The Bizarre World of Florida

Teen Beat Mother To Death With Baseball Bat On Christmas Eve December 26, 2013

Brandon-Aydelott-125x188A woman was found stabbed and beaten to death in her home on Christmas Eve and her 17-year-old son has been charged with the crime.

William Brandon Aydelott was arrested Tuesday night and charged with premeditated murder in the death of his mother, Sharon Aydelott,  a teacher at Holley-Navarre Middle School.

“This is a sad day for that family,” said Tim Wyrosdick, superintendent of Santa Rosa County schools.

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office was called to Sharon Aydelott’s home at 1119 Crane Cove Blvd. about 6 p.m. Tuesday after someone stopped by and discovered her.

When investigators arrived, they found an open front door smeared with what appeared to be blood.

Just inside, her body was lying on the floor in a pool of blood.

She had a large kitchen knife sticking out of her eye socket and had been stabbed and cut multiple times, including a deep slash across her throat, the Sheriff’s Office reported. She also had been beaten with a baseball bat.

After the crime, her son reportedly fled the scene.

He was found about three hours later at a nearby residence where he had been staying since he began arguing with his mother in September, according to his arrest report.

He came in for questioning without resistance. His clothes were clean, but a bit of dried blood remained on his wrist.

During questioning Aydelott was calm and appeared emotionless — other than giving a few small smiles — as he confessed to the murder, the report said.

He was being held Wednesday in the Santa Rosa County Jail with no bond set.


Tyler Hadley’s Killer Party December 19, 2013

20131217-tyler-haldley-x600-1387293543You could tell it was going to be a huge party because almost nobody had heard of the kid who was throwing it. Word was that his name was Tyler Hadley, he attended Port St. Lucie High, and, most crucially, his parents were out of town. Where exactly Tyler’s parents had traveled, or how far, no one seemed to know.

Tyler had been telling his friends all week that he was going to have a party, but nobody believed him. He’d never thrown a party before, and it was impossible to believe that his parents, who had been increasingly strict with him lately, would give their consent. When his friends asked whether the party was still on, Tyler replied, “I’m working on it.” They assumed that meant it was off. At 11:25 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2011, Hadley received a Facebook message from his friend Antonio Ramirez.


Tyler Hadley: sup bra

Antonio Ramirez: Chillen what you doin tonight?

Tyler Hadley: tryin to have a party at my crib

Antonio Ramirez: Your parents ain’t home?

Tyler Hadley: nope

Tyler Hadley: well their leasvin soon

At 1:15 p.m. Tyler posted a message on his Facebook wall:

party at my crib tonight…maybe

No one was convinced by this, but at 8:15 p.m., Tyler posted another message:

party at my house hmu

Still his friends remained incredulous.

Ashley Haze messaged: “WHAO what what if your parents come home”

“they won’t,” replied Tyler. “trust me.”

The party was just getting started when Mike Young arrived with 10 or so of his friends around 11:30 p.m. Mike, a popular, athletic junior, knew the host only by sight. Tyler was distinctive looking, tall and skinny, nearly cadaverous at six foot one and 160 pounds. At school he was quiet, approaching nonverbal, though occasionally prone to sudden, nonsensical outbursts in class. His friends — potheads, juvenile delinquents, pill poppers — were not the type of kids Mike liked to associate with. But it was a warm summer evening in July and there was absolutely nothing else going on in Port St. Lucie. There never was anything going on in Port St. Lucie. The city, 40 miles north of West Palm Beach, was a tomb, designed for the soon-to-be-entombed. It had half a dozen golf courses, twice as many assisted-living homes, seven funeral homes, two bingo halls and a shuffleboard club. There was no access to the beach, no downtown, and no place for teenagers to hang out at night other than a giant arcade called Superplay USA, which advertises itself as a State-of-the-Art Family Playground. Even the parks were closed at night. Mike and his friends had already spent three hours killing time at the mall in Stuart, 20 minutes down the coast, and another hour at McDonald’s. So they figured they might as well check out the Hadley party.

