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The Sheriff’s Office stated the deputy pulled Aaron Thomas, 31, and Megan Mondanaro, 35, over at 870 Sadler Road and stated there was a strong odor of an alcoholic drink emitting from both of them.

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A homeless man went on a vandalism spree Monday and caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to vehicles, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, Justin James Wilson, who is 30, damaged at least 20 cars that were parked at the Holiday Inn Resort on U.S. Highway 98 on Okaloosa Island.

Witnesses said Wilson used rocks and a belt buckle to smash windows and beat the cars.

Deputies later found Wilson asleep on a bench near the scene. He admitted breaking the windows, saying “Take me to jail. I did it because Donald Trump owes me one trillion dollars, and these vehicles belong to the mafia,” the release said.

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Authorities say a Florida woman arrested on stalking allegations slipped out of her handcuffs and fled in a stolen a patrol car.

The Gainesville Sun reports 30-year-old Mary Liane Fritz was twice arrested Monday.

High Springs police say Fritz followed a woman to the police station, where the woman told officers Fritz was stalking her.

Officers say they handcuffed Fritz behind her back and placed her in the back of a patrol car.

An arrest report says Fritz escaped the restraints, climbed through the partition to the front and drove off, crashing through a gate.

Officers used GPS to track the patrol vehicle, and Fritz was eventually taken back into custody on charges including vehicle theft.

Fritz was being held on $95,000 bond. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.

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The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office arrested St. Augustine resident Kyle McGill Walker, 19, on Friday after he allegedly pulled a gun on the victim, police say.The victim told the officers that she was approached by Walker, who asked if she would try a hit of his vape pen, according to the police report.

After the victim refused, Walker said, “Are you serious, bro?” according to the report.Walker then lifted up his shirt and showed the victim a gun, police said. Walker pulled the gun out of his pants and began asking, “What’s up now? What’s up now?” police said.

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A 17-year-old girl has been arrested in Florida after she allegedly stole her parents debit card in an attempt to pay two people to kill them, according to local authorities.

An arrest affidavit from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office details that Alyssa Michelle Hatcher was charged with two counts of criminal solicitation for murder.

Detectives from the Lake County Sheriffs Office have arrested 17-year-old Alyssa Hatcher on two counts of Criminal Solicitation for Murder. As the investigation progressed it was learned that the suspect Alyssa Hatcher solicited two different individuals to kill her parents.

According to investigators the juvenile suspect stole her parents debit card and made two separate transactions withdrawing funds to pay the individuals to carry out the murder.
The juvenile suspect was placed in custody and transported to the Lake County Jail where she was processed and turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Sgt. Fred Jones

She was arrested on Monday by the Umatilla Police Department.

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Two men were arrested after authorities said they threatened a McDonald’s employee with a gun over cold food.

According to a report, Jawan Davis and Jordon Dunn pulled out a gun at the window of a Palm Coast McDonald’s drive-thru after complaining their food was cold.

Authorities said the men told the employee at the window to remake their food. Officials said the men stated they “do not play” when it comes to food while waving the gun.

Officials said the employee told the men he would remake the food and went to the back of the restaurant to call 911.

Deputies said when they arrived, both men were still at the drive-thru window.

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61-year-old Larry Adams complained about his neighbor’s loud music coming from a car in the parking lot of their Daytona apartment complex.

Police say Adams sprayed four of his neighbors with roach spray and swung his nunchucks in a threatening manner and hit himself.

Adams is charged with aggravated assault and battery with a deadly weapon. Volusia County jail records don’t list a lawyer for Adams.

Kevin Austin Skaggs, 36, of Tampa, was arrested Friday and charged with extortion, driving with a suspended or canceled license, and two counts of violation of probation, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department.

According to deputies, the woman said she knew Skaggs, and that he had been calling her and sending unwanted text messages for the past six months, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Police did not release the woman’s name or reveal the dog’s name and breed, the newspaper reported.

A Florida woman could face 20 years in prison after admitting that she paid about $3,000 to have a Mexican woman smuggled across the border to be a pregnancy surrogate, WJAX reports.

