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Dallas Cowboys defensive captain Tyrone Crawford brawled with an entire team of bouncers at a Florida bar, as captured in security footage that was revealed on Wednesday.

The 6foot4, 290-pound defensive lineman engaged in the fight on March 15 at the Coyote Ugly Saloon in Panama City Beach, Florida, according to TMZ.

But while the Cowboys and the NFL are aware of the incident, Crawford was never actually arrested – although that does not guarantee he won’t be punished by the league for violating the personal conduct policy.

A driver in Southern California decided to show off his best dance moves after leading police on a highway chase Tuesday night. After the pursuit in the San Fernando Valley, police spun out the vehicle. With police guns drawn on him, the driver stepped out of the car. But before he could be placed in handcuffs, he busted a few dance move for the arresting officers.

The dancing driver eventually followed officers’ instructions and was taken into custody. It’s unclear why he was fleeing police. The name of the man has not been released.

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What Employee handbook was she reading?

An Arby’s manager is facing felony charges after an employee claims she pepper-sprayed him and chased him with a knife.

Le’Terria Akins, 21, is charged with aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief.

According to a police report, an employee, Ernst Point Du Jour, claims that he and Akins got into an argument on Saturday night at the Arby’s at 9970 Belvedere Road after she asked him to stay late.

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Four drug overdoses led police last week to raid a drug house that had a drive-thru and walk-up window, the Ocala Police Department said.

Police said William Parrish Jr. and McKenzee Dobbs were selling drugs out of a mobile home on Northwest 23rd Place near Northwest 35th Avenue Road and Northwest 21st Street.

Investigators said the home had signs indicating when it was open or closed for business and signs directing motorists where to drive.

Police said the couple transformed a kitchen window into a drive-thru window because it didn’t want to draw attention by having customers regularly entering and exiting the home.

“We were seeing some overdose incidents that were happening in this particular area, specifically at this particular location,” Ocala police Capt. Steven Cuppy said. “There (were) some heroin sales that were going on there. Subsequently, through the investigation, we were able to determine that product was laced with fentanyl.”

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A woman Stephanie Wykel, 30, was arrested early Tuesday morning after deputies say she chased a man across six lanes of traffic on a highway in Pasco County while waving a knife at him.

It all happened after Wykel got into an argument with the victim over him possibly cheating on her.

During the argument, the victim started to walk away. At that point, deputies say Wykel grabbed a medium-sized knife from the kitchen and chased the victim. The arrest report says she did it to scare him so he would answer her questions and show her his phone.

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Tami Lynn Bonefield, 45, grabbed and punched one employee, then kicked another one after she was confronted.

Authorities say she denied stealing anything, but the items were found with her and returned to the store.

Bonefield was transported to jail in a van with a boy who was less than 16 years old. The child was separated from her by a metal partition. The arrest affidavit claims she made sexual comments to him and exposed her breasts and genitals. While her pants were pulled down, she masturbated and asked if he was aroused, according to the affidavit.

Bonefield was charged with lewd and lascivious exhibition for the van incident, along with battery and petit theft for the events that led up to it.

Last month, Bonefield was accused of identifying herself to law enforcement as “Blacksheep Trouble Squarepants.” At the time, she was charged with providing a false name or identity.

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When Judge Eugene Lucci revealed the defendant would spend 22 years in prison, Manson Bryant stood up and began shouting. Deputies in the courtroom restrained Bryant and moved him away from the judge, but he continued to yell. That reportedly prompted the judge to later add six more years to his sentence (not caught on video). Bryant will now spend 28 years behind bars

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A Cape Coral teen was found passed out drunk in his car, while it was still running, in the Wendy’s drive-thru line on Cape Coral Parkway.

Body-camera footage released from the Cape Coral Police Department shows Tristan Perry, 19, slumped over at the wheel on Thursday at 2:30 in the morning. Officers had to knock on the car windows several times to try and get him to wake up.

