part about the half being just as uncooked as the uncooked one is priceless!
  • So, I'm a Millennial and a leftist. Zot away (Froggy Mod says "Adieu")

    02/24/2014 3:17:38 PM PST · by Millennial Lefty · 286 replies
    So, I lurk on Free Republic quite a bit. Usually it's to read some of the outrageous comments some post here and some of it is to see what your opinions are on certain articles that also get posted elsewhere. So, a little bit about myself. I'm in my 20s and of Hispanic origin. I was born in New York but moved to Florida when I was three years old. I'm what you guys would consider a "socialist". I don't consider myself a socialist, I'm a supporter of the free market economy except I favor strong government regulations. While on...