Esthela Clark, 47, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to a charge of forced labor. She was originally arrested in 2015 after a concerned citizen notified authorities.

A criminal complaint obtained by WJAX said Clark kept the 22-year-old woman captive at an apartment for about two years. Investigators said Clark physically abused and tried to artificially inseminate the woman with semen from her boyfriend’s used condoms with a household syringe.

The victim told investigators Clark would sometimes inject her three to four times a day, according to court documents obtained by People. When she didn’t become pregnant, Clark decided it was because the victim was overweight and began giving her only beans to eat, causing her to lose 65 pounds, according to the documents.

After nine months, Clark gave up on impregnating her and forced the victim to clean her home and work at various businesses, investigators said.

A member of Jacksonville’s Celebration Church saw the victim washing cars in very cold weather with insufficient clothing and called authorities, leading to Clark’s arrest, according to WKMG.

Clark was also indicted for human trafficking after the victim said Clark forced her to have sex with multiple men, but that charge was dropped as part of the plea deal, WJAX reports.

Jasmine Tridevil, who is filed under Alisha Jasmine Hessler by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department in Tampa, Florida, was arrested early Monday morning and had an alcohol level of .18, more than double Florida’s legal limit of .08.

The 21-year-old was released on a $500 bond later that day, according to her arrest report.

Tridivel, better known as the three-boobed woman, made headlines in September after she posted pictures of her third breast on social media, claiming she had surgery in order to appear unattractive to men and hopefully star on a reality show.

Although her claim to fame turned out to be a hoax, Tridivel released a totally NSFW music video(Link below) earlier this month that only a Floridian could come up with: she sings and flaunts her third breast, while wearing with ram horns, to her song “Born to Serve.”

https://jasminetridevil.web.tv/video/jasmine-tridevil-born-to-serve-webtv__p6iryw3mz0k

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A Tampa woman was arrested after deputies say she threw a coffee table and a green bell pepper at a man.

According to an arrest report, Jennifer Brassard, 48, got involved in an argument between two people for unknown reasons. Deputies say Brassard first threw a coffee table at the man while he was sitting on the couch.

Deputies say the man got a scrape on his shin. Then, Brassard threw a green bell pepper at the same man, according to the report.

The sheriff’s office said the man was hit by the coffee table and the bell pepper “without his consent.”

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A fight over the late rapper Tupac Shakur ended with one man in the hospital and another under arrest, police in Clearwater say.

The incident happened Wednesday night at the corner of Chestnut Street and South Myrtle Avenue. The Clearwater Police Department received several emergency calls about a battery in progress around 9:45 p.m.

When officers got to the scene, they say they found a victim with heavy facial injuries that included large lumps. The man’s eyes were also swollen shut, police noted in an arrest report.

Police say the victim was conscious when they arrived but wasn’t really able to communicate with officers because he was intoxicated. He was taken to Morton Plant Hospital via ambulance where he was treated for a broken nose.

Several witnesses at the party told police the man responsible for the beating was 35-year-old Thomas Statkiewicz. Police say Statkiewicz admitted to “defending” himself and punching the victim more than once after the victim tried to punch him during an argument over 2Pac.

The arrest report did not say what specifically the fight over 2Pac was about.

Statkiewicz was arrested for felony battery. Police say he has a previous battery conviction from last year.

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The Miami Springs Police Department has arrested a woman for credit card fraud and identity theft Thursday.

Police caught Yacqueline Solis, 29, with several fraudulent credit cards and a smoking pipe laced with methamphetemine residue at the Embassy Suites Hotel located at 3974 NW South River Drive.

Solis provided police with a driver’s license belonging to a woman with a different name whose car was burglarized and license and identity stolen.

Solis is the same woman who was accused of drugging a man and stealing his $10,000 Rolex watch in Pinecrest back in January. She also is suspected of drugging and robbing another man at gunpoint in downtown Miami in September 2018.

Solis has been charged with credit card counterfeit, fraudulent use of identification, possession of a stolen driver’s license and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use.

In bond court, she received a $12,000 bond and ordered to stay away from Embassy Suites.

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A woman spanked a seven-year-old in her care with a leather belt after the child refused to pick up a cockroach, Pinellas County deputies say.

