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The Bizarre World of Florida

This woman found herself in a jam after attacking another women with jar of jelly August 14, 2014

sfl-flduh-attack-jar-jelly-20140813-001A Florida woman faces a charge of aggravated assault after she used a full jar of jelly to attack another woman Monday, according to an arrest report.

Denisha Day, 20, of Belle Glade was arguing with another woman because the woman’s daughter poured out some of her shampoo. Day wanted to woman to pay for the shampoo and the argument turned into a physical fight, the report said.

After family members broke up the fight, Day charged at the woman with the jar of jelly, causing a large lump on the side of her face, the report said.

Day was released from Palm Beach County Jail on Tuesday afternoon on $2,000 bail.

 

 

To grandmother’s house we go to rob and assault

sfl-flduh-grandma-stole-jewelry-20140813-001A Port Orange woman who wanted money for a hotel room to spend the night with her husband was arrested after police said the woman assaulted, burglarized and stole jewelry from her 84-year-old grandmother.

The husband did nothing to stop the wife from committing the crime, police said.

Brigitte Matzke, 25, and Alex Caldwell, 26, were each charged with burglary with assault/battery, battery on a person 65 years or older, false imprisonment, grand theft, possession of methamphetamine and intimidating or threatening a witness.

Matzke was being held Tuesday in the Volusia County Branch Jail on $56,500 bail while her husband had no bail allowed, arrest and jail records show.

According to Port Orange police, officers were called to an apartment at the Legacy At Crystal Lakes at 9:40 p.m. Monday by a neighbor who heard the commotion and saw the grandmother outside crying.

The neighbor reported hearing a loud argument, screaming, and loud banging sounds inside the apartment and decided to call authorities.

Investigators said Brigitte Matzke and her husband went to Aida Matzke’s Floral Springs Boulevard home Monday after being out all day, packed some of her belongings and demanded that her grandmother give her $80 so she and her husband could stay at a hotel.

When the grandmother said she didn’t have the money, Brigitte Matzke forced her way into her grandmother’s bedroom. The older woman tried to stop her granddaughter from entering the room but the younger woman grabbed her grandmother, ripped her bra off, twisted her wrists and stole jewelry, police said.

Brigitte took $1,900 of items including jewelry and a cellphone and ran out and left with Caldwell, police said.

 

Man Beats Girlfriend After Dreaming She Cheated August 11, 2014

carlos+gascon+mugA Florida Keys man was arrested after beating his girlfriend after he had a dream she cheated on him, according to police.

Carlos Gascon’s girlfriend told Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies that Gascon beat her all day Friday. She was able to call for help at 6:45 p.m. after Gascon passed out.

The woman accused Gascon of choking her, pouring hot coffee on her, cutting the back of her leg with a knife, and threatening to kill her while holding a knife to her throat. Gascon also allegedly picked her up and slammed her down on a glass table, breaking it.

Gascon’s girlfriend also alleges that he picked up his dog, slammed it on the ground and put his foot on the dog’s neck.

Gascon faces charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, domestic battery by strangulation, battery, false imprisonment and animal cruelty.

 

Mower choke control? Man, 71, strangles lawn guy over weeds August 8, 2014

 

An Englewood man has been arrested for battery over the lack of weeding by a lawn service.

 

sfl-flduh-chokes-lawn-guy-weeds-20140807-001According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, deputies met with the victim, the owner of a lawn service business, at a residence in the 6400 block of Thorman Road around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim told deputies he was hired to mow the lawn at the residence and was in the process of doing so, when 71-year-old Patrick Botelho approached him.

The victim said that Botelho asked him why he wasn’t trimming the weeds from the flower beds. The man said he was not hired to do so, that the home owners had contracted with him to only trim the lawn. Botelho told the victim that the weeds were getting into his lawn and told the victim he had better trim the flower beds.

When the victim declined, Botelho allegedly tried to pull the victim off the mower and grabbed him around the neck, choking him so that he was gasping for breath. Another worker who was nearby trimming around the house saw what was happening and ran toward the two. At that point, Botelho released the victim and went back to his own house

Botelho was arrested and transported to the Charlotte County Jail. He was being held on a $2,500 bond.

