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The Bizarre World of Florida

Man said he “didn’t find it necessary’ to stop for officers July 28, 2014

Filed under: Disrespectful,Dumb,Fraud,OK Then .....,Really Dumb,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:33 pm

A Bradenton man has been charged with fleeing to elude a law enforcement officer and driving without a valid driver’s license, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

sfl-flduh-necessary-stop-officers-20140725-001Felix Medina, 54, was arrested at 4:33 p.m. Wednesday at 2500 17th Ave. W., Bradenton, according to the report.

Officers reportedly spotted Medina run a stop sign and activated their emergency lights but Medina still did not stop.

Medina continued driving before coming to a complete stop on 17th Avenue West, police reported.

When a sergeant asked Medina why he hadn’t stopped, the suspect reportedly said: “I didn’t find it necessary.”

Medina was being held without bond, according to the sheriff’s website.

 

Man pinched for stuffing stolen sushi in his pants, cops say July 25, 2014

Filed under: Robbers,Fraud,Really Dumb,WTF?,Dumb,Funny,Stupid,Silly — floridaduh @ 1:30 pm

A 25-year-old man is accused of attempting to shoplift a sushi sampler package by hiding it in the front of his pants.

sfl-flduh-stolen-sushi-pants-20140724-001Fort Walton Beach officers were called to Publix Shopping Center on July 19 for a retail theft, according to an arrest report. A manager told officers she saw Anthony Arnold Poucher select a chef sampler package of sushi.

She said he then “concealed it in the front of his pants,” the report said. She said he passed all the registers and walked out the door without attempting to pay.

Poucher said he took the sushi because he was homeless and had no money for food, according to the report. The sushi was valued at $11.99.

Poucher is charged with retail theft.

 

Brief encounters: Men in undies strip in eatery, steal meat July 24, 2014

Filed under: Bizzarre,Dumb,Florida Nut,Fraud,Funny,Nudity,Really Dumb,Robbers,Silly,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:43 pm

1Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a group of men who broke into a local beachside restaurant in their underwear and took off with the makings for an early morning cookout. According to detectives, the men, all wearing nothing but their underwear, broke into Doc’s Beach House, located at 27908 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs, around 3 a.m. on Sunday, July 20. After roaming around the kitchen area, deputies say the men selected a case of 2amburgers and red bell peppers. However before leaving, the suspects were caught on video removing their underwear and walking around the kitchen nude. It appears the men fled on foot, beachside, headed towards the Collier County line, where the red peppers were found along the beach a few hours later.

Anyone with information on the identities and whereabouts of the 3suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD. 

 

Woman discovered sleeping in a car wearing only her lingerie tries to run over a cop in one of the most Florida stories ever July 23, 2014

fl-suzanne-morales-20140722Police in Boca Raton said they found a woman sleeping in her car wearing only lingerie, and when they asked her to get out of her car, she tried to run over an officer.

Police said just before 10 a.m. on Monday, they got a call about a woman sleeping in the parking garage of Nordstrom, 5820 West Glades Road, at the Town Center at Boca Raton.

Officers found Suzanne Morales, 45, sleeping in the car. They knocked on the car window, but Morales woke up and locked her car doors. Officers asked her to step outside the car, but she refused, according to an arrest report.

Police also said they could smell alcohol and suspected she might be drunk, according to the report.

They told Morales if she continued to refuse, they would knock out her window. She started the car and tried to drive in reverse, almost hitting one of the officers. She then hit a police cruiser and was trapped, according to the report.

Morales is charged with obstructing an officer and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

 

From paradise to the pokey: Couple charged with having sex on the beach

A man and a woman were arrested on charges of having sex in public on Cortez Beach on Sunday night, according to the Bradenton Beach Police Department.

sfl-flduh-sex-beach-cortez-20140722-001A witness called police and said she saw Elissa Alvarez, 20, and Jose Caballero, 39, fondling each other and eventually having sex on a sheet next to her at 8:36 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Gulf Drive on Cortez Beach, according to a report.

Six other people filled out complaints in connection to the incident, and the original witness told police she was especially upset because her 4-year-old daughter had witnessed the couple’s activities, according to the report.

One witness filmed the two on a camera phone as evidence for police, who took the two into custody and charged them both with lewd and lascivious exhibition, according to police records.

Both were taken to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office jail and are currently out on $7,500 bond each.

Caballero has multiple charges on his record stemming from past drug use.

 

 

Man charged with calling 911 twice because he couldn’t lock door July 22, 2014

Filed under: Bizzarre,Dumb,Florida Nut,Funny,Really Dumb,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:30 pm

A Bradenton man was charged with resisting arrest without violence and misuse of the 911 system after deputies say he called 911 twice for a non-emergency reason, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

open doorsMark L. Sharon, 55, was arrested at 2:26 a.m. Monday. According to a report, deputies arrived at Sharon’s home along 116th Street West in Bradenton, after he called 911 because he couldn’t lock his door.

A deputy described him as “uncooperative” during their conversation and told Sharon that he misused the 911 system and would be arrested if he calls for a non-emergency reason. Sharon appeared heavily intoxicated, according to a report.

