The Bizarre World of Florida

Sara Zamora Is A Sick Bitch, She Created Animal Snuff Films April 8, 2014

Filed under: Amazing,Animal Abuse,Bizzarre,Death,Florida Nut,Sad Story,Sick,WTF? — floridaduh @ 7:54 pm

A Miami woman took fetish pornography to a disturbing extreme, police say — repeatedly decapitating live chickens and killing rabbits while engaging in sex acts during the filming of an animal torture video.

SIMG_20140405_154810_zpsvvfsuu7rara Zamora, 28, was arrested Friday on eight felony counts of animal cruelty for her feature role in a video called “SOS Barn” that a Miami-Dade police arrest report described in gory, stomach-turning detail.

“The chicken is enduring extreme pain and suffering during this process,” according to the arrest report.

The video clips — filmed for a twisted animal torture genre called “crush” — depicted her and other porn actresses “torturing and killing a wide variety of animals, including chickens, rabbits and more for the sexual gratification of its viewers,” according to police.

The barnyard snuff video was filmed at the South Miami-Dade home of Adam Redford, according to the police report, who is listed as a co-defendant. He is already on probation for a similar animal cruelty case in Lee County last year but had not been charged in the Miami-Dade case as of Friday night.

Redford, a boat captain who claims on his website to have filmed a variety of videos “related to South Florida fishing,” said he knew nothing about Zamora’s case.

“I haven’t seen or talked to her in close to a year,” Redford said.

Detectives from Miami-Dade’s agricultural unit learned of the video clips from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a prominent animal rights group.

Stephanie Bell, director of cruelty cases for PETA, called the arrest “excellent news. We have been waiting for this.”

Bell said the group also had tipped off authorities in Redford’s case in Lee County, where she said he had moved. Bell said such videos, graphically depicting animal torture and death, are illegal under state and federal laws.

“These videos are unfortunately in demand and it’s hard to fathom that anyone would produce or enjoy them,” she said.

In one clip of “SOS Barn,” Miami-Dade police say, Zamora gropes a man’s genitals with her left hand while “repeatedly cutting a chicken’s neck using hedge clippers with her right.” In others, she posed “in a sexy outfit” after hacking off the head of another screaming bird, or she beat chickens to death with a wooden stick.

Chickens weren’t the only victims. She also karate-chopped the necks of several rabbits as they howled in pain, according to the report, then admitted to killing them.

On the Internet, Zamora goes by the moniker Gloria Shynez. On a website called Model Mayhem, Zamora claims she has been “modeling” since age 19. Her rates are flexible.

“My middle-eastern look distinguishes from many models and I am so excited to see what fun, beautiful shots we create together!” she writes.

Zamora was arrested while already in jail. She had been on probation on two separate cases, on charges including grand-theft with a firearm, credit card fraud, possession of a fictitious driver’s license and cocaine possession. If convicted on the animal cruelty charges, she could face up to five years in prison on each count.

She had been in jail for the past month after failing a probation drug test but would likely have been released Friday “if not for the fickle finger of fate,” said defense attorney Theodore Mastos.

On Friday, Miami-Dade prosecutor Jason Pizzo informed the court and Mastos of the new charges. Mastos, while questioning whether the state could mount a “viable prosecution,” told the Miami Herald he was shown portions of the video outside court during a brief hearing.

“I’m glad I didn’t have breakfast because I would have puked all over the place,” said Mastos, who used to prosecute pornography cases in the 1970s. “It was disgusting.”

As for Redford, he is on probation in a 2013 case on charges of causing the cruel death and torturing of animals in Lee County. On Friday, he acknowledged the earlier arrest was a matter of public record but that “it had been resolved.”

So-called “crush” animal torture videos aren’t new and have been the target of past legal crackdowns. In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that outlawed depictions of animals being “intentionally maimed, mutilated, tortured, wounded, or killed,” saying it was too broad and violated the right to free speech.

