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The Bizarre World of Florida

Woman bodybuilder dubbed “Little Monster” freaks out at party September 16, 2014

Dani Reardon screamed when police arrived.

sfl-flduh-bodybuilder-little-monster-20140915-001Then the award-winning female bodybuilder, described online as “jacked, vascular, & ripped,” cracked the windshield of her boyfriend’s pickup with a kick, police said.

Later, the 24-year-old slammed her head repeatedly into the cage of an Edgewood patrol vehicle as she was taken to the Orange County Jail, a report said.

Reardon — whose body reeked of alcohol — was charged with resisting arrest without violence and battery (domestic violence) early Sunday, police said.

The alleged victim was her live-in boyfriend of three years, Ian Schofield, who said he didn’t want to press charges.

Reardon, also known online as “Little Monstar” is a pro competitor for the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness, meaning she’s won at least one regional contest in a specific weight class.

That happened in November 2012, when she was declared a Class A Winner at the National Physique Committee competition in Atlanta.

“Danielle has very pretty lines,” the judges said, according to the NPC website. “She needs to improve her conditioning at the next level.”

On her website, Reardon expresses her love for posing and optimism for the future, saying she is on her way to the “big stage.” But she went to the big house after police got a disturbance call just before 2 a.m. Sunday in Edgewood, south of downtown Orlando, at a house on Oak Lynn Drive.

 

7th hole hazard: T’eed-off golfer attacked duffer pals September 5, 2014

Labor Day golfing turned out to be anything but friendly for three men paired up with a stranger at Madison Green Golf Club.

sfl-flduh-golfer-attacked-duffer-20140904-001Deputies arrested 38-year-old Michael Rich of Wellington on charges of aggravated battery after he allegedly attacked two of the other golfers with his putter and slamming it behind one man’s knees.

When it broke, Rich was accused of using the sharp end to attack and slice the other golfer.

Tony Nazzaro, 72, went to the emergency room with a swollen and cut arm.

“In all the time I’ve been golfing, I’ve never seen anything of this magnitude happen on a golf course,” said Nazzaro.

Nazzaro said because it was crowded on Labor Day, the golf pro paired him and his friend, Roy Hall, with two other golfers. He said Rich was immediately unfriendly, refusing to shake hands, ride in the same cart or talk to the others.

On the 7th hole, as Nazzaro tended the pin for Rich’s shot, he said Rich complained that Nazzaro didn’t move his ball and mark it.

“I said, ‘What, is this a $100,000 putt or something?’ It was a joke,” said Nazzaro.

Nazzaro said Rich became enraged and started using his cleats to dig up the green, saying “I’m walking in your line, I’m walking in your line.”

That’s when Nazzaro pulled out his phone to call the golf pro.

Deputies said Rich used his putter to slam Hall in the back of the legs, taking him down. The blow was so hard the head of the putter sheared off, and Rich began threatening the others with what was now “a sword,” said Nazzaro.

“I’m going to stick you in the (expletive) eye, I’m going to stab you in the liver,” Nazzaro said Rich told him.

When Nazzaro told Rich he was calling police, he said Nazzaro knocked the phone out of his hand with the sheared off putter, slicing his arm.

By the time deputies arrived, Rich had left the course, but returned and was arrested.

“They asked me if I wanted him arrested, and I said no,” said Nazzaro. “But I told them, he belongs somewhere. This guy is crazy.”

 

Guess road rage is evolving into a beat n’ treat event August 28, 2014

Filed under: Abuse,Bad Temper,Controversy,Dispute,Dumb,Fight,OK Then .....,Stupid,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:02 pm

A minor traffic accident erupted into a stabbing in South Tampa on Wednesday.

sfl-flduh-road-rage-stabbed-first-aid-20140827-001In an unusual twist, police say the man with the knife immediately began to perform first aid on the man with the wound, who survived.

Robert Suarez, 36, was a passenger in his girlfriend’s Audi going north on MacDill Avenue near Bay to Bay Boulevard, police said.

Traffic stopped suddenly and the Audi was rear-ended by a Toyota Avalon driven by Steven Baker, 22, police said. Both vehicles pulled into the parking lot of Bay Oaks apartments.

Baker and one of his two passengers, Torre Worthy, 23, began arguing with Suarez, police said.

Worthy began punching Suarez, who would later be treated for cuts to his head, wrist, legs and knees, police said.

Suarez hit the concrete and Baker joined in the fight, kicking Suarez in the head, said Tampa police spokeswoman Laura McElroy.

That’s when Suarez stabbed Baker but immediately began to put pressure on the wound to stop it from bleeding, McElroy said.

“He felt he was outnumbered and he had to defend himself, but he felt terrible about injuring his attacker,” she said.

McElroy wasn’t sure of the location of Baker’s wound. He was taken to Tampa General Hospital. His condition was initially described as serious but later described as good.

The investigation was expected to continue, with no immediate announcement of charges.

 

Man gets beatdown after refusing permission for marriage August 27, 2014

Sheriff’s deputies say an Ocalan beat an older man Monday who refused to give him permission to get married.