Perry can be seen trying to hide some of the beer cans, but officers tell him to stop because they can see what he’s doing. Since Perry is 19-years-old, he was arrested for liquor possession by a person under 21 and DUI.

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PENSACOLA, Fla. — A Florida woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her 9-year-old cousin sitting on her as a form of punishment.

The Pensacola News Journal reports that 66-year-old Veronica Green Posey was sentenced Friday after jurors convicted her of first-degree felony murder.

Prosecutors say Dericka Lindsay had suffered horrific beatings from Posey, and Lindsay’s adoptive parents, James and Grace Smith. Officials say Posey sat on Dericka for more than five minutes in October 2017, causing the girl to die from lack of oxygen.

Posey’s attorney said the 320-pound woman was trying to help the Smiths and didn’t intend to hurt Dericka.

James Smith was previously sentenced to 10 years for his role in Dericka’s death. Grace Smith still faces charges but is currently mentally and physically unfit to stand trial.

A woman 22-year-old Savanna Grace White was arrested after deputies say she attacked another woman with a stun gun in front of a Spartanburg County home.

Deputies were called to a home on Boundary Drive shortly before noon Tuesday for a reported disturbance.

When deputies arrived, they found two bloody women on the ground fighting.

According to the report, White drove to the home and attacked the girlfriend of her child’s father.

White began shoving and grabbed the victim before pulling out a stun gun and stunning her, the report says.

The victim was reportedly able to get the stun gun away from White and was able to fight her and hold her down until deputies arrived.

White told deputies that she needed to check on her baby, who was in the car during the attack, according to the report.

The victim told deputies that White had been harassing her and had gone to the Sheriff’s Office Tuesday morning to speak to deputies about getting a trespassing order and possibly a restraining order against White.

White was charged with third-degree assault.

She was booked and later released from the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

A Florida paramedic and emergency medical technician had his licenses suspended by the Florida Department of Health after being charged with aggravated battery.

Kendal Billings is accused of punching a 61-year-old man riding in an ambulance with a head injury.

Billings, 26, got his EMT license in 2013 and his paramedic license in 2016. The Department of Health’s Emergency Suspension Order (ESO) and the Ocala Police Department arrest affidavit say he was part of a Nature Coast EMS team responding to a motorcycle accident on Dec. 8.

After the team got Terrance Dolan into the ambulance, the patient became “very uncooperative, which is common for someone suffering from head trauma,” the arrest report said.

A student riding in the back of the ambulance told police he and Billings tried to get Dolan restrained for everyone’s safety. As they tried to do so, Dolan kicked Billings, both the student and the ambulance driver told police. The student said Billings responded with five to six closed-fist punches.

“While Mr. Billings was striking Patient T.D., Patient T.D. lost consciousness,” the ESO said. “After Mr. Billings struck Patient T.D., the laceration on the back of Patient T.D.’s head, where the bleeding was previously controlled, began to bleed profusely on the ambulance floor.”

When Dolan awoke, the arrest affidavit says he asked why Billings hit him in the face. The ESO said “Mr. Billings informed Patient T.D. that he was involved in an accident. Patient T.D. responded, ‘No, you punched me’ “

Billings told the police “he punched Dolan with a closed fist ‘a couple of times’ to subdue him. Billings advised he was aiming for Dolan’s chest but may have actually struck him in the face.”

He denied Dolan was knocked out from the blows.

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An Oklahoma woman was arrested after authorities say she used a T-shirt gun to launch drugs, cellphones and other contraband over a prison fence.

Kerri Jo Hickman, 40, of Oologah, Oklahoma, was taken into custody on complaints of introducing contraband into a penal institution, conspiracy and drug trafficking following the alleged incident which occurred March 10.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections said that morning, security at North Fork Correctional Unit in Sayre, Oklahoma, saw someone launch a package over the fence near a housing unit, which prompted a lockdown at the facility

On March 7, 2019 at 10:13am Officer Linda Gutierrez responded to a car accident at the intersection of E. Livingston Ave. & Brookwood Rd. (east Columbus)

What appeared to be a victim of the accident quickly became irate/irrational while Officer Gutierrez was trying to access the situation.

