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  • Florida man fatally shoots home intruder who was attacking his wife

    05/28/2020 5:29:03 AM PDT · by kevcol · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 27, 2020 | Stephen Sorace
    A Florida man in his 70s fatally shot a home intruder who busted through the glass front door and began attacking his wife on Tuesday, investigators said. Deputies arrived at the Panama City home around 6:05 a.m. and found 31-year-old Nathan Jerrell Edwards laying on the floor dead and a handgun on the counter, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office said.
  • FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons (deported from Saudi Arabia to US)

    05/27/2020 3:52:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/27/20 | Curt Anderson
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint charges Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The charge carries a potential 20-year prison term. **SNIP** According to the affidavit, Al-Azhari scouted a number of targets in the Tampa Bay region, including beaches, parks and even the Tampa FBI field...
  • Florida man faces terrorism charge after allegedly coughing at, spitting on police while claiming to have coronavirus

    05/22/2020 9:24:57 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22 2020 | Greg Norman
    A Florida man is now facing a federal terrorism charge and up to five years in prison after he was accused of coughing and spitting on police officers while claiming to be infected with the coronavirus. James Jamal Curry, 31, was served an indictment by a federal grand jury in Tampa Wednesday for perpetrating a biological weapon hoax, the Associated Press reported. St. Petersburg police officers responded to a domestic violence call involving Curry on March 27, according to court documents. During his arrest, Curry declared that he was infected with COVID-19 and coughed on an officer’s arm, police said.
  • ONLY IN FLORIDA: Two Jupiter men charged with DUI at same time, driving same SUV

    05/20/2020 12:11:53 PM PDT · by BBQToadRibs · 36 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 04/17/2020 | Eliot Kleinberg
    In an only-in-Florida-like incident, the men, apparently brothers, allegedly got behind the wheel of the same vehicle, in front of police. Here’s what happened: Palm Beach Gardens police got a call about a reckless driver around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. When an officer arrived, they found Alfredo Lopez Chaj, 24, behind the wheel of a running blue Nissan SUV near the Paloma neighborhood, not far from Central Boulevard and Interstate 95, according to police reports. But by the time the officer got to the vehicle, Alfredo was standing outside the SUV, the report said. Martin Lopez Chaj, 20, then slid from...
  • Florida man accused of killing estranged wife, saying she had coronavirus

    05/16/2020 5:25:20 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2020 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Florida man kidnapped and killed his estranged wife – and then told cops she had been hospitalized for coronavirus, police said. David Anthony, 43, of Jupiter, is being held without bond at a jail in Palm Beach County on charges of second-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of his 51-year-old wife, Gretchen, whose body has not been found, WPTV reports...In one message, Gretchen Anthony said she was being “quarantined” for two weeks after being infected with an “acute case” of COVID-19. The messages also indicated she was being held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or...
  • Florida man attacks victim who didn’t thank him for holding open door to liquor store, deputies say

    05/15/2020 12:15:20 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies ^ | 5/13/2020 | Staff
    LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify a man who was caught on surveillance video attacking another customer at a liquor store in Lakeland, Florida. The alleged attack happened at the Publix Liquor store around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. According to deputies, the attack stemmed from the suspect getting upset that the victim didn’t thank him for holding the door open. The victim, who is seen in video released by the sheriff’s office wearing a tan-colored hat, told deputies he walked into the liquor store while the suspect held the door open. The suspect, who...
  • A white man ran through a Florida neighborhood carrying a TV to prove that looking 'suspicious' wasn't an excuse for killing Ahmaud Arbery

    05/11/2020 8:46:28 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    Insider ^ | 05 11 2020 | Haven Orecchio-Egresitz
    When Richard Demsick learned of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, he immediately thought about the privilege he had as a white man. Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, was shot dead while jogging in February after being chased by two men — Gregory and Travis McMichael — who said he looked like a break-in suspect. In a video that trended after Arbery's death, the McMichaels could be seen pursuing Arbery in their truck while Arbery ran. Travis McMichael left the truck holding a gun and, after a brief struggle, Arbery was dead. The McMichaels later told the police they believed Arbery...
  • Venezuela’s Maduro says 2 US ‘mercenaries’ were captured in failed raid attempt

