The Bizarre World of Florida

Woman, 39, got involved in physical all-girls fight November 19, 2014

A 39-year-old Fort Walton Beach woman is charged with participating in a fight between teenage girls in front of a drug store.

patria-delois-holmanOkaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies were called for a large crowd of juveniles fighting in the parking lot of CVS on Nov. 9, according to the arrest report.

One of the participants said she and her cousins were at McDonalds when another woman and her daughters pulled up at CVS.

An argument started in the parking lot, after which a fight broke out, the report said. One of the youths said she heard Patria Delois Holman screaming, “send her to the hospital,” encouraging one of the girls to continue striking another.

While one of the girls was “on the ground,” Holman “kicked (the victim) in the face and in the stomach,” according to the report. A witness reported seeing Holman kick the girl and yell encouragement at another girl.

Holman said she went to the Beal Parkway pharmacy to pick up medicine when a group of girls began taunting a relative, the report said. Holman told deputies that she was just “a mother” who didn’t want to see a child hurt and that the “situation is terrible.”

She denied striking anyone, according to the report. The girl had injuries to her face, arm and leg.

Holman is charged with child abuse without great bodily harm and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


Grand slam(mer) breakfast? Man jailed over birthday breakfast feud November 18, 2014

Filed under: Bad Temper,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dumb,Really Dumb,WTF? — floridaduh @ 3:11 pm

A Gainesville man was arrested Sunday morning after police say he poked his girlfriend in the eye over not getting his birthday breakfast request.

sfl-flduh-birthday-breakfast-20141117-001James E. Irving Jr., 44, got into a fight with his live-in girlfriend over his birthday present and preferred celebratory breakfast, according to a Gainesville Police Department booking report and information provided by GPD spokesman Officer Ben Tobias. Irving wanted pancakes and instead got waffles.

To express his disdain, Irving poked his girlfriend in the eye, which prompted a call to the Police Department, the report states. Irving was handcuffed and taken to the Alachua County jail on a misdemeanor battery charge.

On Monday morning, jail staff served inmates a breakfast of fruit, grits, sausage, bread and butter, according to Sgt. Becky Butscher, an Alachua County sheriff’s spokeswoman.


Man charged with fight over whether or not acquaintance was dead November 10, 2014

Filed under: Bad Temper,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dumb,Physical Abuse,Sick,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:41 pm

A 62-year-old man is accused of getting into a physical fight after an argument about whether or not an acquaintance was dead.

henry-hill-shiver-jrOkaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies were called for a disturbance on Oct. 23, according to the arrest report. They found Henry Hill Shiver Jr., who reported that the victim told Shiver and another person that an acquaintance had died.

Shiver said the victim later said the acquaintance was not dead, the report said. Shiver and the other person began yelling at the victim, which escalated to a physical fight.

Shiver said “they hit the victim with a bucket” but later changed his story several times, according to the report. He eventually said it was “self defense” and the other person assisted him.

Shiver said he’d “jumped on the victim” and “began striking him in the face with his fists,” the report said. The victim had several injuries, including a cut on his head.

Deputies were unable to observe the injuries “due to the amount of blood on the victim,” according to the report. The victim was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center for treatment.

Shiver was arrested and a baggie of marijuana was found in his pocket, the report said.

He is charged with battery as a second or subsequent offense and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.


Stone age feud: Man hurls bricks at neighbor on mower November 7, 2014

A 48-year-old man was on a riding lawn mower when the bricks started flying.

sfl-flduh-bricks-lawn-mower-20141106-001An officer on Oct. 24 saw a man later identified as Bryan Martin, 51, throwing bricks at the 48-year-old man, who was on a riding lawn mower in his driveway in the 200 block of Southwest Oakridge Drive.And Port St. Lucie police even saw him duck to avoid getting konked during what could be called a not-so-neighborly encounter, according to a recently released report.

Police saw the 48-year-old man duck to avoid the bricks, and heard two bricks hit the mower.

The typical brick is a rectangular block of hardened clay, usually joined by mortar or concrete in building structures, such as homes.

According to a photo provided by Port St. Lucie police, the bricks appear more akin to decorative lawn ornaments, despite being referred to as bricks. The photo portrays them to be at least as thick as a brick, which is not to be confused with the 1972 Jethro Tull album of the same name.

