The Bizarre World of Florida

Man didn’t like what he was hearing so …. he choked a 12-year-old boy and chased him around a restaurant June 19, 2014

Jeremy-Almeida-jpgDaytona Beach man was arrested Monday night after police say he choked a 12-year-old boy and chased him around a restaurant.

According to the police report, the victim made a comment to his mother that Jeremy Almeida, 32, did not like. Almeida proceeded to choke the child and then chase him around the restaurant. He later trapped the boy on a pool table and choked him again, police said.

The incident occurred at a restaurant in the 1500 block of South Atlantic Avenue. Almeida was arrested walking away from the scene and charged with child abuse.

Officials said the mother was drunk and refused to cooperate.


Kayla Oxenham Accused Of Branding Her Children For Identification Purposes June 18, 2014

A Port Charlotte woman is charged with child abuse, after police say she intentionally burned her two young children with a hot stick so she would know they were hers.

Kayla-OxenhamKayla R. Oxenham, 23, has bonded out of jail.

According to a police report, the children are 5-years-old and 7-years-old. They told authorities that Oxenham told them she “forgot how much she loved fire.”

The children told police that Oxenham proceeded to use a lighter to burn a stick and injured the children’s arms by touching the hot stick to them. Then, Oxenham told the kids she burned them for two reasons: the first is so the kids could have ice cream, and the second was to identify the children as being hers.

Medical exams for the children showed at least one of them had injuries indicative of the burning.

Oxenham is also accused of grabbing her child by the hair and hitting the child. She declined to talk to police about the alleged burns.

Oxenham’s occupation listed on the Charlotte County Jail Web site is medical assistant.


Omar Monserrate Accused Of Beating Up Teen For “Fooling Around” With His Daughter June 14, 2014

 An Altamonte Springs man is facing serious charges, accused of beating up a 14-year-old boy.

Omar-MonserrateInvestigators said Omar Monserrate punched and choked the teen because he was found with Monserrate’s 13-year-old daughter.

Detectives said the girl snuck out of her house to meet the boy, but was caught when she returned home.

According to reports, Monserrate and the girl’s mother went to the boy’s home, and Monserrate demanded to speak to him alone.

He drove the boy to Brantley Terrace, where he allegedly began yelling at the boy and choked him until he passed out.

When the boy regained consciousness they both got back in the car and went to the boy’s home, according to reports.

The boy’s mother came home, noticed bruises on his face and neck, and rushed the boy to the hospital.

Monserrate has a criminal history, including domestic violence.


Baby, let’s take a stroll because daddy’s on a roll … to apparently deal a little weed June 13, 2014

sfl-flduh-dad-drugs-uniformed-20140612-001A man is arrested on Wednesday for soliciting drugs to police officers in the presence of his 2-month-old, Panama City Beach Police said.

Authorities say they arrested 28-year-old Terandell Curlee Coleman, of Ebro, Fla., after he approached an unmarked police vehicle in the area of Pier Park and asked two uniformed officers to purchase cannabis from him for $25. When officers agreed to the purchase price, they say he left infant son unattended in a stroller about 15 to 20 feet away, while he leaned in to present the cannabis to authorities.

He was subsequently placed under arrest for possession of cannabis with intent to distribute and child neglect, and taken to the Bay County Jail.


Because Florida isn’t weird enough, man declares himself a sovereign state June 5, 2014

crime-law-jpgA judge has ordered a Central Florida man to enroll his 8-year-old daughter in school.

The man is claiming he is a sovereign state and not bound by U.S. laws.

Joseph Rosa, 37, refused to answer questions during his trial Monday.

Social workers said that the girl stopped attending school last year. During visits to the house, Rosa and his wife never showed proof that their daughter was attending a private school or being home-schooled.

The circuit court judge said Rosa cannot deprive his daughter of an education. He faces up to 180 days in jail if she is late or has any more unexcused absences.

Rosa was in jail on a $1,000 bond for reportedly giving officials a false name.


What’s a busy dad to do when he has a schedule conflict — probation meetup versus childcare? May 30, 2014

A New Smyrna Beach man is charged with child neglect after police say he went to a probation meeting and left his child home alone.

sfl-flduh-probation-meeting-20140528-001David Kirkham, 42, left for his meeting shortly before 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and arrived back home three hours later to find officers in his driveway, according to a New Smyrna Beach police report.

Kirkham is serving three years of federal probation after pleading guilty to tax evasion in Maryland, court records show.

The boy’s mother told Kirkham she would not be able to watch their 7-year-old son Tuesday morning, and when she drove by Kirkham’s home later, she didn’t see his car in the driveway or the car belonging to the resident of the efficiency apartment in the backyard, according to the report. Shortly before 11:30 a.m., police made contact with the boy, who confirmed he was home alone.

Kirkham’s explanation to police of why his son was alone was redacted from the report.

Kirkham, who could not be reached Wednesday, was released from the Volusia County Branch Jail after posting $2,500 bail, records show.


Is drunken night of music blasting a case of man bites dog? May 24, 2014

This could be one for the man-bites-dog file.

