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The Bizarre World of Florida

Here’s a bad combination: tequila shots, gunshots, a humdinger of a big vehicle and tattoos done inside someone’s home. August 14, 2014

Filed under: Alcohol,Controversy,Dangerous Nut,Drunk,Guns,Shooting,Silly,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:29 pm

A man who reportedly tried to run over two other men with his Hummer after drinking tequila didn’t get very far, deputies said.

sfl-fldu-tequila-shots-gun-20140813-001That’s because one of the people Guilibaldo Gonzalez-Lopez, 37, tried to run over shot out two of his tires. And when deputies found Gonzalez-Lopez driving in Lake Worth, he was riding on his rims, they said.

Deputies said they got a call about a shooting at about 10:30 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of Strawberry Fields Way in Lake Worth, according to an arrest report. When they got there, they found two men, one of whom said he fired shots for his own protection against a driver who was trying to run them over.

One witness told deputies Gonzalez-Lopez had come to his house to get a tattoo done. He said throughout the day Gonzalez-Lopez had been drinking Jimador tequila, according to the report, and the witness told him he was concerned about him driving.

When Gonzalez-Lopez got into his black Hummer, he starting driving erratically all over the witness’ lawn and into his neighbor’s driveway. The neighbor came outside because he heard the witness screaming and went to grab his gun, according to the report.

The neighbor took one shot that hit Gonzalez-Lopez’s front passenger tire, according to the report. Gonzalez-Lopez backed up in the street, stopped for a moment and then started driving toward the neighbor and another man who had come out of his house, who were standing in the driveway.

The neighbor shot again, this time trying to shoot the rear passenger tire, and hit it. After that, Gonzalez-Lopez drove away from the scene and the two called deputies.

At the intersection of Lantana and Haverhill roads, deputies spotted the black Hummer with two deflated tires on the passenger side. The driver was identified as Gonzalez-Lopez.

Deputies asked Gonzalez-Lopez to perform field sobriety tests but he refused and started yelling at obscenities, according to the report. They also discovered Gonzalez-Lopez didn’t have a valid driver’s license.

Gonzalez-Lopez is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and driving under the influence, and is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $9,000 bail.

 

Sanford is quickly becoming the terrifying epicenter of Stand Your Ground assaults August 7, 2014

Filed under: Bizzarre,Controversy,Guns,OK Then .....,Scary,Shooting,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:35 pm

A man walked into Central Florida Regional Hospital with two gunshot wounds from a shooting at his Sanford home Tuesday night, officials said.

untitledSanford Police identified the victim as Terrance Perkins, 34.

Investigators are currently waiting outside his home in the 1400 block of Mara Court — near San Lanta Circle — for permission to search inside.

There were signs of forced entry through the front door, according to Shannon Cordingly, Sanford Police spokeswoman.

“We are waiting for a search warrant to be signed before we can enter the home,” Cordingly said.

Perkins was shot about 9:47 p.m.

A neighbor called 911 to report the gunfire.

Just as the 911 call came in, officials at Central Florida Regional Hospital alerted police that someone had just walked in with multiple gunshot wounds, Cordingly said.

Perkins was later transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center.

He is currently undergoing surgery for the wounds to his chest and arm.

“At this time, [Perkins] is not willing to talk to investigators,” Cordingly said.

No additional information has been released.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-8477.

 

Man frothing mad over the price of beer July 28, 2014

Filed under: Bad Temper,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dangerous Nut,Fraud,Guns,Robbers,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:29 pm

Police arrested a Boynton Beach man Thursday night after they said he became upset at the price of two Samuel Adams beers, shoved a clerk, and then returned with a handgun he used to rob the cash register.

sfl-flduh-frothing-mad-beer-20140727-001According to the arrest affidavit, Herbert Lindsey and another man went to the Kwik Stop on Gateway Boulevard to purchase beer.

When told the price was $3.75, police said Lindsey argued that it should only be $3, and shoved a clerk into a beer cooler.

Clerks told police Lindsey left and returned shortly with a handgun at his side, reached into the cash register and took an undisclosed amount of money.

