The Bizarre World of Florida

Take this boss and shove him August 30, 2011

Filed under: Bad Temper,Dispute,Fight,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:05 pm

When Matthew Dale Rockwell learned that his work hours would be cut at a Wendy’s he had a beef with his boss.

Rockwell confronted his boss at the New Port Richey Wendy’s, then knocked him to the ground with a punch, reports the St. Petersburg Times.

mug_Rockwell.JPGBy the time deputies arrived at the scene, Rockwell was gone, the report said. But two witnesses told deputies that Rockwell said he was sorry and wished he hadn’t done such thing

His arrest report says the 21-year-old is now unemployed.

Get the DUHtails at the St. Petersburg Times.

Photo: Pasco County Sheriff’s Office


Police: Woman asked for ID, pulls out marijuana August 29, 2011

Filed under: Bad Luck,Bizzarre,Drugs,Florida Nut,Really Dumb — floridaduh @ 4:26 pm

Ok, 27-year-old Danielle Rae Shockey was parked in a hotel parking lot, sitting, alone, in the car at 3 a.m. Saturday morning. An officer saw her, approached her vehicle and inquired what she was doing there. She stated that she was talking to her boyfriend and might possibly rent a room. So, the officer asked for her identification.

 Not only did she take her identification from her purse, but also a bag of marijuana. They threw her in jail after they found painkillers and sedatives also in her bag.

Read the rest here: WTSP


Oops: Man charged with DUI — after backing into a deputy

Filed under: Bad Luck,Drunk,DUI,Really Dumb — floridaduh @ 4:16 pm

A deputy is the last person you want to run into on a Saturday night.

But that’s what Ronaldo Hernandez Reyes did.

Hernandez Reyes was busted after he backed his car into a deputy’s patrol car in a parking lot while under the influence, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, reports The Bradenton Herald.

mug_Reyes.JPGThe 23-year-old man hit the front right quarter panel of the patrol vehicle, the release said.

According to the Sheriff’s Office website, Hernandez reyes was also charged with operating a vehicle without a license.

Get the DUHtails at The Bradenton Herald.

Photo: Manatee County Sheriff’s Office


Brothel suspect surprises judge

Filed under: Bizzarre,Florida Nut,Fun — floridaduh @ 4:14 pm

You’d think that judges have heard it all.

mug_Rice.jpgBut Willie David Rice, a Hollywood man arrested during a raid on the Boom Boom Room, a bordello with underage girls, managed to surprise one judge in Fort Lauderdale last week.

In federal court to answer to charges that he guarded the Oakland Park brothel, he gave this response when the judge asked about his line of work: “Criminal,” reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Rice, 45, then explained he’s never had legitimate employment.

U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas said in the 22 years he’s been on the bench and asked about employment, “it’s the first time I’ve heard that answer.”

Get the DUHtails at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Photo: Broward County Sheriff’s Office


The mayor’s new car is a pimp-mobile

Filed under: Drugs,WTF? — floridaduh @ 4:13 pm

The Tampa mayor’s new ride is a 2005 GMC Yukon Denali that came from a police forfeiture lot. According to court documents, former owner Charles Melvin Fox, 37, allegedly used it to transport prostitutes all over Tampa and even out of state, reports the St. Petersburg Times.

mug_fox.jpgMayor Bob Buckhorn did however make at least one modification to the vehicle: He removed the spinning rims.

Photo: Charles Melvin Fox, the vehicle’s former owner

Get the DUHtails at the St. Petersburg Times.


Buzzing mad: Immokalee man charged with shaving sleeping girlfriend’s head August 28, 2011

Filed under: Bad Temper,Bizzarre,Dangerous Nut,Dispute,Fight,Florida Nut,Really Dumb — floridaduh @ 3:00 pm

An Immokalee man is facing a domestic battery charge after authorities say he gave his girlfriend a hair cut — while she slept.

David Bustos, 26, of the 700 block of Crestview Circle, was arrested Thursday by Collier County sheriff’s deputies at home.

Bustos and his girlfriend got into an argument on Tuesday causing Bustos to leave his girlfriend’s home, according to an arrest report.

She told deputies that around 7 a.m. the next morning she awoke in her bed to Bustos shaving her head with an electric hair clipper. He used such force with the clippers that it caused a small cut on her scalp, according to reports.

The victim told deputies that she immediately kicked him off of her and he fled the home.

Deputies said there were several sections of braided hair lying on the victim’s bed.

Get the complete story from Naples Daily News


‘Attractive woman’ asks to use bathroom, steals Xbox

Filed under: Bad Luck,Bizzarre,Robbers — floridaduh @ 2:57 pm

Beware of an attractive girl in Bonita Springs that shows up at your door.

A man was sitting on his porch when an “attractive” woman walked by.  She asked to use his bathroom and he agreed and showed her in, according to a Lee County Sheriff’s report, reports the Naples Daily News.

Afterwards the victim saw the woman grab his XBox 360 and its controllers before running outside and jumping into a waiting car, according to reports.

Maybe she just needed to take a Wii.

Get the DUHtails at the Naples Daily News.


BOLO pre-Halloween hippie sightings

Filed under: Fun,Uncategorized — floridaduh @ 2:55 pm

Hippies are still alive and well this weekend in Florida.


Yes, hippies and flower power children came out to celebrate peace, love and tie-dye at the third annual Hippiefest in Daytona Beach, reports The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

The smell of incense and the sound of the Beatles’ music filled the air as vendors sold paraphernalia and folks decked out in bell-bottoms strolled around.

According to the Hippiefest website there was music by Dave Mason, Mark Farner(Grand Funk Railroad), Rick Derringer, Felix Cavalieri (Rascals) and Gary Wright.

Missed it and want to groove again?

Get out the touring information here.

Get the DUHtails at The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Photo: blogs.trb.com


Woman tried to kill infant with rock

Filed under: Bad Mother,Bad Temper,Child Abuse,Dangerous Nut,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:53 pm

Investigators from the Department of Children and Families called the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Friday afternoon to report they had video of a 19-year-old woman, Elizabeth Garcia, trying to hit a two-month-old baby girl in the head with a rock, according to to a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Witnesses to the attack, which allegedly took place on August 18th, stopped the Marathon woman by grabbing her arm before she could strike the baby, according to the release.

mug_Garcia.jpgAccording to the Sheriff’s Office:
On the video, Garcia is holding the child by the arm. She has a large piece of concrete in her other hand. Another woman tries to take the child from her, but Garcia refuses to hand her over. Garcis then tries to strike the child in the face with the rock but is stopped by two men standing nearby. The woman then takes the child from her by force, prying the child from her arms.

On the same day the attack on the baby took place, deputies were called to Garcia’s residence. During that call, Garcia pulled a knife during a confrontation with the deputies and was arrested, charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

At the time, no one at the residence told them about the incident with Garcia trying to kill the child, according to the release.

Garcia was taken into custody Friday by Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives and charged with attempted murder of a child and child abuse, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Get the DUHtails at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office website.

Photo: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office


City Hall evacuated over lightbulbs August 27, 2011

Filed under: Bizzarre,Really Dumb,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:23 pm

A routine X-ray of a package sent to the Jacksonville City Hall brought out the bomb squad when workers saw wiring inside, Jacksonville.com reports.

   So City Hall was evacuated, and the package was taken to the police range for detonation.

That’s when authorities discovered it was a set of LED lightbulbs.



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