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The Bizarre World of Florida

Cocaine? In my vagina? It’s more likely than you think October 30, 2014

Filed under: Bizzarre,Drugs,Dumb,Florida Nut,OK Then .....,Silly,Unusual,Weird,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:28 pm

A Hollywood woman was arrested on a cocaine trafficking charge after she admitted during a security search at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport that she was holding cocaine in her vagina, according to an arrest affidavit.

fl-jet-blue-cocaine-arrest-20141028-001KathyAnn Ferguson, 26, flew in on a JetBlue flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica, around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, the Broward Sheriff’s Office affidavit stated.

During a secondary search, authorities said, Ferguson admitted to a Customs and Border Protection officer that she had a package inside her vagina.

Once in custody, Ferguson voluntarily removed the package, which tested positive for cocaine, the affidavit said. The cocaine totaled 175 grams, or about six ounces.

In a bond court appearance on Monday, Judge John “Jay” Hurley said the allegations against Ferguson make it appear as if she was working as a “drug mule, for lack of a better term.”

So-called drug mules are employed by drug traffickers to transport narcotics.

Ferguson was taken to a hospital for further medical attention before she was booked into the Broward Main Jail.

She was released on a $15,000 bond, jail records show.

 

Mom jailed driving 100-mph with kid in car

An Alachua woman was arrested early this morning on charges of child neglect and reckless driving after she was clocked traveling through High Springs at 100 mph, according to a booking report.

sfl-flduh-mom-100-mph-kid-20141029-001On Tuesday at about 11 p.m., a High Springs police officer spotted a vehicle traveling on U.S. 441 at about 100 mph. The officer caught up with the vehicle more than a half-mile down the highway and identified its driver as 40-year-old Alachua resident Kimberly Ann Lucier, according to the booking report.

Lucier told the officer she was speeding because she was about to run out of gas, and her 15-year-old daughter, a passenger, needed to use the bathroom.

“Driving that fast could have resulted in physical injury to the child,” the report stated.

The teen was released to a friend, and the officer noted he would contact the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Lucier was booked into the Alachua County jail on charges of reckless driving and child abuse, the report stated.

 

Goldilocks bandits found snoozing in pricey rental unit

Filed under: Bizzarre,Controversy,Disrespectful,Dumb,Florida Nut,Robbers,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:23 pm

Two men have been charged with burglary after being found sleeping in a rental property they had not paid to use, according to the Holmes Beach Police Department.

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Scott Francis Petrelli, 47, and Guy Vincent Massiello, 58, were arrested at a home in the 4000 block of Fifth Avenue in Holmes Beach, according to the report.

Officers went to a rental home around 12:30 p.m. Monday and found Petrelli and Massiello sleeping in the back porch. Police reported no one was supposed to be in the unit.

An officer woke both men and learned they had used the electricity, cable TV, propane grill, pool and shower for up to nine days. Police reported the unit rents for around $350 a day and neither Petrelli or Massiello had paid.

Petrelli was being held in Manatee County jail on $3,000 bond and Massiello was being held on $1,500 bond, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office website.

 

Man tries to kill his wife with a stun gun. “I thought it would work” October 29, 2014

A Deerfield Beach couple had argued about money before a middle-of-the-night stun-gun attack led to an attempted murder charge against the husband, an investigator said.

“The couple had fought over finances before the alleged assault,” said Broward Sheriff’s Sgt. Aimee Russo.

The agency was called to the 5200 block of West Lakes Drive at 2:44 a.m. Saturday in response to a disturbance.

fl-deerfield-attempted-murder-20141027-001-thumbnailJohn Talbot, 65, had knelt next to Nadette, 62, his wife of 28 years, while she slept, deputies said.

He used a stun gun on her multiple times in an attempt to incapacitate her and pressed a white plastic bag against her face to try and suffocate her, according to Deputy Louis J. Bonhomme’s report.

“She told investigators that ‘”he looked weird, as if he was not himself,’” Russo said.

The weapon is called a drive stun Taser, meaning it didn’t have prongs attached to wires, like those used by police, said Russo, who works in the special victims unit.

Nadette Talbot said she was able to stop the attack by “‘Fighting like a b—–!'” Bonhomme wrote.

She was never unconscious and was not injured, according to Russo.

On Monday, Talbot appeared in Broward County court for the charge of attempted premeditated murder. When arrested Saturday night, Talbot had been charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm.

Russo said the second charge, attempted murder, was added after investigators had a chance to talk further with Nadette Russo.

