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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Florida woman is accused of pointing a gun at someone and then chasing another person around with a Christmas tree during a pre-holiday domestic disturbance.

The bizarre episode unfolded about 11:45 p.m. Dec. 22 following repeated arguments between Jacklyn Jordon and another person at an unspecified Jacksonville home, according to a police report.

A witness told investigators the argument escalated when Jordon, 28, grabbed a gun from a vehicle, raised the weapon toward one of the victims and then fired off a shot inside the home.

Once the gun was secured, Jordon picked up a Christmas tree and started chasing a second victim around the home, swatting at him with the tree, the victims told police.

The incident was over by the time police arrived. The arresting officer noted that Jordon resisted efforts to detain her and maintained her innocence, saying she “didn’t do nothing.”

Duval County jail logs show Jordan was booked on charges of aggravated domestic assault, domestic battery, child abuse and resisting an officer. She remains in custody in lieu of $110,000 bail.

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Operating out of the Plastic Surgery Art Centre in Boynton Beach years ago, Mark Schreiber touted the “artistic focus” of his medical practice, a result of “extensive training in both art and medicine.

“He is known for his talented artistic surgical ability and expertise in handling difficult cases,” his website once said

Now, in the latest turn in a troubled career, the Tamarac resident who lost his license to practice medicine seven years ago has been charged in connection with a botched surgery that left a man with a deformed, one-inch-long penis and unable to have sex.

Arrested without incident at his home, Schreiber, 60, was being held without bond in the Broward County jail Tuesday on one count of unlicensed practice of health care causing serious injury.

Inside his home, investigators found home breast implants and other items indicating “he may have been doing clandestine surgeries on other people who don’t know or who don’t care about his history,” said Sgt. Carl Zogby of the Hialeah Police Department, which sought the arrest warrant.

“He does this sort of gypsy thing, peddling his services to unscrupulous dealers.”

In August 2008, Schreiber pleaded guilty in Palm Beach County to four felony charges of practicing medicine without a license in exchange for a sentence of two years in prison plus a year of probation.

He also paid $15,000 each to four women who say he botched their lip, eye and breast procedures. As a four-time convicted felon, he was barred from seeking or obtaining a medical license again, according to the plea deal.

Schreiber, released from prison in March 2010, was practicing without a license in January, Hialeah police say, when he was hired to remove from a man’s penis a “filler” material that had been injected into his organ to make it longer and thicker.

Instead, the 55-year-old hair stylist was left with a deformed penis and unable to function sexually, police said.

The person who allegedly performed the original procedures, Nery Carvajal Gonzalez, 48, remains a fugitive, police said. She is also facing charges of practicing medicine without a license.

Schreiber met the patient in February at a Hialeah warehouse, police said. Schreiber was introduced to the victim by Carvajal as “Dr. Mark,” and paid $1,000 in cash to remove the filler.

A woman was arrested for pointing a plastic gun at people while riding a tricycle and then stealing a package from a postal truck.

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A woman was arrested for pointing a plastic gun at people while riding a tricycle and then stealing a package from a postal truck.

Deputies were called to Triangle Bay Dr. and Collier Blvd. Saturday night because of a call that a woman was pointing a gun at people.

Deputies found Leida Crisostomo riding a tricycle and holding a black and silver handgun. Deputies drove beside her and told her to drop the gun. She did. Then she rolled into the grass and put her hands behind her back, deputies said.

Once handcuffed, law enforcement said Crisostomo told them she was “God” and that voices in her head were telling her to do things.

Law enforcement discovered that her gun was plastic.

One victim told deputies that Crisostomo pointed the gun at a mail carrier and force the man out of the truck. The postal worker walked to the back of the truck and handed her a package. Then Crisostomo got back on her back and rode down the sidewalk.

The package was returned to the postal worker.

Crisostomo was arrested for armed robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The Florida Highway Patrol says they arrested a man who took extreme measures to avoid paying Florida tolls.

WFTV in Orlando reports that Joshua Concepcion-West, 27, installed a device on his car that shielded his license plate with the push of a button on a remote control.

Troopers caught Concepcion-West dropping the “curtain” over his tag on the east-west expressway at Conway Road in Orlando, right before he went through the toll plaza.

“After he cleared the tool booth, the tag cover came back up and the tag was exposed again,” said FHP Sgt. Kim Montes.

