The Bizarre World of Florida

Another hard day’s work for an uncover detective who busted a woman after she got naked. August 30, 2012

Filed under: Controversy,Nudity,Sex,Sexual Exposure,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:04 pm

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives made three arrests Tuesday at a Punta Gorda motel in connection with a prostitution sting. Arrested were Ashley Marie Deluca, 26, 130 Chattanooga Dr., Ft. Myers; Brian Ashley Flowers, 31, and Eugene Lawrence Smith, 85, both of 923 Happy Drive, North Fort Myers.

Detectives made several phone calls to ads listed on Backpage.com and left messages. A woman called back and agreed to meet at Knights Inn, 9300 Knights Drive, Punta Gorda (At I-75/Exit-161). They agreed on a price of $200 for sex. Detectives then acquired two rooms at the motel and at 3:20 p.m., Deluca drove up in a red pickup, got out, and walked to the designated room while the other detectives were in the adjacent room. Passengers Smith and Flowers stayed in the pickup.

Deluca told the detective she did not bring condoms and they left the motel and walked to a gas station by the motel to purchase them. Deluca kept asking if the undercover detective was a cop because she said she did not want to get arrested. They returned to the room and the detective produced prerecorded Narcotics funds which she accepted. Deluca began taking her clothes off and got on the bed. A take down signal was given and the other detectives moved in and arrested Deluca.

Detectives approached the waiting pickup outside; Flowers exited and was arrested. Smith continually refused orders to get out to the truck and had to be removed; he was then arrested. Flowers said he and Smith were there to protect Deluca. He also said she takes the money from the trick and immediately buys Methamphetamine.

Deluca was charged with Prostitution and Driving While License Suspended (felony habitual), and Flowers was charged with Aiding in Prostitution. Smith was charged with Resisting Arrest and also had to register as a Sexual Predator when he was booked into the Charlotte County Jail and when he was released.  Deluca remains in jail on $3,000 bond; Flowers also is in jail this morning on a $500 bond; Smith was released on $1,000 bond.


Man assumed car was stolen ……. but he drove it anyway

Filed under: Amazing,Bizzarre,Controversy,Florida Nut,Fraud,Really Dumb,Robbers,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:01 pm

A man told Niceville Police he assumed a car he’d been driving for a week  was stolen, but decided to drive it anyway. For that, he was charged with grand  theft auto.

On Aug. 14 a Niceville Police officer recovered a stolen vehicle that was  parked at a North Palm Boulevard location. His inquiries led him to a residence  on Madison, where he interviewed the eventual defendant and a witness.

The defendant, 30-year-old Jason Hendershot of Niceville, said he knew  nothing about a stolen car. The witness said he’d been a passenger in the car  and Hendershot had been driving it for a week.

Hendershot later told lawmen he got the car from a friend who would not admit  to stealing it. He added, “I assumed the car was stolen, but decided to drive it  anyway.” He parked the car about a block from his residence and admitted to  driving it.

Another witness told lawmen Hendershot had been driving the car for about a  week and used it to take them to Food World.

The grand theft auto charge is a felony.


Man punched pizza delivery person for forgetting garlic knots

Filed under: Abuse,Amazing,Bad Temper,Bizzarre,Dangerous Nut,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,WTF? — floridaduh @ 12:57 pm

A man accused of punching a pizza delivery person “because he forgot the garlic knots” got locked up on a misdemeanor charge, according to a recently released arrest affidavit.

On Aug. 19 a man told Indian River County Sheriff’s deputies he was a pizza delivery person and was taking pizza to an address in the 400 block of 9th Street Southwest in Vero Beach.

The pizza deliverer said when he got there, Robert Wheeler, 48, was waiting for him outside.

The pizza deliverer said that when he lowered his window, Wheeler asked him who he spoke with on the phone before punching him in the face.

The pizza deliverer said Wheeler punched him “because he forgot the garlic knots.”

Garlic knots are buttery, garlicky knots of dough — often pizza dough — that many consider positively scrumptious. Violence is not typically associated with garlic knots.

Meanwhile, the pizza deliverer said Wheeler instructed him to “give that to the person working on the phone back at the restaurant.”

Wheeler, who has the word “fat” tattooed on his left arm and “boy” on his right, told investigators he hit the pizza delivery person in the face.

But, he said the issue was money he said the restaurant owed him — not forgotten garlic knots.

Wheeler, of the 1500 block of 18th Avenue Southwest in Vero Beach, was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge.


When you lose your cat burglar kit, do you ……… ask your friendly neighborhood cop if maybe he’s seen it August 29, 2012

Filed under: Amazing,Bad Luck,Bizzarre,Controversy,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,Robbers,WTF? — floridaduh @ 3:06 pm

A 47-year-old Pasco man was arrested early Monday after he allegedly dropped a bag containing a digital scale, lock pick kit and gloves, then asked police if they found it.

Kennewick police responding just after 2 a.m. to a fire at a four-plex ran over the small black bag lying in the intersection of First Avenue and Quay Street.

