The Bizarre World of Florida

Woman, 40, Battered Live-In Beau During Beef Over How To Properly Fry Chicken April 28, 2015

Meet Bahunti Williams.

bahuntiwilliamsAccording to cops, the Florida woman battered her live-in boyfriend during an argument over how she was frying chicken.

Williams, 40, and Christopher Waters were in their Bradenton apartment Sunday evening when the fried chicken dispute turned violent. Seen above, Williams “punched the victim with a closed fist over the left eye causing the skin to split open,” police reported. She also allegedly scratched Waters’s chest.

When cops arrived at the couple’s residence, Waters–who has been with Williams for nine years–said that he did not want to press charges.

Williams was busted for misdemeanor domestic battery and booked into the Manatee County jail, from which she was released yesterday. Williams’s rap sheet includes two prior domestic battery arrests, though neither resulted in a conviction.


Synthetic-drug suspect head-butted police officer April 23, 2015

An Orlando man suspected of consuming synthetic drugs is also accused of head-butting an Orlando police officer after defecating in a police interview room, authorities said.

os-robert-steven-ortiz-jr-20150420Robert Steven Ortiz Jr., remains in the Orange County Jail after his arrest Friday.

Ortiz was among a group of roughly 40 people who gathered at outside in the 40 block of North Magnolia Avenue after 5 p.m. Friday, police said.

Many were yelling and starting fights, so police began to clear out some of the participants.

Officer Mark Levy recognized one of them, Ortiz, from previous police encounters.

Ortiz appeared to be rolling a joint, the report said.

“Ortiz looked up at me and attempted to conceal the joint in his right hand. I reached for his right hand and ordered Ortiz to ‘stop,’ ” Levy’s report said. “I grasped his right wrist and Ortiz pulled his arm away from me and threw the joint on a grated vent in the sidewalk attempting to destroy it. Ortiz then attempted to get around me and walk east on Wall Street.”

Levy detected the odor of synthetic drugs, possibly the fake marijuana commonly known as “K2” or the synthetic drugs called bath salts.

He ordered Ortiz to stop and the suspect resisted.

“I directed Ortiz to the ground and ordered him to ‘stop resisting’ and ‘put your arms behind your back’ numerous times,” Levy wrote.

A short time later, he placed handcuffs on Ortiz.

But he “suddenly and unexpectedly pulled his arms over his head and in front of his body” and threw a plastic container containing suspected synthetic drugs into the street.

As officers restrained Ortiz, he threatened Levy, saying he was going to head-butt the officer.

Ortiz was arrested and brought to the downtown office for the bike patrol, where he urinated and defecated on the floor, a report said.

Then Ortiz fell and hit his head as he was being taken to the Orange County Jail, according to a report.

The fire department took to Ortiz a local hospital.

Hours later, as Levy was trying to put Ortiz into his vehicle at the hospital, “Ortiz suddenly and aggressively delivered a head butt to the right side temple,” Levy said in a report.

“Ortiz came at me trying to head butt me a second time,” his report said.

Hospital security officers helped Levy secure Ortiz in the vehicle.

Ortiz was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and resisting an officer without violence.

He was also charged with tampering with physical evidence and nuisances injurious to health.


Bus Passenger Arrested For Battering Driver In Head With A Snickers Bar April 13, 2015

joelparkerA Florida man is facing a battery charge for allegedly throwing a Snickers candy bar at the head of a bus driver during an on-board confrontation, police report.

The Snickers–thrown by Joel Parker, 33–hit a Sunshine Bus Company employee in the head as he drove Wednesday morning through St. Johns County in northeastern Florida.

According to a police report, Parker was disruptive and threatened the driver before reaching his stop. As he exited the bus, Parker winged the Snickers at the driver.

The driver was not injured in the nougaty attack.

Seen in the above mug shot, Parker was subsequently apprehended by cops and charged with misdemeanor battery. He spent about 10 hours in custody before posting $250 bond.


Woman accused of ‘going crazy,’ going after victim with baseball bat March 20, 2015

A 40-year-old woman allegedly went after another woman with a baseball bat after breaking in the victim’s bedroom door in an effort to “talk.”

angie-marie-fanninOkaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Niceville home on March 6 for a report that a woman was “going crazy,” had swung a baseball bat at a resident and may be armed with a knife, according to the arrest report. When they arrived, they spoke to two victims, as well as Angie Marie Fannin, of Niceville.

