The Bizarre World of Florida

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.


Senior beatdown? Woman, 83, answers insult with hammer blow

When a Holly Hill man tried to help his longtime partner who was falling out of bed, the woman slapped him and later attacked him with a hammer, police said.

83Anna Robertson, 83, was charged with battery on a person 65 years or older and aggravated battery causing bodily harm. Initially jailed without bail, Robertson was released Thursday afternoon on her own recognizance, court records show. She could not be reached Friday.

Holly Hill police said they were called to the Jarecki home at 7:04 a.m. Thursday where Bobby Miller, 80, reported that Robertson was falling out of bed and he tried to help her but Robertson slapped him in the face, bending his glasses and causing his eye to swell.

Miller said he went to the living room to watch television and 30 minutes later, Robertson came into the living room and hit him in the head with a hammer, police said.

Robertson told police Miller insulted her by calling her a degrading name, so she hit him in the head with the hammer, reports state.

Police said they found the hammer on a counter in the living with a small pool of blood underneath it.

Miller, who said he had been living with Robertson for more than 40 years, had a swollen left eye and a lump on top of his head, police said.


Man broke into home to make meth March 13, 2015

Deputies say a man from Ohio, broke into a Port Charlotte house while the owner was away on vacation– and cooked meth.

6971819_GDeputies arrested 30-year-old Brenton Mann on Friday after neighbors noticed a suspicious man in the neighborhood.

In response to barking and 911 calls, deputies were able to find Mann inside the home on Barbour Avenue. Mann claimed a friend was letting him stay there for a few days, a story that didn’t pan out.

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Debbie Bowe says deputies, “did talk to this person but he denied having any doing in allowing this gentleman to be in this house.”

When they investigated, deputies found Mann’s stuff all over the house and meth making materials in a bedroom.

The meth they found was nothing to take lightly. During their investigation a testing vial exploded in an investigator’s hand.

“You never know what they’re cooking with, it could be enough stuff to blow the house down and half the block so I’m glad it’s over with,” said
neighbor James Harden.

The homeowner confirms no one was allowed in the house at the time.

On Monday March 9, deputies added charges against Mann for Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Chemicals and Possession of Methamphetamine. He is being held on a $70,000 after his first appearance hearing.


Girls softball treasurer swiped nearly $45,000

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office today arrested the treasurer of Miss Sarasota Softball for allegedly misappropriating nearly $45,000 of the nonprofit sports organization’s funds.

54fa2554c187d.imageTarree House served as the volunteer treasurer from 2005 until she was asked to resign in 2014. She was sole signatory on the Miss Sarasota Softball bank account and controlled data entry for the group’s accounting software.

Detectives allege that from 2011 to 2013, House made ATM cash withdrawals, bank withdrawals and issued checks that were not authorized and did not benefit Miss Sarasota Softball. The transactions totaled approximately $44,775

House is charged with one felony count of Scheme to Defraud. She is currently being held on $7,500 bond.


Victor Solano Hanged His Pit Bull Because It Made A Mess In His Trailer March 9, 2015

Victor Solano has been arrested after Polk County deputies say he hanged his dog from a tree for making a mess in his trailer.

Jose-Orta-SantanaSolano had initially asked his neighbors to borrow a gun so he could shoot the 18-month-old pit-bull for making the mess. This, as we all know, being the standard method of disciplining animals when they misbehave.

When neighbors refused to let the Solano have a loaded firearm, he tied a rope around the dog’s neck and hanged it from a tree, killing it. Solano then tied the rope to an ATV and dragged the dog to a local pond where  he dumped the body.

Investigators were able to recover the dog’s body and delivered it to Polk County Animal Control. Solano was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty and unlawful disposal of a dead domestic animal.

This isn’t Solano’s first brush with the law. He was released from prison in March 2013 and had been arrested on previous charges of burglary, larceny, carrying a concealed weapon, battery domestic violence, and violation of parole.

Hanging dogs is a pretty popular topic on DD. We have multiple stories involving people killing dogs in this fashion, for a variety of reasons, including the man who hanged TWO dogs from a tree, the woman who hanged a dog in a garage for barking, and the 12-year-old boy who hanged a dog just because he wanted to see it die.



Trinity Bachmann, 13, Killed After She Got Mad And Sat In Middle Of Road Read March 4, 2015

Trinity-BachmannTrinity Bachmann, 13, was hit and killed by a car while sitting in the middle of the road throwing a temper tantrum.

The Apopka Memorial Middle School student was returning from the Central Florida Fair in Orlando with her mother, Janice Pedroza, 36, and a group of her friends. Bachmann, a rising member of the Future Farmers of America, was at the fair showing off her pig.

After stopping to drop off one of the kids, they began to fight over who was going to sit in the front seat. Bachmann became upset and walked away from the vehicle telling her mom she would rather walk the three miles home than get back in the car.

Dressed in dark clothing, Bachmann walked into the middle of a barely lit road and sat down. Her mother tried to force her off the road as a car approached, but they were too late.

Jackie Suggs who lives across the street from where the incident took place said, “We heard arguing going on and stepped outside. Somebody said ‘get outta here,’ and next thing you know, bam! She got hit and flew up in the air. It was awful. She was lifeless, right there, just lifeless,” said Suggs. “And her mom was just panicking, screaming, and I’m calling 911.”

The pair was plowed over by a car driven by 21-year-old Mackenzi Miller of Apopka. Bachmann and Pedroza were taken to Florida Hospital Apopka where Bachman died. Pedroza was treated for her injuries and released.

Responding police found an open container of Mike’s Hard Lemonade in the center console of Miller’s car. They also noted that she appeared to have blood-shot, glassy eyes and smelled as if she had been drinking.

According Sgt. Ed Chittenden of the Apopka Police Department, smelling of alcohol only indicates a person has consumed alcohol, not that he or she is impaired. Miller’s blood was drawn at the scene and detectives are awaiting the results. A field sobriety test was also done but has not been released pending further investigation of the accident which could take up to 2 months to complete.

According to the comments I’ve read about this girl, the consensus is that she was either a spoiled idiot or she was a child doing what kids sometimes do — being obstinate over stupid shit. What do you think?



Thief steals guns, $18,000 in nickels during house party February 27, 2015

If you’ve seen someone carrying around $18,000 worth of nickels, police in North Naples, Florida, want to talk with you.

iStock_000051318116_Large_1424899413225_13944100_ver1.0_640_480Investigators said 183 boxes filled with bankrolls of nickels were stolen February 15 during a house party held in a gated community.

The five cent coins were stored in blue and white boxes that were the size of large bricks, Fox4Now reports.

About 360,000 nickels were stolen, weighing 3,968 pounds.

Police are asking local banks and businesses with coin-counting machines to report anyone who attempts to change an exceptionally large amount of nickels into larger bills, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Thieves also made off with a .12-gauge shotgun, a .45-caliber firearm and miscellaneous ammunition in addition to the nickels, CBS Miami reports.



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