James Kane, 40, faces a charge of felony domestic battery on a person over 65, according to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office report.

sfl-flduh-beatdown-marriage-20140826-001Kane told Deputy Doreen Casolo he asked the 72-year-old man for permission to marry a girlfriend and the older man said no. That made him angry, Kane said, and he punched the man repeatedly.

The victim had cuts on his face, including his cheek and the middle of his forehead. His face was also red and bruised.

The older man told deputies he had fallen down the stairs and did not want to press any charges because Kane has bipolar disorder and had not been taking his medications, according to the report. The man said Kane did take his medicine on the day of the incident.

Kane was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail.

Deputies did not explain the relationship between the two men.

 

There apparently was no happy ending for this strip club customer August 24, 2014

A man who left the Shark Lounge in a huff early Thursday, upset with his strip club experience, returned with a gun and shot a hole in the building, police said.

sfl-flduh-strip-club-shot-20140821-001He then led police on a chase across town, according to a charging affidavit.

Just before 2 a.m. two men told police a gunshot fired from a red sport utility vehicle struck the Shark Lounge, 730 E. International Speedway Blvd., right above their heads. Neither man was hurt.

Employees of the club told police that Krishna Swamy left the bar’s VIP area upset then tried to leave the Shark Lounge carrying a beer.

When employee Rosemary Sandberg stopped Swamy, 48, at the door, he got more agitated.

According to his arrest affidavit, Swamy then flung his drink at Sandberg, got into his Ford Explorer, grabbed a .30-06 rifle equipped with a scope and fired above the heads of employees Evelyn Sinka and Peter Lutz, hitting the building just below the Shark Lounge sign.

Swamy — whom police said is mentally ill — then squealed his SUV’s wheels and headed west on ISB, police said.

Once over the Broadway Bridge, police started after him where the ride became more wild.

Swamy, who lives in Umatilla, tried to elude police with a U-turn on Ridgewood Avenue in Holly Hill.

He lost control at Second Street and hit two vehicles in a used car lot, police said.

When Swamy headed back into Daytona Beach, police threw down stop sticks at North Ridgewood Avenue and Bay Street.

Both of the SUV’s driver’s side tires were flattened but Swamy kept going, police said.

He headed west again on ISB and made it to Longhorn Steakhouse, not far from Interstate 95, where he crashed into a ditch.

Two officers and a police dog apprehended Swamy, who was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Police, who also found two shotguns and ammunition in Swamy’s SUV, say he admitted to shooting his weapon, the report states.

Police Chief Mike Chitwood said Swamy has a record, including an arrest for battery on a law enforcement officer.

Swamy is charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle, using or throwing a destructive device for bodily harm or property damage, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and fleeing and eluding.

 

Here’s something you evidently don’t want to do: use Thomas Steffen’s favorite cup August 19, 2014

THOMAS_STEFFEN_mug-208x300hat appears to be what sparked a confrontation that ultimately left Steffen’s brother with bruising and redness and Steffen in lock-up, according to statements in a recently released arrest affidavit.

Port St. Lucie police on Aug. 2 went to an address in the 1600 block of Southwest Tivan Lane and spoke to Steffen’s brother and his girlfriend.

They said Steffen, 25, came in while they were in bed naked and began “screaming at (Steffen’s brother) about him using his favorite drinking cup,” the affidavit states.

A cup is a flat-bottomed vessel designed to hold beverages for human consumption. Cup varieties include the mug, chalice, highball, cannikin, pilsener, cordial, tankard, demitasse, goblet, grail, stein, teacup and tumbler. There’s also the storied “pimp cup,” a highly-ornate drink receptacle famously toted by the rapper Snoop Dog.

A cup features prominently in the video for “Cups,” a popular song from the 2012 film “Picture Perfect,” and in the traditional magic trick known as “cups and balls.”

In measuring terms, a cup is equivalent to 8 ounces.

Meanwhile, Steffen’s brother told police that Steffen started pushing him then charged him and grabbed him in a bear hug.

Steffen’s brother said he was able to push Steffen off him. He hit Steffen in the eye after Steffen again charged him.

Steffen told police he went in his brother’s room, pushing and tackling him.

A description of Steffen’s favorite drinking cup wasn’t listed. It’s also unclear whether a straw was involved.

Steffen, of the 1600 block of Southwest Tivan Lane in Port St. Lucie, was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge.

 

When ‘love thy neighbor’ can be a double-edged sword August 18, 2014

Filed under: Abuse,Bad Temper,Controversy,Dangerous Nut,Dispute,Fight,Knives,Scary,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:40 pm

A 43-year-old Fort Walton Beach man is charged with threatening a woman with a sword after an argument over him having sex with the neighbor.

sfl-flduh-neighbor-sex-sword-20140815-001Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a West Sunset Boulevard residence for a disturbance, according to the arrest report. The victim told deputies that she and Michael Lee Young had gotten into an argument regarding Young having sex with the neighbor.

She said Young had struck her in the face and kicked her in the stomach before grabbing “a long sword,” the report said. Young waved the sword “in an aggressive manner” and pointed it at the victim as if he was going to stab her.

He then said, “Don’t make me do it! I will!” According to the report, the woman feared for her life and ran out of the house screaming for help.

Young said he picked up the sword and waved it while arguing with the woman, the report said.

He is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intention to kill.

 

 
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