The Bizarre World of Florida

Devante Johnson Accused Of Stabbing Man During Sexual Encounter In Cemetery July 31, 2014


A man was stabbed five times by a man he was having sex with in Oakland Cemetery, according to Tallahassee Police.


53d16a2addf05.preview-300Court documents say Devante L. Johnson met with the victim at the cemetery around 11 p.m. on June 24th when the stabbing occurred.

The victim said it was during “sexual activity” that Johnson mentioned the victim’s ex-boyfriend and then started stabbing him.

Court records show that Johnson told the victim “no one would have to worry” about him anymore.

Law enforcement says the victim was able to kick Johnson out of the car and lock the doors. However, Johnson attempted to get back into the car by gaining access through a slightly open window, the victim told police.

The victim was able to escape and drive off, crashing through the cemetery’s fence at the intersection of 4th Ave. and Martin Luther King Blvd.

The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of his wounds. According to the police report, there were a total of five stab wound; three to chest and one in each arm.

Surgery was needed for internal injuries due to a punctured lung and lacerated liver, said police.


Joseph Patt said he never should have stopped at “that (darn) ‘Go-Go’ bar.”

Those types or places, Patt said, simply “feed you alcohol.”

Joseph_patt_mugInvestigators encountered Patt, 57, after being dispatched to the area of Northwest Britt Road and Northwest Federal Highway in Jensen Beach.That’s what a Martin County Sheriff’s deputy heard Patt say to himself on the way to jail after a June 27 traffic crash, according to a recently released arrest affidavit.

A tan car “was all over the roadway.” An arriving deputy determined the reckless vehicle — driven by Patt — was involved in a crash. Patt’s breath smelled of booze, and he couldn’t stand without leaning on his car.

Asked what happened, Patt said, “Drunk driving is what happened.”

Patt also said “the sky was leaking,” though a deputy reported it wasn’t raining at all.

A deputy started giving Patt field sobriety exercises, and during one portion Patt said, “I can’t do it, I’m too drunk.”

Patt, of the 700 block of Easter Avenue in Fort Pierce, was arrested on DUI and DUI crash with property damage charges and taken to jail.

On the way, he was talking to himself and was overheard saying he shouldn’t have stopped at “that (darn) ‘Go-Go’ bar,” saying such establishments “just feed you alcohol.”

According to dance.answers.com, Go-Go dancing is “performed by dancers employed to entertain crowds at discos, bars, and parties. The term was derived from the phrase ‘go-go-go,’ used to describe an energetic person. It was also influenced by the French terms ‘a gogo,’ which means abundance, and ‘la gogue,’ which means happiness.”

The goal of go-go dancing is to elevate the energy in a room.

Go-go dancers perform dances popular at the moment, such as the Harlem Shake or Gangnam Style, in hopes of getting others to join in, according to dance.answers.com.

“The influence of go-go dancing began in the 1960s in California, when women started to dance in glass DJ booths. At that time, many female clubbers wore miniskirts and go-go boots to nightclubs, and club promoters thought of hiring them to serve as entertainers for their patrons. They were hired on a regular basis at the Whiskey a Go Go in Hollywood, which was named as the first go-go dancing club. The management installed go-go cages suspended from the ceiling, hence the beginning of caged go-go dancers. Go-go dancing may have also been influenced by Carol Doda, the first topless dancer in history, although she is more associated with exotic dancing rather than go-go dancing,” states dance.answers.com.

The affidavit did not name the go-go bar Patt evidently patronized.

It did state that Patt’s blood alcohol content measured 0.252 and 0.263 – more than three times the legal limit of 0.08.


You’ve got (no) mail: Man attacked carrier for not receiving mail, cops say

Police arrested an Ocala man Monday accused of throwing broken furniture at a postal carrier because he didn’t have any mail for him.

sfl-flduh-mail-carrier-attack20140730-001Aaron Bernard Smith, 27, faces charges of burglary, battery and criminal mischief, according to an Ocala Police Department report.

The mailman told Officer Kyle Drawdy that Smith approached the driver’s side of his truck in the 1600 block of Northeast 17th Street. The postal carrier said he tried explaining to Smith that the reason he did not receive any mail was because there was none for him.

The mailman said Smith got angry and struck him with an open fist at least three times on the right arm.

Smith, he said, then walked away from the vehicle, picked up a broken chair or stool and threw it at the mail truck, which is a 1991 Grumman LLV. It struck a left rear panel of the truck.

Drawdy found Smith, and he admitted to the incident, according to the report. A witness told the officer she saw Smith strike the mailman and throw the furniture at the truck.

Court records show Smith has been taken for mental health evaluation under the Baker Act twice, once in May, and once in January 2013.