“We were still looking at more evidence that included her supplemental statement,” Russo said. “She was just better able to explain what happened in terms of the plastic bag and Taser.”

Assistant Public Defender Brian Reidy said Monday that he could not comment on behalf of John Talbot because they had not yet met. Reidy could not be reached Tuesday.

Talbot does not have a criminal record in Florida, according to state records.

 

Neighbors say they’re fed up with excess mothballs

Neighbors in a Mandarin community say they’re fed up with an annoying and smelly situation on Spurline Drive South. Hundreds of mothballs line one woman’s driveway. She says it’s to repel animals from her yard, her neighbors argue it’s a ridiculous move that they believe is a health hazard.

“It started off with just a few and now it’s got over 400 or more,” said Dana Nicol.

635500488159246805-mothballsHundreds of mothballs, some bagged, others loose and a good amount of them are crushed into the pavement of Nicol’s neighbors driveway.

“She drives back and forth and crushes them up with her car to make them stink even more,” said Nicol.

Besides the smell Nicol who is 5 months pregnant is concerned about possible health hazards.

According to the National Pesticide Information Center, mothballs are not intended to be used outdoors. Its ingredients can contaminate plants, water supplies, harm wildlife and contribute to air pollution.

Kim Bristol filed a complaint with the City of Jacksonville, urging them to do something about her neighbors excessive use of mothballs.

“I’ve talked to nearby neighbors and we’re suffering symptoms from the mothballs,” said Bristol. “Respiratory, coughing, headaches and it’s not just adults. It’s also affecting the children. My own children included.”

We visited the home at the center of the dispute. The woman inside told FCN the mothballs are to stop her neighbor’s dogs from defecating in her yard. She went on to say she has no intentions of cleaning up and doesn’t believe the mothballs scattered about her driveway is making anyone sick.

“We care about our children, we care about the lives in our community,” said Bristol. “I’m just trying to be heard, trying to get help.”

The city has not given the homeowner a citation, they visited the property on October 23 and the investigation is ongoing.

 

Woman charged with cutting her next-door neighbor while stealing his beer

A man was injured when he confronted his next-door neighbor after she entered his residence and started taking beer out of his refrigerator, according to Bradenton police.

sfl-flduh-cut-swiped-beer-20141028-001About 5 a.m. Monday, Patricia Coffee entered her neighbor’s residence in the 400 block of Fifth Street West and started taking the beer out of the refrigerator, according to a report.

“The owner of the residence woke up to the noise and walked into the kitchen and confronted the female suspect,” the report states. “She displayed a serrated steak knife and the victim grabbed it, cutting his right hand in two places in the process.”

The victim released the knife, and Coffee ran out the back door to her residence next door.

Officers made contact with the woman, who was not named in the report, and arrested her on a charge of armed burglary.

On Tuesday, she was being held in the Manatee County jail on $20,000 bond.

 

Man bares more than his soul in a ‘spiritual calling’

Filed under: Bad Luck,Controversy,Drugs,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 9:20 pm

A naked man spotted at a Port St. Lucie intersection told police he felt a “spiritual calling” to be outside in his birthday suit and that he saw “strange things in the sky.”
sfl-flduh-naked-man-genital-ring-20141028-001What could be called the case of the nude dude with accessorized private parts began about 10:48 p.m. at Southwest Halcomb Street and Southwest Paar Drive where police noticed Berfield in the buff.When Port St. Lucie police encountered Keith Berfield, 56, on Oct. 17, the only thing he had on was “a large metal ring around his testicles,” according to recently released records.

Asked why he was outside naked, Berfield said he felt a “spiritual calling.”

He said he’d been “called” to his back porch and further “moved” or “called” outside where he noticed “strange things in the sky.”

“The defendant (Berfield) could not describe what he meant by strange things but stated that he has been seeing this for the past several days and that standing in the driveway naked with officers was deja vu,” a report states.

He started rambling about a “spiritual initiation,” and investigators suspected he may be under the influence of drugs.

He told police he had “meth and weed” in his home, which is nearby. Police and Berfield went in his residence, and Berfield threw on a pair of underwear.

paraphernalia-table-e1413980457996Investigators found a variety of drugs, including suspected LSD, methamphetamine and marijuana.

Berfield was taken to the hospital, and police asked him again why he was outside naked. He said he’d been on drugs and wasn’t really sure why.

Berfield, of the 3900 block of Southwest Halcomb Street in Port St. Lucie, was arrested on seven felony and two misdemeanor drug-related charges.

 

 
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