The Bizarre World of Florida

Woman steals over $550 in …….. Crest Whitening Strips November 30, 2012

Filed under: Bizzarre,Florida Nut,Robbers,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 3:08 pm

An early evening trip to a local Walgreens resulted in 13 packages of free teeth whitening kits for one woman- but only because she took them without paying for them.121129034706_whitening-strip-thief

According to reports, Hillsborough deputies are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the woman pictured above.

They say on Monday just before 6 p.m., she stole over $550 worth of Crest Whitening Strips from the Walgreens located on the 6000 block of Waters Ave.

Officials describe her as a black female with a dark complexion and long black hair. She most likely weighs between 220 and 240 pounds, and stands between 5’6″ – 5’8″.  They say she was last seen wearing a red maxi dress and a black baseball cap.


Surveillance video shows naked suspect in 7-Eleven

Filed under: Uncategorized — floridaduh @ 3:05 pm

Surveillance video is being released in the case of a naked man who attacked a clerk at a 7-Eleven and later led deputies on a car chase.


Man says his wife slugged him in the gut

Filed under: Abuse,Bad Temper,Bizzarre,Controversy,Physical Abuse,Really Dumb,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:42 pm

A man said his wife punched him in the stomach as he tried to call police. His wife denies the accusation.

The incident allegedly occurred Nov. 22 at a Bur Oak Circle residence.

The man said while he was trying to call Crestview Police, his wife punched him in the right side of this stomach.

His wife denied everything.

Their children said they saw their mother slap their father.

The woman was charged with battery-domestic violence


You really don’t want to live on ‘easy street’ …..

Filed under: Bizzarre,Dangerous Nut,Guns,Really Dumb,Scary,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:39 pm

Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested two men on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon after pointing a rifle from their passing car toward three adults and a baby (2½) on a porch in the 3200 block of Easy Street. Arrested were Ian Douglas McGuire, 22, 3365 Westlund Terrace, and Wander Frias, 22, 2773 Starlite Lane; both of Port Charlotte.

CCSO received the call Tuesday at 12:51 p.m.; the homeowner said they were sitting on the front porch when McGuire and Frias drove by several times in a green Neon yelling obscenities. The woman said Frias was driving; they returned, slowed down, and McGuire leaned forward and pointed the rifle at them.

One of the men on the porch told detectives there has been an ongoing feud that started a month ago. He said on a Friday at 2:30 a.m. they heard a knock on the door; he answered, and no one was there. A few moments later, someone knocked again. This time he said he saw McGuire and Frias on the sidewalk laughing. He further stated Frias came at him in an aggressive manner with something in his hand. He said he went back inside when he was hit with a beer bottle in his shoulder. He closed the door and heard another beer bottle hit the door causing it to crack.

The victim also stated, a few weeks later there was an incident at Chubby’s Bar on Tamiami Trail. He said Frias and McGuire were bragging about the beer bottle incident and there was a physical altercation. Outside the bar, Frias went to his car and got a knife and baseball bat. Frias approached and hit the victim in the arm with the bat; security took the bat and knocked the knife out of his hand.

The victims were interviewed and they gave a possible address for McGuire and Frias who live nearby their Easy Street home. Detectives went to McGuire’s home and located both men. They stated they did exchange words at the Easy Street home but denied pointing a firearm anyone. McGuire said he had no firearms and signed a waiver of search. Detective however did locate a long barrel BB gun in the shed in the backyard that matched the exact description the victims gave deputies. After interviewing both men separately, both were arrested and taken to the Charlotte County Jail. McGuire remains in jail on $7,500 bond; Frias also remains in jail on a $5,000 bond.


Man jailed after helping shave teen neighbor’s head as prank

A short-haired man who handcuffed and then helped shave the head of a 15-year-old neighbor as a prank ended up in jail on charges of false imprisonment and child abuse.

The teen played with the man’s son Wednesday and helped set up the family’s Christmas tree before having pizza at the home in the 800 block of Southeast Starflower Avenue, according to the arrest report.sfl-shave-teen-20121129-002

At about 6:30 that evening, the 275-pound Jimmy Bendfeldt, 46, is accused of handcuffing the youth, walking him into the garage and holding him in a chair as his son saved the youth’s head.

Angered by what happened, the teenager went home and texted his mother, who called police.

The youth’s mother, Paula Agosto, said he was handcuffed behind his back “and held down and … the whole time my child was telling them no and to stop.”

The incident left “marks on his wrist from the cuffs for hours after the incident happened due to the fact he was struggling,” she said in an email on Thursday.

Police quoted the father as saying he and his son, on the spur of the moment, decided to do the head shaving as a prank. The 15-year-old “did not say no and put his hands in front of his body to be handcuffed,” the report states. The youth “never said no or asked to stop or we would have.”

Bendfeldt appeared remorseful, the report said, and “did not immediately realize he had done anything wrong.”

His son backed up his story and that “they were just joking,” police said. Still police said it appeared that the father held the youth against his will and “actively encouraged a person to commit and act” that could injure a child physically or mentally.

The father, on Thursday, was in the St. Lucie County Jail under a $7,500 bail on two felony charges.


Barefoot, pregnant and pulling alarms at 51

Filed under: Bizzarre,Controversy,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:33 pm

Some women say pregnancy makes them eat unusual things.


Marianne Porcaro, 51, said it made her run around a hotel in her undies and knock on guests’ doors, a recently released police report states.

A Port St. Lucie police officer around 12:30 a.m. November 15 went to the Holiday Inn in the 10100 block of South U.S. 1 where a manager said a woman “had been running around the hotel in her bra and panties and she had been knocking on” guests’ doors.

The manager also said the fire alarm had been activated. He blamed the running underwear woman, and said she was taking a dip in the pool.

The officer spotted the woman, identified as Porcaro, swimming in the pool. “When asked why she was running around the hotel in her bra and panties and knocking on the other guest doors waking them up, she said she was pregnant,” a report states.

Porcaro also said she’d imbibed about a six pack of Budweiser “and that was why she was acting the way she was.”

A guest told police Porcaro knocked on his door. He also said he saw her pull the fire alarm.

Porcaro, of the 3400 block of Southwest Europe Street in Port St. Lucie, was arrested on a disorderly intoxication charge.


Man accused of punching wife, breaking her hearing aid November 29, 2012

Filed under: Abuse,Bizzarre,Drunk,Elderly Abuse,Florida Nut,Physical Abuse,WTF? — floridaduh @ 6:54 pm

A woman told an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy her husband punched her on both sides of her face, breaking her hearing aid, after she intervened to stop him from attacking their daughter.

On Nov. 18 the man began yelling obscenities at their daughter, and the man’s wife feared he might attack her. When she intervened, her husband allegedly pushed her to the ground and began punching her. The deputy noted both sides of the woman’s face were swollen and her hearing aid was broken.

The couple’s daughters and another person corroborated the woman’s story.

The man denied hitting his wife. The deputy wrote in the arrest report the man appeared to be “highly intoxicated.”

He was charged with battery and has a Dec. 11 court date.



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