Fannin had broken in the female victim’s bedroom door in an effort to “talk” to her, the report said. She then followed the victim to the garage, allegedly swinging an aluminum baseball bat at her and advancing on the victim, who sat down in a chair.

The male victim stopped Fannin and took the bat away, according to the report. Fannin then allegedly struck him in the mouth with her fist, causing a cut on his upper lip.

The female victim told deputies that Fannin believed her boyfriend had been cheating on her with the woman, the report said. The victim said Fannin had become jealous of the friendship between the victim and Fannin’s boyfriend.

Fannin is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and battery.


Hey, my mom Tased me all the time. And I’m a better man for it March 17, 2015

A Deltona woman was arrested and accused of torturing two children by using a stun gun to punish them for stealing from a store, investigating Volusia deputies said.

momMarie Beauvais, 37, was charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse, her arrest report shows.

Beauvais is out of the Volusia County Branch Jail on $2,000 bail, according to court records.

Deputies said they learned of the case when they went to the Phonetia Drive home Thursday to help a Department of Children & Families investigator.

The DCF investigator said she was investigating an incident that occurred Oct. 20, reports said.

Two girls, ages 16 and 14, told deputies they stole from the Wal-mart in Deltona in October and Beauvais picked them up and brought them home. Once home, Beauvais repeatedly stunned the girls, about 10 to 15 times in their right arms, investigators said.

Deputies saw multiple burn marks on the shoulder of one girl consistent with being stunned with the electric device and both girls had burn marks on their right arms, a report details.

The girls said Beauvais also used a belt on them, deputies said.

The girls did not want to press charges against Beauvais. And one girl said she deserved the punishment for the retail theft she committed, deputies said.

Deputies arrested Beauvais after determining that she “did willfully torture and maliciously” punish the girls, “while carelessly using a Taser or stun gun” causing the children to suffer permanent disfigurement, a report states.


Argument between two women escalated quickly, ending with one running over the other and a teenage boy, then backing up and running them over again March 16, 2015


A 31-year-old woman charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder after running over another woman and her teenage son during an argument Sunday outside of Orlando Paintball was denied bond on Monday.

The argument started because Morrison didn’t want her ex-boyfriend to have their two children around another woman, according to her ex-boyfriend, Frankie D. Washington.

Witnesses saw Morrison yelling at Washington before arguing with a woman — later identified as Mary-Jo Wood — in the parking lot of Orlando Paintball at 7215 Rose Avenue about 5:30 p.m.

During the argument, Morrison allegedly sprayed Wood with pepper spray, according to Washington.

Morrison then ordered her two children — who are fathered by Washington — to get into her car.

That’s when Morrison got into her car, backed up, and then rammed into Wood and her son, pinning them against a wall, according to Washington.

Deputies said she reversed her vehicle and then ran into the teen boy a second time, pushing him into a nearby bench.

Wood, who said she had never met Morrison, told deputies she didn’t see when she was hit because her eyes were sore from the pepper spray. But she heard her son and other people screaming.

After the incident, Morrison drove away at a “high rate of speed,” according to Washington.

Once deputies found Morrison, she told them she sprayed the pepper spray in self-defense because a woman she doesn’t know tried to hit her with a metal “thing.”

She also said her glasses fell off her face while trying to leave the scene. So she was unable to see where she was going, according to an arrest report.

Wood and her son suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the incident.


Man threatened landscaping crew he thought yelled at him

A man who thought a landscaping crew yelled obscenities at him as they drove by is facing multiple charges after fighting the crew and pulling a gun on them, police said.

bildeRobert Dittell, 53, was using a leaf blower on his property on Cormorant Circle about 2 p.m. Wednesday when a landscaping crew drove by, and Dittell thought he heard them cursing at him, according to a Daytona Beach police report.

Dittell drove down to the property where the men were working and confronted the crew’s supervisor, who told Dittell he had no idea what Dittell was talking about, according to the report.

The men argued and a physical fight ensued, which the crew members attempted to break up after Dittell put the supervisor in a choke hold, according to the report. The two crew members suffered minor injuries in the scuffle.

After the men were separated, Dittell retrieved a black handgun from his truck and, while pointing it at the men, threatened to kill them all, according to the report.

Dittell, who broke a weed eater that belonged to one of the men, is charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, three counts of battery and one count of criminal mischief with property damage.



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