The Bizarre World of Florida

Man with gun spices things up at Thai restaurant April 27, 2015

A Mississippi man is facing multiple weapons charges after allegedly being seen with a handgun in his waistband while at Thai Spice, 201 Miracle Strip Parkway.

jonathan-lee-brownFort Walton Beach Police officers were called to Thai Spice around 2:25 a.m. on April 12 for a report of a man carrying a gun, according to the arrest report. The caller said he’d seen 29-year-old Jonathan Lee Brown of Toomsuba with a gun.

When officers arrived, they saw a man later identified as Brown walking outside the building, the report said. The spoke to Brown in front of the bar and he allegedly lifted his shirt, revealing a loaded pistol in his waistband.

During a search, officers found .5 grams of “Molly” in Brown’s pocket, according to the report. Witnesses, including the bar owner, said they’d heard Brown telling people he had the gun and seen him with the gun.

The gun was found to be stolen and Brown was found to be a convicted felon, the report said.

He is charged with grand theft of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a controlled substance.


Woman Arrested For Battering Live-In Boyfriend With Bowl Of Eggs Following Breakfast Beef April 17, 2015

destinioliverA dispute over the preparation of breakfast ended yesterday morning with a Florida woman under arrest for battering her live-in boyfriend with a bowl of raw eggs, police report.

Destini Oliver, 22, and Lorenzo Dixon, 23, quarreled Sunday in their Palmetto home over Oliver not wanting to cook breakfast, according to a police report.

The dispute turned physical when Oliver, seen above, allegedly “threw a bowl of raw eggs” at Dixon, striking him in the back. Cops on the scene reported spotting egg splatter on Dixon, as well as on a wall and a couch.

Oliver, pictured above, was arrested for misdemeanor battery and booked into the county jail, where she remains locked up in lieu of $500 bond.

Dixon, a salesman at a Ford dealership in Sarasota, was not injured in the egg attack.


Traffic stopper: Woman accused of lifting shirt, rubbing herself

A Crestview woman faces probation after allegedly soliciting an undercover officer for sex.

stacie-nicole-mooreStacie Nicole Moore, 23, pleaded no contest to solicitation of prostitution on April 1. Sentencing was withheld, and she was placed on probation to run concurrent to a felony probation she is already serving until February 2018.

She also faces charges for felony violation of probation.

Crestview Police officers took a report that a woman, later identified as Moore, was attempting to stop vehicles and “lifting her shirt rubbing on herself” on March 18 around 4 p.m., according to the arrest report. They received similar complaints about a woman, who police believe is Moore, for a few days.

Officers saw the woman and sent an undercover officer in with an unmarked vehicle, the report said. Eventually, negotiations ended in agreement for sexual favors, according to the report.

Moore was arrested and admitted to agreeing to have sex for $40, saying she needed to help take care of her dying mother, the report said.


Man sharpened machete after being refused work April 16, 2015

CallImageJoseph Lyle Matthews, 43, of Pinellas Park, walked up the street to a neighbor’s house April 5 and asked for work, according to an arrest report. The neighbor refused, sheriff’s deputies wrote, so Matthews began sharpening a machete in the man’s front yard. The incident took place on 107th Avenue about 11:23 a.m.

According to the arrest report, Matthews stabbed the machete into the ground, pointed it at the man and shouted, “If you don’t want me to work, then I’ll fix you.”

He faces charges including aggravated assault and possession of drugs without a prescription. According to a separate arrest report, Matthews later threatened to kill a deputy while en route to the jail.

Christopher W. Poulos, alias “Chris” or “Dale Jones,” was canvassing the neighborhood for “opportunities” when he stumbled upon the lawn mower he stole, according to an arrest report.

Poulos, 40, of St. Petersburg, entered a yard in the 5500 block of 31st Street N and took a push mower from beneath a canoe, deputies wrote. He admitted to the offense, according to the report.

He faces a charge of burglary of an unoccupied structure.


