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The Bizarre World of Florida

Pimpin’ [while eating Wendy's in front of Walgreen's with your junk hanging out] ain’t easy April 19, 2014

Mugshot-Anthony-JohnsonA homeless man who goes by the nickname “City Pimp” was arrested after allegedly eating fast food from Wendy’s while lying in front of another business with his pants down and his genitals exposed.

Anthony Johnson, 54, was arrested in front of a Walgreen’s store in the 1200 block of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the arrest report, Johnson “was laying in the front of the business with his pants around his knees, exposing his genitals.”

The arresting officer also wrote in the report that the Walgreen’s manager said Johnson “is a constant problem to the business, and they receive numerous complaints a day about him on the property.”

Johnson was charged with lewd or lascivious exhibition.

 

Woman arrested for running an unlicensed botox clinic out of her garage April 18, 2014

garage18n-3-webAlejandra Tobon, 43, pumped Botox, filler and vitamin injections and offered plasma therapy and Carboxytherapy, a method of removing stretch marks after pregnancy, police said in a news release.

Cops cuffed Tobon on Wednesday after a patient came to police in December to report a bad reaction to the illegal Botox therapy.

The woman allegedly outfitted the garage, along a leafy street of residential rowhouses, to look like a medical office, police said.

Instead, Tobon was committing the crimes of unlicensed practice of health care profession and practicing medicine without a license, both third-degree felonies.

Online records show Tobon has been licensed in the state of Florida since 2003 as a massage therapist and since 2009 as an electrologist.

Cops believe there may be other victims.

Neighbors would see Tobon sporting medical scrubs and told WFOR-TV that women would frequently come and go from the tidy home.

“I’m in shock, you know, because sometimes you see the neighbors walking around, saying ‘Hi’ in the morning. But that’s it. So I’m in shock,” Dulce Lopez told the CBS affiliate.

 

Report: Oops, homeowner led authorities to his own grow house

Filed under: Bad Luck,Bizzarre,Controversy,Drugs,Dumb,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:21 pm

An Orange County homeowner called the power company to report a problem, and ended up leading them straight to a major marijuana grow house, authorities said.

gh4Investigators said they carried out more than 100 pot plants from the home in the Canyon Ridge subdivision near Clarcona-Ocoee Road.

When Channel 9’s Kristyn Caddell went to the home, the odor of marijuana was so pungent, she could smell it from across the street.

Investigators were at the home all night Wednesday removing the plants from the top floor of the home.

They said there was so much marijuana in the home, that there was very little living space.

gh2“They were actually remodeling the back room into another grow operation, which was going to be even larger,” said Robert white with the Corporal Narcotics Tip Squad.

Neighbors watched in awe as the plants were being carried out.

Norm Pozzie said he never noticed the pungent smell, but did see a lot of expensive cars and well-dressed people stopping by the house on a regular basis.

When the homeowner called the power company to report an electrical short, officials with Duke Energy noticed the lines had been tampered with.

The man was allegedly running some illegal power to the home to run his grow house, but it shorted out his power.

“We know who lives here, we know who paid for everything and we know who set it up,” White said.

Investigators said they will be putting out a warrant for the man’s arrest.

 

Hospital housekeeper cleaned out visitor’s purse

Filed under: Amazing,Disgusting,Dumb,Fraud,Really Dumb,Robbers,Sad Story,Sick,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:18 pm

A North Florida Regional Medical Center housekeeper was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police say she stole money from a woman visiting her sick father.

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Joy Williams Lawton

Joy Williams Lawton, 56, of 4517 SE First Place, is accused of stealing about $900 from the woman’s purse while on her shift Tuesday morning at the hospital, the Gainesville Police Department reported.

The woman, Spring Ann Mills, of Lake City, caught Lawton digging through the purse in her father’s room, according to a GPD arrest report. Mills confronted Lawton, and the two argued until hospital staff members broke them up.

While Lawton waited in the hallway, a video camera recorded her pulling the money out of her pockets and hiding the cash behind a glove box hanging outside a door, police said.

During an interview with police, Lawton denied stealing the money, saying she only moved Mills’ purse. An hour later, officers searched Lawton and found $450 in cash, folded in half inside bank envelopes, in her pocket, police said. Two hospital staff members later found $447 inside the glove box, police said.