Tyler answered the door wearing a long black T-shirt, black Dickies and black Nike Air Force high-top sneakers. He seemed anxious, or at least as anxious as you can be while on Ecstasy. It was clear that Tyler was rolling. His eyes were large and white, his pupils expanded, and he kept rubbing his hands together, nervously clenching his fists.

“I don’t want no one smoking inside,” said Tyler. “It’s my parents’ house.”

Before long there were 60 kids in the house. Most of them had no idea who Tyler was. They draped themselves over the couches, played beer pong on the dining table, scrounged for food in the kitchen cupboards and gathered in packs out front, tossing empty cans onto the lawn. In the living room, when bottles fell to the floor and shattered, kids laughed. Cigarettes were extinguished on the rug, the kitchen counter, the wall. Tyler seemed less concerned with the destruction of his home than with the noise. If the neighbors got alarmed, they might call the police.

“Actually, just stay in the house,” said Tyler to nobody in particular. “You can smoke inside. I don’t care.”

Mike was talking with some girls on the couch when a very drunk skater kid — he looked like one of Tyler’s friends — ambled over.

“I smell dead people,” said the skater, giggling.

Mike looked up.

“What’s that supposed to mean?”

“Oh, I don’t know. Some people are smoking, that’s all.”

“All right, dude. Whatever.”

The skater, laughing, wandered off.

A large crowd had gathered around the beer pong table. The table was directly next to the family computer, where kids took turns playing songs on YouTube. Mike cued up Wiz Khalifa’s “No Sleep” and a couple of tracks from a Lil Wayne mixtape, “Tunechi’s Back” and “Racks.” The computer area was even filthier than the rest of the house. The white keyboard was tacky with brownish dried liquid — beer, maybe, or Coke. Nobody looked too closely.

Jose Erazo, a slight, soft-spoken 17-year-old with straight black hair combed at an angle over his forehead, was playing beer pong when he heard someone say, “Oh, he killed his parents.” Everyone laughed. Jose won 15 straight games of beer pong.

People kept asking Tyler where his parents were.

“They went to Georgia,” he told Mark Andrew.

“They’re in Orlando,” he told Ryan Stonesifer.

“They don’t live here,” Tyler told Richard Wouters. “This is my house.”

Blake and Mary-Jo Hadley
        Florida State Attorney’s Office


Mark Andrew, 21, met Tyler 11 years ago, when Mark’s family moved to Port St. Lucie. Tyler and Mark’s younger brothers were friends, and the families lived down the street from each other. When Tyler was 10 years old, he showed up at the Andrews’ house after a fight with his mother. He vowed that he would kill his parents. Mark told Tyler that all parents pissed off their kids and Tyler, calming down, agreed. The two boys laughed about it.

Tyler’s friend Markey Phillips missed the party because he was visiting his grandparents in Chicago that weekend, but he had hung out with Tyler two nights earlier, playing video games and watching television at Markey’s house. Tyler had “seemed pretty fine” that night. But two weeks before that they had been hanging out at Markey’s house when Tyler blurted out, in the middle of a conversation, that he “wanted to kill his parents and have a big party after.” Nobody had ever done that before, Tyler said — throw a huge party with the bodies still in the house.

“That’s crazy,” said Markey. He figured Tyler was trying to make a joke. Nobody ever took Tyler seriously when he talked about killing his parents. In a Facebook chat with his friend Mercedes Marko on July 2, 2011 — two weeks before the party — Tyler complained that his mother had confiscated his cell phone.

Tyler Hadley: lol yup shes a cunt fa sho i might kill her

Mercedes Maxine Marko: Omg no jail!! Or I mean prison! Lol

Tyler Hadley: oh well <3

Then there was his friend Matthew Nobile, 17, a junior at Port St. Lucie High School, who had this exchange with Tyler at 9:40 a.m. on the morning of the party:

Matt Nobile: did u do it

Tyler Hadley: no but im gonna

Matt Nobile: bet?

Matt Nobile: u really should now

Matt Nobile: do it

Tyler Hadley: dont worry i am

Tyler Hadley: then im having a party

Matt Nobile: yeah party time nigga!


