The Bizarre World of Florida

Man breaks into woman’s apartment, takes her cellphone, snaps a picture of her in the shower, and uploads it to Facebook February 23, 2015

intruder22n-2-webPolice in Altamonte Springs say a man walked into a woman’s apartment, stole her cellphone and took a picture of her while she was in the shower this week.

While police were on scene, the intruder then posted that picture to the victim’s Facebook account, police said.

“Having someone actually in your apartment while you are taking a shower is quite scary honestly,” Altamonte Springs police spokesman Rob Pelton said. “Going to get a victim’s cell phone and having the gall to stand inside of a residence that you have broken into to steal someone’s cell phone and use it to take a picture of them in the shower is unheard of.”

Residents like Sheila Hudgins are taking precautions.

“I keep the blinds closed. I don’t even open them in the day time I keep them closed all day,” Hudgins said. “When they get opened it’s because I’m opening them to go outside.”

Police believe the same man has been spotted masturbating while peering inside residences. Two incidents have been reported in the past week.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 9, wearing all dark clothing and blue jeans.

The first incident occurred Feb. 13 at 1:15 a.m. at the Lotus Landing Apartments. The second incident occurred Wednesday at 11 p.m. at the Ashford of Altamonte Springs Apartments.

Residents in apartment complexes south of Sunshine Lane and north of Gateway Drive on the west side of State Road 434 are told to be extra vigilant.

Anyone with information is asked to call to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.


Naked woman climbed on couple’s car, stopped traffic February 18, 2015

A naked woman stopped traffic Sunday night when she touched herself in front of one couple’s car and then climbed onto the hood, Orlando police said.

nakedWhile atop the vehicle, Amie Carter, 31, stomped on the hood and threw a cellphone at car stopped behind the vehicle she was standing on, according to an arrest report.

Carter was arrested and taken to Orange County Jail.

She was charged with criminal mischief and exposure of sexual organs.

When police arrived, they saw Carter walking in the middle of Formosa Avenue. She wasn’t wearing any clothes, the report said.

“Carter appeared to be under the influence [of] a heavy unknown substance,” officers wrote in the report. “She appeared in an altered mental state, displaying extremely irrational and volatile behavior.”

Officers asked Carter to get out of the street, but she refused. She also resisted the officers who tried to remove her from the road “by pulling and kicking her legs in the air,” the report continued.

Once the wrestled Carter to the side of the road, they placed her in handcuffs and covered her in a blanket.


Woman found nude with man in parked car facing drug charges February 8, 2015

A woman who was found “unclothed” with a man in the back of a car at a park is facing drug charges.

nicole-leigh-griffinAn Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy noticed the car parked at a park at 2:36 a.m. on Jan. 22, according to the arrest report. When he investigated further, he found a man and woman “unclothed” in the backseat of the car.

The man gave the deputy permission to search the vehicle, the report said. While searching, the deputy found a purse on the front passenger seat.

Nicole Leigh Griffin said the purse was hers and allowed the deputy to search it, according to the report. The deputy found five pills, later identified as controlled substances.

Griffin said the man had a prescription and had given them to her to hold, the report said. The man said he had a prescription, but had given them to Griffin because she was having trouble sleeping.

Griffin was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.


Naked man accused of masturbating outside apartment complex February 4, 2015

A man who was naked and masturbating outside an apartment building was tackled by a resident after the man ran away and jumped into a lake, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

JeffDeputies said they got a call just after 1 a.m. on Monday from a resident of the Colony Club Drive apartments in West Boynton about a man masturbating outside her window. She said the man has been to the complex many times naked and masturbating, but runs away when she tells him she’s calling police, deputies said.

This time, however, her friend chased down the man and detained him until deputies got to the scene. They found Jeff Saintil, 25, naked on the ground being subdued by a man — the caller’s friend.

The man told deputies he went up to Saintil and told him that he needed to stop masturbating outside, according to an arrest report. When Saintil took off, he followed him as he jumped into a lake and tackled him after he got out.
Saintil is charged with indecent exposure, simple assault and resisting an officer. He was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on Monday.


