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  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's lectern, stolen in Capitol riot, returned

    01/13/2021 3:14:21 PM PST · by conservative98 · 81 replies
    ABC ^ | 1/13/21 |
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's lectern, seen being carried off in the Capitol riot in a photo that went viral, has been returned. Pelosi was expected use it to speak after Wednesday's vote to impeach President Donald Trump for "incitement of insurrection." Los Angeles Times staff photographer Kent K. Nishimura tweeted that an aide said "Yes, it’s THE lectern," as it was being set up. Adam Johnson, 36, of Parrish, Florida, allegedly stole Pelosi's lectern during the riot. He was arrested after federal investigators said he was the man seen smiling in photos carrying the lectern through the Capitol Rotunda. Johnson...
  • Florida firefighter is arrested after photo showed him pointing at a placard for Speaker Pelosi in US Capitol Building

    01/13/2021 8:13:22 AM PST · by Meatspace · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/13/21 | By Jamiel Lynch and Danielle Hackett
    (CNN)A Florida firefighter was arrested for unlawful entry of a restricted building and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to court documents, after a photo surfaced of him wearing a Trump 2020 hat and pointing at a placard for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi inside the US Capitol. Andrew Williams, a firefighter-paramedic with the Sanford Fire Department, appeared in federal court Tuesday and was released on a $25,000 signature bond, according to the court documents.
  • Report: 'Trump' found written onto manatee in Florida, investigation underway

    01/11/2021 4:30:42 PM PST · by bgill · 71 replies
    cbs ^ | Jan. 11, 2021 | Gary Detman
    CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — There is a federal investigation into the reported harassment of a manatee, found with the word "Trump" written on its back, in a story first reported by the Citrus County Chronicle. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed an investigation is underway after the agency received a report about the manatee. The Chronicle reported the manatee was found over the weekend in the Blue Hole on the Homosassa River.
  • Florida Hunter Makes Christmas Cookies With Python Eggs

    12/27/2020 10:02:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    CLICKORLANDO ^ | December 26, 2020 | Adriana Brasileiro
    Burmese pythons may not be everyone’s first food of choice for festive holiday fare — or second, third or fourth either. For starters, it’s snake. Plus, because of potentially high mercury levels, there’s still a lot of uncertainty over the health risks posed by eating South Florida’s most destructive invasive species. But one South Florida python hunter has been experimenting with what some have dubbed “chicken of the Glades” — making meals, snacks and even sweets that could give the holidays that distinctive South Florida flavor. How about python jerky, a plate of constrictor and grits for breakfast or maybe...
  • Florida woman kills boyfriend who made tomahawk threat

    12/26/2020 7:34:05 PM PST · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    Associate Press ^ | 12/25/2020 | Staff
    DAYTONA BEACH — A Florida woman told authorities that she fatally shot her boyfriend in self-defense on Christmas Eve when he raised a tomahawk over her as she was lying in bed. Jill Fritch told deputies that she grabbed a gun and shot Troy Sorrell late Thursday out of fear that he was going to attack her with the tomahawk with a 2-foot handle.
  • Florida man arrested for tossing golf clubs at other drivers before punching trooper

    12/26/2020 7:37:27 PM PST · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | 12/23/2020 | Staff
    TAMPA, Fla. - A North Port man was arrested after he allegedly tossed golf clubs from his van at other cars, then assaulted an FHP trooper who ended up having to use a stun gun on him. Troopers say they received a complaint this afternoon about the driver heading northbound on Interstate 75, throwing golf clubs from his work van near the Sun City Center Boulevard exit. When a trooper caught up with him near Fowler Avenue and pulled him over, they say the driver – later identified as Jonathan Edward Day – got out of the van clutching a...
  • Man allegedly stabs girlfriend’s eyes, throws daughter out of window

    12/16/2020 8:32:05 PM PST · by EinNYC · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 16, 2020 | Elizabeth Elizalde
    A mentally ill Florida man was arrested for allegedly beating his mother and stabbing his girlfriend’s eyes before throwing their 1-year-old daughter out of a window Saturday, authorities said.Pierre Francois, 29, first attacked his mother in their Fort Lauderdale home by beating her with a two-by-four as she demanded him to stop hurting her during a schizophrenic episode, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said.
  • Florida Rapper, 32, Dies when Window falls on his Neck in Freak Accident as he was Trying to Break into a Home

