The Bizarre World of Florida

Boy, 13, stopped on I-75 driving a front end loader October 21, 2014

A 13-year-old boy was stopped Sunday on Interstate 75 while driving a front-end loader, reportedly in an attempt to travel to Fort Lauderdale.

sfl-flduh-front-end-loader-20141020-001According to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office report, the boy said he ran away from home Sunday morning and was looking for a vehicle he could take to South Florida so he could meet with a friend.

He came upon Magnum Construction at 4202 NW 27th Ave., Ocala, and saw a Mack truck, but could not find the keys. After searching the office, the boy got on one of the front-end loaders parked on the lot and started the vehicle. He drove through the locked front gate and headed down U.S. 27 until he got to the north entrance of I-75, according to the report.

The boy made it about three miles on the busy highway before he was stopped by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper.

The front-end loader was recovered by the owner. The piece of equipment was not damaged and no one was injured.

The boy was charged with commercial burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief. He was taken to the juvenile detention area at the Sheriff’s Office.


Man swiped hundreds of political signs, calling them blight

Filed under: Beautiful,Controversy,Funny,OK Then .....,WTF? — floridaduh @ 5:37 pm

It’s one of the most bizarre political stories this year.

35087134001_3848159873001_signs-6With the election just over two weeks away, charges are pending against a Hernando County man accused of stealing hundreds of political signs from the side of the road.

Steve Good is just tired of it.

“I see this as visual blight beyond anything that’s even remotely acceptable,” he said.

He says he sees hundreds of political signs near his house in Spring Hill.

“All I see is trash, on the street, of my home,” he said.

So, for the past few weeks, he says he’s been doing his part to clean up.

He’s doing so by taking down dozens and dozens of campaign signs and telling people all about it on Facebook.

From Rick Scott to Penny for projects, Good is accused of taking more than 200 political signs from 18 different candidates and causes. A total of $1,220 hundred dollars according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Department.

Detectives tracked Good down because of those Facebook posts. They say the signs were on property by permission.

“I’m upset that it’s gone this far,” said Good’s wife, Pauline.

She’s worried now that her husband could be facing charges.

“What goes around comes around. I am so disillusioned,” she said.

But what Steve Good says he wanted was simple.

“I wanted to drive down a street and not be outraged.”

The Goods were asked by detectives to give the stolen signs back. They did, all 244 of them at the sheriff’s department’s count.

Good says there were only 75 to 100.

Right now the case is being reviewed by the Hernando County State Attorney, and deputies say charges are pending, but to the candidates, Good says he’s not backing down without fight.

“Sorry, I’m not a sheep. Get the cattle prod out,” he said.


Man called it “extreme shopping,” women called it ‘flashing’

Christopher Durrell Glaze told Sanford police he was “extreme shopping” after he flashed two women at the Seminole Towne Center mall last week, an arrest report states.

sfl-flduh-extreme-shopping-flashing-20141020-001Two women reported seeing Glaze, 27, exposing himself at the mall Wednesday afternoon.

The first described doing a “double take” after Glaze flashed her. As she went to report what had happened, he walked into a Victoria’s Secret store, where he encountered another woman, “pulled down the front of his pants and exposed himself completely to her,” according to the arrest report.

Police interviewed Glaze, who eventually confessed to flashing the two women, the report says.

Glaze initially told an officer he was shopping.

Asked what kind of shopping, he said “extreme shopping,” something he defined as “when you go shopping and you talk to girls and flirt,” the arrest report says

When police asked if Glaze had exposed himself, he initially said he had exposed his stomach, but later admitted that he had flashed his genitals, the report says.
He was arrested on two counts of indecent exposure of sexual organs, a misdemeanor.


Police Release Photo Of Victim Humped, Defiled By Notorious Walmart Masturbator October 20, 2014

Florida cops have released an image of the glassy-eyed victim of the notorious Walmart masturbator.


As seen in the above evidence photo, the brown, tan, and red stuffed horse was allegedly used Tuesday by Sean Johnson, 19, as he pleasured himself inside the store in Brooksville.

After splattering the “stuffed horse’s chest area” with ejaculate, Johnson placed it “on top of a bed in a bag (comforter set).” The toy, price tag in place, was later placed on Walmart’s floor, where it was photographed by a cop.

Read the original story here.



