The Bizarre World of Florida

Man accused of vandalizing ex-girlfriend’s home, work with glue, spray paint September 17, 2012

It wasn’t enough to call her 30 times in a day, only to make strange noises or hang up when she answered.

No, in the six months following a bad break-up, deputies say Alexander Drzewucki, of Boca Raton, vandalized his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend’s home and work with glue and spray paint, slashed her tires and damaged her neighbor’s property.

Drzewucki, 44, now stands charged of aggravated stalking following a spate of phone calls, vandalism and threats.

According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, the stalking began on June 10, when the woman received as many as 30 phone calls from five different phone numbers.

When she answered, the person on the other line only hung up, or made weird noises.

It happened again three days later, so the woman called the Sheriff’s Office.

She told detectives she thought the calls came from Drzewucki, who she had ended a relationship with in February after two years of dating.

The next day, on June 14, the woman called detectives again and said Drzewucki called her again and again. She told detectives he is no longer welcome on her property and she planned to file a restraining order.

Three days later, deputies got another call – this time, it was from the Boca Raton Denny’s Restaurant, where the woman works

Someone had slashed all four of her tires.

After that, it was quiet for two days – until more harassing phone calls flooded her phone.

Three days later, the harassment changed form.

The woman woke up and found that someone had filled her air conditioner and front door locks with glue.

A month later on July 19, a detective opened a follow-up investigation into the vandalism at the woman’s work and home and discovered the possible connection with her ex-boyfriend.

And on Aug. 27, cops got a call from Denny’s again.

Someone had spray painted a message on the side of the building in red and orange paint: “[Victim’s Name] LOVES DRUGSS DRUGS.”

It was the second incident in recent months. The first message read “[Victim’s Name] LOVES DRUGS.”

The restaurant’s manager told detectives the harassed woman is a waitress there. He had been aware of on-going problems between the woman and Drzewucki, her ex-boyfriend.

Detectives tried to get a hold of Drzewucki, but he didn’t answer any phone calls.

Two days after the last Denny’s incident, detectives met with the woman, who described the phone calls she had been getting.


Man pleads not guilty to leaving mom covered in feces from head to feet July 7, 2012

A 58-year-old man accused of elder abuse pleaded not guilty Tuesday in  court.

Michael Nolan was arrested June 5 after allegedly allowing his 88-year-old  mother to lie in her own feces for three days before calling for help, according  to his Okaloosa County Sheriff’s arrest report.

The incident with Nolan’s mother occurred May 2, according to the report. The  woman was covered in feces and maggots from head to foot and had “other possible  parasitic-type topically on her skin,” according to hospital records.

While at the hospital, the elderly woman was decontaminated by hospital  officials who found that her house shoes had dried fecal matter inside them,  which caused the shoes to stick to the woman’s feet.

The woman also had a urinary tract infection as well as “oozing” open wounds,  which prompted doctors to perform a blood trans-fusion on her.

Nolan told officials he “knew that he should have acted and failed to do so,  which caused serious medical and hygienic issues.” He is scheduled to appear in  court for a jury trial Aug. 27 with Judge Michael Flowers.


FHP cruiser covered in liquid feces November 13, 2011

Filed under: Abuse,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dispute,Florida Nut,Mental Abuse,Really Dumb,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:30 pm

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper’s patrol car was found covered in feces Sunday, and police are investigating whether the incident was connected to a recent controversy, reports WPLG Local-10 News in Miami.

Florida Highway Patrol union chief William Smith said Trooper Joe Sanchez, who held a seat on the Miami City Commission for a decade, found human feces spread on his patrol car at his home.

Smith said it is unclear who vandalized the police cruiser. The recent controversy over traffic stop involving an FHP trooper and a Miami police officer accused of driving 120 mph on Florida’s Turnpike has some questioning whether the vandalism was connected.

Get the details at WPLG Local-10 News in Miami.


‘Taliban Toyota’ lawsuit: Jury awards $7.5 million to dealer November 9, 2011

Filed under: Abuse,Controversy,Dispute,Fight,Mental Abuse,Racism,Really Dumb,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 3:38 pm

An Alabama jury awarded Iranian-born Shawn Esfahani, a Toyota dealership owner, $7.5 million in damages after a competitor,  Bob Tyler Toyota in Pensacola, called his business “Taliban Toyota” and accused him of being a terrorist, reports the Mobile Press-Register

Shawn Esfahani, owner of the mega-dealership, sued Bob Tyler Toyota in Pensacola and its sales manager for slander. Esfahani said that Bob Tyler employees spread false rumors to car shoppers that he was an Iraqi terrorist and supported insurgents in Iraq.

On Monday, the jury ruled in favor of Eastern Shore Toyota and awarded $2.5 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.

After the verdict, Esfahani said that he hopes the verdict will convince Bob Tyler to “change his way of doing business.”

“It’s very hurtful,” he said. “When you live in this country, you can’t believe someone would accuse you of those things just to sell a car.”

Get the details at the Mobile Press-Register.


Man kept nephew chained in trailer a pot-growing operation October 28, 2011

Troy Howell, 29, kept his 18-year-old nephew chained up to a bed in his mobile home in Baker County to keep him from escaping and possibly ratting out his pot-growing operation, reports The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville.

mug_HowellTR.gifBaker County authorities found the 18-year-old chained in a room Wednesday  afternoon when they raided a mobile home where an “elaborate” marijuana  cultivation was set up, Sheriff Joey Dobson said.

More than 100 marijuana plants and 15 pounds of processed pot were reportedly found in the elaborate pot growing operation.

The teen had access to a chime in the bedroom to alert someone whenever he needed to go to the bathroom or needed something to eat, according to Baker County Sheriff’s deputies.

Guess who finally cried uncle?

Find out and get the details atThe Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville.


Sentenced: Ex-teacher who sent photos of his genitalia to teen student October 21, 2011

Dennis A. Mulder, 42, a band teacher, was sentenced to  two years in prison to be followed by eight years of sex-offender probation, reports TCPalm.com in Stuart.

mug_MulderDE1.jpgAccused of sending nude photos of himself to a 14-year-old student he pleaded no contest Tuesday to transmitting harmful material to a minor and was sentenced to two years in prison to be followed by eight years of sex-offender probation.

Dennis A. Mulder, 42, was arrested March 16 after authorities accessed his cellphone account and found photos of his genitalia Mulder sent to the phone of a 14-year-old girl in one of the classes he taught at
Allapattah Flats K-8 School.

According to Assistant State Attorney Brandon White, authorities also found more than 100 text messages between Mulder and the girl. In one, he said, “My desire for you is getting stronger.”

The victim’s mother testified that she first found one of the messages March 6, and the next day her daughter attempted suicide.

“I hope you rot in hell,” she told Mulder.

Get the details at TCPalm.com in Stuart.


School-bus attendant, 70, who bit teen charged with abuse October 16, 2011

A 70-year-old former school-bus attendant faces trial for child abuse after she beat and bit a teen she said had bullied her.

The camera was on when last June when  4-foot-7-in.Hattie Yvonne Branch, a 70-year-old former school-bus attendant, confronted the much taller 14-year-old boy, striking, biting and wrestling with him, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

Lakeland Senior High School teen contends that although he had threatened and cursed at Branch in the past, he had not provoked her on the day of the attack.

Now she faces a trial.

Why did she attack the teen?

Find out and get the details at theOrlando Sentinel.



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