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  • Armless Florida Artist Accused of Stabbing Chicago Man With Scissors Using Feet

    07/19/2018 12:12:37 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 53 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Jul 11, 2018
    A homeless Florida artist was charged Tuesday with using his feet to stab a Chicago man with a pair of scisorrs, authorities said. Jonathan Dale Crenshaw, 46, was arrested Tuesday in the 200 block of Lincoln Road. He was charged with aggravated battery. According to a friend of the victim, the man was asking Crenshaw for directions in South Beach when Crenshaw suddenly stabbed him in the arm and fled on foot, the police report said. Cesar Coronado, who is visiting from Chicago, said his vacation began with a trip to the hospital. "I'm not from here and this is...
  • Cops: Lady with pot, no license crashes into patrol car at the jail

    07/12/2018 4:53:05 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 28 replies
    TC Palm ^ | May 24, 2018 | Will Greenlee
    Gannett rules.
  • How Florida spread oxy across half of America

    07/11/2018 10:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Metro West Daily News ^ | July 8, 2018 | Pat Beall, The Palm Beach Post
    Reliably red on the political map, Huntington is a West Virginia town with a 191-year-old university, a storied football team and more than 100 churches. It’s where Will Lockwood graduated from high school. It’s where he enrolled at Marshall University. It’s where he first tried OxyContin. By the time Lockwood entered Marshall as a freshman, Detroit dealers were trickling into Huntington selling OxyContin and pills with OxyContin’s active ingredient, oxycodone. Even though Lockwood could step out his front door and get the drug, Detroit street dealers weren’t the preferred supplier. Florida was. It may be 1,000 miles away, but to...
  • 'Chicken of the Trees': People are eating iguanas in Florida

    07/01/2018 7:30:23 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 58 replies
    NEWS 5 CLEVELAND ^ | 01 JULY 2018 | Mary Stringini
    Iguanas are an invasive species in Florida and experts have seen an increase in population over the last several years. Whether it's to help with population control, or if people just find them down right tasty, reports have been popping up across the state about people eating iguanas. South Florida resident Brittany Peters is one of those people. "I like to promote eating what you harvest and know a lot of people kill iguanas since they are a nuisance, and I wanted to cook and eat them hoping to encourage those who kill them to also eat them," she told...
  • Man claims he paid $10K in extortion money to save his cat

    06/29/2018 9:19:22 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/28/2018 | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    elderly Florida man was forced to cough up $10,000 to save his beloved cat after an acquaintance threatened to kill it unless he handed over the cash, reports said. The 70-year-old victim, who was staying at a motel with two other friends in the small farming town of Immokalee, an hour outside Fort Myers, was approached by the acquaintance at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Fox 4 Now reported, citing a Lee County sheriff’s report. The acquaintance demanded $10,000 and said he would kill the cat if he didn’t go to the bank and withdraw the money, the outlet said. The victim...
  • Florida woman reported to jury duty with cocaine: sheriff

    06/30/2018 9:45:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    NY Post via Fox News ^ | 06/30/2018 | NY Post
    A Florida woman who was summoned for jury duty was busted after allegedly bringing drugs with her while she fulfilled her civic duty, authorities said. Kristine Victoria Mittler, 39, went to the West Pasco Judicial Center to report for jury duty Monday but was arrested after drugs were found on her person, the Bradenton Herald reported.
  • Florida Democrat Arrested For Threatening to Murder Republican Congressman’s Children

    06/26/2018 8:10:33 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    BIG LEAGUE NATIONAL SECURITYFlorida Democrat Arrested For Threatening to Murder Republican Congressman’s ChildrenPublished 1 day ago on Jun 25, 2018 By Laura Loomer ShareTweet A Florida man was arrested on Tuesday after he reportedly threatened to kill Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) and his three minor children. Police say Laurence Key of Stuart, Florida, called Congressman Mast’s DC office out of anger regarding President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, and told the office intern, “If you are going to separate kids at the border, I’m going to kill his kids.” Along with making death threats against the Congressman and his children, documents...
  • Broward County middle school teacher arrested on child pornography charges