Packing a surprise sucker punch is a fun game? November 29, 2013

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a juvenile in connection with two random attacks reported in Lee County.

24078378_BG2Traveshia Blanks, of Fort Myers, is charged with two counts of battery on a person 65 years of age or older.

On Tuesday around 3:50 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a group of people who randomly attacked an unsuspecting victim in the area of South Pointe Boulevard.

“I was in shock. Who would expect anything from out of the blue to happen like that. There’s no reason had I done something or said something,” said the 72-year-old Fort Myers victim.

The victim stated that while he was weeding his garden, someone kicked him from behind, knocking him to the ground. The victim says he saw a teenage girl laughing at him before she walked back to join a larger group of teens.

“I didn’t hear anything. There was nobody in the area at all. It was very quiet [when] all of a sudden I felt a blow to my hip and I was on the ground. I turned around to see what happened and there was a girl standing there laughing,” he said.

Concerned citizens saw a group of suspicious teenagers walking down a nearby street and took several photographs with their cell phone, providing investigators with what would later be a crucial piece of evidence.

The investigation into the first incident continued and on Tuesday, a second victim contacted the sheriff’s office.

Harry Hurvitz, 89, told deputies that someone rang his doorbell, and he looked and saw several well-dressed teens standing outside his door and one of them appeared to be holding a cell phone or camera.

When he opened the door, one of the juveniles suddenly and without provocation slapped him in the face.

“I stepped out to see what she was pointing to and there was another girl standing here and wammmmmm,” explained Hurvitz.

The entire group then fled, laughing as they ran toward Principia Drive.

Hurvitz says he doesn’t want the teen behind bars, saying she needs treatment instead.

He adds he’s glad it was him and not someone else.

“There are lots of old ladies here who have guns and revolvers in their possesion and will not open the door unless they are fully armed,” he said. “And they will just let loose.”

Due to the age of the victims and the random, unprovoked nature of the attacks, the Major Crimes Unit began to investigate. With the assistance of the Youth Services Division, all of the teenagers captured in the witnesses’ cell phone pictures were quickly identified, including the suspect.

After being interviewed by detectives, the suspect admitted to both random attacks, which were witnessed by other teenagers.

At Blanks’ first appearance, a judge ordered her to spend 21 days in secure detention. Blanks can have no contact with the victims or co-defendants. Blanks’ family was in court but declined to comment on the incidents.

Her next court appearance is December 19th.

What’s all the hype?

We talked to students from nearby Cypress Lake High School who didn’t seem to think the teens did anything wrong.

“I’m not gonna say it’s not right and it’s not fun, because it is fun,” said a teen familiar with the game.

In many cases across the country, teens are recording the punches and kicks on their cell phones then posting them online. The attacks are often impossible to predict and prevent.

“What’s not fun about it? Just go up to a random person, slap them and run away,” said another teen.

This story also has personal ties to Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott. Last October, his daughter was sucker-punched on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University. The man who did it was caught and found guilty.


Greenacres man robs elderly shopper, gets ride from mom October 17, 2013

dillenA 20-year-old man is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail after he alleged stole an elderly man’s wallet on Tuesday outside a Walmart in Greenacres.

Chauffeuring the younger man to and from the crime scene, according to the Greenacres Public Safety Department, was the 20-year-old’s mother.

Jesse James Dillen faces charges of robbery and elderly abuse and remained in jail as of Wednesday afternoon in lieu of $30,000 bail.

Arthur E. Nieding, 78, told police he was about to open his car door after shopping at the Walmart on Greenacres Plaza when Dillen ran up behind him, pushed him into the vehicle and took his wallet. Nieding told police he had $40 in his wallet plus assorted credit and medical cards.

Surveillance video from the Walmart shows a man exiting a white Kia SUV at approximately 11:32 a.m. then striking Nieding and fleeing towards a Starbucks at the south end of the plaza.

A Greenacres detective later noticed a white Kia that matched the description from the surveillance video and made a traffic stop. Dillen was sitting in the passenger seat and his mother, Anne M. Negron, was driving the vehicle.

