The Bizarre World of Florida

“I’m not a whore.” Why yes, baby powder was involved August 13, 2012

Filed under: Abuse,Amazing,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dispute,Fight,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,WTF? — floridaduh @ 5:14 pm

Police are looking into an incident where a woman allegedly hit her mother  in the nose with a container of baby powder during an argument.

Fort Walton Beach Police became involved in the case on July 28 when they  were summoned to a Marilyn Drive residence.

A woman said she’d been scolding her daughter about her “irresponsible  behavior” and didn’t approve her becoming involved in short-term relationships and leaving the house for  several days without indicating where she was.

The daughter became angry and told her mother, “I’m not a whore.” Then, she  whacked her on the bridge of the nose with a plastic bottle of baby powder.

The daughter admitted to hitting her mom with baby powder.

She was charged with battery. Her court date is Aug. 14.


Man shoved woman over show dog dispute

Filed under: Abuse,Amazing,Bad Temper,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dispute,Physical Abuse,WTF? — floridaduh @ 4:52 pm

There’s no “best in show” prize for an East Naples man accused of shoving a woman to the ground over a show dog.

An ongoing civil dispute over Krystal, a four-year-old Bedlington Terrier, escalated Friday when Ronald Lundin, 53, of the 2100 block of Harians Run, East Naples, was arrested Friday by Collier deputies.

Lundin is accused of approaching the dog’s co-owner while she was walking near her home on Marco Island, pushing her to the ground, and attempting to yank the dog away, according to an arrest report.

Witnesses intervened, allowing the woman and the dog to escape, reports said. Lundin fled the scene and was arrested in North Naples four hours later.

In addition to a misdemeanor battery charge, Lundin faces one count felony possession of a controlled substance after pills were found in his pant pocket at the time of the arrest, according to the arrest report.


Miami Dolphins star Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson is arrested for ‘head-butting new wife of 1 month after she found a receipt for condoms’ August 12, 2012

Filed under: Abuse,Amazing,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dispute,Fight,Really Dumb,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 3:13 pm

The argument that led to Johnson's arrest broke out when his newlywed wife, VH1 reality show star Evelyn Lozada, found the condom receipt over dinner and confronted him about it

The argument that led to Johnson’s arrest broke out when his newlywed wife, VH1 reality show star Evelyn Lozada, found the condom receipt over dinner and confronted him about it. The 34-year-old Dolphins receiver formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, was charged with simple battery, domestic violence, which is a misdemeanor. Lozada was treated for a cut to her forehead after the alleged headbutting incident.


Fired: School bus driver who defecated on campus August 9, 2012

Filed under: Abuse,Amazing,Bizzarre,Dispute,Florida Nut,WTF? — floridaduh @ 9:40 pm

A school bus driver has been fired for defecating on school grounds and encouraging a student to drop his pants and “moon” other students through the bus window.

Maureen Butler, 50, also reportedly admitted to district investigators that high-school students threw condoms and tampons on her bus that were found later by elementary school children.

School Board members approved her dismissal at a meeting Tuesday evening. Officials initially tried to fire Butler in April but the decision was contested by the Sarasota Classified/Teachers Association, which also represents bus drivers.

The union’s appeal was denied by the district’s human resources executive director Mike Jones and later by School Board Attorney Art Hardy.

Butler declined to comment. SCTA Executive Director Barry Dubin did not return calls seeking comment.

According to the district’s investigation, North Port High School maintenance staff found cigarette butts, toilet paper and human waste on school grounds close to where Butler’s school bus was on several occasions parked early in the morning.

A maintenance worker told school officials they had to clean a similar mess several times before and he was “tired of cleaning up this area.”

During an interview with investigators in April, Butler admitted defecating close to a fence at the school.

She also said that she slowed her bus down and egged on a student who was “mooning” other students.

Butler, who has worked for the district since 2000, told investigators the tampons and condoms were thrown on her bus by students from Sarasota Military Academy.

She said she walked to the back of the bus after dropping off the students but did not see the items that were then found by students from Glenallen Elementary School.


Son rubbed dog feces in his mom’s face

Filed under: Abuse,Bad Temper,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dispute,Florida Nut,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 9:38 pm

A Florida man yesterday rubbed dog feces in his mother’s face during an argument in the home they share, police report.

Cops arrested William Jenkins, 22, on a felony domestic battery charge for pushing his mother, 53, to the floor during the dispute, according to a Palmetto Police Department report.

When questioned by cops, Jenkins denied pushing his mother, but admitted that he “did rub dog defecation on her face because she yelled at him,” investigators noted.

The confrontation between Jenkins, pictured in the adjacent mug shot, was apparently prompted by his mother’s refusal to provide him with a shot of vodka.

Jenkins retrieved the dog feces from the home’s back porch, where his mother’s dog had relieved itself. He “then reached down with his hand picked up the dog defecation and rubbed it in his mother’s face,” cops reported.

Jenkins is being held in the Manatee County jail, where bond has not been set.


Man claims ‘The Hulk’ hit him in the grill August 7, 2012

Lawmen say a man was arrested for attacking his girlfriend, and his  girlfriend was arrested for attacking the man.

On July 24 a Fort Walton Beach Police officer was called to a Reed Place  residence about an incident.

When the officer arrived he heard a man shouting. The door was open, so the  officer announced his presence and the yelling man told him to come in.

