The Bizarre World of Florida

Cape Coral teen arrested after allegedly ripping piece of student’s ear off during fight August 30, 2011

Filed under: Bad Temper,Child Abuse,Dangerous Nut,Dispute,Fight — floridaduh @ 1:17 pm

A 17-year-old from Cape Coral was arrested Friday after deputies said he tore of a piece of an ear belonging to another student with whom he was fighting.

According to the sheriff’s office, Atkins and his fellow student were in the main lobby of the school when Atkins hit the other student in the right ear, causing a piece of his ear to be removed.

Deputy Richard Hoffman reported the incident was retaliation for an earlier incident, when Atkins was accidentally hit in the eye while playing basketball during physical education class.

The other student attempted to apologize to Atkins, but was told there would be payback.

The other student’s father came to the high school and expressed a desire to prosecute Atkins. He is being held in juvenile detention.



Couple arrested for trying to take friend back to jail, deputies say

Filed under: Bad Temper,Bizzarre,Dispute,Drugs,Fight,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:11 pm

Jose Vega, 34, and his wife, Zaran Vega, 26, from Palm Coast, were arrested reports The Daytona Beach News-Journal.  Just last week the couple had put up bail money to get a friend out of jail so she could clean-up her act. But they were accused of using brute force to try to send their friend back to jail after she allegedly started popping prescription pills again.



Jose Vega used too much force to get her into his vehicle and into a bail bonds office to have her bail revoked, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Get the DUHtails at The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Photo: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office


Man stole landlord’s stuff, held yard sale, cops say

Filed under: Bizzarre,Florida Nut,Fraud,Really Dumb,Robbers — floridaduh @ 1:07 pm

This dude has big brass balls!

Charles Smith, 54, is accused of stealing $30,000 in tools and equipment from his landlord and then selling the stolen items in a yard sale on the property, reports the Tampa Tribune.

mug_Smith1.jpgSmith broke into a mobile home, barn and attached garage and stole the tools and
equipment, including an antique firearm, the sheriff’s office said.

A neighbor bought some of the stolen property from the Riverview man, the sheriff’s office said.

Get the DUHtails at the Tampa Tribune.

Photo: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office


Take this boss and shove him

Filed under: Bad Temper,Dispute,Fight,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:05 pm

When Matthew Dale Rockwell learned that his work hours would be cut at a Wendy’s he had a beef with his boss.

Rockwell confronted his boss at the New Port Richey Wendy’s, then knocked him to the ground with a punch, reports the St. Petersburg Times.

mug_Rockwell.JPGBy the time deputies arrived at the scene, Rockwell was gone, the report said. But two witnesses told deputies that Rockwell said he was sorry and wished he hadn’t done such thing

His arrest report says the 21-year-old is now unemployed.

Get the DUHtails at the St. Petersburg Times.

Photo: Pasco County Sheriff’s Office


Police: Woman asked for ID, pulls out marijuana August 29, 2011

Filed under: Bad Luck,Bizzarre,Drugs,Florida Nut,Really Dumb — floridaduh @ 4:26 pm

Ok, 27-year-old Danielle Rae Shockey was parked in a hotel parking lot, sitting, alone, in the car at 3 a.m. Saturday morning. An officer saw her, approached her vehicle and inquired what she was doing there. She stated that she was talking to her boyfriend and might possibly rent a room. So, the officer asked for her identification.

 Not only did she take her identification from her purse, but also a bag of marijuana. They threw her in jail after they found painkillers and sedatives also in her bag.

Read the rest here: WTSP


Oops: Man charged with DUI — after backing into a deputy

Filed under: Bad Luck,Drunk,DUI,Really Dumb — floridaduh @ 4:16 pm

A deputy is the last person you want to run into on a Saturday night.

But that’s what Ronaldo Hernandez Reyes did.

Hernandez Reyes was busted after he backed his car into a deputy’s patrol car in a parking lot while under the influence, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, reports The Bradenton Herald.

mug_Reyes.JPGThe 23-year-old man hit the front right quarter panel of the patrol vehicle, the release said.

According to the Sheriff’s Office website, Hernandez reyes was also charged with operating a vehicle without a license.

Get the DUHtails at The Bradenton Herald.

Photo: Manatee County Sheriff’s Office


Brothel suspect surprises judge

Filed under: Bizzarre,Florida Nut,Fun — floridaduh @ 4:14 pm

You’d think that judges have heard it all.

mug_Rice.jpgBut Willie David Rice, a Hollywood man arrested during a raid on the Boom Boom Room, a bordello with underage girls, managed to surprise one judge in Fort Lauderdale last week.

In federal court to answer to charges that he guarded the Oakland Park brothel, he gave this response when the judge asked about his line of work: “Criminal,” reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Rice, 45, then explained he’s never had legitimate employment.

U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas said in the 22 years he’s been on the bench and asked about employment, “it’s the first time I’ve heard that answer.”

Get the DUHtails at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Photo: Broward County Sheriff’s Office



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