    05/05/2020 4:10:40 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 05 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    Nicolás Maduro, the embattled leader of Venezuela, said Monday that authorities in Caracas captured 13 “terrorists”—including two U.S. citizens-- in a failed invasion attempt that he said was no doubt orchestrated by the Trump administration. Maduro made a nationwide broadcast on state television and held up a pair of U.S. passports that he said were recovered. He read off the names and birthdays of the two Americans.
  • Hernando County (FL) nail salon raided for opening (VANITY)

    05/03/2020 11:08:14 AM PDT · by rarestia · 21 replies
    FreeRepublic Vanity ^ | 3 May 2020 | Rarest Iowa
    A Spring Hill nail salon reopened on Friday 1 May after Gov. DeSantis' "Safer At Home" order expired with no substantive renewal put in its place. The owner of the salon was not taking walk-ins and only took appointments from known customers with the request that they wear masks when coming in. The salon took precautions similar to what you'd see at grocery stores, WalMart, Target, Home Depot, etc.: acrylic "shields" at all of the manicure stations, full wipe down and thorough cleaning of pedicure stations, workers wore masks at all times, and patrons were kept at distance from one...
  • WATCH: Florida man dresses as Grim Reaper to scare people away from beaches

    05/02/2020 7:19:34 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    WFLA ^ | 5/2/2020 | Staff
    ANAMA, Fla. (CNN/WMBB) — A Florida man is not happy with the governor’s decision to reopen beaches, hitting the beach to protest in a Grim Reaper outfit. Residents and tourists across Walton County beaches were in for quite a scare Friday afternoon when Florida lawyer Daniel Uhlfelder took the sand in his Grim Reaper costume. “You know when we first saw him it was a little bit scary and didn’t know exactly what was going on,” Walton County resident Joe Villarreal said. Uhlfelder is the same lawyer who filed a suit against Gov. Ron DeSantis back in March. “People are...
  • Florida man arrested while trying to quarantine on shuttered Disney island

    05/02/2020 7:10:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Orange County Sheriff’s deputies found Richard McGuire on Disney’s Discovery Island on Thursday. He said he’d been there since Monday or Tuesday and had planned to camp there for a week, according to an arrest report. The 42-year-old said he didn’t hear numerous deputies searching the private island for him on foot, by boat and by air because he was asleep in a building. He told the deputy he didn’t know it was a restricted area, despite there being numerous “no trespassing” signs. Orange County Marine deputies on Bay Lake used a public address system to tell McGuire he was...
  • Heavily tattooed Florida man allegedly abducted, drugged, beat woman in camper

    05/01/2020 1:19:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 1, 2020 | Michael Ruiz
    A Florida man with extensive full-body tattoos who allegedly drugged, abducted and sexually battered a woman in a run-down camper earlier this year has been arrested, the local sheriff announced Thursday. Efthimios Michael Zachary Mikedis, also known as Zak, a 28-year-old from Ocklawaha, allegedly attacked the victim with an accomplice on Jan. 5. When the victim regained consciousness, Mikedis allegedly burned her hair with a cigarette and held a pair of scissors to her throat before beating her, dragging her to a waiting car and eventually letting her go at a Winn-Dixie parking lot.
  • Welcome mat at Florida home read, ‘come back with a warrant,’ so deputies did and found drugs

    04/30/2020 10:04:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    WATE ^ | Apr 30, 2020
    A welcome mat at the front door of a Florida home read “come back with a warrant” — and that’s just what deputies did before finding drugs and drug paraphernalia inside. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the home in Palm Coast was part of an investigation into illegal drugs. After seeing the doormat, authorities say the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office got the warrant. Deputies found fentanyl and drug paraphernalia inside during a search late last week.
  • Florida man, 70, knocked out after bringing food donations to church, police say

