The Bizarre World of Florida

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?



Homeless man broke into bar, stole …… booze

A man with no known address was arrested early Tuesday morning, after police found him walking around carrying two bottles of alcohol with pour spouts inserted into the mouths of the bottles. The spouts are used in restaurants and bars to more easily pour alcohol.

boozeScotty Lee Berry was detained while Fort Walton Beach Police Department officers searched the area, according to a press release. They discovered that Coaster Dive Bar, which was nearby, had a broken glass door.

Berry initially told officers that two unidentified teenage boys gave him the bottles of alcohol, the release said. Berry said that he would not identify the boys, so he would take the ride for them and that he would sign a confession.

After investigating, they discovered that Berry had broken into the bar just before 7 a.m., taken the two bottles and walked to the corner of Perry Avenue and Brooks Street.

He was charged with burglary.


Deputies stop Melbourne woman speeding up to 120 mph on I-95

A Melbourne woman was stopped by deputies in Indian River County Saturday morning, just hours before police began investigating the death of her father, who was found dead at their home, officials said.

Amber MalteseAmber Maltese, 37, appeared to deliberately strike a Melbourne patrol cruiser about 2:40 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Eau Gallie Boulevard and John Rodes Boulevard, Melbourne police said. Maltese fled the crash scene in her Toyota pickup and drove south on Interstate 95, officers said.

Other law enforcement agencies were alerted to Maltese’s pickup, including the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. Maltese’s speed reached 120 mph as she fled, according to her affidavit.

Deputies in Indian River used stop sticks, a device used to damage tires on vehicles, as the pickup sped past the Sebastian/Fellsmere exit on I-95. The pickup struck the sticks on its left front wheel, deputies said. Maltese stopped the car near the State Road 60 exit, where she was taken into custody.

Maltese was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, driving while under the influence and aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.

At 8 a.m. Saturday, officers in Melbourne went to Maltese’s home to check on the welfare of her father, Alfred Megathlin, 60, police said. He was found dead inside the condominium.

Melbourne police spokesman Commander Vincent Pryce said Megathlin’s death is being investigated as a homicide. The cause of death has not been released. No suspects have been named in the case.

Maltese remained at the Indian River County Jail on Monday in lieu of $203,000 bail.


Man cooked meth at beach parking lot

A man has been arrested after deputies say he used his van as a portable meth lab and cooked meth in a beach parking lot over the weekend.

6875986_GThe Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy made the discovery while walking around near the north jetty in Nokomis Sunday morning.

He noticed smoke coming from a silver Chrysler minivan parked in the area, and initially thought the van was on fire. But as he got closer, they say 50-year-old Edward Moore opened one of the doors and got out with a plastic bottle and aquarium tubing in his hand.

A closer look revealed Moore was in the process of cooking meth.

The deputy took Moore into custody and confiscated the other ingredients, like Hydrochloride gas, as they are volatile and a potential health hazard to others.

Moore faces several drug charges.


Someone hates music videos so much that they shot two people who were filming one March 3, 2015

A shooting during a filming of a music video Sunday evening left 2 people injured, including one man who is in surgery and in critical condition.

According to a report by Orlando Police Lt. Darron Esan, a group was filming a music video in the parking lot of the Windsor Cove Apartments at 1458 Mercy Drive on Sunday evening. At about 7:57 p.m., unknown suspects fired toward the crowd from the south.

Two victims were hit, Esan said. One victim is a 22-year-old male who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and the other is a 28-year-old man. Both men, who were not identified, were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where the older victim is in surgery now and is in critical condition.

Esan said multiple apartment buildings and three vehicles were damaged by gunfire, but no other injuries were reported. Detectives are on scene now, he said, adding that officers have no suspect descriptions available.

Another shooting had been reported in the area of Colony Way, one street north of the apartment-complex shooting location. It was an area in which one of the shooting victims ran after being shot, Esan said.


Because when your sister makes you a penis-shaped cake, the only rational response is (BB) gunfire

A Holly Hill man has been arrested after police say he shot his sister with a BB gun because she made him a phallic birthday cake.

TAFT--CHRISTOPHER-jpgChristopher Taft, 21, has been charged with aggravated battery and battery in the Sunday incident.

Police said Taft shot his sister in the buttocks with a BB gun in retaliation for his sister making him a birthday cake in the shape of a penis.

Taft told police he thought it would be funny to shoot his sister with a BB gun as a joke and did not intend to hurt her, according to the report.

The BB was embedded in the victim’s skin and she refused to be transported, saying she would go to a hospital herself, police said.

The victim told police she didn’t want to pursue


Sword swallowers invade beach

From London to Hollywood and even right here in Panama City Beach, sword swallowers stole the show.

StoryHarley Newman put on quite a show in front of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Saturday afternoon to honor the ancient art of sword swallowing for World Sword Swallowers Day. Ripley’s brought back this tradition for the eighth year now and events like this happened all over the world Saturday and all at the exact same time at other Ripley’s locations.

Ripley’s was honored to have 3 sword swallowers, but swords weren’t the only feat performed. The crowd was awed as Newman performed many other death defying tricks to the excitement of a wide eyed crowd.

And get this; with the cold, windy weather Saturday, Newman said it’s actually harder to swallow a cold sword.



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