“Because the tag was obscured, we don’t know yet how many times this vehicle has run the toll, so we don’t know how much money he’s stolen from the state,” said Montes.

DAYTONA BEACH — A man accused of setting fire to his home had been rambling and having mental issues earlier in the day, according to a police report.

Daytona Beach police arrested Melvin Weaver, 64, and charged him with arson and aggravated battery Monday after his home at 604 Cassin Ave. burned to the ground Sunday night. By Monday morning, a judge ordered Weaver undergo an involuntary mental evaluation, according to court records.

MARATHON, Fla. – A 29-year-old Florida man was arrested for allegedly beating up his girlfriend when she wouldn’t share her drugs with him.

Tommy Orlando Alo was arrested for battery.

Deputies were called to the hospital on Marathon in October when a 37-year-old woman showed up with bruises and cuts. One cut on the back of her head required stitches, deputies said.

he woman told law enforcement that she goes to her boyfriend’s house, Alo, to do drugs. She said she was preparing to “shoot up” in the bathroom when Alo came crashing through the locked door.

The woman told deputies Alo was angry because she was not “properly sharing her drugs with him.”

The woman said Alo slammed her to the floor and then slapped and hit her multiple times.

She ran from the home and waved down a passing driver who took her to the hospital.

Deputies said they tried to confront Alo at his home on Manor Lane, but was told they wouldn’t be allowed inside the house due to advice from a lawyer. Deputies said they heard a gun being loaded and left without speaking to Alo.

A warrant was issued for his arrest but Alo wasn’t taken into custody until Dec. 20.

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — A South Florida Department of Corrections Sergeant, along with members of her family, have been arrested after police say they attacked her daughter’s boyfriend because they didn’t approve of the relationship.

DOC Sergeant Quatisha Farlow, 39, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to police, Sergeant Quatisha Farlow drove from Miami with other family members to the home where her daughter and her daughters boyfriend live together in Winter Haven.

On Thursday night, Winter Haven Police responded to the home of 18-year-old Tyrique Laskett and his girlfriend, 18 year-old Ja’raia Farlow after calls were received that a large fight was occurring with baseball bats, guns and knives. When they arrived, they found Laskett with injuries to his head, face and upper body. The group of suspects had left the scene before authorities arrived, however were located a short distance away in a Publix parking lot and taken into custody without incident.

According to an arrest affidavit, Sergeant Quatisha Farlow drove to the Winter Haven home with Ora Farlow (father), Shanora Farlow (aunt) and Sheirra Spillman (Ora’s girlfriend).

“It’s known that Ora did not approve of Ja’raia and Tyrique dating and living together which is why the family responded to the residence,” Winter Haven Police wrote in a press release.

The daughters boyfriend stated during a sworn interview that the father and his girlfriend, approached the front door and knocked. When he answered the door the fathers girlfriend struck him on the left side of his head with a silver baseball bat.

According to police, the father and his girlfriend began grabbing his daughter, pulling her outside with them against her will. The father began to physically batter the daughters boyfriend while still trying to get his daughter into their vehicle.

Once the physical fight began on the front porch, the aunt got out of the family’s vehicle and began striking the daughters boyfriend, along with the other members of the family.

While the fighting was occurring Sergeant Quatisha Farlow went into her vehicle, that had her 12-year-old son inside, and retrieved a black Glock handgun, police say. She then pointed it at her daughters boyfriend “against his will along with multiple others putting him in fear,” according to the arrest report.

Sergeant Quatisha Farlow was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Ora Farlow was charged with one count battery, Shierra Spillman was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Shanora Farlow was charged with one count of battery.

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NAPLES, Fla. – A woman was arrested for beating up her husband after he found evidence on her phone that she was having an affair with the next door neighbor.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said Hannah-Shae Veros, 30, ripped her husband’s shirt, scratched his neck, and punched him in the face when he threatened to go next door and tell their neighbor’s wife about the affair.

When the husband went outside to call the police, he told officers that he had met up with the neighbor’s wife and showed her the evidence of the affair.

The neighbor’s wife then confronted Veros and started to attack her. Veros said her husband tried to break them up and Veros was punched in the face giving her a black eye and a bloody nose.

Veros was arrested for battery.