After making sure the building was evacuated, the officer went back and got the bag. When he looked inside, he found the suspicious items.

While standing by at the fire scene, a man later identified as Fred Edward III approached officers and asked if they had found a computer bag that he dropped, police said.

Officers said they found a small bag and Edward reportedly said it belonged to him and described some of the items inside.

When Edward apparently realized the officer knew about the other items, Edward tried to change his story and say the bag didn’t belong to him, police said.

Edward was arrested and when officers searched him, they found a key chain with about 30 to 50 keys. A number of the keys appeared to be shaved, police said.

Edward was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of possessing burglary tools.


Cross country team reported man masturbating at a park

Filed under: Controversy,Florida Nut,Nudity,Really Dumb,Sex,Sexual Exposure,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:53 pm

It’s a good thing these students were runners.

Bradenton cops responded to a call from a high school cross-country running coach who reported a man sitting inside a Ford Taurus at G.T. Bray Park had exposed himself while masturbating to her students, who were training at the park, according to an arrest report from the Bradenton Police Department.

mug_WeberEric.jpgPolice later visited the owner of the Taurus, Eric Eugene Weber, who they had tracked through the license plate number which the coach had given them.

At the police station, Weber reportedly admitted to the cops that he had been at the park, where he had downed a few Coors Light beers and smoked some pot, while sitting inside his car with the engine, radio and AC running — and with the car’s door open.

He also allegedly ‘fessed up to cops that he wore shorts — which were pulled down as he masturbated with his eyes closed, believing he was all alone and wouldn’t be seen or disturbed by anyone, the arrest report stated.

At that point, he told cops that he had heard voices, opened his eyes, then saw the girls running past his car so he decided to split and go home, where he showered and took a nap, the affidavit stated.

Cops charged him with Lewd or Lascivious Exhibition.


Woman threatened to blow up law firm

A 25-year-old woman accused of threatening to “blow up” Sinclair Law Offices was arrested Saturday on a felony charge, according to records obtained Monday and a jail official.

Michelle Nizza, of the 800 block of Southwest Thrift Avenue in Port St. Lucie, was arrested on a charge of threatening to bomb/threatening to discharge a destructive device in connection with the Friday incidents.

The listed address for the Sinclair Law Offices — a firm specializing in medical, hospital and nursing malpractice — is in the 2100 block of Reserve Park Trace in Port St. Lucie.

A man identified by Port St. Lucie police as a victim in the case said he got an email from Nizza at 9:25 a.m. in which she referenced her son being injured.

The victim’s receptionist, also identified as a victim, reported Nizza called 10 times between 1:55 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Some of the calls to the receptionist indicated a desire to speak with the victim. On the seventh call, Nizza is accused of using an ethnic slur, and on the eighth she is accused of saying, “I’m going to blow up Sinclair Law Offices.”

During the ninth call, Nizza is quoted as saying, “Tic, tic, tic, you (expletive), you’re not dead yet?”

Nizza on the 10th call is accused of calling the receptionist an inappropriate name and of threatening to rape her grandchildren.

When police called Nizza, she began screaming “something unintelligible” and hung up.

Nizza was arrested Saturday, and was held Monday in the St. Lucie County jail in lieu of $15,000 bail, a jail official said.


Man who swiped jewelry from Walmart left trail of rings

Filed under: Amazing,Bizzarre,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,Robbers,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:49 pm

Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Port Charlotte man Monday for a smash and grab of 33 rings from Wal-Mart in Deep Creek on May 29. Arrested at the Charlotte County Jail was Tyler Ray Kerry, 20, 175 Palmetto Circle on a charge of Grand Theft.

Deputies responded to the Wal-Mart on a report of an unknown white male who came into the store and asked two different store associates to open a jewelry case. They advised him they were not able to open the case; he returned to the jewelry counter, placed a sock over his hand, then pulled out a small hammer from his pocket and smashed the front of the glass case. The subject reached in and removed a display case containing 33 rings. The subject then fled out the store pursued by several associates who saw him running toward I-75. The man climbed over a parking lot fence and got away.

A CCSO deputies located part of the stolen ring display case and several rings in the median of Kings Highway. The deputy later found another part of the display case with nothing in it on the I-75 overpass embankment. Detectives recovered 24 rings that night, and were able to locate eight more that Kerry had pawned May 30 at Gulf Coast Metals in Port Charlotte.

The CCSO Crime Scene responded and swabbed the jewelry display case pieces and took blood samples. The blood was sent to FDLE for DNA testing. CCSO received a report back that found a perfect match for Kerry. Detectives went to the Charlotte County Jail and arrested him. Kerry refused to speak and advised detectives to contact his lawyer.

Kerry has been booked into the County Jail 15 times with 26 records. He’s been in jail since June 24 for a June 20 stabbing on Palmetto Drive near his home. On Aug. 22, detectives went to his jail cell and arrested him on Burglary and Grand Theft charges for breaking into a home on Palmetto Drive and stealing $1,140 in televisions and tools. He was identified by his fingerprints left at that scene. Kerry remains in jail on no bond.



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