Naked Man High On “Flakka” Ran Through Traffic To Escape Imaginary Killers April 13, 2015

matthewkenneyA Florida man who stripped off his clothes and ran through Fort Lauderdale traffic to escape imaginary killers hot on his heels was high on “flakka,” the synthetic drug that appears poised to supplant bath salts as the leading cause of hallucinatory havoc, cops report.

Following his apprehension, Matthew Kenney, 34, told police that after smoking the synthetic drug he began fleeing pursuers who had stolen his clothing and were intent on murdering him. Seen at right, Kenney explained that he would “rather die than be caught by these unknown people,” according to a Fort Lauderdale Police Department report.

Officers found Kenney–who was naked except for a pair of sneakers–running in traffic along Broward Boulevard early Saturday evening. Kenney explained that, “if I got hit by a car they would stop chasing me.”

Kenney, who was hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation, has been arrested three times since December, according to Broward County court records. His recent rap sheet includes collars for disorderly conduct, assault, narcotics possession, and resisting arrest.

“Flakka,” which can be smoked, snorted, or injected, is an amphetamine that can sell for as little as five dollars per hit. But the high can come with side effects that include aggression, psychosis, and delirium.

The street drug has triggered a series of bizarre incidents in Florida, which appears to be the tip of the “flakka” spear. In Fort Lauderdale alone this year, a man high on the drug was arrested after trying to break down the door of the city’s police headquarters, while a second user impaled himself last month on a fence surrounding the headquarters.

Flakka, Florida, Bath Salts, Fort Lauderdale


Drunken driver hit trooper, two patrol cars, FHP says April 6, 2015

A 69-year-old Bradenton woman is accused of driving drunk and hitting two law enforcement vehicles and a Florida Highway Patrol trooper with her car.

69Dianne Perry faces charges of driving under the influence causing property damage and personal injury, careless driving and driving with an open container.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol: Shortly before 12:40 a.m. today, Perry drove north on U.S. 301 approaching Tallevast Road. Her 2006 Chrysler Pacifica struck an unoccupied Manatee County Sheriff’s Office patrolcar parked in the right lane with its emergency lights on.

The impact reportedly caused the patrolcar to strike FHP Trooper Joseph S. Angelicchi, 26, a pedestrian. Perry’s Chrysler then reportedly rotated counter clockwise and struck an unoccuppied FHP car parked on the east shoulder of the highway with its emergency lights on.

Paramedics took Angelicchi and Perry to Lakewood Medical Center, where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

Perry remained in the Manatee County jail this morning in lieu of $1,500 bail.


Woman kicked deputy in groin, then offered oral sex

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies took a 23-year-old woman into custody after a complaint that she repeatedly offered bar patrons oral sex for money and refused to leave.

Mugshot-Beatrize-Carrion-MooreAccording to the arrest report by PBSO, Beatrize Carrion-Moore is charged with trespassing after warning, resisting arrest with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer.

Deputies responded to Boonies Bar at 14555 Southern Blvd. in West Palm Beach Friday night in response to a report of an unwanted guest.

Deputies spoke to the bar manager, who said she was having trouble with an intoxicated patron.

The manager told deputies that a week earlier she had an issue with the same woman who was offering oral sex to customers for money, the report said.

The woman, later identified as Carrion-Moore, became angry when she was asked once again in the presence of the deputy to leave the establishment and said that it was not right that she was being asked to leave, the report said.

When deputy attempted to place Carrion-Moore in handcuffs, she pulled away and was able to slip out of the cuffs, according to the report.

After a brief struggle, both the deputy and Carrion-Moore fell to the ground. When deputies tried to seat Carrion-Moore in the patrol car, she tried to climb up the side of the door panel in an attempt at resistance, the report said. She began repeatedly kicking at deputies, ultimately hitting a deputy in his upper thigh and groin several times, the report said.

Once she was secured in the back of the patrol car, Carrion-Moore continued to offer the deputy oral sex in exchange for letting her go. The sequence of events was captured on car audio and video surveillance.

Carrion-Moore was booked in the Palm Beach County jail and has been released.



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