According to an arrest report, Ana Nobles, 29, took one of the child’s father’s belts after the child did not abide by her request.

She is accused of spanking the child around eight times before taking off the child’s pants and underwear and hitting the child’s bare butt with her hand while saying, “I hate you.”

The child was left with bruises on her buttocks, arm, and thigh, deputies say.

Nobles then left the child unattended for an hour while she went to the dog groomers, according to the arrest report. She came back to apologize for saying “I hate you,” the report states.

Nobles was arrested and charged with child abuse and neglect.

Dan Rushing received the settlement after suing the city of Orlando, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Rushing, 65, was arrested in December 2015 during a traffic stop when Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins saw flakes of glaze on his car’s floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal meth.

A series of roadside tests came back positive for the illegal substance.

Rushing spent 10 hours in jail on a possession of methamphetamine with a firearm charge before posting a $2,500 bond, the Sentinel reports.

A different test later proved the substance was sugar from the Krispy Kreme doughnuts he’d eaten.

Riggs-Hopkins was given a written reprimand for making an improper arrest.

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The president of a Miami school’s Parent Teacher Association is accused of stealing money from a GoFundMe account she organized for a family who lost their home in a fire.

Jennifer LaCasse, 31, was arrested Wednesday on charges of organized scheme to defraud and third-degree grand theft, according to an arrest report.

The report said LaCasse, who has been PTA president at Ada Merritt K-8 Center for about the past two years, offered to help the victim when the victim’s home was destroyed in a fire in March.

LaCasse set up a GoFundMe for the victim, using a school PTA email address, and arranged for the funds to go into LaCasse’s personal bank account, the report said. By March 15, GoFundMe had deposited about $8,395.76 into LaCasse’s bank account, the report said.

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Sherman Lee Brown got out of the car he was in and hit a McDonald’s drive-thru employee in the face because he didn’t receive his food fast enough.

The victim said Sherman Lee Brown was in the passenger’s seat of his girlfriend’s silver Ford Focus at about 3:20 a.m. on July 30 when he started getting angry about how long they’d been in the drive-thru line.

He got out of the Focus and began yelling at the occupants of the vehicle in front of his.

When the Focus got to the drive-thru window, Brown began screaming at the employee, calling her derogatory names and telling her to, “Hurry the (expletive) up.”

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A 23-year-old Clearwater man was busted after being accused of possessing ecstasy pills shaped like President Donald Trump’s head.

Brendan Dolan-King had the ecstasy pills hidden inside his air vent at his home in the city of Clearwater, according to an arrest report from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

They were labeled “Trump NL,” according to the report.

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Florida woman with a knife attempted to rob a Family Dollar store, the cashier said “not today” while another employee locked the door until deputies arrived, authorities say.

A Manatee County Sheriff’s arrest report says 27-year-old Brittany Rodriguez was taken into custody without incident at the Bradenton store Sunday night.

The arrest report says Rodriguez entered the store, selected some items and approached the cashier. That’s when investigators say she pulled the knife and pointed it at the cashier. When deputies entered the store, they say Rodriguez threw a knife to the floor. She was ordered to the ground and arrested.

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Danielle Gargano repeatedly told deputies she had nothing — not one thing — in her female private parts.

Even when deputies at the St. Lucie County Jail told Gargano, 32, on Aug. 10 that if she had drugs or weapons on her that bringing them in the jail would result in a charge of smuggling contraband into a detention center, she remained steadfast in her denial, an affidavit states.

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A woman from Okeechobee is wanted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in connection to a statewide truck theft ring.

Aubrey Lynn Waldron, 37, is one of four suspects in the case, the FDLE said.

Investigators said the theft ring stole 16 four-wheel-drive trucks in four Florida counties: Okeechobee, Glades, Highlands, and Polk.

The FDLE said those trucks were worth more than $300,000.

Waldron and the three other suspects are accused of trading the trucks for methamphetamines.

Investigators identified the three suspects as Ethan King, 24, of Okeechobee; Andrew Wheeler, 23, of Okeechobee; and James Janata, 38, of Okeechobee.