    06/23/2018 8:56:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 6/23/18
    ...authorities began investigating Ronald Sherman, 55, who worked at Apollo Middle School in Hollywood, in January after receiving information that he had been uploading child pornography images to his Tumblr account. Broward County Public Schools officials said Sherman resigned "for personal reasons" on June 17. Authorities said the images depicted...
  • House Democrats look to hire Parkland students to work on gun violence issues

    06/18/2018 10:02:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 24, 2018 | Alex Moe
    Lawmakers would bring students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to Capitol Hill for the summer. Student survivors of gun violence descended on Washington en masse earlier this year during the massive March for Our Lives on March 24. Now some lawmakers would like to bring them back for an entire summer. House Democrats are inviting students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — who survived a mass school shooting in February — to come intern in their offices, working on gun violence prevention....
  • Serial toilet clogger cost city thousands. But a tip just flushed him out, police say

    05/30/2018 10:21:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 30, 2018 10:55 PM | Jared Gilmour
    The villain’s clogging tool was an unconventional one, according to police. He would take a 20-ounce soda bottle and jam it into a women’s toilet at the Deland Community Center in the city. Once he’d lodged a bottle deep in the pipes, the vandal would run-off — leaving behind a messy surprise for the city to clean up. … As of March, the serial clogger had struck three times just this year, according to Joe Kerlin, the city’s parks and forestry superintendent. But the clogger had been even busier in past years, Kerlin told the Sheboygan Press — blocking the...
  • Florida woman named Crystal Methvin arrested for ... crystal meth

    05/30/2018 5:09:27 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 48 replies
    WTSP.COM | 30 MAY 2018 | WKRG
    Story at link
  • Florida man climbs playground equipment, allegedly yells to children about how babies are born

    05/27/2018 8:05:25 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/22/18
    A Florida man was arrested Sunday after police said he climbed a piece of playground equipment and shouted a lewd term to children to describe how babies are born, reports said. Otis Dawayne Ryan, 30, allegedly climbed on top of one of a children’s toy at a playground near Pier 60 in Tampa Bay and shouted to a group of four and six-year-olds about where babies come from, and used a “vulgar term in doing so,” The Tampa Bay Times reported, citing an arrest report. The officer said parents rushed “to remove their children” from the playground. Ryan, who has...
  • They like a Quarter Pounder without cheese. So they're suing McDonald's for $5 million

    05/26/2018 8:04:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 104 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 22, 2018 | Howard Cohen
    Two South Florida McDonald's customers think the fast-food giant is being awfully cheesy with how it charges customers for a signature item that has been on its menu since 1975. According to a class-action lawsuit filed in Fort Lauderdale federal court on May 8, Cynthia Kissner, of Broward County, and Leonard Werner, of Miami-Dade, say they have had to pay for cheese they don't want on their Quarter Pounder sandwiches. The suit asks for at least $5 million. It comes down to this: On the menu, a hamburger at Micky D's is cheaper than a cheeseburger. According to the lawsuit,...
  • Publix halts political contributions ahead of Parkland students' 'die-in' protest

    05/25/2018 5:49:01 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 85 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 25 May 2018 | Alex Harris, David Smiley And Martin Vassolo
    Staring down the prospect of a public relations crisis — boycott threats and "die-in" protests included — over its donations to Republican gubernatorial hopeful Adam Putnam, Publix said Friday it has halted all corporate political contributions. The supermarket giant made the announcement moments before a "die-in" protest planned by David Hogg, a vocal Parkland school shooting survivor and gun control activist. Despite the news, Hogg and dozens of protestors sprawled on the floor of a Coral Springs Publix for 12 minutes clutching sunflowers and signs that read "No NRA Money." Hogg and other students began their influential movement for gun...
  • Naked neighborhood stroll in a rainstorm? Yeah, that will get you arrested