Sounds like this dude sure knows how to raise ‘cane’ — as in sugar

sfl-flduh-machete-granny-diet-20140730-001A 34-year-old man threatened his mother with a machete earlier this week after he blamed her for putting his grandmother in the hospital.

Kevin Bolden was angry because he said his mother Kennetha Bolden had given his grandmother too much sugar, an arrest report shows. Bolden grabbed a machete he had stored behind his bedroom door and told his mother, “(Expletive), I’m going to (expletive) you up with this machete,” the report shows.

Police said Bolden — who lives with his mother and sister at the 900 block of Verdell Street — was also upset because his mother came home from the hospital, then went out to buy herself a soda. The incident occurred after 1 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

Bolden, who was being held Wednesday at the Volusia County Branch Jail on $7,000 bail, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery.


Cougar caged: Public sex nets woman, 68, six months in the slammer

Filed under: Bad Luck,Controversy,Dumb,Florida Nut,Sad Story,Sexual Exposure,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:31 pm

sfl-flduh-villages-cougars-viagra-20140618-001Peggy Klemm, 68 will serve six months behind bars after police say she was caught having sex in public at the pavilion at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square.

Klemm stood before a judge Wednesday afternoon wiping a way tears and mouthing “I love you” to her husband of 50 years.

The indecent exposure and disorderly conduct charges were filed just four days after Klemm was given probation for reckless driving charges.

Meanwhile, the man she was caught having sex with, 49-year-old David Bobilya, of Summerfield, is also serving a six-month sentence on the same charges of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct.

Local 6 talked to her husband, Frank Klemm, who says the mom of four and grandmother of 14 deserves a second chance. Peggy takes care of her husband, who lost his leg to cancer.

“She is a super woman as far as I’m concerned,” Frank Klemm said. “And she deserves a second chance. That’s all I have to say.”

Klemm’s attorney, Allan Kaye says this plea deal was in her best interest as she could have been punished with more than a year behind bars.

Klemm apologized before the court as she walked out. She is getting credit for time served and has 135 days left to her six-month sentence. Klemm will also have a few thousand dollars in legal fees.


Refund from local car dealership forces woman to count her pennies July 30, 2014

A car dealership in Florida was ordered to pay a refund to a woman who had repeated problems with her transmission. But how they paid her has that woman fuming.

Stack_of_coins_0214rena Mujakovic bought the 2003 Saab in January from Holiday Motors in Jacksonville. She said the vehicle developed transmission problems.

“The message popped up, saying gearbox malfunction,” she said.

So she took it to the dealership, where they fixed it and sold her a warranty. But then it happened again.

She paid $300 the first time. The second time, she says they asked her to pay $400. So Mujakovic filed a complaint with the Department of Motor Vehicles, and after an investigation, the dealer was told to give her a refund.

But when Mujakovic says she went to get her refund, she was given two bags of pennies and some dollar bills.

“There were some one-dollar bills, but mostly pennies — like two full bags,” she said.

The dealer said the warranty didn’t cover labor and he failed to write that in, and that was her loophole. So he said he was just paying her the money he was ordered to.

“I am doing what the DMV asked me to do,” said owner Ed Di Miranda. “It is legal tender.”

Di Miranda says it’s about $85 in coins and the rest of the refund in dollar bills.


Driver tried to give mom’s name after DUI crash

sfl-flduh-moms-name-dui-crash-20140729-001After causing a three-car crash with injuries in Boynton Beach, a 25-year-old woman tried to give police officers her mother’s name when they asked her for ID, police said.

Questioned by Boynton Beach police officers, Daniella Sinanan said she was her mom, Ramona Ramoutar, but was called out when she provided an age that conflicted with her mother’s date of birth, according to a Boynton Beach police arrest report.

The crash happened at about 2:10 p.m. Sunday at 700Boynton Beach Blvd., police said.

According to the arrest report, in addition to giving her mom’s name, Sinanan provided a birth year of 1970. She then said her age was 46, which didn’t add up, police said.

“When confronted with the discrepancy of the age she then provided me with her true name,” an officer wrote in the arrest report.

sfl-mother-daughter-prostitution-oneSinanan was slurring and appeared dazed and confused, police said. She also “advised that she took two Dilaudid pills today and smoked marijuana,” according to the report.

The Boynton Beach woman was arrested and faces charges including two counts of DUI, providing a false name to law enforcement, driving with a suspended license and careless driving, court records show.

Sinanan and Ramoutar made headlines in August 2013 when they were both arrested by Boynton Beach police over allegations they offered a 2-for-1 prostitution special via advertisements posted online. In an interview with the Sun Sentinel in the days after their arrests, Ramoutar and Sinanan said they were providing nothing more than suggestive dancing, conversation and rubdowns.