The federal law had been aimed at videos that often depict women slowly crushing animals to death “with their bare feet or while wearing high heeled shoes,” sometimes while “talking to the animals in a kind of dominatrix patter,” the opinion read.

But the 2010 decision did not apply to the actual acts themselves of extreme cruelty to animals — and did not preclude the passing of future laws that narrowly applied to crush videos.



A man is accused of slapping his ex-girlfriend and fatally kicking her miniature pinscher March 29, 2014

fl-animal-cruelty-hollywood-20140327-001Alijon Akbar, 38, of Encino, Calif., faces charges of causing cruel death, pain and suffering to an animal and domestic violence in connection with a 2011 incident, authorities said. He was extradited from California and booked into Broward County jail on Wednesday, records show.

During his first-appearance court hearing Thursday, Akbar was ordered held on a $17,500 bond.

“He had no idea that a warrant was going to be issued, so he did not abscond at any point during the investigation or subsequent to the investigation in this case,” said his attorney, Brett Schwartz. “He wants to see this through.”

In February 2011, police say that Akbar terrified his former girlfriend’s cats and caused the death of her dog, named Karma, according to a Hollywood police report.

The woman got rid of a long-haired feline because Akbar was allergic to it, but kept two other cats, which police say Akbar treated “cruelly.”

Akbar screamed at the animals, stomped on the floor when the pets would try to go into the woman’s bedroom and used a broom to remove them from under the bed, the report said.

The cats grew so scared that they often hid in their covered litter boxes and developed staph infections, the report said. One of the cats was euthanized after the infection grew severe, it said.

The woman then gave away her last remaining cat, but got a new dog when Akbar appeared to approve of it, police said.

Akbar moved out of the home, but eventually returned a year and a half later. During one instance in 2011, Akbar told his ex-girlfriend that he struck the dog with a broom and caused a swollen eye and a cut beneath it after the animal defecated under a couch, the report said.

Akbar told her it was an accident, but admitted that the dog slid under the couch because it was “terrified” of him, it said. Following that incident, Akbar and the woman had a discussion about the dog and he allegedly asked her to spank it to discipline it, police said.

During the discussion, Akbar slapped his ex-girlfriend in the face, and both agreed that he had to move out, authorities said.

As Akbar packed his belongings for the move, the dog tried to run out of the apartment and bit Akbar as he tried to detain the dog. Police say Akbar kicked Karma and put it in its crate. Upon returning from work, the woman found her dog dead and called police.

Akbar admitted to a detective that he kicked Karma, the report said. A necropsy of the dog’s body showed Karma had died from “blunt trauma, liver fracture with abdominal hemorrhage, and hypovolemic shock.”


ANOTHER man caught in-the-act having sex with a dog … come on man! March 19, 2014

os-james-guy-bull-20140319They heard the puppy yelping through the walls of their Daytona Beach apartment.

Witnesses called police, alleging their neighbor was raping his 8-month-old female dog on his porch.

The suspect, James Guy Bull, 61, remained in the Volusia County Branch Jail today, charged with two counts of animal cruelty, after his arrest Tuesday.

Two neighbors told police they saw Bull attacking the dog on several occasions.

“They heard the animal yelp and cry but [Bull] continued with the conduct,” police said in a report.

One of the witnesses told police about hearing a “dog in distress” at Bull’s residence on Magnolia Drive.

The witness told police Bull was attacking the dog.

When Bull saw the neighbor, he “pulled up his pants and put the dog down,” the report said.

“Both witnesses claim that they can hear the animal crying and yelping through the walls of the apartment but not when she is chained up on the porch,” the report added.

The dog was described as “a small light brown mix dog nearly 8 months old.”

It was chained to a post on the front porch.

“The chain was rather large and it was stuck in … the wood slats. She had about 8 inches of space from the post. There was no water or food, the report said. The dog was “clearly emaciated” and suffering from abuse, the report said.