King faces conspiracy to commit grand theft, grand theft, grand theft of a firearm, burglary of a conveyance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, dealing in stolen property.

Walker is being held on charges of conspiracy to commit grand theft, grand theft.

Janata is being held on charges of dealing in stolen property.

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A warning to anyone looking to adopt after a Tampa Bay couple sent money to a woman in hopes of adopting her unborn child.

For the second time in a week, deputies have arrested a woman they say took money from hopeful parents and never delivered after delivering.

For Greg Garbee and his wife, having a child was the one thing they needed to complete their family. Having exhausted their options with conceiving on their own, they turned to an adoption lawyer and social worker to find them a mother looking to adopt her baby.

“When we were matched it was two days before Christmas, and I can’t think of a better gift. We were ecstatic,” says Garbee.

They were chosen by Angelica Lopez.

“The very first meeting she seemed very sweet,” Garbee remembers.

The pregnant 30-year-old was in the Pinellas County Jail at the time, and signed a pre-birth agreement to let the Garbee family adopt her child.

“We met Angelica several times. We visited her in jail while she was there, and once she got out we still met up with her. We had lunches and things,” says Garbee.

April 4, Lopez had her baby. Pinellas County Sheriff’s investigators say she never told the Garbee’s. When they asked her two weeks later how she was doing she sent back pictures of her large belly and swollen feet. They finally learned the baby had been born weeks earlier and Lopez cashed over a thousand dollars’ worth of checks.

“That was gut-wrenching. It was the hardest thing personally either one of us have ever gone through,” says Garbee.

Sometime later the Garbees matched with another woman and adopted a beautiful baby boy. Finally completing the family they wanted.

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Heidi Schmutz, an Uber Eats driver, who told deputies a man carjacked her at a Denny’s, alluded to having a gun, touched her inappropriately and tried to force her into a hotel room with two other men lied about the incident.

After Schmutz made the accusations against Brian Medina, 31, of New Port Richey, he was charged with false imprisonment.

Deputies said they realized Schmutz had lied after they reviewed surveillance video from the hotel. Police said it did not appear to show her in “any kind of danger or duress” during the early-morning incident Wednesday in New Port Richey.

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A reptile loving Florida woman who pulled a foot-long alligator from her pants during a traffic stop in May and had more than 40 turtles in a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles backpack pleaded no contest to multiple charges Wednesday in Charlotte County.

Ariel Michelle Marchan-Le Quire, 26, of Fort Myers was a passenger in a pickup pulled over for failure to stop for a stop sign in Charlotte County.

The driver of the 2013 Silverado told deputies from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office that he and Marchan-Le Quire had been trying to collect frogs and snakes from a nearby underpass.

When deputies searched the truck they found 42 striped mud turtles and a softshell turtle in the cartoon character backpack at Marchan-Le Quire’s feet.

She pulled the gator from her pants when deputies asked if there was anything else in the truck.

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Acasia Fuscaldo was wanted by police for violating her probation. When police received a tip that she was in a motel room, they sprung into action.

When deputies entered her hotel room, they saw no one was inside but K-9 officer Kyra alerted deputies of Fuscaldo’s presence under the mattress and inside the supporting box spring.

Fuscaldo apparently cut a hole in the box spring, slipped inside and covered her tracks by placing the mattress and sheets on top of her hiding hole.

Acasia Fuscaldo, 25, of Cocoa, was arrested on three felony charges of violating her probation, according to the sheriff’s office.

An employee at Ferry Pass Middle School has been arrested on several drug charges.

An arrest report says 44-year-old Mary Katherine Sams Mundy was pulled over during a traffic stop on July 29.

According to the report, deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office found numerous bags of what they believed to be narcotics on the floorboard.

Court documents say the suspected narcotics tested positive for heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.

The report adds that a backpack was found carrying approximately 20 unopened syringes, along with a silver plastic bag with a small amount of marijuana.

Deputies added that Mundy’s driver’s license had expired in July. She told deputies that she did have an up-to-date license, but it wasn’t with her at the time.

Mundy has been charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (heroin), possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (a Buprenorphine Hydrochloride 8 milligram pill), possession of cocaine, and a traffic violation.