The 48-year-old man said he was cutting his grass when Martin “came out of his house upset and yelling about the bricks in his yard being broken,” a report states.
Martin told police he has “brain trauma” and damage to his shoulder and neck from two motorcycle accidents.The 48-year-old man said Martin damaged his mower by hitting it with the bricks.

Martin, of the 200 block of Southwest Oakridge Drive, was taken into custody for aggravated assault, criminal mischief and violation of probation.


Love thy neighbor … Woman tried to torch neighbor’s apartment November 4, 2014

Filed under: Bad Temper,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dangerous Nut,Dumb,Fight,Fire,Florida Nut,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:11 pm

Jail after she allegedly attempted to burn down her neighbor’s apartment.

sfl-flduh-torch-apartment-20141103-001The trouble began early Saturday morning when Jasmine Nequeshia Walker got into an argument with her boyfriend at their home on the 1000 block of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. The boyfriend left after the argument and Walker responded by throwing his clothing outside the apartment onto the ground.

A next-door neighbor, who is friendly with the boyfriend, picked up the clothes and placed them on a couch inside his apartment for safekeeping. The neighbor then stepped outside and saw Walker grab a can of lighter fluid and approach the neighbor’s apartment, the report said.

Despite warnings by the neighbor not to go inside his apartment, Walker allegedly entered and poured the lighter fluid on the clothing. She tried to set the clothing on fire but her lighter did not work, the report said. Walker left the apartment in search of another lighter, allowing the neighbor to close the front door and lock it.

While he was on the phone to police, Walker allegedly set a fire to the front window of her neighbor’s apartment. The neighbor used a fire extinguisher to douse the fire.

Asked by West Palm Beach police if she attempted to torch her boyfriend’s belongings, Walker responded: “I have damaged his property in the past by pouring bleach on it when we lived on 14th Street.” She refused to answer further questions.

Walker, 24, is facing charges of unarmed burglary of an occupied dwelling, first-degree arson with people present and criminal mischief resulting in property damage. She is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.


Dog poop leads to a mess: Neighbor shot in feces feud

Filed under: Bad Temper,Controversy,Dangerous Nut,Guns,Shooting,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:08 pm
sfl-flduh-dog-poop-feud-20141103-001A Tampa man is under arrest for the October 24 shooting that began as an argument over one neighbor’s dog pooping in the other’s yard.
The U.S. Marshal’s Service assisted Tampa Police in tracking down Joshame Deon Sewell, 20, in Belle Glade, Florida.
According to police, Sewell and Donte Roberson, 30, began arguing because Roberson’s dog had defecated in Sewell’s yard on North 12th Street..
Sewell became enraged and retrieved a rifle and opened fire on Roberson, who was hit several times in the right leg and once in the right hand.
Roberson is still recovering at Tampa General Hospital.
Sewell was arrested on Sunday afternoon and was being held in the Palm Beach County Jail awaiting extradition back to Hillsborough County.

“Don’t bring a machete to a pork chop fight” October 23, 2014

Filed under: Bad Temper,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dangerous Nut,Dumb,Fight,Florida Nut,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:00 pm

An argument over pork chops turned violent and bloody between relatives Monday night.

635495145535312385-porkFellsmere police arrested Billy Wall for stabbing his nephew with a butcher knife two times in the abdomen. The two were apparently arguing over how many pork chops each person would get to eat.

Officers responded to the victim’s house on Lincoln Street just before eight o’clock. The victim, Charles Williams, came stumbling out the front door as police arrived. Wall was tracked down and arrested at his neighbor’s house a block away.

That neighbor, Carolyn Bibbs, told WPBF 25 News reporter John Dzenitis that Wall came to her door covered in blood and asking for a change of clothes.

“He was drenched with blood because I seen it all down his leg,” Bibbs said. ”I ain’t givin’ him no clothes to put on.”

Police said Wall claimed self-defense as he was being put in handcuffs.

“He kept saying ‘I stabbed him’,” Bibbs said. “He say, ‘He try to get a machete at me and cut me with a machete and I stabbed him.”

Wall was arrested on aggravated battery charges. The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office processed the scene and officers recovered the machete. The knife has yet to be recovered.

Family members told WPBF 25 News that Williams had to undergo emergency surgery because of liver damage. Thankfully, the blade barely missed an artery and Williams is expected to survive, according to his family.



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