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911: Have food, no fridge, man repeatedly tells dispatches September 16, 2014

A 60-year-old Fort Walton Beach man is charged with calling 911 eight times in two hours to complain that he had food but no refrigerator.

sfl-flduh-911-fridge-20140915-001Fort Walton Beach Police officers were called to the Chestnut Avenue residence on Sept. 5, according to the arrest report. Richard Wild had called 911 because he was “upset because he has food and not fridge.”

He told the county operator that his phone only dialed 911, so he was going to keep calling, the report said. When the officers got to Wild’s apartment, he said he called 911 because he was upset that the property manager for his apartment had not installed a refrigerator in his unit.

He said he was aware it was not an emergency but “defiantly” said he didn’t care, according to the report. He said he would keep calling 911 until he “received satisfaction” with his complaint about the landlord.

He admitted that he knew it was a civil matter and the police couldn’t do anything, the report said. His call log showed that he had called 911 eight separate times between 12:45 p.m. and 2:20 p.m.

He admitted that none of the calls were emergencies, according to the report.

Wild is charged with misuse of 911.

 

Homeowner knocks intruder out window, then saves his life

Filed under: Bad Luck,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dumb,Scary,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 12:58 pm

A suspected burglar is in the hospital after nearly killing himself while trying to break into a Port St. Lucie home — and the homeowner is credited with helping to save his life.

sfl-flduh-intruder-window-first-aid-20140915-001Port St. Lucie police were called to the 1600 block of SW Penrose Avenue on Sunday, Sept. 14 around 7:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the homeowner holding a towel to the burglar’s leg, trying to stop the bleeding.

Police said 25-year-old David Scott Boyd severely cut his leg on glass while trying to break into the home.

Investigators said Boyd stopped at the house while walking home from a friend’s place and started screaming and banging on the front door. When Boyd couldn’t get in, he broke the front window and tried to crawl through it.

The homeowner hit Boyd with a 2×2 piece of wood in an effort to stop him and protect his family. That’s when the homeowner noticed Boyd had a large cut on his leg and came to his rescue; putting pressure on the wound with a towel.

Boyd was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he remains in serious condition.

The homeowner told police he had never met or seen Boyd prior to the break-in and also told police Boyd rambled about his family being kidnapped and he had to kill the homeowner’s family.

Port St. Lucie police went to Boyd’s house and discovered Boyd’s story was complete fiction.

Boyd was not immediately arrested, but faces charges of burglary to an occupied dwelling once he’s released from the hospital.

 

BUSted! Bus driver tried to pick up hooker while on duty

Just a quick pit stop.

A Florida bus driver is accused of trying to pick up a prostitute while on duty, WFLA reports.

sfl-flduh-bus-driver-hooker-duty-20140912-001Rodrigue Macharie, 43, was arrested in Sarasota County on Thursday when he solicited an undercover police officer working a prostitution sting around 9:45 a.m. on Tamiami Trail, according to WWSB. The bus driver, who works for the Sarasota County Area Transit shuttling disabled passengers to appointments, had 45 minutes to spare before his next pick-up.

“There was a period of disbelief when the bus pulled up and that it looked as if this was actually going to be a transaction,” said Sgt. Demetri Konstantopouls of the Sarasota Police Department.

Police said that Macharie paid the undercover officer $20 for an undisclosed sexual act, MyFoxTampa reports. He was arrested and charged with soliciting a prostitute.

Authorities clarified the location of the alleged sexual solicitation.

“He did not want to have the intercourse inside the bus,” Konstantopoulos said.

Macharie was placed on administrative leave pending further investigation.

 

This guy got himself arrested with pot on his face after false 911 call September 12, 2014

Filed under: Bad Luck,Bizzarre,Drugs,Dumb,Florida Nut,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:28 pm

Volusia County deputies tried to pull over a driver for more than 2 miles when dispatchers got a surprising phone call from that driver.

sfl-flduh-driver-pot-face-20140911-001Deputies have charged 26-year-old Benjamin Nutter with making a false call to 911, possession of marijuana, and fleeing and eluding early Tuesday morning.

“My hands are on the wheel, sir, I have not done anything wrong,” Nutter said to a 911 dispatcher as he was being stopped by deputies.

Deputies said he was driving with no tag light and after trying to initiate a traffic stop, he went into a shopping plaza near South Ridgewood Avenue. As he drove slowly in the parking lot, deputies said he stopped several times, reaching for a cup in his car and dumping something out.

Nutter then left the shopping plaza and continued driving. When deputies were able to stop him, they said marijuana was all over his face and his car as he tried to get rid of evidence.

He has since bonded out of the Volusia County Jail.

 

Man Cycling Across Six States To Propose To Girlfriend Stabbed To Death By Homeless Man At McDonald’s September 9, 2014

A Farmington family is coming to grips with the death of their 28-year-old son, who was stabbed to death just days before finishing a bicycle trip down the East Coast, family members said.

Kevin-AdornoKevin Adorno, 28, of Unionville, had stopped to buy food and charge his phone at a McDonald’s restaurant on U.S. Route 1 in Vero Beach, Florida, when he was stabbed around 9:30 p.m. Monday, according to police.

Authorities have identified his attacker as 59-year-old Rene Herrera Cruz, a homeless man who had recently arrived in Vero Beach from Miami, according to the arrest affidavit.