“The female dog was transported to Halifax Humane Society for medical treatment,” the report said.


Man admitted to attacking a dog with a pickaxe because the dog “looked at him funny” March 8, 2014

imagesA Fort Myers man is facing a felony animal cruelty charge after he admitted to investigators he stabbed his dog with a pickaxe because the dog had “looked at him funny.”

Animal Care and Control officers started receiving complaints from neighbors of Galen Aune in October of 2013.

Neighbors told officers that they witnessed Aune punch his pitbull puppy Nelly and pick her up by the ears and throw her on two separate occasions a couple months earlier. Officers made a report and continued to investigate.

When officers contacted Aune at his home in the 3800 block of Papaya Street, officers say Aune answered the door and responded, “Oh, not a problem anymore the dog is dead. I killed it.”

The responding officer asked what his reason was for the killing and Aune stated, “I know pit bulls, they are all about body language. She just looked at me funny and showed bad energy. I had to do something about it, for my health.”

Officials say Aune admitted to stabbing the dog with a pickaxe to the head and burying the body in the backyard. Officers located a plot of land where the dog was buried and took over control of the dog’s body.

Aune was given a notice to appear. He faces a felony animal cruelty charge.


Apparently, it’s illegal to put a dolphin in your swimming pool March 6, 2014

Filed under: Animal Abuse,Controversy,Interesting,Sad Story,Unusual,Weird,WTF? — floridaduh @ 8:13 pm

bildeA prominent dolphin researcher has been suspended from rescuing dolphins after he allegedly put a sick bottlenose dolphin in a Vero Beach resort community’s swimming pool — without permission — potentially exposing people to infection.

Steve McCulloch, founder and program manager of FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute’s Marine Mammal Research and Conservation program, had been rescuing a dolphin on the beach in front of the resort on Dec. 28. He moved the dolphin from the beach to the pool, federal officials said, before transporting it to a local veterinary clinic for euthanasia.

In a Jan. 6 letter to McCulloch, Roy Crabtree, administrator for NOAA Fisheries’ southeast region, referred to McCulloch’s actions as “egregious violations.”

According to the letter, the dolphin showed signs of morbillivirus, a measles-like virus responsible for almost200 recent dolphin deaths from New York to Florida.Although there are no known cases of dolphins spreading the virus to humans, dolphins with morbillivirus can get secondary infections that can be spread to people.

Chlorine only kills certain pathogens, depending on the strength of the chemical, NOAA officials said.

People federally permitted to respond to sick or injured dolphins must first get approval from the fisheries service’s stranding coordinator before moving a stranded marine mammal into a temporary holding pool, according to Crabtree’s letter.

“A responder would not have been authorized to put the dolphin into the swimming pool. If the animal needed to be removed from the beach, it could have been moved to another more sheltered location on land,” NOAA officials saidvia email.

McCulloch could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

According to NOAA’s letter, “Sea Oaks had to undertake the costly measure of draining and decontaminating their pool.”

Last year, NOAA declared an ongoing “unusual mortality” event for bottlenose dolphins due the morbillivirus along the Mid Atlantic coast. Earlier in the year, the agency had already declared a separate unusual dieoff of bottlenose dolphins — with unknown causes — for the Indian River Lagoon. At least 76 bottlenose dolphins have died in the lagoon and 195 in the Atlantic, from New York to Florida, including 18 dolphins in the Sunshine State.


Man charged with having sex with pit bull as neighbors watch March 5, 2014

A convicted felon was arrested Tuesday after neighbors reported seeing the man engaged in sexual activity with a dog in his yard.

Tampa Police were called to the house in the 8100 block of Marks Street in Tampa Tuesday afternoon and arrived to find a group of neighbors disturbed by the activity. Witnesses reported that they had yelled at the man to stop the activity, but he ignored them.


Animal Services executed a search warrant at the home and took custody of eight large pit bulls from the property.  Police also seized a gun and ammunition.

