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Man accused of exposing himself, shaking genitals at apartments September 1, 2014

sfl-flduh-exposing-shaking-genitals-20140828-001 (1)A 60-year-old Fort Walton Beach man is accused of exposing himself in front of a woman and her 2-year-old son at an apartment complex.

Richard Wild pulled his pants down below his knees, placed his hands on his hips, and then began “shaking” his genitals while “yelling incoherently,” according to the arrest report. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies spoke to the woman, who said she turned herself and her son away to avoid seeing anything further.

Wild said his pants had fallen down because they were loose, according to the report.

He is charged with lewd or lascivious exhibition – intentionally exposing his genitals in the presence of a victim under 16 years old, which is a second degree felony.

 

Mom, if you want your kids to experience a scary ride, take them to Disney — don’t do this August 28, 2014

UntitledJennifer Mannino of Punta Gorda was stopped Tuesday night for suspected DUI.

When a Charlotte County deputy managed to pull her over near Tamiami Trail and Bayshore Road the deputy said she had already taken the pickup truck over the median and almost hit traffic as she made a right hand turn.

Mannino failed a field sobriety test and her blood alcohol registered three times the legal limit at .025.

Compounding her situation, her 12-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son were in the car at the time.  The daughter, according to the arrest record, was so concerned she called her father.

There was an open container of vodka inside the truck’s cab that the arresting deputy said contributed to the evidence she had been driving while she was driving the pickup.

This was Mannino’s second DUI charge in less than two years according to jail records.  In addition to the DUI, Mannino was charged with child neglect without great bodily harm.

The children were turned over to their guardian who showed up at the scene and took them away.

She remains in Charlotte County jail without bond.

 

Man swiped hit-and-run souvenir, cops say August 27, 2014

An 18-year-old man was arrested Saturday after police say he crashed into another car and nearly ran over two people.

sfl-flduh-hit-run-souvenir-20140825-001Briar-Jo Coty Mellen sped through the parking lot of Cabana Beach Apartments, at 1601 SW 51st Terrace, where he lives, according to a police report.

Mellen crashed into an unoccupied vehicle at about 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, then spun the tires of his car and drove toward two people. The two bystanders were forced to move out of the way to avoid being struck, the report said.

Then Mellen drove onto a curb, where he left his vehicle parked, police said.

One witness told police that when Mellen left his vehicle, he removed the license plate from the vehicle that he hit and took it with him, the report said.

Mellen returned to the apartment with the tag and told his roommate that he had just hit a car and was planning to keep the license plate as a souvenir, police said.

Mellen was apprehended by police near the apartment complex. He was slurring his words, swaying when walking and emitting a strong odor of alcohol, the report said.

Police saw a large green marking on the damaged portion of the white vehicle, where paint had likely been transferred during a collision.

Mellen was booked in the Alachua County jail with charges of theft, failure to leave information to an unattended vehicle with property damage and reckless driving.

 

Sexually spurned woman caused man’s neck to ‘leak’

If Shakieria Anquanette Shan Long screams she wants to have sex, you better watch out.

sfl-flduh-spurned-neck-stab-leak-20140826-001A man identified by police as a witness told investigators that he, Long, the victim and others were “barbecuing and drinking.” The witness said he got a bit intoxicated and lay down on a couch in the 1400 block of Avenue J.That’s a conclusion one could draw following Long’s arrest Aug. 12 in Fort Pierce after the apparent object of her amorous outburst got stabbed in the neck, according to a recently released Fort Pierce police report.

He said that after a few minutes, the victim came in with Long, 22, following.

“The suspect (Long) was screaming that she wanted the victim to have sex with her,” the report states. “The victim told her no and to go back where she had been all day and have sex.”

Long eventually went in the victim’s room. Not long after that, she called for the witness, saying she stabbed the victim and that he was “leaking,” or bleeding.

The witness held a towel to the victim’s neck, and Long said she was sorry.