A Farmington family is coming to grips with the death of their 28-year-old son, who was stabbed to death just days before finishing a bicycle trip down the East Coast, family members said.Kevin Adorno, 28, of Unionville, was at a McDonald’s restaurant on U.S. Route 1 in Vero Beach, Florida, when he was stabbed around 9:30 p.m. on Monday. Police said he had stopped to buy food and charge his phone.

Police said the incident was caught on surveillance video.

Cruz told police he was in the parking lot when a motorcycle pulled up near him. According to the affidavit, “Cruz had felt as if people kept watching him” so he moved to a different area and took a filet knife from his backpack.

He told police a man sitting in the restaurant near Adorno kept looking at him, making him nervous.

When Adorno went outside to use his cellphone, Cruz thought Adorno was taking pictures of him and “directing people to go after him,” according to the affidavit.

Adorno was walking near the drive-thru lanes in Cruz’s direction, and Cruz pulled the knife as Adorno approached, the affidavit says.

Police said Adorno spotted the knife and ran, but Cruz attacked.

“He’s going in cardiac arrest, please,” a witness is heard begging dispatchers in the 911 call. “He got stabbed in the heart. It was an attack, please.”

Authorities rushed to the scene and found Adorno lying on the floor near the restaurant bathrooms. Police said he’d been stabbed several times in the chest and arm and collapsed inside McDonald’s while witnesses applied pressure to his wounds.

“He felt as though his hands were literally on Adorno’s heart due to the severity of the wound,” police wrote of one of the witnesses in the arrest affidavit.

Adorno was pronounced dead a short time later at Indian River Medical Center, according to police.

Police said Cruz tossed the murder weapon into the bushes at McDonald’s while running across the street to a Burger King restaurant. He threw his shirt and a second knife into the garbage there, and officers took him into custody.

According to police, Cruz admitted to stabbing Adorno and said he felt threatened but didn’t see any weapons on the victim. Cruz told police the two did not know each other and had never spoken.

Police said it wasn’t their first encounter with Cruz.

“We dealt with him actually the night before. He called us from Burger King right across the street and he told responding officers that individuals were looking for him or were after him,” said Vero Beach Police Chief David Currey.

Family members said Adorno biked from Maine to Maryland with his sister last summer. He was two days and 100 miles away from completing the second leg of his trip, from Maryland to Miami.

They said Adorno, an athlete and animal lover who owned a graphic design company, was planning to propose to his girlfriend and was on the phone with her when Cruz attacked.

“The last thing she heard was the phone drop and then shortly thereafter the sound of sirens in the background,” police wrote in the affidavit.

Cruz has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond.

 

High School Students Break Into House To Have Sex In Owner’s Bedroom

Filed under: Bad Luck,Controversy,Funny,Interesting,OK Then .....,Sex,Silly,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:18 pm

Two high school students arrested Saturday night for breaking into a Florida home told police they were not there to steal anything, but just planned to have sex in the owner’s bedroom.

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Police were summoned to the Bradenton residence after a neighbor spotted the duo entering the home, whose owner currently resides in Michigan.

After entering the home via an unlocked door, a sheriff’s deputy with his gun drawn announced his presence in the residence. From behind a closed bedroom door, a “male offender replied ‘alright we are coming out.’”

As detailed in a police report, Allison Riddle and Evan Jones, both 18, emerged from the bedroom with their hands up. The couple was then detained and made to sit on a couch in the living room, where they “both admitted that they were not there to steal anything, they were there to have ‘sex.’”

A police examination of the residence showed nothing out of place or missing, though “a few things” had been “disturbed” inside the bedroom. Jones said he was provided the garage’s security code by a friend who cuts the homeowner’s lawn.

The owner “made it very clear” to deputies that he wanted to press charges against the teenagers. Riddle and Jones (pictured in the above mug shots) were then arrested for burglary and booked into the county jail. Jones was freed yesterday after posting $7500 bond, while Riddle remains in custody.

 

Intruder tried to strike a deal with armed homeowner September 5, 2014

A homeowner held a burglar at gunpoint Wednesday morning, and while the man waited in his house for police to arrive, the intruder made an odd proposition:

In exchange for his freedom, the burglar offered to mow the man’s lawn.

sfl-flduh-intruder-deal-armed-homeowner-201409-001The incident began when Joseph Cihak woke to use the bathroom at about 4:30 a.m. He carried his handgun with him because less than a week before, someone had broken into his home on Westwood Terrace N. He and his wife made a plan to carry a gun any time they left their bedroom at night.

On his way to the bathroom, Cihak heard a rustling noise coming from the living room, police said. There, he found a man rifling through his belongings. The burglar rushed Cihak, police said, and the homeowner fired two shots.

Then the gun jammed. The burglar ran toward the kitchen, trying to find a way out, and police said Cihak ran for another gun.

Cihak came back to the kitchen to find Bryan Remley, 25, lying on the floor, police said. He was uninjured.

Cihak’s wife, Colleen Traversa, heard her husband confront the man and called police.

As they waited for police to arrive, Remley asked Cihak to let him go and promised to come back to mow the lawn, police said.

“That probably would have done it for me,” joked police spokesman Mike Puetz, “but for this particular guy, he wanted to wait for the cops.”

Police said Remley had a 4-inch knife in a holster with him. He was charged with armed burglary and violation of probation, and he had an outstanding warrant from Seminole County on a petty theft charge.

 

 
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