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  • Taco Bell employee refuses to take order because customer doesn’t speak Spanish

    09/14/2018 1:53:16 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 62 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 14, 2018 | Mario J. Penton
    A video of an argument with a Taco Bell employee in Hialeah has unleashed a wave of indignation on social media. The incident happened on Wednesday night, when Alexandria Montgomery was trying to place an order — in English — at a Taco Bell drive thru window at 785 East Ninth St. The employee refused to take her order because she wasn’t speaking Spanish ...
  • Naked Florida man starts house fire while baking cookies on George Foreman grill in Niceville

    09/07/2018 10:21:22 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 66 replies
    The Ledger ^ | Sep 6, 2018
    NICEVILLE — Responding to a house fire last week, Niceville police officers and firefighters encountered an odd sight. When firefighters got to the home around 5:30 p.m., they could see smoke coming from inside. A naked man opened the front door, said, “I’m sorry” and closed the door. Police officers arrived shortly after to assist. The man came to the door again, left it open and went back into the house. The man admitted to drinking two liters of vodka and smoking marijuana starting around 9 a.m. that morning. He was examined at the scene and had no life-threatening injuries,...
  • Jacksonville sheriff: Sting nets 17 men trying to have sex with children

    09/04/2018 3:11:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    WJXT ^ | 9/4/18 | Vic Micolucci
    Sheriff Mike Williams announced Tuesday the arrests of 17 men accused of soliciting underage girls and boys to arrange to meet in Jacksonville for sex. Two more arrests are pending. Williams said these men thought they were talking to 13- or 14-year-old girls or boys in chat rooms and other online forums. When they went to meet their victims, the men were met by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detectives. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office called it Operation DUVAL, standing for Disrupting Underage Virtual Abuse Locally. The teamed with nearly a dozen other law enforcement agencies in the trolling sting. The men accused range in age from...
  • ‘There Are No Tints On The Window’: Miami Police After Two Priests Caught Performing Sex Act..

    09/04/2018 11:43:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 56 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 9/4/18
    MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — Two Chicago-area priests were charged Monday with Lewd and Lascivious behavior and Indecent Exposure after being caught performing a sexual act inside a car parked on a Miami Beach street. According to Miami Beach Police, 39-year-old Diego Berrio and 30-year-old Edwin Giraldo Cortez were in the front seat of a car performing oral sex. Police got a 911 call about a lewd and lascivious incident taking place in the 1300 block of Ocean Drive. When officers arrived, the police report states, the two were performing sex acts on each other “in full view of the public...
  • Couple built drive-thru window into mobile home to sell drugs: cops

    08/31/2018 2:52:22 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 31, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News
    A Florida couple was arrested last week after they were caught allegedly selling drugs out of a drive-thru window they constructed out of the side of their mobile home. William Parrish Jr. and McKenzee Dobbs of Ocala, Florida, were arrested on Aug. 23 after investigators raided their mobile home following reports of four drug overdoses in the area, WFTV reported. Ocala Police said the couple had turned a kitchen window into a drive-thru so customers would not have to constantly enter and exit their home, potentially drawing unwanted attention, WFTV reported. The house had signs directing people where to drive...
  • Florida candidate says alien abduction doesn’t define her

    08/23/2018 6:38:12 PM PDT · by McGruff · 54 replies
    AP ^ | 8/22/2018 | CURT ANDERSON
    U.S. House candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera has a long list of accomplishments to bolster her campaign in Florida. But she is perhaps best known for claiming that she was abducted by space aliens as a child. Rodriguez Aguilera is a longshot in the race for the Miami-area seat being vacated by retiring Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Yet last weekend, the Miami Herald endorsed her for the GOP nomination in the Tuesday primary out of a field of nine candidates. In an interview, Rodriguez Aguilera said she is grateful for the endorsement and that her tale of kidnapping by aliens does...
  • Man, 88, accused of setting raccoon on fire for eating his mangos

    08/20/2018 7:05:14 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 85 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | August 17, 2018 | James Sparvero
    PALM BAY, Fla. - An 88-year-old man posted a $2,000 bond and walked out of the Brevard County Jail on Friday, after being accused of burning a raccoon he had trapped. His first time in jail, Ezra James said he feared the raccoon would bite him and give him rabies. He said he also planned to kill the raccoon for eating mangos in his yard. "I throw some gasoline on him and I light a match," James said. Moments later, as the raccoon burned alive, a neighbor called 911, James said. James called that neighbor a "wicked woman." "My business...
  • ‘I did it on purpose’: Man arrested after causing disturbance at Orlando Airport

    08/17/2018 8:03:22 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 47 replies
    WESH ^ | 08/17/18
    An unruly passenger was arrested Thursday morning at Orlando International Airport and the incident was caught on camera. Jeffrey Epstein is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, trespassing after a warning and disorderly conduct, according to an arrest affidavit from the Orlando Police Department. Police said they were called to investigate reports of an unruly passenger at the American Airlines ticket counter just before 6 a.m. Police said that Epstein began to yell when he saw the officers arrive. After talking with police, Epstein began to calm down, but became agitated when he learned the airline...
  • Cows corral fleeing suspect, leading to woman’s arrest in Florida pasture (video)

    08/08/2018 6:38:34 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 8/8/2018 | Staff
    SANFORD, Fla. — A herd of 16 cows helped police officers in Florida corral a fleeing suspect who bailed out of a car and ran through a pasture. A Seminole County Sheriff’s helicopter captured the Sunday night incident on video as the crew gave play-by-play to officers on the ground. A crew member offered this nugget to pursuing officers: “If you see a large group of cows, they’re literally following her.” The cows eventually ran Jennifer Anne Kaufman into a fence, where police were waiting to arrest her. An arrest report shows the car Kaufman was in crashed during a...
  • PD: Florida woman high on meth ran around naked in park because she believed giant spider was on her

    08/07/2018 4:41:37 PM PDT · by McGruff · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 7, 2018 | Mary Stringini
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Florida woman was arrested on Sunday after police say she stripped naked and ran around at a public park because she believed a giant spider was on her and she had to get away from it. According to an arrest report, Teeples was "acting erratically and rubbing her hair and breasts while screaming and running between two trees." Post Miranda, police say that Teeples admitted to recently using drugs such as crack cocaine, spice and crystal meth. She also said that she believed a giant spider was on her and she had to get away...
  • More than 450 people in Florida ordered to give up guns under new law, report says

    07/31/2018 1:15:31 AM PDT · by BBell · 65 replies ^ | 7/30/18 | Nicole Darrah
    Hundreds of gun owners in Florida have been ordered to give up their guns under a new law that took effect after the deadly Parkland shooting in February, according to a report published Monday. The Risk Protection Order, signed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott just three weeks after a gunman killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas, aims to temporarily remove weapons from gun owners who have been deemed by a judge to possibly be a threat to themselves or others.Roughly 200 firearms have been confiscated in the state since the law was enacted, Sgt. Jason Schmittendorf, of the Pinellas County...
  • Alligator-toting man on a beer run prompts Florida wildlife officials' investigation

    07/29/2018 2:15:27 PM PDT · by BBell · 53 replies
    With an alligator tucked under one arm, a man tromped into a Jacksonville, Florida, convenience store looking for a 12-pack of beer in recent days. The incident, which was caught on a viral, laughter-filled Facebook video, is being looked into by Florida wildlife officials, according to a local ABC News affiliate. WTLC reported it was not immediately clear if the man had done anything illegal. In the video, a man can be seen walking through the convenience store with what appears to be a 4- or 5-foot-alligator under one arm.
  • 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
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  • 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...