    04/24/2020 7:25:02 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    Cox Media Group ^ | 4/23/2020 | Staff
    OPA-LOCKA, Fla. — A Florida man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion he punched a 70-year-old man who was delivering food to the needy outside a church, police said. Burnice Lee S. Mikell approached the victim outside the Opa-Locka Church of God and asked him what he was doing there, WPLG reported. Police said the victim told Mikell, 64, he was there to give food to people in need. Mikell was upset that he was not contacted first and punched the victim in the face, knocking him out, WPLG reported. Mikell is not part of the church; however, the church allows...
  • Florida Man Encases Self in Concrete at Governor's Mansion in Tallahasse

    04/18/2020 8:17:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    WPTV ^ | 4/17
    A Florida man encased himself in concrete outside the Governor’s Mansion in the state capital apparently to protest prison conditions related to the coronavirus. A Tallahassee police spokesman says 28-year-old Jordan Mazurek put PVC pipes horizontally into two 55-gallon plastic drums filled with concrete, with some sort of mechanism that locked his arms in place.
  • Florida man shoots at three armed robbers who broke into his home

    04/17/2020 1:05:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies ^ | April 15, 2020 | Tamar Lapin
    Three armed robbers got the shock of their lives when they broke into a Florida apartment — and were shot at by the person inside, police said. Chilling surveillance video shows the trio walking up to a second-story Neptune Beach residence on Tuesday evening, as one of them uses his body to push in the door. Seconds later, about five gunshots ring out and the three men scurrying out, with one even leaping over the balcony to the ground. Police said one of the home invaders was shot in the chest and was being treated at a hospital, local outlet WJXT...
  • Northwest Florida doctors accused of stealing Trump 2020 flag

    04/14/2020 5:48:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 42 replies ^ | April 14, 2020
    Two local doctors were arrested Tuesday after deputies say they stole a Trump 2020 flag from their neighbor. Geoffrey Michael Fraiche, 41, Laura Ann Webb-Fraiche, 38, were arrested and charged with criminal mischief, trespassing, larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Fraiche and Webb-Fraiche are accused of stealing the man’s flag on April 7, according to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. Ring surveillance video shows the two driving up to the man’s house on a golf cart with at least two children with them, according to deputies. The report says Fraiche and Webb-Fraiche used a...
  • Man in bull onesie accused of trying to burn down ex-lover's house with spaghetti sauce (Florida)

    04/10/2020 8:27:05 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 50 replies
    Oralndo Sentinel ^ | 3/24/2019 | Bianca Padró Ocasio
    A man who tried to burn down his ex-boyfriend’s house with a pot of boiling spaghetti sauce was arrested along with an accomplice in DeLand last week, according to Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Derrick Irving, 36 — who had an intimate relationship with the 50-year-old owner of the home on Evergreen Terrace — and John Silvia, 28, broke into the victim’s house and took a flat-screen TV, a vacuum, an air conditioning unit and a heater on March 13, according to an arrest report. The victim, who was at work, called authorities after getting an alert on his phone that...
  • Baby Alligator Found With Drugs, Guns in Florida Arrest

    04/05/2020 3:23:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    WCTV ^ | Apr 05, 2020
    Florida authorities tracking a stolen car also discovered a little something unexpected — a baby alligator being kept as a pet. SNIP The deputy trailed the car to a Lake Mary home and stopped a separate car that was attempting to leave the driveway. Deputies found guns, heroin and cocaine in the car, according to an area newspaper.
  • Florida Man Tries to Eat Stolen Debit Card at Disney World

    03/30/2020 3:46:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Newsweak via MSN ^ | 3/02/20 | Aila Slisco
    A Florida man allegedly attempted to eat a stolen debit card when he was confronted by police officers after attempting to use the card to purchase goods at Walt Disney World. Orange County police deputies arrested Jose Herrera, 27, on Monday. He had been held by Disney security after being caught while buying gift cards and jewelry at Disney Springs, Walt Disney World's shopping center, with the stolen card, which is believed to have been taken from a deceased Ohio man. Herrera allegedly tried to eat the evidence of his crime, with officers witnessing him attempting to chomp down on...