The man said he went into a bedroom where his girlfriend was sleeping and she  “jumped out of bed” and “hit him in the grill.” He said she turns into “The  Hulk” when she gets angry.

The woman told a different story. She said she was trying to sleep when the  man came into the room and started yelling at her. At one point he grabbed her  by the neck and pushed her, then pinned her by the wrists. She denied attacking  the man.

A witness said she heard loud screaming and saw the man on top of the woman.  She said this is a common occurrence and the two fight “every night.”

The officer was unable to determine who the real villain was, so he arrested  them both.


Cops want to know: Who is this man?

Filed under: Amazing,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dispute,Florida Nut,Fraud,WTF? — floridaduh @ 7:14 pm

–There’s many questions when it comes to the true identity of Roy Antigua.

Is he a decorated high-ranking member of the Coast Guard who drives a sleek, black Escalade with tinted windows and official-looking Coast Guard decals?

Is he a member of a local police department since he was found with badges and flashing lights that he fashioned on the dashboard of his SUV?

Is he a decorated war hero, with dozens of medals of honor, along with countless uniforms?

At first glance, most people would say yes.

He could be all three of these persona’s since countless badges, credentials and ID’s were found in his New Port Richey apartment on LaSalle Court.

The only problem is Antigua is a fake, police say.

He’s a phony with a rich fantasy life, according to New Port Richey police.

“He wished he was any of these things,” said Chief James Steffens in a press conference Monday.  “We need the public’s help.

Detective Michael Anderson was one of the first people to interview Roy Antigua once the 53-year-old was taken into custody.  Detective Anderson said, “Being in the business for a while, in my 20 years, I’ve never seen anything this elaborate.”

What the longtime detective is referring to is the cache of paraphernalia and supplies that were found in Antigua’s possession.   Investigators even discovered a CIA badge.

It all started on July 31st during a traffic stop.

A very astute New Port Richey officer, Ed Campbell, found Antigua to be “suspicious.”

The police were called during a neighborhood dispute where Antigua was fighting with someone next door, police say.   Officer Campbell took the call that day.  When he followed Roy Antigua on the way back to the department where Antigua was going to make a statement, he pulled him over on a traffic stop.

The 53-year-old would be Coast Guard member was driving with a suspended license.  Not only that, but he was also arrested for violating his probation, a charge stemming from his days in Miami.

Officer Campbell got a strange feeling about this guy.

When Antigua was being booked at New Port Richey police headquarters, Campbell checked the identification cards and found one of them to be military-related.

That’s when the officer became extremely suspicious.  Being a member of the military, Campbell recognized that the ID card was fake.  “I just knew,” he said.  “Being in the military, I recognized it.”

And, a four-day investigation began.

Chief James Steffens, with a broad smile, talked about how proud he was of both Officer Campbell and the countless other dedicated investigators.  “I think you can see my pride,” he said, beaming.  “These guys work very hard and they caught this guy just in time.”

The question remains – is Roy Antigua a true threat, a possible danger with the approaching Republican National Convention?  Did he have devious plans with all the paraphernalia he possessed?

Or, was he just living a fantasy?

The Chief remarked, “He’s definitely strange, but we need to know if he’s truly dangerous.”

And, that’s where the public comes in to help.

The Chief told reporters, “This is a unique opportunity that the public has to help us in this investigation from the very start.  We need to know who this guy is.  Help us so we can help you.”

He continued, “The best case scenario is he just liked to dress up and wear outfits.”

There is something, police say, that troubles them greatly.  Cub Scout uniforms were found in his possession.  Detectives want to make sure that Antigua was not abusing children in any way.

Antigua was also found with medical supplies and credentials.  Investigators are hoping that he did not treat anyone or diagnose anyone medically.  They also hope he did not go into hospitals trying to gain access to patients’ records, information, or prescriptions.

Truly, the possibilities are endless with this case since so many different ID’s and items were found, everything from uniforms to radios, handcuffs, bullets, badges and medals.  The Secret Service is also said to be involved in the investigation, along with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.   Future charges could range from state to federal crimes.

It is not illegal to possess the items he had.  However, police say, it is the way he is suspected of using them that is illegal.

The 53-year-old native of Cuba is said to be single and only living with a dog named Max, which oddly enough, happens to be Antigua’s middle name as well.

Police want to know if anyone knows this man, has dated him, done business with him or has been harmed by him in any way.

“We want to know if anyone was even stopped by him with these police lights we found,” the Chief said.

Neighbors say Antigua was always “flashing his badge.”  One woman, Pat Curtin told 10 News, “At first he was a Coast Guard pilot.  Then, he was a health care worker. Then, a federal agent.  I mean, he’s a fruit loop.  Who is this guy?”

Antigua was said to be remorseful when caught and that he admitted that “things got out of hand.”

“After the shock and awe wore off, he knew the gig was up,” said Chief Steffens.

The Chief admitted to even having interaction with Roy Antigua during a Memorial Day event to honor veterans on May 21st at North Meadowlawn.   Antigua was in his phony dress blues, decorated in medals, when he “blended in and even introduced himself,” the Chief said.  “We never knew.”

“He wished he was any of these things,” said Chief Steffens.  “We are an open book. We need the public’s help.

Please call Detective Michael Anderson at 727-816-1130 if you have any information.  Even the smallest of clues could help with the investigation.

Antigua is currently being held at the Pasco County Jail.



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