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Pot muffin caper not exactly half-baked August 25, 2014

Filed under: Controversy,Drugs,Interesting,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:01 pm

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Port St. Lucie police know the muffin man,

The muffin man, the muffin man,

Port St. Lucie police know the muffin man,

Nia_Marie_HuddlestonWho actually is a marijuana muffin woman who lives not on Drury Lane but on Southeast Green Acres Circle in Port St. Lucie.

Port St. Lucie police on Aug. 8 arrested the accused marijuana muffin woman, 28-year-old Nia Huddleston, along with roommate Petair Meristil, 30, after finding a dozen marijuana muffins, a dozen uncooked pot muffins and some marijuana batter at their listed address in the 1600 block of Southeast Green Acres Circle, according to recently released affidavits.Who actually is a marijuana muffin woman who lives not on Drury Lane but on Southeast Green Acres Circle in Port St. Lucie.
The baked and unbaked marijuana muffins and the pot batter turned up in the kitchen.Police executed a search warrant at their home after getting a narcotics complaint. They turned up pot and pot smoking devices, and found a marijuana plant growing in a bedroom.

Petair_Meristil (1)“Nia confirmed that the muffins were cannabis muffins that she had just recently made and was going to cook,” an affidavit states.

Photos provided by police suggest they were full muffins, as opposed to muffin tops.

A marijuana muffin recipe was not included in the affidavits.

Muffins are not the only food that’s been mated with marijuana. Brownies with marijuana in the recipe have a storied history in pop culture, stretching at least to the 1950s with “The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book,” and its “Haschich Fudge” recipe.The term “muffin” features prominently in the traditional nursery rhyme, “The Muffin Man,” upon which the top of this story is based, as well as the song, “Muffin Man,” from the 1975 album “Bongo Fury,” featuring Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart.

Meanwhile, Meristil said he was growing the pot plant in his closet, saying he smokes spliff for a “condition” he has.

Huddleston and Meristil each were arrested on drug-related charges.

 

Dad gets bar beatdown after leaving kids in car to drink August 24, 2014

A local man is accused of leaving his three children in a car while he drank beer at a bar, according to the Ocala Police Department.

sfl-flduh-dad-bar-kids-car-20140821-001Police say they arrested Joshua Delong, 28, after they found him bloody and on the ground outside of Dr. B’s Bar on Northeast Eight Place.

The security guard at Dr. B’s Bar called police after Delong tried to drive away with the kids, ages 5, 7 and 8, in the car, according to the arrest affidavit.

The security guard, Christopher Chung, told police he tried to talk Delong out of driving because he thought Delong was drunk, police said.

Chung told police that’s when an angry patron hit Delong, according to the arrest affidavit.

Delong later told police that several men inside the bar accused of him of leaving his kids in the car, dragged him outside and beat him.

Prior to Delong’s arrest, a witness called police to report Delong’s three young children left alone for four hours in a gold Cadillac with the windows up and the key in the ignition, according to police. The children had been honking the horn and yelling “daddy” in the car.

A good Samaritan, Heather Weiss, stayed with the children and kept them calm until officers arrived, police said.

Delong told police that he left his children in his mother’s care and that his wife dropped them off at the bar without his knowledge. Delong’s wife and mother denied the claims, police said.

Delong was treated for his injuries at Orlando Regional Medical Center and then booked at the Marion County Jail. He was charged with three counts of child neglect.

 

There apparently was no happy ending for this strip club customer

A man who left the Shark Lounge in a huff early Thursday, upset with his strip club experience, returned with a gun and shot a hole in the building, police said.

sfl-flduh-strip-club-shot-20140821-001He then led police on a chase across town, according to a charging affidavit.

Just before 2 a.m. two men told police a gunshot fired from a red sport utility vehicle struck the Shark Lounge, 730 E. International Speedway Blvd., right above their heads. Neither man was hurt.

Employees of the club told police that Krishna Swamy left the bar’s VIP area upset then tried to leave the Shark Lounge carrying a beer.

When employee Rosemary Sandberg stopped Swamy, 48, at the door, he got more agitated.

According to his arrest affidavit, Swamy then flung his drink at Sandberg, got into his Ford Explorer, grabbed a .30-06 rifle equipped with a scope and fired above the heads of employees Evelyn Sinka and Peter Lutz, hitting the building just below the Shark Lounge sign.

Swamy — whom police said is mentally ill — then squealed his SUV’s wheels and headed west on ISB, police said.

Once over the Broadway Bridge, police started after him where the ride became more wild.

Swamy, who lives in Umatilla, tried to elude police with a U-turn on Ridgewood Avenue in Holly Hill.

He lost control at Second Street and hit two vehicles in a used car lot, police said.

When Swamy headed back into Daytona Beach, police threw down stop sticks at North Ridgewood Avenue and Bay Street.

