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The Bizarre World of Florida

Woman arrested for running an unlicensed botox clinic out of her garage April 18, 2014

garage18n-3-webAlejandra Tobon, 43, pumped Botox, filler and vitamin injections and offered plasma therapy and Carboxytherapy, a method of removing stretch marks after pregnancy, police said in a news release.

Cops cuffed Tobon on Wednesday after a patient came to police in December to report a bad reaction to the illegal Botox therapy.

The woman allegedly outfitted the garage, along a leafy street of residential rowhouses, to look like a medical office, police said.

Instead, Tobon was committing the crimes of unlicensed practice of health care profession and practicing medicine without a license, both third-degree felonies.

Online records show Tobon has been licensed in the state of Florida since 2003 as a massage therapist and since 2009 as an electrologist.

Cops believe there may be other victims.

Neighbors would see Tobon sporting medical scrubs and told WFOR-TV that women would frequently come and go from the tidy home.

“I’m in shock, you know, because sometimes you see the neighbors walking around, saying ‘Hi’ in the morning. But that’s it. So I’m in shock,” Dulce Lopez told the CBS affiliate.

 

Report: Oops, homeowner led authorities to his own grow house

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An Orange County homeowner called the power company to report a problem, and ended up leading them straight to a major marijuana grow house, authorities said.

gh4Investigators said they carried out more than 100 pot plants from the home in the Canyon Ridge subdivision near Clarcona-Ocoee Road.

When Channel 9’s Kristyn Caddell went to the home, the odor of marijuana was so pungent, she could smell it from across the street.

Investigators were at the home all night Wednesday removing the plants from the top floor of the home.

They said there was so much marijuana in the home, that there was very little living space.

gh2“They were actually remodeling the back room into another grow operation, which was going to be even larger,” said Robert white with the Corporal Narcotics Tip Squad.

Neighbors watched in awe as the plants were being carried out.

Norm Pozzie said he never noticed the pungent smell, but did see a lot of expensive cars and well-dressed people stopping by the house on a regular basis.

When the homeowner called the power company to report an electrical short, officials with Duke Energy noticed the lines had been tampered with.

The man was allegedly running some illegal power to the home to run his grow house, but it shorted out his power.

“We know who lives here, we know who paid for everything and we know who set it up,” White said.

Investigators said they will be putting out a warrant for the man’s arrest.

 

Judge does a double take after learning Edward Cocaine was appearing in his courtroom on drug possession charges April 17, 2014

Filed under: Bizzarre,WTF?,Controversy,Unusual,Amazing,Weird,Interesting,Funny — floridaduh @ 7:06 pm

fl-man-named-cocaine-20140416-001The judge did a double-take and there were giggles aplenty in bond court Wednesday when a bailiff announced the name of a man arrested for drug possession: Edward Cocaine.

“What?” uttered a stunned County Judge John “Jay” Hurley.

“My last name is Cocaine,” proudly stated the man at the podium. His name was indeed legal and inscribed on his driver’s license.

“You know, I’d thought I’d seen it all,” Hurley laughed, shaking his head. “How many times have the police told you to step out of the car during your life?”

“Just about every time I get pulled over,” a chuckling Cocaine admitted.

The 34-year-old Fort Lauderdale man, arrested Tuesday in Pembroke Pines, explained how he got his name. “My great-grandparents came over here from Greece and they changed it,” he said. “That was like in the 1920s.”

The judge remained nonplused. “I’m still trying to absorb this,” he said.

 

Now we have drug thieves attacking old people on their way out from seeing the pharmacists

1397678899000-PH-pharmacy-attackOn February 28 in Tampa, a man walks out of a pharmacy and is jolted with a taser for his drugs.

On March 15 in Tampa, a pharmacist is attacked and beaten for his drugs.

On April 8 in Palm Harbor, a woman leaving a pharmacy is knocked to the ground for her drugs.

