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Vet removes dog’s eye without owner’s consent October 30, 2014

Filed under: Amazing,Bizzarre,Controversy,Interesting,OK Then .....,Sad Story,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:31 pm

A dog owner got a call on Monday that shook her to the bone.

“I got hysterical,” said dog owner Kimberly Hayden. “I was like what are you (the veterinarian’s assistant) talking about? She was there for a follow up. And she goes, ‘no, we extracted her eye.'”

Hayden has owned 13-year-old Chloe her whole life.

“You weren’t authorized to do any of that what do you mean you have taken my dogs eye out. And she (the veterinarian’s assistant) is like hold on minute we have more than one Chloe here today maybe I have the wrong file.”

The Tyrone Banfield Animal Hospital had the right file – but performed the wrong procedure on Chloe. On Friday, Chloe’s left eye looked like it was tearing up and irritated. Kimberly took her to the hospital.

“They said she had an abrasion on her eye. And the first thing they said was bring her tomorrow (Saturday) morning and have her eye removed. I said no what are other options?”

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She went with a medicine only option hoping to avoid removing the eye. So she went with eye drops and other medication for over the weekend, then brought Chloe back in Monday just for a “follow-up” so the vet could watch her eyes throughout the day to see how the dog was doing. Then after Hayden was done with work that day she would pick Chloe back up.

Hayden said she was happy to see the medicine looked like it was helping by Monday morning.

“Then next thing I got was a call saying my dog was recovering well from surgery,” said Hayden.

The hospital sent us this statement admitting they failed to get permission for the surgery but say it was necessary.

Kimberly has posted her story on Facebook and reached out to media such as the Bone radio show with host Mike Calta. Calta talked with 10 News and provided us with Hayden’s name so we could reach out to her. Hayden said she was glad that he did that because she wants to warn everyone she knows about the Tyrone Banfield Animal Hospital inside the Petsmart.

She said she will never take Chloe back there again even after the manager’s apology.

Below is the statement the hospital provided:

“At Banfield Pet Hospital, we are committed to partnering with clients in all decisions regarding their pet’s care. In the instance of Chloe, although the care provided was medically necessary based on the severity of her condition and lack of response to therapy, we did fail to get surgical authorization from the client on the day of the procedure. However, we had previously discussed the need for surgery with the client—we also communicated that surgery was critical to alleviate Chloe’s pain and potential for infection. We apologize for the lack of clear communication and will continue to attempt to reach Ms. Hayden in an effort to further resolve her concerns. In the meantime, we wish Chloe a speedy recovery.”

 

Cocaine? In my vagina? It’s more likely than you think

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.

 

Mom left son, 7, at movie, drank ‘mean juice’

Carolina Uchoa is accused of leaving her 7-year-old son all alone in a theater, during the middle of a movie.

sfl-flduh-mom-mean-juice-20141029-001Uchoa was in tears when the judge told her on Friday that she can no longer have any contact with her son, because she violated her probation from a criminal mischief charge in 2012.

According to police, Uchoa picked up her son from his father’s house around noon to watch a movie at a cinema in Altamonte Springs. Half way  through the movie, the boy told police his mother exited the theater, leaving her purse and cell phone behind.  After the movie was over, police say the boy came out to the parking lot to locate his mother, but she was no where to be found, so he sat down and waited for her to return.

The boy’s father called Uchoa’s cell phone to see how things were going. Police say the boy was in tears and told his father that his mother was drinking her “mean juice,” which authorities say is code for alcohol. The dad rushed to pick him up. Uchoa was no where to be found, until her mother found her at Cranes Roost Apartments with a friend.  Police say her mother turned her in to authorities.

“I’m going to find probable cause on one count of child neglect,” the judge told Uchoa.

“If she’s guilty of what they say she did in this police report, she’s not the best mother,” said a defense attorney.  “But she didn’t injure this child in anyway, and there’s nothing in this police report to indicate that the bond should be quadrupled.”

Uchoa remains at the Seminole County Jail on a no bond status for violating her probation.  She was given a $10,000 bond for her charge on child neglect.

 

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.

 

 
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