The 27-year-old male berated the officer, threatened suicide by cop and continued to approach her when she asked him to back up.

“She showed amazing restraint in the entire video. Officer Wendell Tolber is first to arrive and uses a taser on the suspect ending the confrontation. She is a superstar to say the least,” said Officer Gutierrez’s supervisor Lt. David Knight.

We’ve blurred the faces of the suspect and the victim of the purse snatching because she chose not to pursue charges.

The suspect was taken to receive mental health help.

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A 26-year-old Milwaukee woman is accused of driving drunk the wrong way in Brown Deer late Saturday night and then attacking and spitting on police officers after she’s arrested.

Denisha Davis is charged with felonies for spitting twice on officers at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital, where she was taken for a blood alcohol test.

Police said the incident started when an officer spotted Davis driving the wrong way on Brown Deer Road just before midnight Saturday.

According to the criminal complaint a preliminary breath test measured Davis with a 0.191 blood alcohol concentration.

Davis is also charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated – second offense and operating a motor vehicle while revoked.

At approx 0100 on Sunday 3-10-19 Officer Jacob Hamblett was attempting to stop a vehicle that made an illegal turn. This was a routine stop for a traffic offense. A rear passenger ran from the vehicle and shot at Officer Hamblett. Hamblett returned fire. There were no injuries in the case, and after a 7 hour manhunt the suspect was caught.

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An Upland mother has been formally charged in connection with an incident at her apartment building that left her infant daughter dead and injured her toddler son, who was thrown from a second-story balcony, prosecutors announced Thursday.

Tierra Ortega, 25, is accused of one count of assault on a child, causing death, and one count of great bodily injury, according to a statement from the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office.

Emergency responders found 7-month-old Ezlynn Ortega suffering from skull fractures Tuesday morning at an apartment in the 600 block of North Wedgewood Avenue.

Her 1-year-old brother, Jerricho Ortega, was allegedly thrown from the two-story building by his mother. He suffered a broken foot.

A witness said Tierra Ortega jumped from a balcony after throwing her son.

Both children were airlifted to a hospital, where the girl was pronounced dead. The mother had visible facial injuries in a booking photo released by authorities.

Her scheduled arraignment in Superior Court was postponed Tuesday.

A motive in the case remains under investigation

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A full investigation by the Bradenton Police Department accuses former Officer Leonel Marines targeted women, using his position to approach them for dates, Chief Melanie Bevan said. He may have had sex with some of them, even while on duty, she said.

The Chief said her department had called roughly 150 women during the course of their investigation; she says Marines may have targeted a smaller number of those women.

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A registered sex offender was taken into police custody after allegedly trying to kidnap two small children from a park in Lake Elsinore on Monday.

The frightening incident occurred around 11:30 a.m.

Police said 29-year-old Marcus Dewitt tried to grab a 3-year-old boy by the arm while the child was partially inside of a play apparatus at Rosetta Canyon Sports Park.

When Dewitt was unsuccessful in taking that child, he picked up a 4-year-old boy and attempted to flee the area with the child, police said.

Investigators said the children’s parents saw what was happening, chased Dewitt and wrestled the boy away from him.

That’s when Dewitt tried to flee the park on foot, but a family member of one of the victims subdued him. Other witnesses and family members also held him down and subdued him until police officers arrived and took him into custody.

The children were not injured in the incident, authorities said.

Dewitt was set to be booked on kidnapping charges. If you have any relevant information about this case, you’re urged to contact Investigator Matt Posson with Lake Elsinore police at (951) 245-3300.

