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Just a little friendly advice: When you’re hammered, please leave the ax alone April 16, 2014

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.”

 

Looks like the grape escape from the grocer didn’t last long

A woman accused of walking into a Publix with no pants on and walking out with two stolen boxes of wine has been caught, police said.

See the video

sfl-flduh-pantless-vino-thief-20140414-001Desiree Taylor, 35, was arrested Monday morning at her apartment by Ocala police.

Taylor entered the store on College Road and grabbed the two boxes of wine, worth about $42, and left.

Authorities said the store manager tried to stop Taylor from stealing the wine, but she started swinging her arms wildly and fled.

Taylor was arrested on March 2 on charges including battery on a firefighter or emergency medical technician and resisting an officer.

Authorities said those charges stemmed from an incident in which Taylor was acting strangely and screaming profanities at an apartment complex pool and resisting officers and firefighters when they came to check on her well-being.

 

Family abducted by aliens. Need help to rent the space shuttle to rescue them! April 14, 2014

Filed under: Beautiful,Bizzarre,Florida Nut,Funny,Interesting,Silly,Unusual,Weird,WTF? — floridaduh @ 12:32 pm

 As the light turns from green to red at the intersection of Dale Mabry Highway and Kennedy Boulevard, it’s Jeff Stevens’ cue to go on.

Every light cycle, Stevens has a new audience. He smiles, he waves, he twirls and balances a cane. As many panhandlers on Sundays do, he holds a sign. His signs, though, are different.

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“I used to hold a sign that was ‘Homeless’ and that didn’t really work for me,” Stevens said. He was homeless, but got off the streets and into an apartment in 2011. He got a full time job working at Denny’s. Still, it wasn’t enough to make ends meet.

So he got creative.

“I started coming up with comedy things and trying to make people laugh,” he said. “It just brightens their day.”

Today’s signs included: “Wife + pet tiger abducted. Need help w/ ransom to save my lovable tiger. They can have wife, so much quieter at home. Anything helps! L.O.L.”, “Geico Kidnapped my Pet Lizzard. Need Help w/ ransom to save the little guys life.”

This intersection is center ring. He engages his audience. Sometimes it’s a smile, sometimes it’s a dollar. His performance is nothing new, just the venue has changed.

“One day, I hope to actually get a better job to get back into doing what I used to do, which is travelling the circus and performing with wild cats,” he said.

He says he’s cousins with the famous Ron and Joy Holiday, the subjects of HBO’s documentary Cat Dancers – who gained notoriety when their partner Chuck Lizza was killed by one of their live-in white tigers. Stevens said tragedy after tragedy, from his parents’ death to run-ins with the law, brought him to Florida.

But the show must go on, and Stevens comes to this Tampa intersection every Sunday. He’s holding funny signs to pay his bills. He’s twirling a cane to put some money away in savings. He’s making people smile, like he did under the big top.

“It blesses my heart to see them laughing,” he said. “If I don’t make a dollar or anything, it feels good right here just to see somebody smile.”

The light turns green. This show is done. As the audience drives away, Stevens is still on. Smiling, waving, preparing for the next show – when the traffic stops.

 

Man vowed to blow up tax collector’s office over auto tag flap

Lawmen say a man became upset when he couldn’t renew his car tags and threatened to blow up the Santa Rosa County Tax Collector’s Office.

sfl-flduh-auto-tag-flap-20140413-001Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies went to the Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s office in Destin to deal with a disturbance. When they entered, they identified a man matching a description given to them during the call. The man was saying, “No, no, no, this is a setup,” the deputy wrote in the arrest report.

When deputies tried to detain him the man declared, “You don’t have the right to stop me” and tried to shoulder his way past the deputies. He was handcuffed despite “significant resistance,” the deputy wrote in the report.

When deputies talked to the agent who phoned in the call, she told them that 46-year-old James Colin Ready of Destin became upset when he learned he couldn’t renew his car tags because his license had been suspended. She said he vowed to make a pipe bomb and blow up the Santa Rosa County Tax Collector’s office. The report didn’t say why he threatened the Santa Rosa County office.

“He said he had served in the military and had killed 159 people and was good at it,” the deputy wrote in the report.

He allegedly said “I’m not kidding” and left the office, then returned and ranted that he was going to make a pipe bomb and blow somebody up, the report said.

He was charged with battery on an officer or firefighter, and threatening to discharge a destructive device.

 

“When police searched his car, they found condoms, the loaded handgun and a shovel and duct tape inside.” April 12, 2014

3489808_GA loaded handgun, shovel and duct tape were found in the car of a man Davie Police say was arrested for having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Antonio Seisdedos, 36, was arrested Thursday on charges of engaging in a sexual act with a person under 16, computer pornography and child exploitation and traveling for computer pornography and child exploitation, according to a Davie Police arrest report.

Seisdedos was being held on $14,500 bond Friday, court records showed. No attorney was listed in court records. Efforts to get a comment from someone at Seisdedos’ address were unsuccessful.

