Do you recognize this woman, if you do turn her in because she likes to steal. On Thursday, February 20, 2020 she went into the Family Dollar on Hwy 200 and loaded up laundry bins with over $400 worth of stuff. This is where it gets weird, she went to the bathrooms and clogged the toilets in order to distract the clerks and left out the emergency door. She took her stolen items to CVS, put them by the trash and went to talk to someone in a dark colored SUV. The SUV proceeded to drive around to the dumpsters, but when the woman in the photo spotted a Family Dollar employee by her stolen items she fled. If you have any information, please call 352-732-9111…
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A Florida woman is suspected of utilizing an unusual method to help steal items from a dollar store.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the suspected shoplifter clogged multiple toilets at a Family Dollar store to distract employees as she fled with more than $400 worth of merchandise.

The woman loaded up laundry bins with $400 of items before she went into the bathrooms and clogged the toilets, according to the Sheriff.

She then reportedly took the stolen items to a nearby CVS, put them by the trash and went to talk to someone in a dark-colored SUV.

The Sheriff’s Office said the SUV proceeded to drive around to the dumpsters, but when the woman spotted a Family Dollar employee by the stolen items she fled.

No additional information was immediately released.

A woman is facing second-degree murder charges after she zipped her boyfriend inside a suitcase and left him in there for several hours, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Sarah Boone, 42, is being held without bond in connection to the death of Jorge Torres, Jr.

Around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, deputies responded to the 4700 block of Frantz Lane in Winter Park after Boone reported that Torres was deceased.

Boone told deputies the two thought it would be funny if Torres got inside a suitcase in the living room during a game of hide and seek, the arrest affidavit states. She then zipped him inside it.

Boone told deputies the two had been drinking alcohol that night and she went upstairs and passed out in her bed with Torres still inside the suitcase.

She woke up several hours later to her cellphone ringing multiple times and went downstairs. She did not see Torres anywhere in the apartment. She “then realized that he was possibly still inside the suitcase,” the arrest affidavit states.

She unzipped it to find Torres inside, unresponsive and not breathing. He was pronounced dead by responding Orange County Fire Department a short time later.

A small laceration was on Torres’ lip as well as some bruising around his eye.

Newly released body cam footage shows Orlando police officer, Dennis Turner, arrested two 6-year-olds in a one-week period in September, among them the girl in the video. He was fired within days of the arrest of the girl shown on the body-camera video.

In the police report from the incident, authorities say Turner was responding to a report that the 6-year-old “battered three staff members by kicking and punching them” at her school, the Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy in Orlando.

The child’s grandmother has previously told local press in Florida that her granddaughter suffers from a sleep disorder the family was working to resolve, which was why she was experiencing some behavioral issues.

The girl was charged with battery, but those charges were not pursued, according to NBC Orlando-affiliate WESH.


Charles Polen was back at the bar by the time Polk County deputies showed up to the scene of the crash.

He told deputies he didn’t want to get into trouble.

That was, however, after he had left the bar and run over his girlfriend, killing her, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Polen, 40, now faces charges of DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident involving death and driving without a license in connection to the death of 40-year-old Deborah Jo Hershberger.

According to Polen’s arrest report, he and Hershberger had been drinking at the Coop, a bar along Scenic Highway in east Polk County’s Babson Park, one mile east of School Bus Road, on Saturday night. He told deputies he had been drinking during the day, then had about eight or 10 cans of Michelob Ultra Light at the bar.


A 72-year-old woman’s request that her son put some cheese in her potato soup ended badly with a bowl of soup in her lap and her son in jail charged with a felony, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Ryan F. Lemons, 38, was charged with aggravated battery on a person 65 years or older.

Lemons was being held Friday without bond at the Volusia County Branch Jail.

The soup incident happened about 3:50 p.m. on Thursday in the home shared by the mother and son on Drysdale Drive in Deltona, a charging affidavit said.