    12/15/2020 4:48:05 PM PST · by Cecily · 139 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 15, 2020 | Ariel Zibler
    A budding rapper and father to five children died after a window of a home he was trying to burglarize collapsed onto his neck, leaving his body dangling outside of the house, according to sheriff’s deputies. Jonathan Hernandez, 32, was trying to burglarize a home in the southwestern Florida town of Lehigh Acres on Saturday when the fatal accident occurred, investigators said. As Hernandez scaled the wall of the home, he opened a window and was in the process of climbing through when it slammed down onto his neck, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Florida man dies after window closes on him in the home he was burglarizing

    12/15/2020 2:38:17 PM PST · by simpson96 · 93 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 12/15/2020 | JOE MARIO PEDERSEN
    A man died over the weekend after a window closed on him while attempting to burglarize a Florida home. Jonathan Hernandez, 32, died Saturday while breaking into a Lehigh Acres home by climbing through the window, which slammed on him, according to a report by WBBH, an NBC affiliated station serving the Jacksonville. Hernandez was dead by the time deputies arrived. Hernandez’s family members were surprised by the news of his death saying that they had never known him to act in this manner. Family and friends are hoping an investigation will get them answers to Hernandez’s strange behavior.
  • Florida woman attacks coworker's sleeping husband with machete, leads deputies in pursuit [mug shot: it's a man, baby]

    11/26/2020 7:06:53 PM PST · by simpson96 · 60 replies
    True Crime Daily ^ | 11/24/2020
    A Florida woman allegedly broke into a house and attacked her coworker's sleeping husband with a machete before leading deputies on a pursuit early Sunday morning, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday. Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies responded to a reported burglary at a residence on Burke Road shortly after midnight Sunday. Deputies found a broken bedroom window and an injured man with several lacerations to his body. Investigators said a woman identified as 27-year-old Alana Gibson broke into the house, where her female coworker lives, and attacked her coworker's husband with a machete while he was asleep. Gibson allegedly...
  • Police: Florida man shoots brother in head after victim said he wanted to die

    11/24/2020 8:14:11 AM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies ^ | Nov. 23, 2020
    Robert Brown (Photo: Alachua County Jail)GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WGFL) — A Florida man is in jail for shooting his brother in the head, according to police.On Saturday, the victim told his brother and another roommate that he no longer wished to live, police say. The man asked his brother, Robert Brown, 34, of Gainesville, to shoot him.Just before 7 p.m., Brown took out a gun, pulled the trigger and shot his brother in the head, police say. The man was rushed to the hospital with a life-threatening wound to his head.The victim later died from his injuries.Brown admitted to firing the...
  • Florida man wrestles puppy from jaws of hungry alligator

    11/23/2020 10:50:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    UPI ^ | Nov. 23, 2020 / 12:58 PM | Ben Hooper
    Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A Florida man jumped into a pond to rescue his puppy from the jaws of a hungry alligator that had grabbed the canine and dragged him under water. Richard Wilbanks said he was outside his family's Estero home when he heard Gunner, the puppy he had only recently adopted, crying out in distress. Wilbanks rushed to the back of the house, where he saw an alligator had grabbed Gunner and was dragging the dog under water. A Florida Wildlife Federation surveillance camera recorded the moment Wilbanks jumped into the water to pry open the gator's jaws,...
  • Florida man on LSD tackles Disney security guard at Animal Kingdom

    11/20/2020 12:11:29 PM PST · by billorites · 25 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 18, 2020 | Matthew Moyer
    Years worth of jokes and boasts about visiting Disney whilst tripping – we're thinking especially of a Simpsons episode where Lisa Simpson had a bad trip on a ride that seems suspiciously like It's A Small World – went drastically wrong when a South Florida man on acid tackled a Disney security guard at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Unlike the Disneyland Paris visitor last year who took some LSD and simply got naked and went for a wander, James Arvid, 19, was arrested after tackling a security guard at DinoLand U.S.A. last month. Arvid later admitted to authorities that...
  • A Florida Man Was Mauled by a Leopard After Paying $150 for a 'Full-Contact Experience'