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A woman accused of stabbing her daughter to death told investigators she killed the 11-year-old to keep her from having sex. Rose Alcides Rivera, 28, pulled up to a hospital in Orlando asking for help for her daughter on Sunday morning, but the girl was already dead from multiple stab wounds. She later told investigators she killed her daughter to “prevent her from having sex” with men.

A former Northwest Whitfield High School teacher has been sentenced to 10 years with 120 days of detention and the rest on probation after pleading guilty Friday to sexual assault by a person with supervisory and disciplinary authority, according to the Whitfield County clerk of court’s office.

Raquel Eleana Spencer must serve 90 to 120 days in a probation detention center, a highly-structured, minimum security facility that provides counseling, life skills classes and substance abuse counseling. She must also pay a $1,000 fine plus court costs and surcharges, perform 300 hours of community service and observe all sex offender special conditions of probation.

A second charge against her, for possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance, was dropped as part of the plea agreement.

Spencer was an English teacher at Northwest. She resigned after being arrested at the school on April 25 of last year for possession of heroin after school officials notified the sheriff’s office she appeared to be under the influence.

She was indicted by a Whitfield County grand jury last year. According to one indictment, Spencer had sexual intercourse with a student who attended the high school, “with supervisory and disciplinary authority over (the) individual.” The indictment specified the relationship as between Oct. 1, 2017, and April 8, 2018. During the investigation into the heroin, the sexual relationship with the student was discovered through a search of her phone.

Police have launched an internal investigation after a cellphone video surfaced showing what appears to be one of their officers punching a man in the head and dragging him across the pavement.

The video, which was posted on social media, was recorded by a woman from Pennsylvania who was waiting for a ride outside the Trenton Transit Center at around 10.30pm on Saturday.

It shows a uniformed New Jersey Transit officer roughly picking up a seemingly unresponsive man lying on the ground and slamming his body back down while yelling at him: ‘Get up and get out now!’

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An Atlanta teen has been sentenced to 36 months probation in a 2017 crash that killed three pedestrians, including an infant.

Zoe Reardon, 18, entered the plea to misdemeanor charges Monday morning, with her attorney saying she did not want to put the victims’ families through a trial.

Reardon could have faced 36 months behind bars. Instead, she will serve the probation and check-in from Texas where she currently attends college.

She’ll also get her license back after a year, pay fines and donate to a foundation centered around combating distracted driving.

Under the first-offender status, her record will be cleared when she completes the sentence.

“You’re pretty young,” State court Judge Alan Jordan told Reardon during sentencing. “You’ve got a lifetime ahead of you. I expect this is something you’re going to have a hard time dealing with the rest of your life.”

Cherokee County authorities initially closed the case against Reardon with no charges, but it was reopened in the midst of civil litigation against the City of Woodstock, where the group died. It’s centered around a lack of pedestrian measures in place around an entertainment pavilion where the victims were headed to see a concert.

Reardon has maintained she never saw the group crossing the road that evening, and her defense has highlighted forensics to punctuate this was not a distracted driving case.

Tyran Young, according to the Sarasota Police Department, devised a plan. He would place an automated call to 911, shoot at the first responders upon arrival, insert himself as a witness and implicate his juvenile nephew. The goal was to receive reduced jail time in a prior case.

The plan backfired with his arrest.

The 32-year-old Sarasota man has been charged in connection with the shooting that occurred on Jan. 7 after paramedics were called to a home on Goodrich Avenue in Sarasota. Police Chief Bernadette DiPino said the shooting was of particular interest to law enforcement agencies around the state who were concerned the incident could spark a trend of similar incidents.

“We are especially pleased because it brings some closure to a case against one of our fellow first responders,” DiPino said Friday at a news conference. “It’s one near and dear to our hearts because we work with our fellow firefighters on a daily basis. We expect people to shoot at us as police officers, but when you hear about someone shooting at paramedics, it’s very disturbing.