 

You’ve got (no) mail: Man attacked carrier for not receiving mail, cops say July 31, 2014

Police arrested an Ocala man Monday accused of throwing broken furniture at a postal carrier because he didn’t have any mail for him.

sfl-flduh-mail-carrier-attack20140730-001Aaron Bernard Smith, 27, faces charges of burglary, battery and criminal mischief, according to an Ocala Police Department report.

The mailman told Officer Kyle Drawdy that Smith approached the driver’s side of his truck in the 1600 block of Northeast 17th Street. The postal carrier said he tried explaining to Smith that the reason he did not receive any mail was because there was none for him.

The mailman said Smith got angry and struck him with an open fist at least three times on the right arm.

Smith, he said, then walked away from the vehicle, picked up a broken chair or stool and threw it at the mail truck, which is a 1991 Grumman LLV. It struck a left rear panel of the truck.

Drawdy found Smith, and he admitted to the incident, according to the report. A witness told the officer she saw Smith strike the mailman and throw the furniture at the truck.

Court records show Smith has been taken for mental health evaluation under the Baker Act twice, once in May, and once in January 2013.

 

Sounds like this dude sure knows how to raise ‘cane’ — as in sugar

sfl-flduh-machete-granny-diet-20140730-001A 34-year-old man threatened his mother with a machete earlier this week after he blamed her for putting his grandmother in the hospital.

Kevin Bolden was angry because he said his mother Kennetha Bolden had given his grandmother too much sugar, an arrest report shows. Bolden grabbed a machete he had stored behind his bedroom door and told his mother, “(Expletive), I’m going to (expletive) you up with this machete,” the report shows.

Police said Bolden — who lives with his mother and sister at the 900 block of Verdell Street — was also upset because his mother came home from the hospital, then went out to buy herself a soda. The incident occurred after 1 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

Bolden, who was being held Wednesday at the Volusia County Branch Jail on $7,000 bail, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery.

 

From split-up to spit-down some old flames die hard July 30, 2014

So-called “dip spit” is foul enough to look at, so imagine the horror when the stinky stew of saliva and tobacco juice is thrown on you.

sfl-flduh-spit-split-20140729-001That, according to the ex-boyfriend of Jenna Ketcham, is what happened July 12 at a gas station in the 9400 block of 90th Avenue in Sebastian, a recently released arrest affidavit states.

The ex-boyfriend, identified as the victim, told Sebastian police he was pumping gas when Ketcham, 25, pulled in.

The victim’s current girlfriend was in the passenger seat of the victim’s vehicle. The victim hopped in his vehicle and locked the doors.

After punching the window on the passenger side where the victim’s girlfriend sat, Ketcham went to the driver’s side. She remembered the key pad code and got the door open.

She punched the victim in the face, and “grabbed an old cup of dip spit . . . and tossed its contents all over (the victim’s) right shoulder, leaving a brown stain on his T-shirt,” the affidavit states.

Dip spit is the mixture of saliva and tobacco juice produced by users of smokeless tobacco, also known as dip. Dip, which is not to be confused with chewing tobacco, is placed between the cheek and gum, and the resulting, brownish combination of saliva and dip juice is spit out, often into a cup.

Meanwhile, Ketcham apparently was so angry she was spitting nails because she “gave (the victim) one final blow to the genitals with her fist,” the affidavit states.

Ketcham then got in her vehicle and left, evidently traveling farther than spitting distance away.

The victim’s current girlfriend gave an account of the incident consistent with the victim.

Police eventually spoke to Ketcham, and she denied striking the victim.

The affidavit didn’t state whether the “dip spit” was produced by the victim, his current girlfriend or someone else entirely.

Spit and polish might not work as well as a washing machine to cleanse the brown stain from the dip spit from the victim’s shirt.

Ketcham, of the 700 block of Holden Avenue in Sebastian, was arrested on charges including burglary of a conveyance and battery (domestic violence).

 

 
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