On Wednesday, during another police interview, police found an additional $182 in cash in Lawton’s pocket. She continued to deny her involvement in the theft.

Police arrested Lawton at 2 p.m. Wednesday on a grand theft charge and later booked her into the Alachua County jail. She was released Thursday.

Pamela Rittenhouse, director of marketing, said late Thursday the hospital had fired Lawton after her arrest.

“Actions by employees and contractors that interfere with the safety and well-being of patients and visitors are met with zero tolerance,” Rittenhouse said in a statement. “Always, the comfort and well-being of our patients and visitors is of primary concern to us.”

 

Flip flop: Shopper finds her own stolen shoes on sale

Filed under: Bizzarre,Dumb,Florida Nut,Fraud,Really Dumb,Robbers,Stupid,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:15 pm

sfl-flduh-stolen-shoes-sale-20140417-001An Ocala shopper got a surprise last month when she saw some of her own shoes – and some shoes belonging to her fiancé — on sale at a local store.

Her find led to the arrest Wednesday of Aric Shiawn McCray, 23, who had been living with them, on 11 counts of dealing in stolen property, according to the Ocala Police Department

Unfortunately, Plato’s Closet, at 2701 SW College Road, had already sold some of the shoes.

OPD Detective Mark Hoover found that McCray had made 23 transactions with the store since Dec. 2. Eleven of those involved items belonging to the woman or her fiancé. Those transactions totaled $302.65.

Hoover spoke with McCray, who told him that the couple had given him permission to take the shoes, according to OPD. He was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail.

 

If you’re going to burglarize a business, it’s probably best not to follow them on Instagram April 16, 2014

A Boca Raton e-cigarette burglar was “immediately” identified when the victim told police the suspect follows his business on Instagram, according to a Boca Raton Police arrest report.

An owner of Florida E-cigs and Vapes at 281 N. Dixie Highway, watched surveillance video of a burglar throwing a brick through the front door and stealing about $2,000 worth of e-cigarettes and juice used in the cigarettes on Sunday.

fl-boca-instagram-burglar-20140415-001The owner said he recognized the burglar as Tanner Bradshaw, 18, of Boca Raton, a regular customer and one of nearly 350 followers the business has on Instagram, according to the report.

A photo of Bradshaw’s driver’s license is one of 80 photos on his Instagram account.

Police found Bradshaw on Monday at about 5 p.m. near Palmetto Park Road and Southwest Third Street with products stolen from Florida E-Cigarettes.

Bradshaw told police he has a narcotics addiction and is remorseful, according to the report.

He faces burglary and grand theft charges and remains in Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $6,000 bail.

 

‘Blood moon’ teens toked on pot bong on school rooftop pocket-dialed 911

Filed under: Bad Luck,Controversy,Drugs,Dumb,Funny,OK Then .....,Really Dumb,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 7:00 pm

Tsfl-flduh-blood-moom-20140415-001hey could see a red glow over the Ocala school.

But it wasn’t the ‘blood moon” that crossed the Earth’s shadow early today.

It was the flame from a lighter three teens were using to fire up a bong during a total-lunar eclipse party.

Was the bust the result of some epic celestial bummer? You decide.

Deputies were tipped off when one of the kids pocket-dialed 911.

The teens, ages 15 to 16, were arrested after they were found on the roof of Horizon Academy at 365 Marion Oaks Drive just after 1 a.m.

“Apparently, the teenagers were on the rooftop to watch the lunar blood moon eclipse,” Judge Cochran, a spokesman for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, said in a statement.

A report said deputies “could see three people smoking what appeared to be some sort of bong and passing the object between each other. Plus, deputies could see a glow from a lighter.”

Deputies found a homemade marijuana smoking pipe and marijuana inside a plastic container.

All three teens are facing these misdemeanor charges: trespassing on school grounds, use or possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana possession not more than 20 grams.

Patrol units responded to a 911 hang-up from the school campus just after 1 a.m.

“One of the juvenile defendants may have pocket-dialed a cell phone and called 911,” Cochran added.

 

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

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.

 

 
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