Police said Veros’ children were at home at the time of the fight.

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“I can’t say I’ve ever seen a case like this where an adoption occurred and sex occurred shortly thereafter,” said Florida State Attorney Bill Bishop Thursday. “There have been cases of older women having sex with young boys across the country, but this is the first I’ve ever seen.”

Myres had previously entered a plea of no contest to the charge on Dec. 11. She was also designated a sexual offender as a result of her conviction and will have to register as such for the rest of her life.

Upon her release from prison, she will be placed on sex offender probation for four years and have to complete sex offender counseling. She also can have no contact with the victim or any minors.

“Our office recommended a sentence of eight years followed by probation,” Bishop said. “Ultimately, it was up to the court and that was the sentencing imposed by Judge Jeff Brown. I think based on the facts and circumstances, it was an appropriate sentencing.”

Following the arrest, the boy told deputies he did not believe his sex with Myres was wrong because “he was not being raped and was about to be 18.”

Myres, who in 2015 earned a degree in criminal justice from the University of West Florida, had been employed by the Families First Network for about two-and-a-half years, according to a June statement from Tish Pennewill, a spokeswoman for the Lakeview Center of Baptist Hospital, which oversees the Families First Network.

Pennewill did say there were “no red flags” from Myres that indicated unexpected behavior.

“We have a culture that dictates rigorous requirements for having good people, people with the heart to do the type of service we do,” Pennewill said to the Daily News in June.

Myres was fired immediately after Families First Network officials learned of her arrest, she added. Her access to company buildings and equipment was removed.

Myres had been divorced from her husband for nine days when she was arrested. The couple sought dissolution of the marriage in April.

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WEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a man and a woman for allegedly running an illegal dental office out of a bus in West Miami-Dade.

Officers took Daniela Sulbaran Gonzalez and Victor Bernal into custody on Nov. 15, charging them with practicing dentistry without a license, first in a blue and white bus with the words “The Power of a Healthy Smile” written on the side and most recently in a red bus covered by an advertisement for a business called Matthew’s Fun Show.

“Once you’re there, and you’re in that chair, and you don’t know what hands you’ve landed, it could cost you your life,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta.

Photos taken by undercover officers inside the bus captured Sulbaran Gonzalez treating a child illegally.

“Within those walls, those red walls or the red wrapping of that bus, was a fully operational dentistry,” said Zabaleta.

Detectives said the duo were providing services from a parking lot along Northwest 60th Street and 74th Avenue in West Miami-Dade.

Investigators said the red bus was found locked in a storage lot. Property manager Joseph Hunton said he had no idea the vehicle was home to a dishonest and dangerous dentistry.

“[I was] shocked. Shocked and kind of like bothered,” he said.

Undercover detectives took down the pair after posing as patients. Arrest records provide details about the bust.

The report states, “Mr. Bernal then told the undercover operatives to enter while they prepared the bus for the dental procedure.”

It goes on to state, “Ms. Sulbaran outfitted the operative with a dental bib, and she donned a protective face guard and surgical latex gloves. Ms. Sulbaran then diagnosed, evaluated and offered to treat the undercover operative.”

“These types of incidents is something that the community needs to take seriously,” said Zabaleta.

Bernal was also charged with intent to sell, dispense or deliver drugs without a prescription.

Officials said the website for the business listed on the outside of the bus is not operational. The phone number listed goes directly to voicemail, and there has been no activity on its Twitter page since April.

Zabaleta said these arrests serve as a lesson for patients to do their homework when seeking medical care.

“Make sure they have insurance, look for permits of the county, all of these little things that you need to do,” he said.

Investigators said there may be additional patients who are not aware they are victims.

If you or someone you know were treated by Sulbaran Gonzalez and Bernal, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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Disturbing footage shows the moment a partygoer was hit in the chest by a stray bullet at a Kendall house in a shooting that claimed his life over the weekend.

The cell phone footage, obtained by Spanish language station Americateve, shows Yemil Arguelles enjoying himself at the Saturday night party in the backyard of a home in the 7000 block of Southwest 159th Place as other partygoers dance and sing karaoke.

As the camera pans over, Arguelles is sitting with another man when a pop is heard and he suddenly grabs his chest then falls out of his chair. The confused party guests at first watch as Arguelles struggles on the ground, then they move in to help him.

