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Mom jailed after shooting at deadly snake October 20, 2014

Filed under: Bizzarre,Controversy,Dangerous Nut,Guns,Shooting,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:08 pm

A Panama City woman has been taken to jail after allegedly trying to gun down a snake on a local school campus.

april-demarcoApril Dawn DeMarco, 30, was arrested for discharging a .380-caliber handgun on the practice football field of Bay High School, 300 E. 15th St., during practice last week for the local Pop Warner football team. Demarco apparently borrowed the pistol from Miren Gregory, 31, to protect nearby children after a group of parents found a water moccasin on the field, police reported.

Coaches and parents told the children to get out of the area after finding the moccasin. Gregory told DeMarco she had a concealed carry permit and a handgun after some of the coaches tried to kill the snake by hitting it with sticks.

One parent forewarned the women that having a firearm on school grounds was against the law when DeMarco said, “I will take the blame,” the parent told police.

The children were about 20 to 50 yards away when Demarco took one shot at the snake, missing wide.

Attempts to contact DeMarco Wednesday were unsuccessful.

DeMarco told police she had the gun on school grounds and shot it there to protect the children, herself being a parent, police reported. However, discharging a firearm on school grounds is a felony. DeMarco was arrested Monday for discharging a firearm on school property and possession of a firearm on school property.

State law also prohibits people with concealed weapons permits from bringing weapons on a school campus during any event not related to those weapons. Gregory was arrested Tuesday on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm on school property.

Police reports contain no word on the fate of the snake.

 

Woman pulls cocaine out of bra because deputy was ‘going to find it anyway’ October 17, 2014

Filed under: Bad Luck,Controversy,Drugs,Interesting,OK Then .....,Unusual,Weird,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:14 pm

A 29-year-old woman is facing drug charges after allegedly pulling a small amount of cocaine in a cellophane wrapper out of her bra, saying the deputy was “going to find it anyway.”

nicole-kathleen-franklinNicole Kathleen Franklin was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for speeding on Oct. 7, according to the arrest report. When Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies checked her record, they found that she was on probation for 2013 drug charges.

Deputies asked for permission to search her purse, and she agreed, the report said. They found rolling papers in her purse, which she admitted she used to smoke marijuana occasionally.

The driver granted deputies permission to search the vehicle, according to the report. They found a gram of marijuana and two partially smoked marijuana cigarettes in a cigarette package and glass smoking device hidden in a tampon box.

Franklin admitted that the weed and pipe were hers and said she’d forgotten they were in the console, the report said. Before she was arrested, she reached into her bra and handed deputies the cocaine.

She is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Crooked Cop Let Woman Off In Exchange For Oral Sex: Police October 16, 2014

A Florida sheriff’s deputy faces felony charges after officials said he accepted oral sex from a woman in exchange for not arresting her.

Ted Arboleda, 32, was arrested Monday. He is charged with unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior.

n-TED-ARBOLEDA-large“It’s discouraging and demoralizing to the 99.9 percent of the men and women that work so hard and so diligently [for the Broward Sheriff's Office],” Sheriff Scott Israel. “We’re not going to tolerate this kind of behavior.”

The charges stem from an incident that occurred in July 2013, investigators with the Broward County Sheriff’s Public Corruption Unit said. Arboleda allegedly spoke with a woman at a Dania Beach gas station and learned that she did not have a valid Florida driver’s license. The woman was also found in possession of marijuana and a bottle of prescription medication.

The woman, who was on probation, reportedly offered the Arboleda money not to arrest her. Officials said he refused the bribe, but accompanied the woman to her home. The woman let him inside the home and offered him oral sex.

“She said something to the effect of, ‘I know you won’t take the money, but I’ll perform oral sex,'” Israel said.

The Sun-Sentinel reports:

Arboleda told the woman he had never done anything like that before but agreed to the sex act, according to the arrest warrant. After the sex act, Arboleda told the woman “he could not believe he agreed” and told her not to tell anyone. He left without arresting her.

Police began investigating the case after the woman’s boyfriend reported what happened. Officials said they suspect this isn’t the first time Arboleda’s done this.

He’s been suspended without pay.