57-year-old Bernard Marsonek was arrested and charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm (2 counts), Animal Cruelty and Sexual Activity Involving Animals.


Bad Idea …. Pouring Hot Sauce On A Puppy February 24, 2014

530a4f5e23add_preview-300A chihuahua puppy is expected to make a full recovery after Sarasota Police Officers say a man poured hot sauce all over the 3-month-old pooch.

530a50e1271dc_preview-300The incident happened early Sunday morning at a home on Old Bradenton Road in Sarasota. According to authorities, 47-year-old Ephrian Myles became irrate when the dog started having a seizure and began yelping. That’s when he picked up a bottle of hot sauce, and allegedly poured it all over the puppy, named “Gizmo.” Some of the hot sauce got in the dog’s eyes and down its throat.

The puppy’s owner learned about what happened and took the animal to a nearby fire station for help.

Police arrested Myles and charged him with felony aggravated animal cruelty. He’s being held in the Sarasota County jail on a $5000 bond.

Gizmo was taken to Animal Services. He is expected to be okay.


Doggone-it! Who swiped ‘Dumpling’ the pooch? February 19, 2014

Filed under: Animal Abuse,Bizzarre,Florida Nut,Fraud,Really Dumb,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 8:47 pm

sfl-flduh-dumpling-the-pooch-20140218-001The tale of Dumpling the AWOL golden retriever took a strange twist Monday when a 75-year-old neighbor was arrested on three dognapping-related charges.

Wayne Dreier, 66, and his wife, Barbara, had hired Celeste “Leslie” Neese to take care of Dumpling and their Persian cat, Sweet Pea, while the Volusia County couple visited their hometown of St. Louis for two weeks at Christmastime, Dreier said.

“We’re shocked, surprised, disappointed, hurt that you trust somebody with your pet and this ends up happening,” said Dreier, a retired high-school principal who lives in the Spruce Creek Fly-In community near Port Orange.

Deputies investigating Dumpling’s Feb. 5 disappearance interviewed Neese, who initially told them she was happy the dog had been stolen but said she did not take him, a sheriff’s report states. During a subsequent interview, Neese criticized Dreier and said that if the dog had been stolen, she was better off, authorities said.

Two or three weeks before Dumpling vanished, Dreier received an anonymous letter calling him an animal abuser for keeping the dog outside most of the time. She sleeps on a blanket in the garage.

A wireless electric pet fence normally keeps her in the yard, but someone evidently took her collar off the night of her disappearance. The collar works with the fence.

A Flagler Beach couple turned Dumpling in to the Humane Society Feb. 11, claiming they had found her in an alley, deputies said. Later, the wife admitted that her friend Neese had asked her to take care of Dumpling.

Video from a Walmart Supercenter parking lot in Ormond Beach shows Neese, accompanied by a second woman, handing over the golden retriever late Feb. 5, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The Flagler Beach woman surrendered the dog after seeing news reports saying Dumpling had been stolen. She will not face charges, sheriff’s spokesman Gary Davidson said.

Dreier said Dumpling seemed traumatized for a few days after she returned home, but now she is back to romping in a pasture with Dreier’s horse, Reba, and enjoying time at home with her family.

The dog was a puppy when Barbara Dreier gave her to her husband nearly two years ago as a 65th birthday present. The dog cost more than $400.

Dreier said he wants to see Neese prosecuted.

“If there’s problems, there’s a way to resolve them,” Dreier said. “Don’t go around stealing.”

The widowed great-grandmother was arrested on felony charges of providing false information to a law officer, grand theft between $300 and $5,000 and dealing in stolen property. She was released from the Volusia County Branch Jail on $12,500 bail.


Meth, frozen gators found in home February 6, 2014

Filed under: Amazing,Animal Abuse,Bizzarre,Controversy,Drugs,Florida Nut,Sick,WTF? — floridaduh @ 8:04 pm

Three people were arrested Tuesday after deputies found two frozen alligators, an illegal fish, a marijuana plant and hundreds of grams of methamphetamine inside a Lake Wales house, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.