Miami-Dade Police said fire rescue workers responded to the home and determined the 40-year-old had been shot. Arguelles, who was a well-known priest in the Santeria religion, was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center where he later died.

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Deputies are searching for a man accused of taking videos of a woman he followed in a Walmart in St. Johns County and now say the suspect has been identified.

On Friday, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office released video and photos showing the man, who deputies said is wanted for video voyeurism, walking out of the St. Augustine store Thursday afternoon.

Deputies also released images of an older model Pontiac Sunfire wanted in connection with the video voyeurism case.

Investigators said the man is accused of exhibiting deviant sexual behavior by following the woman in the store and taking inappropriate videos of her.

“It’s so ridiculous. I mean, they ought to find him,” shopper Gary Seward said. “I mean, it’s an invasion of your privacy, respect — all of the above.”

Some shoppers told News4Jax that they’re on edge, saying it’s unsettling knowing the man is accused of invading a woman’s privacy.

“It makes me want to be more alert,” shopper Sherry Sparks-Peters said. “When I go home tonight, I’m going to be texting some people and letting them know that this has happened at our Walmart.”

Deputies said they only know of one victim of whom the man took videos, but they said they’re working to find out if he took videos of anyone else.

Anyone with information on where the suspect may be is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office’s Special Victims Unit at 904-824-8304. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-822-277-TIPS (8477).

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JUPITER, Fla. — Four people are under arrest, accused of shoplifting from a Jupiter Walmart.

On Saturday, police say an undercover detective caught Samantha Mason, 25. and Amy Montesano, 51, Tyler Montesano, 18 and Collin Montesano, 24, leaving Walmart with stolen merchandise valued at $300.

According to the police report, the detective witnessed Tyler Montesano placing merchandise inside a shopping cart and Mason leaving the store without paying for the items.

All four suspects are being charged with aggravated retail theft.

In a statement, Tyler and Collin Montesano said they stole the items because their younger sister needs Christmas presents.

VIDEO HERE

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MARTIN COUNTY — A mother and daughter are accused of using a drone to deliver tobacco and cell phones to an inmate in Martin Correctional Institution on Sunday.

Correctional officers said at 1:42 a.m., they noticed a drone hovering over an inmate housing unit at the prison, 1150 S.W. Allapattah Road, as well as a black pickup driving slowly around the prison parking lot.

When deputies arrived, they spoke with the pickup driver, Concetta Didiano, 22, of Tampa, after observing a drone hovering over the parked truck

Deputies said Cassandra Kerr, 40, of Tampa, was in the back seat of the pickup operating the drone. Kerr told deputies she was teaching her daughter, Didiano, to drive.

When deputies told the mother and daughter that corrections officers had found a package that was dropped off by a drone, Kerr told deputies she did it.

Kerr told deputies she bought the drone on eBay and practiced flying it a few times before she dropped off the package at the prison.

Didiano later told deputies the pair was planning to deliver cell phones and tobacco to an inmate.

Kerr and Didiano each were arrested on a charge of introducing a communication device into a correctional facility. Kerr also faces a charge of operating a drone inside a critical structure.

Both were taken to the Martin County Jail.

Kerr was released on $5,400 bail. Didiano was released after posting $750 bail.

Patrick Manderfield, the press secretary for the Florida Department of Corrections, said throughout the state incidents like this have only happened a handful of times.

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — A Pensacola woman has been arrested for beating a man with a piece of wood.

According to the report, 39-year-old Christy Smith had been arguing with her ex-boyfriend via text about a cat they used to have together.

Smith stated she was going to arrive at the victim’s house and threatened to fight his wife, according to the report.

When Smith arrived on scene, she began banging on his front and back doors, the report said.

Smith became irate and started to beat the back door with a wooden chair that caused the chair to break, the report revealed.

The report also stated out of fear Smith would break glass on the back door to get into the home, the victim opened the door in an attempt to get her to leave.

Smith then started beating him in the head with part of the wooden chair, according to the report.

The victim’s wife called police and recorded the entire incident, the report said.

When police arrived on scene, Smith attempted to hide in a shed when officers detained her, the report revealed.

Smith was arrested and charged with battery and criminal mischief over $200.

She was taken to Escambia County Jail.