Police viewed surveillance video of the robbery, and tracked down Lindsey nearby at a gas station, based on a description of his vehicle. While being questioned, they said Lindsey said he never meant to use the gun, and just wanted his two dollars back.

He remains in the Palm Beach County jail with no bond.

 

Newlywed man, 79, tries to kill bride July 9, 2014

fl-hallandale-married-attempted-murder-jpg-20140708They were married just eight months, but police say a 79-year-old man tried to kill his wife, 73, after accusing her of stealing his checkbook.

Luis Ames, of Hallandale Beach, was arrested Monday after he struck his wife with the handle of a handgun, police said.

The woman, who police did not identify, was sleeping in their bedroom when Ames woke her up and made the theft allegation, Hallandale Beach Police Officer Josue Hernandez’s police report said.

She denied the accusation, and he took a firearm from a dresser drawer. While shouting, ‘I’m going to kill you,’ Ames struck the top of her head with the gun while it was still in its holster, police said.

The woman’s head was cut and “copious amounts” of blood flowed down her face, body and clothing, the report stated.

 

Oh, shoot …. again …. Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it June 19, 2014

sfl-flduh-shot-himself-fib-20140618-001Sure, accidentally shooting yourself is embarrassing. Especially if you do it twice.

But it only gets worse for you if you blame it on someone else. Especially if you do that twice, too.

Peter James Bonfiglio, 27, of Port Charlotte, is charged with filing a false report of a robbery.

Deputies say Bonfiglio called deputies Monday morning to tell them a woman he knew and a man he didn’t know robbed him at gunpoint at his Kinderkemac Avenue home around 2:30 a.m.

He said they took jewelry from him and then shot him in the foot. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Deputies found the woman Bonfiglio said he knew. She told them Bonfiglio approached her about getting money for some jewelry he had.

The woman was able to show investigators several text messages that backed up her story.

She also told them she went to see Bonfiglio by herself, and he had the foot injury when she showed up.

Deputies also talked to a taxi driver who took the woman to Bonfiglio’s house. The driver said there wasn’t anyone with her on the trip.

Detectives determined Bonfiglio shot himself, most likely accidentally, and made up the story to cover his mistake.

He was arrested on charges of Filing a False Police Report and Violation of Probation and held at the Charlotte County Jail without bond.

The investigation also turned up a previous encounter with Bonfiglio – he was arrested less than a year ago on similar charges.

In October 2013, he allegedly shot himself and reported someone hiding in the woods had shot him.

 

“Yeah, my holster broke and I accidentally shot myself” June 17, 2014

A 70-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the foot in the parking lot of a Winn-Dixie store on West Colonial Drive on Friday afternoon, Orlando police said.

Police were called to the store around 12:30 p.m. and found the man sitting on the tailgate of his truck with a gunshot wound to his right foot. The man, L.C. Williams, said the holster recently broke and he was carrying his concealed weapon in his waistband.

As he was approaching his truck, the gun fell out of his waistband, hit his foot and discharged, according to Orlando police. The round also ricocheted into the front grill area of a 2009 beige Dodge Charger, causing about $500 in damage, police said.

The car was not occupied at the time.

The gun was returned to Williams, who was taken to the hospital, police said.

 

Man shoots son multiple times on Father’s Day June 16, 2014

 

As an 18-year-old man ran from his New Smyrna Beach house bleeding from four gunshot wounds, his father stepped outside, pointed a handgun and fired one more shot, police said.

Eugene Blackwell Sr. shot his son Eugene Blackwell Jr. at 6:34 p.m. on Father’s Day while the two were inside their Edward Street home, New Smyrna Beach Sgt. Eugene Griffith said.

The final shot missed the fleeing teen.

The younger Blackwell, who just graduated from New Smyrna Beach High where he was a star weightlifter, had just broken up a fight between his father and his mother, Windy Blackwell, Griffith said, and the elder Blackwell was not pleased with the interference.

“He shot his son four times,” Griffith said Monday morning. “It escalated after the mother left the house.”

The elder Blackwell was arrested early Monday and is charged with attempted first-degree murder. He was being held without bail Monday at the Volusia County Branch Jail.