According to the arrest report, the victim’s mother went to police after she found several text messages on the girl’s phone from Seisdedos. Seisdedos and the teen texted about having sex in the messages, which dated back to February, the report said.

When police spoke with the teen, she admitted to having oral sex with Seisdedos in his car, the report said. She told police she had been approached by Seisdedos outside a Publix, and he told her she was cute and asked if they could exchange phone numbers, the report said.

The girl said she told Seisdedos she was just 14, the report said. She also admitted to sending him naked photos of herself, the report said.

Using the teen’s phone, police contacted Seisdedos posing as the girl and arranged to meet with him. He didn’t show up for the first meeting but when he showed up to a second arranged meeting, he was taken into custody, the report said.

When police searched his car, they found condoms, the loaded handgun and a shovel and duct tape inside, the report said.

Seisdedos refused to speak with officers without his attorney, the report said.

 

Police get involved after dispute over too many pets gets physical April 11, 2014

sfl-flduh-neighbor-fight-furkids-20140410-001Some folks really show their claws when it comes to their fur kids.

Fur-real feud: A woman, identified as Christina M. Putman, 27, is accused of attacking her neighbor after the neighbor told authorities Putman was keeping eight dogs and several cats, reports TCPalm.com in Stuart.

After officials verified Putnam had more fur kids than the legal limit of five, Putman allegedly jumped her next-door neighbor’s fence and grabbed the woman’s hair, dragging her into the backyard from the porch, Port St. Lucie cops said.

 

Couple had sex on the beach … not the drink

Filed under: Florida Nut,Groping,Nudity,OK Then .....,Sex,Sexual Exposure,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:18 pm

A quick kiss on the cheek between a couple is widely considered an acceptable public display of affection.

But more than 20 minutes of full blown sexual intercourse could be considered pushing things.

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The latter is the situation Shanna Kelley, 35, and 37-year-old Sean Dempsey apparently found themselves in about 12:30 a.m. April 2 in the area of the Tiki Bar restaurant in Fort Pierce, according to recently released records.

FPPD_case-thumb-500x389-15385A Fort Pierce police officer dispatched to the scene saw a woman with her pants down to her ankles and a nude dude “engaging in sexual intercourse in plain view of the road and surrounding areas,” a report states.

The man, identified as Dempsey, quickly “broke contact from the female and began pulling his pants up, while laughing.”

The woman, identified as Kelley, told investigators that Dempsey is her boyfriend and was in town for a visit.

She said they didn’t see anyone around, so they started having sex on the park picnic table.

Dempsey, who smelled of booze, said he had “a bit” to drink, saying he was trying to “have fun.”

He grew angry and made statements such as, “Why can`t you be cool, if I wanted to I could be a real (rectum) and make this arrest hard for you.”

Meanwhile, a man told investigators that he and a friend were fishing and the couple copulated for more than 20 minutes.

Kelley, of the 300 block of North 11th Street in Fort Pierce, and Dempsey, of the 100 block of Serenata Court in Port St. Lucie, each were arrested on an indecent exposure charge, while Dempsey also was arrested on a disorderly intoxication charge.

 

Man denied littering, said ‘it was weed’ April 10, 2014

sfl-flduh-littering-weed-20140409-001A man found himself “in the presence of law enforcement” and dropped a bag of marijuana and cocaine, according to information in an arrest report.

An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy stopped 32-year-old Richard Lynn Roebuck of Fort Walton Beach for littering when he saw him drop a plastic bag beside the road. Roebuck initially denied dropping the plastic bag, then said, “It was weed.”

Roebuck was detained. Deputies found a plastic bag containing marijuana, and 2 feet away they found a cigarette wrapper containing white powder. They also found a plastic bag filled with white powder.

When deputies searched Roebuck he found another plastic bag containing white powder.

The white powder tested positive for cocaine.

Roebuck was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana.

 

Uncorked: Pantless woman stole vino from grocer

sfl-flduh-pantless-vino-thief-20140409-001A woman wearing only a shirt and slippers took two boxes of wine from a grocery store Tuesday and left without paying for the beverages.

Store officials at Publix at 5400 SW College Road, Ocala, told Ocala Police Department Officer Charles Hunt that the woman, who had on a black shirt and slippers, but no underwear or other garment, entered the store at about 1:40 p.m. They said she walked to the wine aisle and picked up two boxes of wine and walked past the cashier line and started out the door, according to the OPD report.

A store manager tried to stop the woman, who “became hysterical” and ran away with the wine, which was valued at $41.68, the report notes.

Officials described the woman as black, of medium build and standing about 5 feet 4 inches tall, with a tattoo on her neck.

Anyone with information about the woman or her whereabouts can call OPD at 369-7000, Crime Stoppers at 368-STOP, or visit www.ocalacrimestoppers.com. Tips can be sent via the MyPD App or by texting 274637 using keyword 368STOP.

 

 
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