A Florida woman was arrested Tuesday after she refused to drop a large piece of concrete — and instead appeared to attempt to throw it at responding officers, body cam footage shows.

Cape Coral Police Department video showed Jessica Blick, 37, on the phone outside a dollar store when officers arrived. It was not immediately clear why she had called authorities and Blick ignored the officers’ requests to drop a piece of concrete she was holding in her hand.

When Blick noticed another officer approaching her from behind, she appeared to toss the piece of concrete at the cop who had been talking to her. Blick allegedly threatened to kill one of the officers, too, according to FOX 13.

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The case happened as police about 2 a.m. Sunday were called to the McDonald’s in the 3100 block of Southwest Port St. Lucie Boulevard, police said.

“The McDonald’s worker told police that a man in a Pontiac four-door drove through the drive-thru of the McDonald’s trying to exchange a baggie of marijuana for food,” police said in a Facebook post. “The McDonald’s worker refused and the car drove off.”

Police got a description of the man with the apparent Mickey D’s munchies and stayed in the area.

“A short time later, the suspect again went through the drive-thru of the McDonald’s,” police said. “(Police) made contact with the suspect and noticed a heavy odor of marijuana emitting from the car.”

Investigators reported finding a small amount of pot in the vehicle, which had a surfboard sticking through the back window.

The driver, identified as Anthony Andrew Gallagher, 23, of Port St. Lucie, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and DUI.

It’s unclear whether he asked for fries with that.

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Pasco County deputies arrested Dimitri Woolley, 18, for transmitting pornography by an electronic device after they say he broadcast two live videos and posted them of a 17-year-old victim performing oral sex.

Pasco deputies say the videos were then shown to the victim’s mother who contacted the Sheriff’s office.

The victim admitted to performing sex acts and Woolley admitted to having the victim perform oral sex on him along with another person. Woolley also admitted to posting the videos.

Licensed Psychologist Dr. Wendy Rice says if your kid is old enough to share inappropriate content, you need to talk to them about the consequences especially when it comes to age.

“There’s legal concerns, because if things get shared it can be considered child pornography and can lead to bigger implications that kids don’t know about,” Dr. Wendy Rice said.

Dr. Rice says you also need to put it into perspective that more than one person might see it.

“You need to have the tough conversations with your kids and ask them ‘what do you think about people sending naked pictures?’ What do your friends think about it? What would happen if grandma opened something and saw your privates?’” Dr. Rice said.

She also recommended keeping an open mind when probing your kids about the topic.

“What you want to do is get your kids talking and not to be judgmental. You need to listen to them and then you can share your view of right and wrong. But the best lessons come when your kids happen upon themselves,” Dr. Rice said.

But another crucial part, she says, is helping those kids who have allegedly posted inappropriate content move forward and heal.

“They may be overwhelmed by that dreadful feeling and not know what to do. Get them busy doing something else to take their mind off it because fixating on that mistake isn’t helpful. Maybe they can write a blog about what they learned or do a kind act for someone else who made the same mistake,” Dr. Rice said.

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A Summerfield man wanted for fraud, grand theft and dealing in stolen property, was arrested Saturday for trying to exchange weed for a hot dog at a convenience store.

Officers went to the Circle K gas station at 1986 SW 27th Ave to investigate illegal drug activity. When they arrived, an employee told them that Danny DeJesus came into the store, walked to her register and wanted to trade marijuana for some food.

The employee said DeJesus put the dope in a tissue and then into a cup and gave it to her for a hot dog. The employee took the cup to the employee office and called 911. The cup was given to police officials.

DeJesus denied the allegation and was charged with sell/delivery of marijuana by the officers. He was previously trespassed from the store and charged with trespassing, officers said.

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A combined investigation between the Secret Service and Highlands County Sheriff’s Office lead to the arrest of 3 for counterfeit money.

According to HCSO, the investigation began on Dec. 3 when a deputy was called to a bank about $2,000 in fake $100 bills being deposited through an ATM.

The bank identified, Sarah Brinkman, 25, as the one to make the deposits.

When Brinkman was located by deputies, she was with Joshoa Baird, 26, who said the bills were from a payment for a tree service job and that neither of them had looked inside the envelope before making the deposit.

However, secuity footage from the day of the deposit show another man was present during the transaction, and detectives believed he was the one who provided the phony bills for the deposit, because Brinkman had a bank account, which at the time only ha 10 cents in it.