People were shocked when we showed them the surveillance video.

“Oh, my Gosh!” said one.

“In broad daylight. That’s pretty crazy,” said another.

“They knocked her down!” said two elderly ladies.

“Oh, my God,” said one man.

When people watch the video, it makes their jaws drop, but no one is really surprised. Across the nation, and here in Tampa Bay, pharmacies and their customers have become targets, and detectives say Oxycodone and narcotic addicts will do anything to get a fix.

In the Palm Harbor attack, the suspect can be seen pacing back and forth in front of Trust Pharmacy on Highway 19. A woman walks out and the suspect immediately knocks her to the ground and takes her bag of prescription drugs. Passersby try and subdue the suspect, but he escapes.

But the suspect’s face is clearly captured on camera and detectives want to know who he is, reminding people to watch their backs.

 

If you’re going to burglarize a business, it’s probably best not to follow them on Instagram April 16, 2014

A Boca Raton e-cigarette burglar was “immediately” identified when the victim told police the suspect follows his business on Instagram, according to a Boca Raton Police arrest report.

An owner of Florida E-cigs and Vapes at 281 N. Dixie Highway, watched surveillance video of a burglar throwing a brick through the front door and stealing about $2,000 worth of e-cigarettes and juice used in the cigarettes on Sunday.

fl-boca-instagram-burglar-20140415-001The owner said he recognized the burglar as Tanner Bradshaw, 18, of Boca Raton, a regular customer and one of nearly 350 followers the business has on Instagram, according to the report.

A photo of Bradshaw’s driver’s license is one of 80 photos on his Instagram account.

Police found Bradshaw on Monday at about 5 p.m. near Palmetto Park Road and Southwest Third Street with products stolen from Florida E-Cigarettes.

Bradshaw told police he has a narcotics addiction and is remorseful, according to the report.

He faces burglary and grand theft charges and remains in Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $6,000 bail.

 

Teacher blew a .27 two hours after she was pulled over .. on her way to school at 7:00 a.m.

0416_nclo_vaughn_nancy_t120A high school teacher was arrested and charged with driving under the influence while on her way to school on a Monday morning.

Nancy Vaughn, a 57-year-old reading teacher at a high school in Estero, Fla., was pulled over shortly before 7 a.m. after the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car driving erratically near the school, swerving in and out of lanes. Vaughn denied being under the influence of any substances and stated that she was on her way to work.

However, when Vaughn failed a field sobriety test, the officer arrested her on suspicion of DUI. She ended up having Breathalyzer test readings of 0.26 and 0.27, more than three times the legal limit, when she was tested about two hours later, reported the Naples Daily News.

Vaughn is on probation related to a May 2013 DUI to which she pleaded no contest. She received one year county probation and a one-year license revocation as part of her plea agreement, though she was allowed to drive to and from work.

 

Victoria’s Secret? Stealing credit card information

os-alexander-sundeman-sanchez-picture-20140415A clerk at an Orlando Victoria’s Secret outlet store used a skimmer to steal tourists’ credit-card information and then sell it, federal prosecutors allege.

Between Nov. 29 and April 3, the woman hid the skimmer under her skirt at Orlando Premium Outlets on International Drive and swiped customers’ cards before running them through the cash register, according to court documents.

The woman, whose name is not revealed in court documents, was paid $500 whenever a felon named Alexander Sundeman Sanchez, downloaded card numbers from the device, records show.

“I forgot to tell u i really only want foreigners and tourists,” Sanchez texted the woman, according to court documents.

Sanchez, 29, picked up the skimmer once a week for several months, records state. When he moved to Tampa, Neftali Oquendo, 27, of Orlando began retrieving it, documents state.

Both men were arrested last week on fraud charges.

A confidential source told the U.S. Attorney’s Office about the operation. The U.S. Secret Service investigated.

Sanchez in March was sentenced to two years’ probation for gun, marijuana and drug-paraphernalia convictions.