In that case, both were found guilty of solicitation of prostitution, according to court records.

At the time of her arrest on Sunday, Sinanan also had an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to appear for a court date, police said.

She remained in custody Monday at the Palm Beach County Jail, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office booking blotter.



From split-up to spit-down some old flames die hard

So-called “dip spit” is foul enough to look at, so imagine the horror when the stinky stew of saliva and tobacco juice is thrown on you.

sfl-flduh-spit-split-20140729-001That, according to the ex-boyfriend of Jenna Ketcham, is what happened July 12 at a gas station in the 9400 block of 90th Avenue in Sebastian, a recently released arrest affidavit states.

The ex-boyfriend, identified as the victim, told Sebastian police he was pumping gas when Ketcham, 25, pulled in.

The victim’s current girlfriend was in the passenger seat of the victim’s vehicle. The victim hopped in his vehicle and locked the doors.

After punching the window on the passenger side where the victim’s girlfriend sat, Ketcham went to the driver’s side. She remembered the key pad code and got the door open.

She punched the victim in the face, and “grabbed an old cup of dip spit . . . and tossed its contents all over (the victim’s) right shoulder, leaving a brown stain on his T-shirt,” the affidavit states.

Dip spit is the mixture of saliva and tobacco juice produced by users of smokeless tobacco, also known as dip. Dip, which is not to be confused with chewing tobacco, is placed between the cheek and gum, and the resulting, brownish combination of saliva and dip juice is spit out, often into a cup.

Meanwhile, Ketcham apparently was so angry she was spitting nails because she “gave (the victim) one final blow to the genitals with her fist,” the affidavit states.

Ketcham then got in her vehicle and left, evidently traveling farther than spitting distance away.

The victim’s current girlfriend gave an account of the incident consistent with the victim.

Police eventually spoke to Ketcham, and she denied striking the victim.

The affidavit didn’t state whether the “dip spit” was produced by the victim, his current girlfriend or someone else entirely.

Spit and polish might not work as well as a washing machine to cleanse the brown stain from the dip spit from the victim’s shirt.

Ketcham, of the 700 block of Holden Avenue in Sebastian, was arrested on charges including burglary of a conveyance and battery (domestic violence).


Geesh … hope she was at least wearing some sunscreen

Filed under: Bizzarre,Controversy,Drunk,Funny,Nudity,Sexual Exposure,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:34 pm

sfl-flduh-exposed-coverup-20140729-001A woman was arrested in Cocoa Beach on Friday after exposing herself to beachgoers, according to police.

An officer said he caught Megan Fowler, 26, exposing herself near Flagler Lane.

The officer said he found Fowler walking south on the beach near the water with her breasts exposed and her jean shorts falling enough below her waist to expose her privates.

The officer asked the Melbourne woman to put clothes on, but she began to yell, saying she didn’t have clothes and she wouldn’t put them on if she did.

1111-lrms-01-o+megan-fowler+lowrider-girls-modelPolice said Fowler was slurring her words and almost falling down while walking to the patrol car. Fowler said she had three shots of vodka, according to police.

The officer tried to cover her with a blanket, but Fowler refused to be covered, police said.

Fowler was arrested and booked on charges of disorderly intoxication and exposure of sexual organs.


You can now buy shark repellent known as “The Shark Shield” July 29, 2014

Filed under: Beautiful,Interesting,OK Then .....,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:34 pm

Florida may be the shark-bite capital of the world, but for the most part you could refer to them as shark nibbles. Over in Australia, though, they know a thing or two about real shark bites. They come in great white form.

So it makes sense that an Australian company has built a device meant to scare off sharks. Now that company has made its way to Florida to sell the device, which they call the Shark Shield.

The company this month announced in a press release that it has entered the U.S. market in the Tampa Bay area targeting those who frequent the shark-filled waters of the Gulf of Mexico, but also is selling devices in Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

“When looking for headquarters in the U.S., Tampa Bay was the perfect location, due to the increased popularity of ocean sports in the area,” said Amanda Wilson, General Manager of Shark Shield. “We want to make the ocean a safer place for those who enjoy its wonders and help continue the conservation efforts of ocean advocates.”

What it is, according the company’s website, is a “comfortable and lightweight with a low drag antenna trailing behind providing complete freedom to enjoy your free-diving, spearfishing, scuba diving, surfing or kayak fishing.”

The way it’s purported to work is that the Shark Shield emits an electrical field that causes a shark within a meter or so to spasm and flee the area.

“There are no known long term adverse effects to the shark,” according to the website.

There are different devices depending on the activity, such as diving, surfing or kayaking. The press release says the Shark Shield devices retail for about $599 to $699 and are available at certain dive shops in the Tampa Bay area and South Florida.



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