 

Cold, angry woman attacked man in blanket battle

Filed under: Bizzarre,Really Dumb,Fight,Bad Temper,WTF?,Controversy,Abuse,Amazing,Dumb,Stupid — floridaduh @ 4:09 pm

DeLand police rushed to a home where neighbors reported a woman had been screaming outside for 15 minutes only to find out she was fighting over a blanket, according to an arrest report.

sfl-flduh-blanket-battle-20141015-001Officers found Emma Campbell at 4:14 a.m. Tuesday at 729 Lindley Blvd. and, after an investigation, arrested and charged her with battery causing bodily harm.

Campbell, 20, of Wesley Chapel, left several long, deep scratch injuries on her boyfriend, Alexander McCall’s chest, back and upper right thigh, a report shows.

Police determined that the fracas was over a blanket. Campbell and McCall, 20, in a relationship for three years, were breaking up and could not agree on who was going to use the blanket Tuesday night.

That prompted a fight and a tug of war over the blanket as there was a dispute over the temperature setting of the air conditioning, police said.

Campbell then attacked McCall with her fingernails, police said.

“Due to Campbell’s aggressive attacks with her nails, McCall shoved her off of him at which time she landed on the floor,” officers wrote in their report.

Campbell claimed McCall cut her lips but police did not see any injuries on her, the report said. Campbell was released Tuesday from the Volusia County Branch Jail on her own recognizance.

 

Walmart + Stuffed Horse + Ejaculate = Florida, of course October 15, 2014

Police in Brooksville have arrested a man for allegedly masturbating using a stuffed animal inside Walmart.

5174999_GPolice say 19-year-old Sean Johnson of Lake Panasoffkee has been charged with indecent exposure in public and criminal mischief for the act.

Officers responded to the Walmart on Broad Street just before 3 p.m. Tuesday for the complaint. Employees say they saw Johnson using a stuffed horse toy and go to the bedding department where he masturbated into the animal. The incident was caught on camera.

He then put the toy, now covered in ejaculate, back on the shelf, police say. Other items were contaminated and could not be sold.

Johnson fled the store but was located by police nearby. He was arrested and taken to the Hernando County Jail on $1,500 bond.

 

Potty mouth? Man attacked neighbor who allowed him to use toilet

A man who let his locked-out neighbor use his bathroom was repaid by being threatened and attacked with a crowbar, according to a sheriff’s report.

sfl-flduh-neighbor-use-toilet-20141014-001Norman Newkirk was badly in need of a bathroom about 7 p.m. Friday, but found he had locked himself out of his Jungle Road apartment. The 50-year-old went to his neighbor who agreed to let Newkirk use his bathroom.

It is not clear what sparked what came next. Neighbor Howard Williams told Volusia County sheriff’s investigators that shortly after he allowed Newkirk to use the toilet, he heard Newkirk yelling from the bathroom that he would “smear (expletive)” all over Williams, the report states.

Newkirk came out into the living room, got into Williams’ face and punched him in the nose, deputies said. Newkirk then grabbed a crowbar and threatened to hit Williams. As Williams, 59, tried to grab a wooden club to defend himself, Newkirk struck him in the back with the crowbar, deputies said.

Williams, who could not be reached Monday, then hit Newkirk in the head several times with the wooden club, a report states.

A drunken Newkirk said he was upset that he had locked himself out of his apartment, the report said.

Along with the 12 stitches Newkirk needed to have his head patched, he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery.

After being cleared from Bert Fish Medical Center, Newkirk was carted off to the Volusia County Branch Jail sporting a bandage on his head. He was being held Monday on $5,500 bail.

 

Have you ever been locked outside while naked?

Don’t you hate it when you lock yourself out of your apartment when you’re drunk?

And naked.

And the police show up.

sfl-flduh-looked-outside-naked-20141014-001Fort Pierce police about 7:25 a.m. Sept. 13 went to Carlton Court and Seaway Drive for a disturbance in which “a naked female was running around the area yelling and screaming, and this had been going on for an hour,” the affidavit states.That appears to be what happened to Carrie Starling, 27, in Fort Pierce, according to a recently released arrest affidavit.

Residents pointed to an address in the 1100 block of Carlton Court, saying a naked lady was nearby breaking things and yelling.

Investigators encountered Starling in her birthday suit, apparently intoxicated.

Starling’s speech was slurred and she said she’d been drinking.

She said she locked herself out of her apartment, and police found “smashed pots where she had caused a disturbance.”

After finding that Starling’s apartment was locked, police took her to the St. Lucie County jail where she was locked up on a disorderly intoxication charge.

 

 
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