Man’s own security camera caught him exposing himself to neighbor

A West Park man’s home surveillance video recorded him performing an indecent act outside his house, the Broward Sheriff’s Office says.

UntitledA neighbor complained to a deputy that Gary Palmer, 49, was clad only in a green bathrobe as he stood in his yard at lunchtime Monday and masturbated while staring in the direction of her and her 2-year-old child, according to Deputy Wilinne Renard’s report.

Palmer was arrested at his home on Harvard Road after he allowed deputies to view security footage that showed him behaving as the neighbor described, Renard’s report said.

Deputies confiscated the robe and the digital video recorder.

During Palmer’s first court appearance Tuesday, Broward Judge John “Jay” Hurley ordered a $25,000 bond.

Though Palmer was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior against a child, the judge found there was no evidence the toddler witnessed Palmer’s alleged actions because the police report said the mother took her child indoors.

Hurley said there were reasonable grounds to support a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure against Palmer.

Assistant Public Defender Dale Miller protested the bond amount, arguing it was too high for the alleged misdemeanor offense.

Miller described Palmer as a small business owner with strong family ties.

Hurley kept the bond amount intact and also ordered Palmer to stay 500 feet from his neighbor and to wear a GPS monitor if he gains release before trial.


Whatta waste? Woman told she can’t take pills hidden in her privates January 19, 2015

jailA 50-year-old Fort Walton Beach woman accused of having cocaine in her purse allegedly asked a deputy at booking if she could take three pills that had been hidden in an orifice.

The woman was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped on Dec. 30, according to the arrest report. A K-9 did a free air sniff around the vehicle and alerted deputies to the odor of narcotics.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies then found two “white rocks” of cocaine in her purse, the report said. Once at booking, she was asked if she had any other contraband, which she denied, but later allegedly admitted.

A deputy then took her to a restroom, where she retrieved a plastic container with three pills later identified as hydrocodone and acetaminophen from her vagina, according to the report. The woman allegedly asked the deputy if she could take the pills, to which the deputy said no.

She then “emptied the container into her mouth,” but two of the pills fell on the floor, the report said. The one pill that went into her mouth was recovered, as were the two from the floor.

She is charged with resisting an officer without violence, possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence and smuggling contraband into a detention facility.


Just lovin’ it: Couple has sex atop car’s trunk at McDonald’s

A report of people having sex on the trunk of a car in a McDonald’s parking lot turned into a trifecta of arrests in Indian River County, according to affidavits.

The reported case of a couple copulating in a conspicuous place happened Jan. 2 around 2:35 a.m.

Deputies went to the McDonald’s parking lot in the

9400 block of 108th Avenue in the Vero Outlets area regarding an apparent fornication situation on a car trunk.

Anndrea-Paulling-mugInvestigators encountered Anndrea Paulling, 23, and 22-year-old Michael Marin standing next to the car. They smelled of booze, and a quarter full bottle of liqueur was under the vehicle.

The victim said Paulling and Marin went outside, and Marin stuck his hands up Paulling’s dress and appeared to fondle her. She said the next time she looked, Marin was pulling up his pants.A woman identified as the victim said Paulling and Marin tried to bring a liqueur bottle into McDonald’s and were told they couldn’t.

michael-marin-mugAs deputies spoke with Paulling and Marin, a third person – Brendon Majchszak – stumbled out of the driver’s seat of the car. Majchszak, 29, also smelled of booze.

Deputies determined Majchszak’s license was suspended, but he said he thought he’d “taken care of it.”

Brendon-Majchszak-mugPaulling, of Newberry, and Marin, of Vero Beach, each were arrested on a disorderly intoxication charge, while Majchszak, of Gainesville, was arrested on a driving with suspended driver’s license with knowledge charge. Asked whether he had paperwork substantiating the “taken care of it” claim, Majchszak said it was in the trunk, but then said it most likely wasn’t.



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