A 15-year-old boy complained to investigators that he woke up on — a school day — to loud music and his mom and stepdad drunk.

shandra_mickel_mug-thumb-150x163-15518The teen told Martin County Sheriff’s investigators that his mom, Shandra Mickel, 32, told him he had to get up for school.

He said he wanted to rest a while longer “because he was tired from his mother blasting music all night,” according to recently released Martin County Sheriff’s Office records.

He said he got in the shower 15 minutes later and his mom and stepfather began banging on the door and yelling, “Get the (sexual intercourse) out of the shower.”

Traditionally, parents model responsible behavior for their children to better prepare them for adulthood.

The teen boy said he asked his mom to leave him alone, and she began saying “mean things” and name calling.

He said he bent over to put on his shoes, and that his mom started punching him. He said he eventually held her against the wall in an effort to thwart the attacks.

Mickel, who smelled of booze and appeared under the influence of an “unknown substance,” said her son was back talking and wanted his phone. She slurred her speech and kept nodding off.

Mickel gave investigators an inconsistent story and kept altering the events.

A neighbor said the son was not the aggressor.

Deputies gave the son a ride to school and gave the mom a ride to jail.

Mickel, of the 2400 block of Northwest Holiday Court in Stuart, was arrested on a domestic battery charge.


Babysitter threatens kids with knife, leaves them home alone

A babysitter threatened the children she was watching with a knife, left them alone in their house and told them before leaving, “I am sick and tired of you,” according to a police report.

fl-nancy-pierre-36-is-accused-of-pointed-a-knife-at-children-and-leaving-them-unsupervised-20140522Nancy Pierre, 36, was charged with four counts of child neglect.

Police were tipped off to the unsupervised children after a driver found one of them on the side of the road about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to an arrest report.

The driver stopped and asked the child, whose sex and age were not released, where the mother was, and the child said it was trying to find her but didn’t know the number to call. There were no phones in the house that the children could’ve used to call 911 or their parents, according to the police report.

West Palm Beach police also asked the child where the parents were and who was supposed to be in charge. The child told them the parents were working and that the four children were being supervised by Pierre.

The child went on to tell police that Pierre pointed a knife at them and yelled, “Have fun and do whatever you want in the house,” before leaving.

The other three children, whose ages were also not released, corroborated that story, and added Pierre did not feed them dinner before leaving, according to the report.

Police tracked down Pierre at her house, who initially told police she wasn’t the woman they were looking for, according to the report. Officers asked her whether she was in charge of the children, and she said she was but that she left the house after the children’s father arrived home.

Officers told her the children’s father was in Fort Lauderdale working and had not yet returned home. Pierre then told officers she had to return home after her son, who was at Pierre’s house, had an asthma attack, according to the report.

When asked why she didn’t take the children with her, she said it was “poor judgment” to leave them alone.

She was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on Wednesday.


Artful Dodger? Man accused of using kids to help him steal May 15, 2014

Filed under: Amazing,Child Abuse,Controversy,Disgusting,Dumb,Fraud,Robbers,Sad Story,Sick,WTF? — floridaduh @ 7:11 pm

In a modern day Oliver Twist…Levy County sheriff’s deputies say a Cheifland man was using kids to help burglarize homes.

Deputies have arrested 36-year-old Brad Shipley…claiming he stole over $10,000 in hunting items.

Deputies say he made two kids – 12 and 13 –  in his neighborhood help him…and told them they would go to jail if they told on him.

One kid told their mom and Shipley remains in the Levy County Jail on an $810,000 dollar bond.

Some of the items stolen were guns, fishing poles, and knives.

Neighbors say because of the thefts, they have started a neighborhood watch program.


If you’re going to manufacture crack in your home, don’t store the materials on the same shelf as the baby formula May 3, 2014

A couple is behind bars, accused of leaving cocaine powder near baby formula and a gun atop a board game in a child’s room, according to an arrest report read aloud in court.

sfl-pembroke-pines-drug-arrests-photo-20140501Farah Pierre-Louis, 30, and Nerlls Jonca, 31, were arrested Wednesday when police found an apparent drug lab in the couple’s home, the report stated.

Pierre-Louis is charged with cocaine trafficking, manufacturing and aggravated child abuse. Jonca is facing similar charges, plus possession of a weapon by a violent career criminal. Both were being held without bond, Broward jail records show.

At her first court appearance Thursday, Pierre-Louis said that she has three children, including a 1-month-old girl with Jonca.

“[The baby girl] lives in the residence with you and the items in the kitchen cabinet and counter used to manufacture crack cocaine were in the same vicinity as the baby’s formula,” Broward Judge John “Jay” Hurley said, reading from the arrest report.

A loaded handgun was found in her 10-year-old daughter’s bedroom closet on top of a children’s board game, Hurley said. “That’s extremely serious,” Hurley said.

At Jonca’s court appearance, Hurley pointed out the length and severity of Jonca’s criminal history and the seriousness of the new charges. “So you’re going to face double the punishment on all these matters,” the judge said.

The children were placed in protective custody with the state, officials said.



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