Less than an hour later, deputies say Sharon called 911 again and told the dispatcher: “Thank you very much, they sent them here pounding on my door.” According to a report, deputies arrived at his home again and saw that there was no emergency. They tried to arrest Sharon, who tried to flee. He was eventually handcuffed and transported to jail.

Sharon was being held on bonds totaling $1,000.

 

 

Woman abused 911 system multiple times … alcohol may have been involved

Filed under: Alcohol,Controversy,Disrespectful,Drunk,Dumb,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:27 pm

A woman was arrested early Sunday morning after she was accused of abusing the 911 system.

sfl-flduh-911-club-20140721-001Laurel Berryman, 44, was at the House of Blues nightclub Saturday night when she became intoxicated and caused disturbances inside the club, deputies said.

Berryman was ordered by security staff to leave, but moments later she returned and attempted to re-enter the night club.

An off-duty deputy from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office then told Berryman repeatedly that she had to leave and was not allowed to return, but Berryman refused each time, according to deputies. The deputy escorted her off the House of Blues property, but she returned again.

According to the arrest affidavit, Berryman was speaking to someone on her cellphone when she returned the second time, telling them she wanted another officer on the scene.

It became evident to the deputy that Berryman was calling 911 and asking them to send a new deputy to the scene. The deputy told Berryman she could not call 911 for non-emergency issues, but Berryman kept calling, deputies said.

Dispatchers told the officer Berryman had called a total of four times within the span of 30 minutes.

Berryman was arrested, taken to the Orange County Jail and charged with misuse of the 911 and E911 telecommunications system. She has since bonded out.

 

Now Florida is making laws against … sign spinners! July 21, 2014

Filed under: Bizzarre,Controversy,Interesting,Really Dumb,Silly,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:27 pm

Standing in medians or on street corners with business signs in hand and smiles on their faces, many of us have seen sign spinners in cities all across the U.S.

1405741883000-sign-guytravisA Jacksonville disabled veteran says it’s a job he loves. But he recently came across a problem that has slowed down his ability to twirl signs to his own funky beat.

“Yesterday I actually got cited by code enforcement,” said Jeff Cappalletti who’s also known as the “Sign Guy.” “They said its an advertising sign and it’s against the code basically.”

There is a section of a St. Johns County ordinance that prohibits “Sign Walkers.” Cappelletti says he was a sign spinner in Jacksonville for three years but recently had to move St. Johns County. He assumed he would be able to continue doing a job that suits him well.

James Stewart with AAA Global Services employs Capelletti and other people who are disabled or find it difficult to enter into the work force.

He says he was shocked and disappointed after being contacted by the St. Johns County Code Enforcement office about the Prohibited Signs ordinance. So Stewart decided to take to the streets.

Dressed in a bright yellow chicken costume accompanied by a man in a green gumby suit and other sign guys, Stewart stood on the corner of 321 and US 1 in St. Johns County Friday afternoon, in protest.

“You can’t forget about the little guy who has served his country who has limited economic opportunity as far as employment,” said Stewart. “What do you say about him? What would you do if you were him?”

Cappelletti says he spent some time in the Navy and now has serious back problems. His doctors have given him a label he’s not comfortable with accepting. Cappelletti is disabled.

“I don’t want to just get a hand out from social security,” said Cappalletti. “I don’t want to just sit around and do nothing.”

The “Sign Guy” has learned there aren’t many jobs out there for disabled veterans but considers himself a part of the lucky few.

“I found out that I am good at sign spinning and people like me,” said Cappalletti.

The Prohibited Sign ordinance lists “sign walkers” as a violation. But the “Sign Guy” says he’s much more than that.

“I am not a walker I am a sign entertainer,” said Cappalletti. “Big difference!”

He was cited Thursday and says he could have received a $118 fine which would be a huge blow on his limited income.

FCN reached out to the Manager of the St. Johns County Code Enforcement, James Acosta and as of air time have not heard back.

 

Couple jailed after swiping $3 worth of booze

Filed under: Alcohol,Bad Luck,Dumb,Really Dumb,Robbers,Sad Story,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:23 pm

A 49-year-old Crestview man and his 51-year-old wife are accused of putting mini bottles of alcohol in their pockets in front of the store manager before walking out.

sfl-flduh-swiping-booze-20140718-001The store manager said Craig Van Aken and his wife, Lisa Davis, were in Cash’s Corner Pocket on Jan. 2, according to the arrest report. The store manager asked them if she could get them anything.

She said she saw the two looking at the loose mini bottles of liquor, which are $1.50 each, the report said. The manager said she saw Van Aken put two of the bottles in his pocket.

She said he gave one to Davis, but left when the manager started to question them about the bottles, according to the report. She said she knew them because they frequently came into the store.

The manager was able to identify both from photo line-ups, the report said. The two were arrested on June 25.

They are each charged with retail theft.

 

Teens break into car without noticing the undercover detective sitting inside it. Oops July 18, 2014

police+lights44Three teens were charged with attempted burglary after authorities say they tried to open the door of a parked car while an undercover St. Petersburg police detective sat inside.

The detective was watching an area because officers received reports that teens were trying to open parked car doors. The detective watched the teens try other doors.

Apparently unaware he was inside, the teens tried the detective’s door last.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that the teens, girls ages 13 and 15 and a 14-year-old boy, were arrested. All three were charged with possession of burglary tools and burglary on a vehicle.

 

 
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