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Published: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:02:47 GMT

Last Build Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:02:47 GMT

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Waiting to inhale? Facing jail time, man asked cops for one last smoke, officers say

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:41:00 GMT

No ifs, ands and butts about it, sometimes you just know when the party's over.

Stopped for driving down a sidewalk -- yes, a sidewalk -- in a Chevy full of dope, Shawn Rutig choose to ignore the officer's orders, records show, and remained seated in his car, saying, “I’m already going to jail,...




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At beach? You may be walking on bits of dead jellyfish

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:18:00 GMT

That crunchy beach sand you're walking on might contain bits of dead jellyfish.

But don't sweat it; experts say the remains are harmless.

Two weeks ago, thousands of non-stinging velella jellyfish were stranded en masse on South Florida beaches. The creatures, also called Blue Sailors and By-the-Wind...




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'Captain Bubble' vows to retry Bermuda trek when weather cooperates

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:56:07 GMT

If at first your bubble bursts, try, try again — and again, as Reza Baluchi found out Wednesday.

The endurance athlete and Pompano Beach resident went out to sea with his homemade "hydro pod" floating bubble in the hopes of reaching Bermuda, only to be pushed back to shore by the wind Wednesday...




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Cops: Man jailed after playing his trump card, claiming to be "The Donald"

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:09:00 GMT

As with the real Trump, guess this dude just wasn't taken too seriously.

A dude, who identified himself to cops as as "Donald Trump," was stopped by Stuart cops for riding a motorized scooter on a sidewalk, officers said, reports Will Greenlee in his Off the Beat blog for TCPalm.com in Stuart.

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Cheer mom punched child's coach in face, report alleges

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 21:50:00 GMT

After allegedly punching her daughter's cheerleading coach in the face, a 44-year-old Orlando mom was charged with battery on a school employee and disruption of an educational institution, according to an arrest report.

Stephane Moore Waddle was booked into the Orange County Jail on Tuesday following...




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Impatient patient jailed after tantrum at eye doctor's office, deputies say

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 21:23:00 GMT

Guess this guy didn't see eye-to-eye with his eye doc. A patient, Ward R. Walker, who apparently felt he had been overlooked, lashed out at the staff of a Villages eye institute after growing impatient in the waiting room, records show, reports the Villages-News.

Instead of turning a blind eye...




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Trump fan turns auto repair shop into campaign headquarters

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:20:00 GMT

If you’ve driven through the small community of Edgewood lately it would be hard to miss Rick Fawcett’s declaration to his presidential candidate of choice. A billboard sized, bright red sign that reads “VOTE TRUMP” hangs high above his automotive repair shop. “I wanted to become involved myself...




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Deputies: Man facing fifth DUI after dozing off in golf cart

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:19:00 GMT

Maybe he should've "taken the fifth" in honor of his fifth DUI bust.

A snookered Calumet Grove dude, Chad E. Basford, was found snoozing in a golf cart in the wee hours of the morn, records show, reports the Villages-News.

The golf cart allegedly had its headlights and taillights on when deputies...




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OPD: Dog-dangling suspect on Facebook video arrested

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 03:48:00 GMT

Orlando police arrested the man who was allegedly caught on video dangling a dog off a second-floor railing by its neck, a spokeswoman said.

Police and Orange County Animal Services opened up an animal-cruelty investigation after the video surfaced on Facebook.

In the video, Ransom J. May, II,...




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Man wearing bra, panties flashed neighbors, deputies say

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:44:00 GMT

It's nice to greet your neighbors -- but not this way.

Mark Edson Baringer, who was arrested on April Fool's Day, is accused of standing in his yard in Navarre sporting a bathrobe, under which he wore a bra and panties with his junk hanging out, reports the Santa Rosa Press Gazette.

When a next...




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Naked and Unafraid: Blotto woman hit another woman with flashlight on outside stairs, cops say

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:50:00 GMT

If you're naked and three sheets to the winds, don't go outside to hoist your sails.

Michele Kovich's boyfriend told cops that when he got home from work she seemed to be drunk, but that didn't stop them from having sex, according to an arrest affidavit, reports Will Greenlee in his Off the Beat...




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Deputies: Man said too much music, masturbation made him vandalize home

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 20:10:00 GMT

Who knew masturbation, coupled with music, could lead to such treble?

A Clearwater guy, William Timothy Anderson Thomas, told deputies that listening to too much music and masturbating too much made him feel like “going out and destroying stuff,”  reports WFLA NBC News-8 in Tampa.

Thomas allegedly...




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Cops: $1 beer thief called dispatchers nine times

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:15:00 GMT

Think talk is cheap?

Not if it gets you a ticket to the slammer.

Philip Chege called 911 nine times on Sunday afternoon after claiming that a food store accused him of swiping a brewski, Daytona Beach cops said, reports WKMG CBS News-6 in Orlando.

After being warned not to call dispatchers, who...




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Matchmaker for dogs adds cats to the equation

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:22:00 GMT

A dog adoption tech company wants to add something to its mix that should make the Internet proud: cats.

PawsLikeMe has been running an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money to expand its pet-adopter matchmaking to include felines. 

Cofounder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes, a longtime tech worker, has worked...




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Gov. Scott releases ad attacking woman who attacked him at Starbucks

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 20:06:00 GMT

A video has appeared on Gov. Rick Scott's YouTube Channel attacking Cara Jennings, the woman whose tirade against Scott at a Gainesville Starbucks was caught on video.

After playing a clip of Jennings asking, "A million jobs? Great, who here has a great job?" a male voice answers, "Well, almost...




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Record for world's largest bobble head broken in Orlando

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:34:00 GMT

Dino Rentos Studios, an Orlando Prop and Scenic shop broke the world record for the largest bobble head Friday.The 15 foot 4.75 inch record breaker was designed for the Applied Underwriters Insurance Company in the shape of its mascot, “Goldie the St. Bernard”. “We’re participating in the Berkshire...




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Man accused of DUI after deputies say he caused crash, passed out behind wheel

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:23:13 GMT

A man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after deputies said he crashed into another vehicle and then passed out behind the wheel.

Hugo Venancio Samayoa, 44, was four times the legal driving limit when he caused a car crash on March 28 near West Palm Beach, according to the Palm Beach...




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Squatting suspect drafted fake lease, deputies say

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:48:00 GMT

Polk deputies were sniffing around a Poinciana-area neighborhood looking for information about a theft when they said they smelled something else: marijuana.

And after a bit more investigating, deputies say their noses led them to what appears to be a case of squatting.

In February, deputies were...




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Woman accused of hiding crack pipe in her private parts

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:23:00 GMT

So, THAT's why it's called a CRACK pipe!

When deputies found a baggie of coke next to Tiffany Lynn Flores during a traffic stop in Fellsmere, they took her to the pokey, reports the WPEC CBS News-12 in West Palm Beach.

At the jail, Flores told officers she couldn't go through a security scanner...




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Flaming idiot? Burglar sprayed himself with fire extinguisher to avoid arrest, deputies say

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 17:56:00 GMT

Dude, white foam never allowed anyone to slip away from the long arms of the law despite warnings such as "Slippery When Wet."Anthony Dixon, who evidently placed his trust in the "Spray and Pray" method of avoiding jail,   is accused of breaking into a Spring Hill Family Dollar store to swipe some...




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