The witness and victim walked toward the witness’ home. Long ran after them and began punching the victim in the face.

The victim told police he didn’t want to have sex with Long because she’d been imbibing. He didn’t want to pursue charges.

He said she stabbed him in the neck, but that she didn’t mean to.

Long, of the 800 block of North 20th Street in Fort Pierce, was arrested on a felony battery charge.

 

Man gets beatdown after refusing permission for marriage

Sheriff’s deputies say an Ocalan beat an older man Monday who refused to give him permission to get married.

James Kane, 40, faces a charge of felony domestic battery on a person over 65, according to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office report.

sfl-flduh-beatdown-marriage-20140826-001Kane told Deputy Doreen Casolo he asked the 72-year-old man for permission to marry a girlfriend and the older man said no. That made him angry, Kane said, and he punched the man repeatedly.

The victim had cuts on his face, including his cheek and the middle of his forehead. His face was also red and bruised.

The older man told deputies he had fallen down the stairs and did not want to press any charges because Kane has bipolar disorder and had not been taking his medications, according to the report. The man said Kane did take his medicine on the day of the incident.

Kane was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail.

Deputies did not explain the relationship between the two men.

 

This sucks! Burglar left DNA-rich lollipop at crime scene August 24, 2014

Filed under: Bad Luck,Dumb,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,Robbers,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:48 pm

After a burglar left his Lollipop stick at a home he robbed, detectives were able to track him down through DNA on it.

sfl-flduh-dna-lollipop-20140821-001Thomas Christopher Crews, 53, of North Naples, is in the Collier County jail following his arrest Thursday on burglary and grand theft charges.

The lollipop stick was discovered while Collier County Sheriff’s Office detectives were investigating a “Dinner Set” burglary at a residence in Pelican Bay in March.

Dinner Set burglars typically strike upscale homes while residents are out to dinner.

Detectives were investigating a report of a burglary that occurred March 6 at a residence on L’Ambiance Circle in Pelican Bay in North Naples.

The victim told detectives that she left the residence for dinner around 6 pm and when she returned at 10:30 pm she noticed the rear sliding glass door was ajar and that some of her jewelry was missing.

The victim also noticed a used lollipop stick that wasn’t hers that was on top of a bedroom dresser.

Detectives submitted the lollipop stick to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to be processed for DNA.

Forensic testing matched DNA evidence from the lollipop stick to Crews, detectives said. Crews’ DNA was already on file at a DNA data bank in Florida from a 2001 Sarasota case.

Detectives located Crews and he gave them permission to collect DNA in order for it to be submitted for comparison to the DNA discovered on the lollipop stick. On Monday, it came back as a match.

He was arrested at his home on Thursday.

Crews has served more than 20 years in prison. 

 

Here’s a new one, this DUI guy was caught dragging a tree down the road! August 21, 2014

A Gainesville police officer was sitting in a parked cruiser late Monday night when an approaching truck caught his attention.

sfl-flduh-dui-dragged-tree-20140820-001It could have been that the truck was speeding, perhaps it was the loud noise and the sparks that were flying from the rear as a chain bounced off the asphalt.

Or maybe it was the tree that the driver was dragging as he drove east along the 3500 block of Northwest 53rd Avenue.

The officer stopped the driver, later identified as Daniel Totulis, 21, of Gainesville, at around 11 p.m. at the entrance to the Apple Tree subdivision. Totulis had glassy eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol, according to a police report.

Totulis told officers that he wanted to take a test to see if he was drunk, the report said. The officers conducted a field sobriety test and Totulis swayed while trying to stand, missed his nose with his finger two out of four times, and refused to walk a straight line.

During the test, Totulis told the officers to take him to jail because he knew he should not have been drinking and driving, the report said. He offered no explanation for why he was dragging a tree down the street late at night.

He was arrested on a charge of DUI after his breath tests registered .190 and .185, twice the legal threshold in Florida for DUI.

 

 
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