Oquendo was convicted in 2008 of petty theft.

 

‘Blood moon’ teens toked on pot bong on school rooftop pocket-dialed 911

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Tsfl-flduh-blood-moom-20140415-001hey could see a red glow over the Ocala school.

But it wasn’t the ‘blood moon” that crossed the Earth’s shadow early today.

It was the flame from a lighter three teens were using to fire up a bong during a total-lunar eclipse party.

Was the bust the result of some epic celestial bummer? You decide.

Deputies were tipped off when one of the kids pocket-dialed 911.

The teens, ages 15 to 16, were arrested after they were found on the roof of Horizon Academy at 365 Marion Oaks Drive just after 1 a.m.

“Apparently, the teenagers were on the rooftop to watch the lunar blood moon eclipse,” Judge Cochran, a spokesman for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, said in a statement.

A report said deputies “could see three people smoking what appeared to be some sort of bong and passing the object between each other. Plus, deputies could see a glow from a lighter.”

Deputies found a homemade marijuana smoking pipe and marijuana inside a plastic container.

All three teens are facing these misdemeanor charges: trespassing on school grounds, use or possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana possession not more than 20 grams.

Patrol units responded to a 911 hang-up from the school campus just after 1 a.m.

“One of the juvenile defendants may have pocket-dialed a cell phone and called 911,” Cochran added.

 

Just a little friendly advice: When you’re hammered, please leave the ax alone

sfl-flduh-axing-for-trouble-20140415-001It was about 4 a.m. April 5, and it wasn’t the first time Port St. Lucie police had been to Jesse Little’s home on Southwest Burlington Street.

In fact, an officer reported knowing of the address because of repeated calls regarding Little “constantly drunk in his yard” stirring up trouble with his fiancée and neighbors, according to a recently released arrest affidavit.

Little, 28, hadn’t violated any laws the first time the officer went there, but this time apparently would be different.

Little’s fiancée told police Little damaged the walls of the rental home and took an ax to the landlord’s washer and dryer.

She also said Little kept drinking liquor he took from a neighbor’s residence “and had been yelling curses while walking up and down the street.”

The fiancée reported Little knew police were coming, saying he raced inside to pretend to be asleep.

She pointed out a big ax, an edged implement used by lumberjacks in felling trees, on the garage floor. Police saw holes in the drywall and “heavy denting” on the washer and dryer.

Investigators found Little in bed, where he appeared to be faking slumber.

Described as “obviously intoxicated,” Little said he’d been imbibing all night.

Police took Little to the hospital for medical clearance, where he is quoted as telling an officer, “I’m gonna have the Outlaws pay you a visit. You will be over by morning.”

On the way to jail, Little demanded the officer pull over and let him out.

“If you don’t you’ll be (sexual intercoursed) up by the morning, before you even know it!” the affidavit states.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the officer was “(sexual intercoursed) up by the morning.”

Little, of the 2000 block of Southwest Burlington Street in Port St. Lucie, was arrested on charges including criminal mischief and corruption by threat on a public servant.

 

Teacher Fired for Orchestrating Attack on Seventh Grade Student April 15, 2014

teacherAfter Florida teacher Dru Dehart got into an argument with seventh-grade student Radravious Williams, Dehart allegedly ordered a pack of older teens to attack Williams.

Dehart, who claims that Williams threatened her, is a veteran teacher at Northport K-8 School in Port St. Lucie.

Security camera footage from inside the school shows Dehart pointing to Williams and walking away. Mere moments later, a group of boys surrounds the teen and assaults him.

As the boys beat him up, Williams falls to the floor. The attack left him injured and traumatized.

Dehart was suspended without pay last fall.

On Thursday, after half an hour’s deliberation, the county’s school board came to the unanimous decision to fire Dehart.

David Miklas, a school district representative, said that Dehart “made a very poor decision that day” in using “students to carry out discipline.”

 

 
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