The Bizarre World of Florida

Viral video: Made in the shade? Not exactly July 8, 2014

Filed under: Amazing,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dumb,Fraud,Really Dumb,Stupid,Video,WTF? — floridaduh @ 12:56 pm

Authorities investigated an accusation of an attempted theft of beach gear on New Smyrna Beach after receiving a 911 call, and video of the incident has gone viral.


Volusia County Beach Safety & Ocean Rescue said it was called to a report of a fight and theft around 6:30 p.m. Friday near 27th Avenue.

A woman reported that two other women were stealing her family’s beach items and her husband was recording the incident with his phone, officials said.

The video, which was posted to YouTube, shows two women appearing to dismantle a canopy when they’re approached by a man.

“Is that yours?” the man asks.

“Yeah, but we don’t know how to do it,” one of the women responds.

“Oh, do you need some help?” the man asks.

“Do you know how to do it?” the woman says.

“Yeah, this is our stuff,” the man replies.

“This is yours?” says the other woman, sounding flabbergasted.

After some small talk, the man says he’ll “let it slide,” but one of the women says, “Turn the (expletive) camera off.”

“No, step away from my (stuff). How about that?” the man says.

The woman then approaches the man after saying she’s going to take his phone.

The YouTube video ends with the man laughing and saying, “Seriously?” as the woman approaches him.

Beach patrol officials said the women were not present when officers arrived, and the husband and wife who reported the incident did not want to press charges.

According to officials, the women could have faced charges of grand theft and simple battery.

Local 6 spoke with the husband of Linda Kelley, the woman in the red swimsuit in the video. He said the incident was a misunderstanding.

According to Kelley, the women thought the family’s beach things belonged to their friends and they were asked to pack up the items.

Kelley could not be reached for comment.


Attention, shoppers, video voyeur on aisle 7 November 29, 2013

sfl-flduh-video-voyeur-aisle-7-20131128-001 Police in Hernando County say a Brooksville man is accused of video voyeurism for taking photos from under the skirt of a woman while she shopped at Walmart.

The shopper says she was at the Walmart at 7305 Broad Street last Saturday when she noticed a man secretly trying to reach his cell phone under her skirt to take photographs.

“There strange people out there…. everywhere and the holiday season brings them out,” said Wal-Mart shopper Jennifer Frye.

She confronted the suspect, who then fled the store.

“I probably would tackle him down or something,” said shopper Howard Williams who was told about the incident on Wednesday night.

Brooksville police were contacted, who were able to identify the man on store surveillance video as 39-year-old Eric John Walters.

Walters talked to investigators over the phone, and allegedly admitted to being confronted by the woman, but denied taking any pictures or video on his cell phone.

“It’s all over the internet, but why police do that I don’t know,” said Williams.

Walters is familiar with authorities in Hernando County; records show he’s already been arrested twice this month. On November 5 he was arrested for stalking and after bonding out, he was arrested again on November 15 for indecent exposure.

After issuing another warrant for his arrest officials found Walters and took him into custody Wednesday.


Stepfather Says He Had A Good Reason For The Bathroom Camera July 16, 2013

A Bradenton man was arrested after officials said he secretly videotaped a young woman in his bathroom.

VvsovRiArnoldo Martinez, 54, was arrested on charges of felony video voyeurism.

Deputies said Martinez told them he had placed a hidden camera in the bathroom to determine whether the 22-year-old woman had “tattoos in her pelvic area,” according to the arrest affidavit.

The woman was using the bathroom when she looked at a vent in the ceiling and noticed the small camera, deputies said. She pulled out the camera, then found where the camera was plugged into an extension cord in the attic, the report said. That’s when the woman called police.

Investigators said they later determined the camera was wired to a television in Martinez’s room.

Deputies said Martinez admitted to putting the camera in the vent so he could see the woman’s tattoos, then report them to her mother. He said he knew this was illegal but he wanted evidence.

Martinez also said the video shows images of the naked woman, but that he could only see her breasts in the video, the report said.


Video captures woman stealing neighbors’ mail, police say April 28, 2013

Filed under: Bizzarre,Controversy,Florida Nut,Fraud,Really Dumb,Robbers,Video,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:24 pm

A South Daytona woman was arrested this week after police said she has been stealing mail from boxes in her neighborhood.

The video is available on this link

Residents began complaining in January that their mail was missing, and police zeroed in on Lori Souza, 47, who lives on Palmetto Avenue.

On Sunday about 11:40 p.m., neighbors told police that someone was riding a bicycle from mailbox to mailbox and stealing envelopes, a report states. Officers found mail that didn’t belong to Souza in her purse, they said.

