The Bizarre World of Florida

A deputy walking through the sheriff’s office and jail parking lot about 2:40 p.m. heard a woman yell “(female genitalia) boy” July 31, 2012

Filed under: Amazing,Bizzarre,Controversy,Florida Nut,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 8:09 pm

A woman accused of calling her beau a “(female genitalia) boy” while drunk in the parking lot of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and jail faces charges. 

Stacy Frontera, 49, also is accused of expectorating on two deputies during the April 28 rumpus, according to recently released records.

A deputy walking through the sheriff’s office and jail parking lot about 2:40 p.m. heard a woman yell “(female genitalia) boy.”

The deputy saw Frontera approaching a man in the back of a parked pick-up truck. She yelled obscenities. The 54-year-old man ducked away from Frontera, who noticed the deputy approaching. 

Frontera kept yelling at the man and said he was trying to kill himself with a pen.

A “P” was written in red ink on his shirt. He said he planned to write “(female genitalia) boy” because that’s what his girlfriend was calling him. A significant number of men likely would not consider “(female genitalia) boy” to be a term of endearment.

Frontera, he said, was intoxicated and wouldn’t let him be.

“Pedestrians walking in the parking lot (were) witness to Frontera’s tumultuous behavior,” a report states.

The deputy asked Frontera if she considered her behavior appropriate. She said, “Yes.”

The deputy queried Frontera as to whether she was aware people were around and that she was in the jail parking lot.

“I don’t give a (expletive),” she said.

Frontera was arrested, and investigators reported she tried to pull away and spat on two deputies. The 54-year-old man said they were at the jail to visit a friend.

Investigators saw Busch beer cans in the truck, and Frontera’s blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit to drive. 

Frontera, of Jupiter, was arrested on charges including disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest without violence, assault on a law enforcement officer and two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer.


Before you give deputies consent to search your home, you might first want to hide the container of cocaine.

Filed under: Amazing,Bizzarre,Drugs,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,WTF? — floridaduh @ 8:06 pm

A man who gave an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy permission to search  his apartment left a container full of cocaine residue in plain view in his  bedroom.

On July 13 the deputy contacted the man at his Cypress Street residence. The  arrest report didn’t indicate why the deputy got in touch with the man, but  during that time the man allowed the deputy to search his apartment.

The deputy found a small container containing a white powder residue in the  bedroom. It tested positive for cocaine.

The deputy also found a cut straw in a kitchen drawer with white powder on  one end.

The man was charged with drug equipment possession.


Mom accused of trading baby for 1999 pickup truck

Filed under: Bad Mother,Bizzarre,Child Abuse,Drugs,Really Dumb,Sad Story,WTF? — floridaduh @ 7:53 pm

On Wednesday July 26, 2012, 30 year old Heather Ann Kaminsky was released from the Putnam County Jail to be returned to Laurel County Kentucky to face felony human trafficking charges. Kaminsky was tracked down and arrested by Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Detective John Merchant and members of the U. S. Marshal’s Service on July 18, 2012 at the Winn-Dixie on State Road 19 in Palatka. Kaminsky was wanted on a felony warrant for human trafficking of a victim under 18 years of age. Kaminsky is alleged to have traded her newborn son for a 1999 Dodge Dakota pick-up truck shortly after his birth in January of this year.  Investigators believe she then sold the truck for $800.00 and some methamphetamines.

Kaminsky had previous connections to Putnam County and has previously had two other children taken from her by the Florida Department of Children and Families. The couple who traded their truck for the baby, Jeremy and Jamiee Brown, of Laurel Kentucky will also face human trafficking charges.

Sheriff Jeff Hardy said “This was a major case that Laurel County is taking very seriously.  They were glad to get her and I’m very proud of Detective Merchant and the excellent work he did to help bring her to justice”.