A woman who’s also pregnant is accused of stabbing her boyfriend for looking at a photo of another woman on his roommate’s cell phone, police allege.

Pasco County deputies said they responded to the reported stabbing at a Zephyrhills home, and later arrested 25-year-old Julitza Emily Gonzalez.

According to her arrest report, the roommate, who was not identified, said he showed a photo of a woman he wanted to date to his friend. The friend looked at the photo while his pregnant girlfriend, Gonzalez, was in the room. The moment sparked an argument between the couple, officials said.

As the quarreling continued, the roommate said he became uncomfortable and left the room, and the shouting escalated. At one point the roommate heard someone rummaging through the kitchen drawers, according to investigators.

A short time after, the boyfriend ran into the roommate’s room with a stab wound to his stomach and said, “That (expletive) stabbed me,” according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. The roommate used a shirt to apply pressure to the wound, called 911 and waited for paramedics to arrive.

A University of Miami surgeon has lost his job after sharing graphic images of his transgender patients without their permission.

Christopher Salgado, a genital reconstruction surgeon, was discovered posting the images on his since-deleted @sexsurgeon Instagram account, Trans Advocate reports.

Salgado, who has worked with transgender people for many years and given talks and presentations to other medical professionals on transgender healthcare and gender confirmation surgery, was found to be mocking his patients through questionable images, captions and hashtags.

In one post for Valentine’s Day, Salgado took the recently removed penis of a transgender woman, fashioned it into the shape of a heart, and wrote: “There are many ways to show your LOVE…”

He then added various hashtags, including #whatisthat, #whatthefuck, and #whatthefuckisthat.

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A Texas mother faces up to 20 years in prison for accusations she left her five children at home alone while she went on vacation ‘because she needed to get away with everything that was happening at home’.

Chrystal Walraven, 28, is accused of leaving her eldest, a 12-year-old boy with a child as young as 15 months – who authorities say appeared dead in her crib with a blanket over her mouth – when they entered the property that had an ‘overwhelming odor’ of feces and garbage.

Round Rock police have arrested a Round Rock woman accused of the abandonment of her five children, including leaving them in alone in a home left in disarray and littered with feces and garbage.

According to police, Chrystal Walraven, 28, left for Houston and left behind five children in a home — including an infant who investigators initially thought was dead. In a crib near the front, investigators found a 15-month-old lying alone and covered in a blanket. It was only until the child was rubbed by an officer that the baby girl took a breath and was confirmed as being alive.

The 10-year-old boy who answered the door for the officers led them through the squalorous home which is said to have had a smell of fecal matter and garbage pervading the air. Upstairs, officers discovered several knives out in the open and in easy access of the children.

Then, officers were greeted by two female children — ages 3 and 6 — who emerged from a bedroom. Both girls appeared to have not been bathed for a while. In the bedroom, officers found a soiled diaper in the closet and several soiled diapers in the upstairs bathroom.

Child Protective Services were immediately contacted for assistance.

Investigators were able to contact a father of one or more of the children. He said that Walraven had asked him to babysit while she was gone. He says he said he couldn’t and that she left anyway.

When authorities finally contacted Walraven in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where polic


Attempted murder charges have been filed after deputies said 47-year-old Lorie Morin of Cocoa, Fla. shot a man because he was making too much noise while sleeping.

When Police arrived at her home on Emerald Lake Drive, Morin and her boyfriend told them the shooting was an accident.

The man was taken to the hospital where he is still recovering from his injury but is in stable condition.

A Florida man told investigators he punched an automatic teller machine because it gave him too much cash.

An arrest report says 23-year-old Michael Joseph Oleksik man caused about $5,000 in damage to an ATM at a Wells Fargo bank branch in Cocoa on Nov. 29. He was arrested Dec. 22 on a criminal mischief charge after bank officials decided to press charges.

Florida Today reports surveillance video captured Oleksik pummeling the touch screen.