The Bizarre World of Florida

Repeat flasher over-exposed March 2, 2015

A 28-year-old Sarasota man has been charged with exposing himself to women in the Pinecraft area of Sarasota over the past two months, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

5O0Cy.AuHeEm.69Several women had reported that a man had exposed his genitals as they walked or rode their bicycles in the community. Some of the women were able to report the man’s license plate, which led deputies to arrest Stephon Cordera Parker.

“Deputies conducted surveillance on Parker Wednesday as he circled the area and eventually conducted a traffic stop,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

“When questioned, Parker admitted his actions,” the release states.

Parker is charged with one count each of indecent exposure and loitering or prowling. Additional charges are pending.

Sarasota police have also charged him with indecent exposure in a separate case, the sheriff’s office said.

Parker was released from jail after posting bonds totaling $20,120, according to the sheriff’s office.


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.


Nude Nite returns to Orlando, pops up in new location February 17, 2015

More than 200 original works spotlighting the human form are on display at the annual Nude Nite exhibition this weekend. For this year’s show, subtitled “Extreme Dreams,” a 20,000-square-foot warehouse has been turned into a theater for visual and performance art.

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“Anything can happen in a dream because the conscious mind is liberated from outside influences,” says director Kelly Stevens. “To dream is to be free. It’s the purest state an artist can enjoy.”

Among activities for visitors: Spinning a “Wheel of Fortune” to receive predictions of the future, swaying in an oversized rocking chair with a living doll, and witnessing the metamorphosis of a human “butterfly.”

Artist Marla E will re-create a notorious Kim Kardashian photo shoot as she paints with caviar, Champagne and lipstick pastels. Katelynn Liepins will transform herself into a human paper doll, allowing guests to design her appearance.

Body painters, stilt walkers, aerialists and burlesque shows are also on the bill. (Thursday night features all-male dance troupe Hard Rock Revue) Each night ends with a model enjoying a Champagne bubble bath.



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.



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