Man shot salesman twice — once in his head, killing him, “for effect”

Filed under: Abuse,Amazing,Dangerous Nut,Death,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,Shooting,WTF? — floridaduh @ 7:51 pm

A former prosecutor described him Thursday as a “time bomb” because seven years ago, he pointed a gun at a woman who simply wanted to read his electric meter.
On Wednesday, Kenneth Roop, 52, of Cape Coral, pointed a gun again, police say, and this time fired two shots, telling police he was “in fear.” He is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Nick Rainey, 30, who wanted to sell him frozen steaks and lobster.
Rainey, an employee of Blue Ribbon Steak and Seafood, had just knocked on Roop’s door at 1815 SW 30th Terrace and gotten no response when Roop pulled into the driveway, driving a pickup, according to an arrest report released Thursday.
Explaining his actions to police after the shooting, Roop said he became “more than a little nervous” as Rainey walked down the driveway toward his truck and appeared to have something in his hand.
As Rainey drew within 4 feet, Roop grabbed his 9mm Glock from his pocket and fired once, striking Rainey in the shoulder, he told police. Rainey fell to the ground, screaming, ‘You shot me,’ in what Roop described as an “antagonistic” manner, according to the report.
Roop said he was still in fear and thought Rainey was reaching for something, so he shot Rainey once more in the back of the head, “for effect,” the report said. A company order brochure and cell phone were found near Rainey’s body.
Roop told detectives Rainey should have respected his three “No Trespassing” signs and explained he didn’t warn Rainey after pulling his weapon because, “I’m not going to give him the chance to do something to me; I was in fear.” He told police he believes he possesses 14 firearms.

A similar situation

Seven years ago, Roop pulled a weapon and threatened a power company meter reader who had walked onto his property in Wildwood, south of Ocala, according to former prosecutor Ray Sotomayor.
Sotomayor led the state’s case against Roop in 2005, when he was charged with improper exhibition of a weapon.
Sotomayor said the uniformed meter reader approached his home to perform her job when she was confronted by Roop, who was aiming his gun directly at her. He said she was terrified.
“I have no doubt he pointed it directly at her heart,” he said. “This guy had a screw loose.”
He said Roop’s outlook was similar to “militia-minded, anti-government” types and that he was obsessed with the idea of guarding his home. Sotomayor recalled Roop saying: “I have a right to protect my property and my land. Nobody need come on there.”
“I knew this guy was a time bomb, I really did,” Sotomayor said. “It’s unfortunate we didn’t get him convicted.”
Roop was found not guilty by a jury. It is the only charge on Roop’s record, according to his attorney, Marquin Rinard.

He was just selling food

John Godfrey, who was selling meat with Rainey on Wednesday, said Rainey had no idea what was coming.
“That’s the eerie part,” Godfrey said. “There was no warning; there was no yelling.”
Once Rainey lay face down on the driveway, bleeding after the first shot, Godfrey said Roop sat in his truck for a few seconds before pointing his weapon once more at the back of Rainey’s head.
“That’s murder, execution-style,” he said. “The guy showed no emotion whatsoever.”
Donna Perillo, who lived two doors down from Roop for about a year, said he was known as “the nut job from the block” and had called police several times on neighborhood children playing in the street near his home.
Perillo said the children, between the ages of 4 and 8, would ride their bikes up and down the street.
“He kept saying if they step foot on my property, they’re trespassing,” she said.
Each time, officers came and talked to the man and told him the kids were allowed to play in the street, she said.
“The cops came several times and said the man’s not all there, so have them pick a different turn-around point (on their bikes),” she said.
At his first appearance Thursday morning, where bond was denied, Roop politely answered the judge’s questions with “Yes, ma’am.” A woman who identified herself as Rainey’s mom yelled out, “He shot my son in cold blood.”
Rinard said his client attends a local church, though he declined to say which one, and is also a member of the Caloosa Dive Club, where he won underwater video and photo awards. Roop is self-employed as an underwater photographer, he said.
Roop is listed as the president of Ancient Island Educational Media. The company’s website describes Roop as a Christian, economist and cave diver.
Rinard said it was too early to tell whether Florida’s stand-your-ground law might be used as a defense.
“Obviously, whatever avenues are available, we will explore them,” he said.


Man re-arrested for feuding with girlfriend …. in the jail parking lot!

