floridaduh

The Bizarre World of Florida

Armed man threatened Checker’s clerk over hamburger order September 19, 2014

A man was arrested Tuesday after he threatened to shoot a Checkers drive-thru clerk if he didn’t give him a hamburger, according to a report.

sfl-flduh-shoot-checkers-clerk-hamburger-20140-001West Palm Beach police said Dechazo Harris, 27, pulled up just after 1:30 a.m. on March 29 to a Checkers drive-thru, 1209 N. Dixie Highway. He ordered a meal at the speaker, pulled around to the window and wanted to submit another order, according to an arrest report.

But the clerk told him he would have to drive around to get a second order. Harris then pulled out his gun, according to police, and told the clerk to get him his second meal.

“Give me a hamburger or I’ll shoot you,” he said as he got out of the car, according to the report.

The two passengers in his car persuaded him not to shoot the clerk, so he got back in his car, got his meal and left, according to the report.

Officers were able to get Harris’ license tag number off of his car from security footage. They arrested him on Tuesday, and he is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on $5,000 bail.

He faces aggravated assault charges.

 

Desmond Brownlee Accused Of Choking Wife During Argument Over Fried Chicken September 18, 2014

A 45-year-old man from Volusia County was arrested Monday after he choked his wife during an argument over friend chicken leftovers, deputies said.

Desmond-BrownleeDesmond Leon Brownlee, of Deltona, was arrested and charged with domestic battery by strangulation and tampering with a witness.

It started when deputies arrived to a home on Fayetteville Avenue around 3 a.m. Monday. A deputy reported to hear a female voice screaming from inside the residence, stating: “Please, 911, please.”

The deputy also reported to hear a male voice coming from inside the same window, stating: “Shhh, what do you want, us both to go to jail?”

The deputy then met Shey Alamo and Brownlee at the front door of the residence.

Alamo stated that she got into a verbal argument with Brownlee over not having enough fried chicken leftovers and the care of her mother.

Alamo stated the argument escalated, and Brownlee started to push her toward their bedroom. Alamo said Brownlee then “shoved” her onto the bed, according to the report.

Alamo also told deputies that Brownlee struck her in the face multiple times and choked her.

Alamo was able to break free from Brownlee to call 911, the report states.

The couple has been married four years, deputies said. Their child was sleeping in her bedroom on the opposite side of the house during the incident, the report states.

 

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.

 

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 21,819 other followers