Mom jailed after shooting at deadly snake

Filed under: Bizzarre,Controversy,Dangerous Nut,Guns,Shooting,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:08 pm

A Panama City woman has been taken to jail after allegedly trying to gun down a snake on a local school campus.

april-demarcoApril Dawn DeMarco, 30, was arrested for discharging a .380-caliber handgun on the practice football field of Bay High School, 300 E. 15th St., during practice last week for the local Pop Warner football team. Demarco apparently borrowed the pistol from Miren Gregory, 31, to protect nearby children after a group of parents found a water moccasin on the field, police reported.

Coaches and parents told the children to get out of the area after finding the moccasin. Gregory told DeMarco she had a concealed carry permit and a handgun after some of the coaches tried to kill the snake by hitting it with sticks.

One parent forewarned the women that having a firearm on school grounds was against the law when DeMarco said, “I will take the blame,” the parent told police.

The children were about 20 to 50 yards away when Demarco took one shot at the snake, missing wide.

Attempts to contact DeMarco Wednesday were unsuccessful.

DeMarco told police she had the gun on school grounds and shot it there to protect the children, herself being a parent, police reported. However, discharging a firearm on school grounds is a felony. DeMarco was arrested Monday for discharging a firearm on school property and possession of a firearm on school property.

State law also prohibits people with concealed weapons permits from bringing weapons on a school campus during any event not related to those weapons. Gregory was arrested Tuesday on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm on school property.

Police reports contain no word on the fate of the snake.


Man swiped toilet parts from fast food restaurants

Filed under: Bizzarre,Dumb,Florida Nut,Interesting,Really Dumb,Robbers,Weird,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:06 pm

Police have arrested a man they say destroyed toilets in fast-food restaurants across the city as part of a metal recycling scheme.

sfl-flduh-toilet-parts-fast-food-20141017-001Brian Rinda, 28, allegedly stole flushing handles and pipes, then traded the brass parts for between $36 and $40 at the county recycling center. Sometimes he would cause as much as $1,000 in damage when he broke the toilets, according to St. Petersburg police reports.

Authorities suspect Rinda in thefts from numerous locations in St. Petersburg, including Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Burger King, Publix, Subway, Cracker Barrel and Bob Evans restaurants and Albert Whitted Park.

Detectives used records from the recycling center and surveillance video from the restaurants to identify Rinda, police said. He faces nine counts of theft.


Haunted cemetery tells scary story of St. Pete’s creepy past October 17, 2014

Filed under: Funny,Interesting,Silly,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:17 pm

There is a cemetery in St. Petersburg where the ghosts of our ancestors haunt the land. Or that’s at least what the creator of Hellview Cemetery says.

Mark Muncy’s haunt that’s built right in his front lawn, tells the scary story of St. Pete’s creepy past.

Legend has it that ancient settlers moved to the Bay area in the hopes of a better life. But year after year, hurricanes washed their villages away. Their bodies never were found. But their ghosts still haunt the land known as Hellview Cemetery, said Muncy.

“No one knows how old Hellview Cemetery really is. Some say it existed even before the Seminole Indians were ever to set foot on the peninsula of what is now St. Petersburg, Florida.”

The outdoor haunt has a realistic touch made to resemble old Florida. Around every corner, the settlers ghosts jump out at you. After all it’s been a long time since they have had human flesh. So be prepared to scream!

The haunted journey is elaborate with plenty of details to look at such as old pictures and skulls. And new this year they have a haunted corn maze. But watch out for the Blackwater Clan, said Muncy.

“The serpent worshiping Blackwater clan has been seen hunting for sacrificial offerings to their ancient god. These cannibalistic inbred swamp people, led by their high priest are some of the most feared denizens of the swamps of Florida,” he said.

Muncy said his haunt is one of the largest in the area and it’s free. However, they do accept donations that go to local charities including Child’s Play, a charity that donates toys and games to sick children at hospitals, The Kind Mouse; they feed, educate and house local families that have suffered hard economic times, and Florida Bat Conservatory, a private non-profit organization that protects and preserves Florida’s bats.

The haunt is scary. However they want everyone to join in on the fun. So they offer a less scary haunt earlier in the night for the young ones. The haunts open October 18th.

For more information on the haunt and dates and times they are open, visit their website http://www.hellview.net/home.html.



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