An arrest warrant was obtained for Brinkman, as was a search warrant for her home. When the warrants were served on Dec. 11, Brinkman was arrested, as was Baird after he admitted his involvement. They also admitted they got the money from William Alston Clarke II, 35, of Sebring. Detectives were very familiar with Clarke since he is on probation for 2017 fraud conviction and is also awaiting trial on more than 20 counts of fraud as well as drug possession charges.

As deputies were executing a search warrant of Clarke’s home, he refused to open the door, forcing the deputies to barge their way in.

Once inside, they found seven more of the same counterfeit $100 bills as well as some marijuana. Clarke was arrested but refused to say where he got the counterfeit bills.

Brinkman and Baird were both charged with 20 counts of fraud/uttering a false bank bill or note, defrauding a financial institution, grand theft, possession of 10 or more forged bills/notes.

Clarke was charged with 20 counts of fraud/uttering a false bank bill or note, 7 counts of possession of a counterfeit bank bill or note, defrauding a financial institution, grand theft, possession of 10 or more forged bills/notes, obstructing the execution of a search warrant, possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment and violation of probation.

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A Belleview woman crashed a car into a liquor store early Tuesday and then stole a bottle of Jim Beam bourbon whiskey, according to officials with the Belleview Police Department.

Shortly after 5:30 a.m., BPD officers responded to the Winn-Dixie Liquor Store at 11310 S. U.S. 441 in response to an alarm. The front glass door was significantly damaged.

Store surveillance video showed a woman driving a Nissan Altima into the door. The woman, who was wearing a gray sweatshirt and dark pants, got out of the car and went inside. She took a 1.75 liter bottle of Jim Beam that had a sale price of $23.99, with an extra $10 off.

An employee who viewed the film told officers that the woman, Suzanne Campbell, lives next door to the store.

Officers went to the home, on Southeast Campbell Road, where they saw the car, which had damage on the front right passenger side. Inside the vehicle was a half-empty bottle of Jim Beam.

Officers knocked on the door of the home and a woman opened it. Several women were inside. The officers were invited in and found Campbell, 56, lying on a bed.

Campbell told the officers that she was too intoxicated to walk. She told the officials she had driven her vehicle into the store.

The officers were told that Campbell had not eaten in five days and had been consuming alcohol.

An ambulance was called for and Campbell was taken to the Summerfield Emergency Room for treatment for high alcohol intake. Police said she had to be cleared twice from the hospital before she could be booked at the Marion County Jail.

Campbell faces charges of burglary, retail theft and criminal mischief. She remained at the jail on Wednesday, with bail set at $6,000.

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Ocala police on Wednesday arrested a man accused of masturbating while looking at a woman in the swimsuit section at Target.

A police officer was called to Target after a loss prevention officer saw a man, later identified as Bryan Swaim, 51, acting suspiciously in the store. The loss prevention officer thought Swaim was attempting to steal items. When he went to the loss prevention office to get a closer look at the individual on camera, another loss prevention officer told him that the man was exposing himself.

The Ocala police officer saw the store surveillance video of Swaim watching the woman and going back and forth between clothing racks. His basketball shorts were slightly pulled down and the lower half of his body was exposed, police officials said. The video also showed him watching the woman, 35, while masturbating.

The officer found the woman, who was still in the store, 2000 SW College Road. She said she saw an older man staring at her near the swimsuit area and it made her uncomfortable, so she left. The woman said she never saw Swaim touching himself.

Swaim was arrested on charges of exposure of sexual organs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both are first-degree misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. State records show Swaim has had more than a dozen convictions, including two instances of assault on a child younger than 16. Those incidents occurred in Duval County, according to the records.

This is the second time in recent months that police have accused a man of exposing himself at that store. In June, an officer arrested a 21-year-old man on a charge of indecent exposure. According to police, the man accepted a $20 bet from friends to expose himself while in Target. Three women alleged Kuhn had exposed himself to them while they were in the store in May. Officers got a warrant for his arrest and took him into custody.

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A worker at the Amazon fulfillment center near Lake Nona was arrested Tuesday, accused of stealing nearly $4,000 in merchandise and gift cards — and shipping the site’s customers empty boxes.