Filed under: Abuse,Amazing,Bad Temper,Bizzarre,Controversy,Fight,Really Dumb,WTF? — floridaduh @ 7:48 pm

When Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 20-year-old Shaham Waheed on Saturday for the second time in two days, they didn’t have to go far to transport him to the jail. In fact, he was already there — in the parking lot fighting with his girlfriend, who had just arrived to pick him up following Waheed’s release from the first arrest.

The string of events started at about 7:46 p.m. Friday night, when an employee at an ice cream shop in Deltona called the Sheriff’s Office and asked for a deputy to be dispatched to the business to help deal with a couple of unruly customers. The caller said the couple had made a mess and was screaming, cursing and being nasty. She even said the man warned the employees: “Don’t make me have to bring my gun in here.” Before deputies arrived, the couple had zoomed off on their motorcycle. But a deputy responding to the call spotted the motorcycle shortly before 8 p.m. traveling along Catalina Boulevard and tried to pull it over. The motorcycle initially refused to stop and instead accelerated at a high rate of speed and illegally crossed a double yellow line in order to pass other motorists in an effort to get away. Deputies eventually were able to stop the motorcycle along Eustace Avenue in Deltona. Waheed (DOB: 1/7/92), who was operating the bike, was charged with reckless driving and fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer. The woman riding on the back of the motorcycle, Waheed’s 22-year-old girlfriend, was let go at the scene.

At around 5 a.m. Saturday morning, Waheed was released from the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach. But he only got as far as the parking lot. At 5:13 a.m., a corrections officer called the Sheriff’s Office to report a disturbance in the jail parking lot. Witnesses reported seeing Waheed argue with his girlfriend, chase her around the parking lot and punch her in the face twice. The witnesses said the first punch knocked the victim off balance and the second one sent her crashing into the glass wall of the jail lobby. Both Waheed and his girlfriend initially denied that they had been in a physical altercation. However, the victim’s face was red from the punches. Neither would say what they were arguing about. Waheed was re-arrested and charged with battery.


Man found hiding in church closet had urinated in kid’s bike basket

Filed under: Amazing,Bizzarre,Controversy,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 7:46 pm

Joshua T. King was at church on Sunday but not for the right reasons.

The 25-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning after he was found inside a closet at First Baptist Church at 301 E. Broward Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.

King is facing one charge of burglary in an occupied dwelling after a security guard unlocked a storage room and found him there. He was found with multiple driver licenses in his name: two from Florida and four from New York.

During Sunday School while children were in the playground area, teachers asked the security guard to unlock the storage closet and retrieve toys for them, the arrest report states.

“When he unlocked the door, he could smell and see urine in the basket on the kids’ tricycle,” the report states.

The security guard said he then noticed King was hiding behind props and toys “in an attempt to conceal himself.”

The students and teachers were evacuated.

According to the report, King was in the closet “hiding from people” when he felt the need to go to the restroom. Because he did not want to leave the room, he urinated in the tricycle basket.

He was also found with a pair of scissors he said he was going to use to cut his clothes.

During Monday’s bond court hearing, King was adamant about not paying the bond amount set at $5,000.

“I’m not paying the $5,000 fine, that’s outrageous,” King said. “It has nothing to do with me.”

Broward County Judge John “Jay” Hurley lowered his bond amount to $3,500.

In an exchange with Hurley, King maintained his innocence.

“I didn’t break in, the door was open,” King said.

“Clearly he doesn’t know the elements to burglary,” Hurley said in response.

King is being held at Broward County’s Main Jail.


This dope is the dope of the day: Phony cop ordered real cop off the beach

Filed under: Amazing,Bizzarre,Florida Nut,Fraud,Really Dumb,WTF? — floridaduh @ 7:44 pm

A man claiming to be a law enforcement officer as he ordered people off a Siesta Key beach did not realize that one of those beachcombers was an off-duty Venice police officer, the Sheriff’s Office says.

On Sunday, sheriff’s deputies arrested Oscar Mondeja, 39, of the 1800 block of 19th Street in Sarasota, on charges that include impersonating a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer and having a dog on the beach.

The off-duty officer called deputies after Mondeja, who also claimed his dog was a police dog, refused to show him identification.

Deputies claim Mondeja fought with them during his arrest and attempted to kick out the window of a patrol car.



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