Negron told police she had been out of her home only twice that day, once at 8:40 a.m. and then just a few minutes before her car was pulled over by the Greenacres detective.

But Dillen admitted to police he had been at the Walmart with his mother around 10:30 a.m. He refused to answer any further questions.

After being accused of lying to police, Negron said she had dropped her son off at Walmart then went to the Starbucks. She said Dillen ran up to her and said he had robbed Nieding then got into the car holding Nieding’s wallet in his hand.

Negron declined to allow police to search her home for the stolen property, but said that Dillen had tossed Nieding’s wallet into a dumpster at the corner of Military Trail and 6th Avenue.

Nieding’s wallet was returned to him, but was missing the man’s driver’s license, social security card, cash and other items.

Negron was not charged in the case.

Nieding declined to comment when reached by phone on Wednesday.


Looks like someone broke the first rule of Facebook Fight Club October 11, 2013

Filed under: Children acting badly,Dumb,Fight,Scary,Unusual,Weird,WTF? — floridaduh @ 4:18 pm

A troubling Facebook group  featuring video clips of young people fighting in Lake County has surfaced, but  authorities said they cannot do much to stop it.

The group amassed more  than 1,200 fans in less than two weeks.

“I can’t believe that’s a  real page and people are doing that,” Ashley Keene said. “It’s like they get a  sense of satisfaction out of that.”

Keene and her foster  daughter, Rachel Brown, were shocked to see the brawls posted online.

Brown said some of the  fighters could be her classmates.

“I feel this is  influencing kids to get into more fights in school. I think about my school and  people are going to be posting fights on purpose onto this account,” Brown  said.

Lake County Sheriff’s  Office deputies became aware of the fight page after a parent complained her  daughter was attacked.

“It’s very disturbing,  these young people going out, having these fights and posting them as if it’s a  good thing,” Deputy Jim Vachon said.

Sheriff’s deputies  contacted Facebook to have the page removed, but originally Facebook  administrators refused.

“I was told it doesn’t  violate their standards, and so far the page has not come down,” Vachon  said.


Loyalty customer is rewarded with an arrest September 30, 2013

This dude got more than he bargained when he tried to save some money by using his reward card.

His reward?

A teen in trouble, an arrest and one dead chameleon.


On Wednesday, cops arrested Aiden Zachary Wells, 20, for swiping a Jackson’s Chameleon from a pet store, according to a Port St. Lucie Police report.

Petco employees told cops that two customers were somehow able to reach inside a secured aquarium, which housed unique reptiles and steal a Jackson’s Chameleon, police said.

The duo then reportedly continued to shop and one of the suspects bought live crickets and mini mealworms, using his Petco rewards card at the checkout.

After reviewing the store’s surveillance video, cops got a copy of the receipt, which identified Aiden Wells as the suspect who made the purchase and also acted as the lookout during the chameleon heist.

When contacted by cops, Wells allegedly ‘fessed up and named his accomplice, a 17-year-old.

Cops said Wells agreed to bring the Jackson’s Chameleon back to the store, but the chameleon died in transit.

Cool fact you didn’t know: when catching prey, these critters can project their tongues up to 1-1/2 times their body length, according to Petco’s website.


Mom accused of ordering daughter, 12, to beat driver at gas station August 31, 2013

Low on fuel and patience, a woman ordered her 12-year-old daughter to beat another driver who was taking up too much room at a gas pump, authorities said.

fl-quacheena-juett-jpg-20130830At Quacheena Juett’s insistence, the child punched Randa St. Cyr in the face because the Lauderhill woman wouldn’t budge until she finished pumping gas, police say.

And Juett found herself in front of a Broward County judge Friday morning.

During the Aug. 17 incident, a fuming Juett, 33, confronted St. Cyr, who simply told her to wait for her to fuel up and move her car, according to a police report.

But Juett didn’t want to wait and ordered her daughter to hit St. Cyr, police say.

“No, that’s not true, that’s not true,” Juett said, shaking her head and sobbing during the court hearing Friday.