The worker, 20-year-old Elvis Edgardo Soto, faces a felony charge of third-degree grand theft. He was booked into the Orange County Jail early Tuesday and has since been released on bail.

Brenda Alfred, a public relations manager for the company, said in an email Wednesday that Soto “no longer works for Amazon.”

According to an arrest report, a loss prevention employee at Amazon discovered the theft after running a report for gift cards that had been redeemed within six hours of being issued by the 2.4-million-square-foot warehouse on Boggy Creek Road.

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Lorrie Anne Carroll, 42, of Monterey Way in Port St. Lucie, was jailed on a battery charge and three counts of resisting an officer without violence after the Dec. 2 incidents.

St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputies about 3 a.m. went to Carroll’s listed address. Her boyfriend said they started arguing the evening prior because Carroll wanted to engage in intimate activities, but he didn’t.

The boyfriend said Carroll “continuously tried to have sex with him even though he told her several times he wanted to be left alone,” the affidavit states.

He said he went to a bar to get away from Carroll. He said when he returned, Carroll started arguing “about having sex again.”

She “demanded” he start fooling around with her, but he said he was tired and not in the mood.

Next, he said, Carroll hit him in the chest and groin and tossed a paint roller at his head.

Deputies reported Carroll was “obviously intoxicated” and uncooperative.

Carroll was arrested and taken to the St. Lucie County Jail.

Syracuse, NY — A Florida man was sentenced to 18 1/2 years today for selling numerous guns — many with high-capacity capabilities — on Syracuse streets in 2015 and 2016.

Victor Vazquez Melendez, 35, of St. Cloud, had faced up to 40 years in prison, prosecutor Shaun Chase said. Chase had advocated for the maximum sentence.

Chase noted that seven of the dozen guns identified at trial were found loaded and five had more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

But state Supreme Court Justice Gordon Cuffy instead settled on the 18 1/2 years, including 3 1/2 years for the guns themselves and 15 years for selling them.

Defense lawyer Paul Carey questioned the jury’s verdict at sentencing today, noting that no one actually testified to seeing Melendez possess or sell guns in New York.

“We’re kind of stunned,” Carey said today. “He lived in Florida.”

But Cuffy said there was “overwhelming” evidence that Melendez was responsible. Though it was a circumstantial case with no eyewitnesses, there was still a “tremendous amount of evidence,” Cuffy said.

“Sometimes, circumstantial evidence is the best evidence,” the judge said. “I was not stunned by the jury’s verdict.”

*This individual was wanted on charges of aggravated battery on a pregnant victim and felony battery when deputies located him at a house in DeLeon Springs. A deputy noticed the defendant was covered in a blanket and ran into a bedroom shortly before he surprised a second deputy by jumping straight through a closed window. The defendant was treated on scene for minor injuries obtained during his exit, and remains in custody on $5,000 bail at the Volusia County Branch Jail.

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ORLANDO, Fla. —
Newly uncovered video captures the moment a man fell into a pit of alligators while trying to perform a stunt in Orlando.

Michael Womer plunged into the pit of gators when a rope swing snapped during a performance in Orlando.

It happened two years ago, but Womer said the video has picked up steam after he recently reshared it on his YouTube page.

Womer fell into the water but managed to escape without injury.

“It was at this precise moment, I knew what a turkey feels like right before Thanksgiving dinner,” Wormer said in video he posted on Facebook.

Womer, who refers to himself as the “gator crusader,” has dozens of videos of himself performing alligator related stunts on his YouTube page.

In one video, Womer brushed an alligator’s teeth and in another he sticks a hotdog in his mouth and then feeds it to a gator.

Womer spoke with WESH 2 News on Tuesday about the accident. See video, below.

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The Magical Butter Botanical Extractor is a mechanical device which looks similar to a coffee thermos and is marketed as a tool to infuse food with your favorite herbs.

Sheriff’s officials say a Hillsborough County firefighter used one to create homemade cannabis oil.

Deputies were called Monday afternoon to Hillsborough Fire Station 26, a small public safety house at 5302 Thonotosassa Road, after someone found a Magical Butter machine in the workout room with marijuana in it.

The device was powered on and plugged into a wall outlet, according to a report. When deputies opened it, they found a yellow liquid that appeared to be cannabis oil. Two pieces of marijuana were in bottom.