Neighbor Richard Tredeaux told investigators that after he heard the initial gunfire coming from the Blackwell house, he then saw Blackwell Jr. running from the residence. Tredeaux said he saw Blackwell Sr. emerge from the home and point something at the teenager. He heard another gunshot and then the elder Blackwell yelled out, “Yeah (expletive deleted) how do you like that?” the arrest report states.

Griffith said Blackwell Jr. was airlifted to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach in critical condition. He was listed in satisfactory condition on Monday, said Tangela Boyd, hospital spokeswoman.

 

Just a thought, but don’t try to buy a handgun with a fake cop ID June 11, 2014

sfl-flduh-handgun-cop-id-20140610-001A Daytona Beach man was arrested last week after authorities said he tried to use a fake law enforcement identification card and fake concealed weapons permit to purchase a handgun.

According to a report, David Alan Garrity tried to purchase the gun on June 3 at Gander Mountain in Lake Mary using the fictitious identification. Garrity wanted to buy the handgun on the spot instead of waiting the state-mandated three days.

Employees at Gander Mountain told officials they believed the documents presented by Garrity were fake and refused to sell him the firearm.

However, employees told Garrity he could pay for the gun, wait the three days and pick it up after that time. Garrity agreed, but Gander Mountain officials notified law enforcement of the incident and told them when he would be returning for the gun.

Authorities were waiting for Garrity when he returned to the store on Friday. He was arrested and charged with sale and delivery of firearms.

Garrity told investigators that he was not a former law enforcement officer. Additional charges may also be pending.

 

Man Pees On Lawn, Get’s Pissed Off, Shoots Onlooker June 7, 2014

A Miami man who, police say, shot a man while they were arguing  faced a judge Friday.gilberto-martinezGilberto Martinez, 28, was arrested on Thursday, June 5th after police said he pulled a gun on two people, shooting one, after they commented over Martinez peeing in front of a home.

According to his arrest report, Jose Martinez and Genaro Merlos had just returned home from the store when they saw Gilberto Martinez urinating in front of their home.

The two men told the Gilberto he should not be doing that because there were small children at the house, according to the report.

Gilberto allegedly took offense to the comment and pulled out a black hand gun, stated the report.

Jose Martinez attempted to run away but was shot three times in the torso area.

Gilberto, then allegedly turned the gun on Merlos and said, “You too,” and pulled the trigger.

According to the report, Merlos, “heard the click of the gun but nothing happened.”

Gilberto then ran away but was later arrested.

Police said Gilberto Martinez later admitted to shooting the Jose Martinez  and then leaving the area.

Gilberto Martinez is charged with one count of attempted second degree murder.

A judge on Friday ordered him to be held on $50,000 bound plus house arrest.

 

Man mad over lost dog threatened couple, shot man June 5, 2014

A Walton County man angry about his missing dog threatened to “blow” a woman’s kneecaps off and then shot the man who was also in the house, according to authorities.

sfl-flduh-missing-dog-threatened-kill-20140604-001James Farrell Davis, 55, 10228 County Highway 3280, was charged on Tuesday with attempted murder, aggravated assault and armed burglary of an occupied dwelling.

According to a media release issued Tuesday by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, authorities responded to a Seymore Drive residence on May 21 for a report of shots fired. Deputies discovered that Joseph Justice, 31, had been shot by Davis.

The release states that Davis walked onto the property and confronted Heather Sue Carden about his missing dog. Davis had a shotgun and threatened to “blow her knee caps off.”

Davis also stated “No, I’m not going to jail for you, I’m gonna kill you,” the report said.

According to the release, Justice heard the commotion and came out of the house, at which time Davis turned the shotgun toward him and stated, “and you too.” Davis fired the weapon at Justice, but missed the first time. Justice attempted to go back into the home to protect his three children. Davis pursued Justice and a struggle occurred.

The release states that during the struggle, Davis fired another shot and hit Justice. Justice was able to get a hammer and struck Davis in the head until he was able to get the gun away from Davis.

Deputies took the weapon and the hammer, as well as a semi-automatic pistol found in Davis’ possession.

Both men were transported to Bay County Medical Center and have since been released. The children were not injured during the incident.

 

 
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