    05/21/2018 9:00:26 AM PDT · by dennisw · 50 replies
    north Florida deputy tasered a naked man who was wandering through a neighborhood during a rainstorm. The Pensacola News-Journal reports Joseph John Musso was arrested Thursday and charged with loitering and prowling, lewd and lascivious behavior, resisting an officer without violence and exposure of sexual organs. Authorities were called by a resident who said his security camera showed a naked man walking by the front door. A second person then called the Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office and said they saw a naked man with an erection. Amid heavy rainfall, a deputy tried to apprehend the man but he ran away....
  • Police: Florida couple steals motorized cart from Walmart, drives to bar

    05/21/2018 8:13:19 AM PDT · by bgill · 62 replies
    kxan ^ | May 21, 2018 | wfla
    Security cameras were rolling when Jeffrey Robert Sabiel, 50, and Santa Marie Walters, 32, stole a motorized shopping cart from a Walmart located on Missouri Avenue in Largo, according to an affidavit. Shortly after the theft was reported, the cart was spotted outside Jimmy's Sports Bar in Largo and an officer found the couple at the bar... After denying the theft, the couple admitted to taking the cart and was arrested on charges of grand theft. They were both booked into the Pinellas County Jail.
  • The gunman shot at Trump hotel was a stripper and porn actor who loved Melania Trump

    05/19/2018 11:03:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 5/19/2018 | David Ovalle And Charles Rabin
    Less than a year ago, South Africa native Jonathan Oddi proudly posed behind a backdrop of an American flag, touting his new citizenship. "God bless the USA finally an American!" he wrote on Instagram. On Friday morning, he unfurled the American flag inside the South Florida hotel owned by the nation's president, then got into a firefight and chase with police while ranting about Donald Trump, Barack Obama — and bizarrely, rap mogul P. Diddy, according to law enforcement.
  • Judge Finds ‘unlawful’ Ballot Destruction in 2016 Wasserman Schultz Race

    05/15/2018 9:19:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 35 replies ^ | 5/14/18 | Daniel Molina
    2016 was a tough year for Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz as she was plagued with controversy, and now a judge has ruled that the elections supervisor, Brenda Snipes, in Broward county broke federal and state law by unlawfully destroying ballots that were cast in the primary race that Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz won. The case was brought by Wasserman Schutlz’s opponent who wanted to investigate voting irregularities. As a result, Governor Rick Scott has announced that he’ll be reviewing the Judge’s order and that her office will be monitored. In a written statement, Scott’s office explained that “During the upcoming election,...
  • Police use saliva to arrest Casselberry man on voter-fraud charges

    05/04/2018 11:56:39 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 17 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 5/3/18 | Martin E. Comas
    State and local investigators said they used fingerprints and DNA from saliva found on five mail-in ballots to track down a Casselberry man and charge him with voter fraud. Bret Warren, 36, was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Seminole County Jail on several other charges, including possession of oxycodone. “It’s really an interesting case in how we were able to find him,” said Evelyn Estevez, a public information officer for the Altamonte Springs Police Department. In October 2016, days before the general election, several residents of the Spring Valley neighborhood in Altamonte Springs reported to the Seminole County Supervisor...
  • Florida woman accused of hiding handcuff key in chicken sandwich at state prison

    04/28/2018 5:07:34 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies ^ | 4/27/2018 | Stephanie Brown
    BRADFORD COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida woman has been arrested for allegedly concealing a plastic handcuff key in a chicken sandwich during a visit at a state prison in Bradford County in the northeastern part of the state. Authorities said Trisha Denlinger, 48, was booked into the Bradford County Jail on charges of unlawful possession of certain articles on Department of Corrections state property. According to the complaint against Denlinger, the incident happened while she was visiting her husband, who is jailed at Florida State Prison. Once at the prison, she allegedly purchased a sealed chicken sandwich, unsealed it, and...