    11/02/2020 6:57:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    WESH ^ | 10/31 | Melissa Alonso and Alaa Elassar
    A man in Florida was mauled after paying $150 for a "full-contact experience" with a black leopard. Dwight Turner, 50, has undergone two surgeries since being attacked by the animal on Aug. 31, his wife, Natushka Turner, said in a sworn written statement to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Dwight Turner and the leopard's owner, Michael Poggi, 54, arranged for him to "play with it, rub its belly and take pictures" on Poggi's property in Davie, FWC said in a captive wildfire report.
  • Man mauled by leopard behind Davie (FL) home; animal’s owner charged

    10/30/2020 12:47:39 PM PDT · by billorites · 35 replies
    Local ^ | October 29, 2019 | Christian De La Rosa, Saira Anwer
    DAVIE, Fla. – A man who paid $150 for a “full-contact experience” with a black leopard says he had to undergo multiple surgeries after he was mauled by the fully-grown animal in an enclosure behind a Davie home. A picture obtained by Local 10 News shows Dwight Turner’s heavily bandaged head and ear after the savage attack, which detectives from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say happened behind a home on Earnest Boulevard on Aug. 31. The man who lives there, identified as Michael Poggi, has a Facebook page saying he runs an animal sanctuary for rare and...
  • Black leopard mauls Florida man who paid $150 for ‘full-contact experience’

    10/29/2020 4:22:00 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 67 replies
    KBTX ^ | 10/29/2020 | Staff
    DAVIE, Fla. (WPLG) – A man says he had to undergo multiple surgeries after he was mauled by a black leopard. It happened after he paid $150 to have “a full-contact experience” with the wild animal. Detectives with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) say the savage attack happened in an enclosure at a South Florida home owned by Michael Poggi. The man has a Facebook page saying he’s an exotic animal breeder. He is licensed to have the leopard. Investigators say Dwight Turner paid Poggi to play with the big cat, rub its belly and take pictures....
  • Florida teen, 19, who fatally shot a Jacksonville police K-9 named Fang is sentenced to 25 years for the dog's death

    10/29/2020 10:26:51 AM PDT · by billorites · 78 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 29, 2020 | Frances Mulraney
    A man in Florida was sentenced on Wednesday for fatally shooting down a Jacksonville police K-9 named Fang as he attempted to escape arrest two years ago. Jhamel Malik Paskel, 19, received a 25-year sentence in Duval County Circuit Court after being tried as an adult after being arrested at 17 on six charges including the shooting of the dog, armed carjacking and kidnapping. He received five years for the dog's death and a 20-year sentence for the other charges, according to News4Jax. The teen's defense attorney had previously asked for leniency for Paskel as he faced up to 35...
  • Florida man arrested for changing Gov. DeSantis’ voter registration

    10/28/2020 2:31:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    WJXT, News4Jax, Jacksonville ^ | October 28, 2020, 12:53 pm | Justin Barney
    A Florida man who changed the voter registration of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and accessed those belonging to NBA icons Michael Jordan and LeBron James was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Tuesday. Anthony Steven Guevara, a 20-year-old from Naples, was arrested at his home after FDLE agents served a search warrant at his home Tuesday. Guevara was charged with unauthorized access of a computer and altering a voter registration without consent. He was booked into Collier County Jail on a $5,000 bail. FDLE was notified after DeSantis noticed that his address in the voting registration system...
  • Police: Florida man stole bulldozer, ran down Biden signs

    10/26/2020 10:53:38 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 82 replies
    A 26-year-old man has been accused of stealing a bulldozer from a Florida construction site, driving it into a neighborhood and knocking down campaign signs for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, according to authorities and homeowners. The man took the bulldozer in Haines City on Saturday and repeatedly destroyed Biden signs in full view of people who live in the neighborhood, witnesses said. James Blight was charged with grand theft auto and trespassing, according to the Haines City Police Department. ***** Police said Blight claimed he was too drunk at the time to remember what happened. It was not immediately...
  • Florida man received $1.9 million in coronavirus relief funds, used money to buy Mercedes, prosecutors say

    10/26/2020 10:09:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    A Florida man who received more than $1.9 million in coronavirus relief funds is accused of using a fake business to apply for a Payroll Protection Program loan and using the money to purchase a luxury car and a pickup truck, prosecutors revealed on Friday. “None of the money was used for payroll,” prosecutors said in a news release. After securing the loan, Nicoletta transferred the money between several bank accounts and withdrew $100,000 in cash, prosecutors said. Nicoletta also purchased a 2020 Mercedes for $105,000 and a Ford truck for $66,000. He also wired over $500,000 to a property...