Both of the SUV’s driver’s side tires were flattened but Swamy kept going, police said.

He headed west again on ISB and made it to Longhorn Steakhouse, not far from Interstate 95, where he crashed into a ditch.

Two officers and a police dog apprehended Swamy, who was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Police, who also found two shotguns and ammunition in Swamy’s SUV, say he admitted to shooting his weapon, the report states.

Police Chief Mike Chitwood said Swamy has a record, including an arrest for battery on a law enforcement officer.

Swamy is charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle, using or throwing a destructive device for bodily harm or property damage, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and fleeing and eluding.

 

A nude dude entered stranger’s car in a parking lot, deputies say August 20, 2014

sfl-flduh-naked-man-car-20140819-001Pinellas deputies arrested a nude man recently after he banged on cars outside a beach motel, then entered a car that wasn’t his.

The incident occurred about 12:30 a.m. Aug. 10 outside the Plaza Beach motel, 4506 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach. A night manager approached the naked man as he was banging on two cars. The man yelled that one of the cars was his and he climbed inside.

The car, in fact, belonged to the night manager.

Deputies were called and the naked man ran away. He was later found hiding behind a car.

Kevin Matthew Robert, 22, of Kissimmee, was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge.

 

Boy, 7, drops the dime on mom for cooking … meth

A 26-year-old mother from Volusia County has been arrested after police said her 7-year-old son turned her in for cooking and using methamphetamine.

According to Edgewater police, the boy told his uncle — as well as investigators — that “There’s really bad stuff in my mom’s car.”

Briana Buchanan and her son had been living with her boyfriend’s brother, Peter — who considers the 7-year-old his nephew — for some time at his Edgewater home.

For several days, the boy had told Peter that his mom was cooking “something bad.”

Then, on Friday, Peter said the boy built up enough courage to show him just how bad it was.

“He came up to me, and he said, ‘There’s really bad stuff in mom’s car that I want to show you,'” said Peter, who asked that his last name not be published.

The 7-year-old brought his uncle to his mother’s car and opened up the trunk, himself. Inside was drug paraphernalia, sitting right next to some of the boy’s toys.

Shocked, Peter closed the trunk, took the boy inside and called 911.

“Her son, who’s 7, just told me she keeps bad stuff in her car, and he opened up the trunk, and she has a meth lab in her trunk,” Peter told a 911 dispatcher.

The 911 operator told Peter to get away from the car, because of the volatility of materials used to cook meth.

When police arrived, they found dozens of items inside the trunk used to cook and use meth.

What’s worse, the boy also described to Peter just how his mom allegedly manufactured meth.

“He said when they would get all this stuff together, they would put it all in a soda bottle, and they would shake the soda bottle and take the top off to, I guess, vent it out,” Peter said.

Police charged Buchanan with child neglect, possession of chemicals, meth and paraphernalia, and manufacturing and delivery of meth.

After Buchanan’s arrest, her son was taken in by his grandmother, away from a world Peter says no boy his age should have to see.

“I can already tell you, just looking at his face, he is relieved to be out of the situation,” Peter said.

The boy’s grandmother planned to enroll him in school this week.

Edgewater police said they were investigating to see if Briana Buchanan could be charged with trafficking meth, which has a harsher punishment.

 

Man arrested for prowling tried to fight a fire hydrant August 19, 2014

Filed under: Bizzarre,Controversy,Drunk,Fight,Funny,Interesting,Voyerism,WTF? — floridaduh @ 4:00 pm

St. Petersburg police recently arrested a prowler who they say tried to fight a fire hydrant before he was taken into custody.

http---Hidden-Past.com-Images-placeholderPolice said they arrested Jeffrey Paul McKenna, 34, after he was seen peeking into windows of homes in the 4800 block of Third Avenue N in St. Petersburg on Aug. 14.

Police were called and when officers arrived, McKenna told them he was looking for “Tony” and “wanted to go with the back up officer and smoke and be back in 20 minutes,” an officer wrote in an arrest report.

“He was also acting like he was going to fight the fire hydrant in front of him prior to being taken into custody,” the officer wrote.

The report does not indicate if McKenna — or the fire hydrant — landed any blows.

 

Man hit Home Depot employee with faucet

http---Hidden-Past.com-Images-placeholderA Pinellas Park man was arrested recently after police said he attacked a Home Depot employee with a faucet.

Pinellas Park police said Timothy S. Dexter, 54, entered the Home Depot, 4040 Park Blvd., on Thursday and asked an employee for help.

The employee told Dexter she was on break and turned to walk away.

Police said Dexter then grabbed the woman by the arm. The woman yelled “Don’t put your hands on me,” according to an arrest report.

“As the victim pulled away,” an officer wrote in the report, “the defendant then struck her in the left buttocks area with a boxed faucet.”

Dexter was arrested on a battery charge.

 

 
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