Also found were numerous methamphetamine smoking devices and bags of the drug within reach of twin 10-month-old infants, who were in the house at 3662 Shetland Court, a sheriff’s arrest report said.

sfl-flduh-meth-frozen-gators-20140206-001Shane William Park, 29, and Cortney Loraine Williams, 24, each face a variety of charges, including two counts of killing or possessing an alligator, two counts of negligent child abuse without bodily harm, and armed trafficking in methamphetamine, an arrest report stated. Deputies said both live at the house on Shetland Court.

A third man, Joshua Lee Mellon, of 2832 Silver Spur Loop in Lake Wales, was at the house with the couple on Tuesday when deputies executed a search warrant, according to the report. He was arrested on possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia charges, the Sheriff’s Office said.

During the search, deputies found a potted marijuana plant in an office room and about 278 grams of methamphetamine spread out throughout the house, including a bag with nearly two grams of the drug on a bedroom floor, the report said.

Deputies also found a living black bass, which was undersize by Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission standards, and two frozen dead alligators inside a freezer, the report stated. Williams told deputies she did not have a permit for the animals and was planning to stuff the alligators.

The Department of Children and Families took custody of the two infants.

Mellon was released from the Polk County Jail on Wednesday on $1,500 bail. Park and Williams are being held in the jail without bail.


Woman Accused Of Strangling Her Dog So No One Else Could Have It … HUH???? January 25, 2014

3194098_GSarasota County deputies say a woman killed her own dog because she didn’t want anyone else to own it.

Authorities say 28-year-old Shelley Bezanson choked her 7-year-old pit bull, Diamond, with its own chain.  She’s now being charged with a felony.

On November 14th, a Sarasota County deputy was sent to a home on Base Avenue in Venice.

According to an anonymous tip, 28-year-old Shelley Bezanson went to her mother’s house that day to bury her dog, Diamond, which authorities say Bezanson killed herself.

“It was prolonged, it was painful, it was torturous, and it was a horrible, horrible death for this dog to die,” said sheriff’s office spokesperson Wendy Rose.

The sheriff’s office says Bezanson choked the 7-year-old pit bill with its own chain.  Bezanson claimed she had a breakdown at the time, and didn’t realize her actions were wrong.

Authorities say otherwise.

“She clearly knew what she did was wrong. She turned up the music very loudly as she was killing the dog because she didn’t want neighbors to hear it,” Rose said.

She told deputies that she faced eviction for keeping Diamond, but officials are skeptical of that because she had other animals in her home too.

Officials say Bezanson tried to have the dog euthanized.

“Ms. Bezanson had been trying to convince her veterinarian for a couple of months to euthanize her dog, and the veterinarian refused, because there was no ethical reason to do so. The dog was in fine health,” said Rose.

According to the affidavit, Bezanson told an investigator, “I promised Diamond we would be together until the end and this was the end.”

Diamond’s story started at the Humane Society of Sarasota County.  In October 2012, workers at the Humane Society of Sarasota County found the dog abandoned and tied to a pole.

“Diamond was loved by all of our staff here,” said HSSC executive director Kristi Dorman.

Dorman said Bezanson went through an extensive vetting process, and was able to adopt Diamond in January 2013.  She says Bezanson never reached out to them about returning the animal.

“We do accept owner surrendered animals all the time,” Dorman said, “Unfortunately she didn’t contact us for whatever reason. Otherwise this could’ve been a very different story.”

The Humane Society of Sarasota County would have been able to take the animal back, or find a new home.  Officials say this crime is absolutely tragic and easily preventable.

Bezanson was arrested on Friday, and charged with animal cruelty.  Authorities say it took time to get probable cause to charge her.

She is being held at the Sarasota County jail on $25,000 bond.



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