St. Cyr didn’t defend herself because she was recovering from rotator cuff surgery, police said.

But it didn’t stop there. After St. Cyr was hurt, Juett allegedly got into St. Cyr’s car, grabbed her iPhone and took off from the station at 831 W. Sunrise Blvd., the report said.

Juett was tracked down and nailed because of the iPhone’s GPS and the gas station’s surveillance system, authorities said. But before police found her, Juett pawned the iPhone, according to cops.

Detectives arrested Juett at her home Thursday.

Juett was ordered held without bond during her first-appearance court hearing Friday because she was already on probation when arrested.

She’s charged with burglary, contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a child, resisting arrest without violence, dealing in stolen property, false ownership of a pawned item and grand theft.


Guess kids are never too young to learn the ropes of the family business August 21, 2013

Clearwater cops are asking for your help to ID two people who are using a young boy — who appears to be about 10-years-old — to help steal stuff from a Ron Jon Surf Shop and a Hooters on Clearwater Beach, according to a news release from the Clearwater Police Department.

Check out the surveillance video.

Watch as the woman in the green shirt pushing the stroller, along with the man in the black t-shirt, hand over items to the boy, who then stuffs them into the baby stroller.

The duo also sent this lad into Hooters where he swiped purses belonging to two employees.

UPDATE: Thanks to the public, the media and the St. Petersburg Police, the couple seen using a 10-year-old boy to help pull off thefts at two businesses have been arrested. The two Kissimmee residents were arrested last night at a bowling alley in St. Petersburg. Their son and 2-year-old daughter were placed into DCF custody. An anonymous tipster called St. Petersburg police after having seen their images on the news. Thanks to everyone for helping us catch this couple.


Nabbed: Woman who allegedly used kid to steal a shopper’s wallet, cellphone July 29, 2013

A few days ago I posted an item about two women, accompanied by five young kids between the ages of 5-12, who had entered a Gymboree store in Fort Myers to go shopping. But, instead of shopping, the two women used one of the kids to swipe another shopper’s cellphone and wallet.

Here’s the post: Women used kid to steal shopper’s wallet, phone at store

Who could do such a thing?

sfl-flduh-wallet-cellphone-20130728-001Authorities have since identified Shanice Duanna Stewart, 25, as the suspect, according to the Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers’ news release.

Stewart is no stranger to law enforcement: She is a registered convicted felon with an extensive criminal history dating back to her first felony for Grand Theft Auto when she was only 14-years-old. Since then Stewart has been jailed in Lee County after being arrested for such crimes as Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Dealing in Stolen Property, multiple counts of Theft, the release stated.
Stewart has also spent time behind bars in both Collier and Manatee Counties, said Crime Stoppers.

Now she is once again a guest of the Lee County Jail, charged with Felony Grand Theft and possible other charges pending. This is Stewart’s 18th booking into Lee County Jail, inmate records show.

She was arrested on July 26th and released the next day.

There are only 148 more shoplifting days to go until Christmas.


Oh, Lord NO … Woman Accused Of Removing Her Mother’s Eyeballs During Vicious Assault July 10, 2013

Ferna-QuesnerA South Florida woman is behind bars and her mother is in a hospital after a  July 4 attack that left the suspect’s mom seriously injured.

Ferna Quesner, 34, is  accused of “beating her mother with a white pole,” according to an anonymous  caller whose account was included in a release issued by the Palm Beach County  Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators didn’t  disclose what prompted the attack inside a home in the 4500 block of Gulfstream  Road in Lake Worth.

Quesner was “covered in  blood” when deputies arrived at the home, according to the release.

“The victim’s eyes were  discovered on the kitchen floor near a knife and a large pool of blood,”  according to the probable cause affidavit.

The victim was flown to  Delray Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition.

Quesner suffers from an  unknown mental disability, the release stated.

Also in the release was a  note indicating that Quesner admitted to the attack on her mother.

“As the search warrant was  being created, it was learned that the victim had sustained serious injuries to  include having both of her eyes removed,” the release said.

Quesner faces a charge of aggravated domestic battery with a deadly weapon.



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