Souza, also known as Lori Souza Maddox, was arrested on charges of loitering or prowling and violation her probation in a 2012 cocaine-possession case.

Investigators say she is the person captured on home surveillance video walking from mailbox to mailbox last month and removing the contents.

They suspect she has stolen the identities of at least three people using identification she obtained from the mail, Acting Police Chief Ronnie Wright said.

Residents who have information on the case or think they may have been victims can call police Investigator Rainey Hetznecker at 386-322-3046 or 386-322-3030.

In 2007, Souza pleaded no contest to grand theft in Flagler County. She was found guilty in 2008 of violating her probation in that case. Details were not available late Thursday.


Should teens do prison time for having sex at school & taping it? March 20, 2013

Pasco County, Florida– Two Pasco teens are under arrest, accused of some very serious crimes. Detectives say one teen had sex with another student on the campus of Fivay High School, and another teen recorded it on his phone and sent it out.

130319044155_Cameron-ColemanCameron Coleman and Dillon Falls were arrested by Pasco detectives. Deputies say 17-year-old Cameron had sex with a 15-year-old girl in the media center on March 11th, and Dillon, also 15, taped the whole thing.

Now both are charged with felonies and could face prison time.

“We can not turn a blind eye to this. This is child porn. I suggest parents talk to their kids tonight and check their phones. It is very serious,” Sheriff Nocco told 10 News.

130319044155_Dillon-FallsPasco Superintendent Kurt Browning echoed the sentiment saying, “This is inappropriate behavior. This goes back to parents teaching kids what is inappropriate, and what is appropriate.”

Cameron Coleman is charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, and Dillon Falls faces child pornography charges along with transmission of video.

The sheriff tells all parents to delete this video if they see it because their kids could get charged with a crime as well if caught with it.


Fleeing motorcyclist in high-speed chase ID’d by buddy’s helmet-mounted camera March 19, 2013

Filed under: Bad Luck,Bizzarre,Dangerous Nut,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,Unusual,Video,WTF? — floridaduh @ 5:11 pm
A second person involved in a high speed motorcycle chase with deputies in January was arrested Tuesday.
sfl-flduh-helmetmounted-camera-20130318-001The chase took place January 21st. Deputy Anthony O’Dea was on patrol at the 71 mile marker at 7 p.m. when he saw two motorcycles speeding northbound. He turned on his lights and siren to stop them, but instead they sped up. While the deputy followed, he saw them pass numerous cars in no passing zones, traveling in excess of 75 miles an hour in heavy traffic.
At the 74 mile marker, one of the motorcycles turned off the highway and eventually stopped on Iroquois Drive. At that point, 18 year old Jose Bolivar of Islamorada was placed under arrest. He was charged with fleeing and eluding police, reckless driving and received numerous traffic citations. A notice to be on the lookout for the other motorcycle was issued, but it was not located that night. Bolivar told the deputy the other driver was 20 year old Anthony Hoover of Key Largo.
Bolivar had a video recorder mounted to his helmet which was running at the time of the chase on the highway. The video was collected as evidence and helped to confirm Hoover’s identity, as well as confirming the traffic violations committed by the two men as they sped away from Deputy O’Dea.
A warrant was issued for Hoover’s arrest. He was booked into jail on Tuesday, charged with fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer and reckless driving.

Hummer-driving huffer fled deputies in ‘bizarre’ chase March 5, 2013

sfl-flduh-huffing-high-hummer-20130304-001The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Kristina Grzep, DOB 4/20/71, 9035 Misty Creek Dr., Sarasota, following a bizarre incident that ended on I-75 this morning.

Deputies received a call around 9:00 a.m., of a suspicious vehicle on State Road 72 and the Bee Ridge Road extension. When the marked units arrived, Grzep fled, driving her Hummer H3 toward a deputy’s vehicle and forcing him to take an evasive maneuver. Grzep drove north on Bee Ridge Road and twice deputies successfully deployed stop sticks to deflate the tires but Grzep continued driving, forcing deputies to use a PIT maneuver to bring her vehicle to a stop at the northbound onramp to I-75.

Grzep would not exit the vehicle and deputies initially feared she was suicidal, but once the negotiator convinced Grzep to exit the vehicle, deputies found she had been huffing nitrous oxide. Grzep was medically cleared and then taken to the Sarasota County Jail.

Grzep is charged with Fleeing to Elude, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Law Enforcement Officer, Unlawful Distribution of Nitrous Oxide and two counts of Resisting Arrest without Violence.



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