The mother was resting in bed when she asked Lemons for something to eat, the affidavit said. Lemons prepared a bowl of potato soup and brought it to her in the bedroom. His mother then asked for some cheese in the soup.

Lemons became upset and told her to take the bowl of soup at which point she replied she no longer wanted it and to take the soup back to the kitchen, the affidavit said.

Lemons dumped the soup in her lap. His mother became upset and called police.


Former The Bachelor contestant Jubilee Sharpe, 28, was arrested for a DUI in West Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday.

And on Wednesday TMZ revealed that the reality TV vet had gone into a one-car accident before police arrived.

The beauty was still in her car when officers arrived and had bloodshot eyes as well as smelling of alcohol with slurred speech.

Sharpe refused to take a breathalyzer test but then failed to pass her field sobriety tests.


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A Florida woman is accused of running over her boyfriend with a golf cart after a day of bar-hopping on Pine Island.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37-year-old Melony Giese-Michalski after the couple got into a fight Saturday at Ragged Ass Saloon.

When deputies found the victim he had road rash and looked like his shoulder was dislocated. Michalski denied knowing how it happened.

The victim was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital, but he will be okay.

Giese-Michalski was arrested for aggravated battery. The victim told deputies this is not their first domestic problem and he plans on pressing charges.


Nikki Rowena Sismanidis, 18, and Jasmine Marie Suarez, 19 from Gainsville were arrested Saturday afternoon after police said they broke into the home of an acquaintance and vandalized the bedroom using duct tape and animal feces, according to a Gainesville Police Department report.

Police said, both women allegedly broke into the Southwest Ninth Way home of a common friend.

Once inside, the pair allegedly placed strips of duct tape on the victim’s bedroom walls, which caused damage to the painted walls when later removed, the report said. Also, a large portion of one wall was covered in a pattern using duct tape that spelled out an expletive and police said the pair planted animal feces on the victim’s bed.

The victim told police that Sismanidis has become hostile in the past when she chooses not to hang out with her, and on the previous day, the victim did not respond to texts from Sismanidis asking the victim to hang out.

According to the report, both Sismanidis and Suarez admitted their involvement in the burglary and vandalism during a phone conversation with the victim and they arrived during the officers’ on-scene investigation and admitted their involvement to police.

Both Sismanidis and Suarez were arrested and charged with burglary and criminal mischief.

Police say a registered sex offender who ran off from officers scaled a radio antenna tower in Pensacola Monday afternoon.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. (Eastern time) on Palafox and Jordan. Images from the scene show the man about halfway up a large tower.

By 6:28 p.m., police were working to rescue the man.

ADX Communications, which owns the tower, has been asked to power down the tower temporarily.

This affects the signal of NewsRadio 92.3 and ESPN Pensacola.

The incident is causing traffic troubles in the area as well and police are asking people to avoid the area.

Police arrested 31-year-old George Blankin on March 12.

A man wearing a thong on his property was all a Florida homeowner needed to call the Martin County Sheriff’s Office last month.

“The trespasser was wearing a swimsuit and then a thong,” the report stated.

Responding deputies said they found a man on the property who was not wearing a shirt or shorts, and he was covered with sand as if he’d just been at the beach.

The man was arrested but refused to identify himself. At the county jail, authorities used fingerprints to confirm Blankin as the suspect.

“He stated he was an artist that makes things from garbage,” the arrest report read.

Blankin faces charges for giving a false name and obstruction without violence.

Newman was trapped in the smoking wreckage and has to be cut from the vehicle

President Trump is ‘praying’ for Ryan Newman, who is in a serious condition in hospital following a fiery crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500 on Monday night.

Newman, who was leading the famous race in his No. 6 Ford Mustang, was zooming around the speedway at 195 miles per hour when the smash happened.

‘Praying for Ryan Newman, a great and brave @NASCAR driver,’ the Commander-in-chief tweeted out, just two days after his own highly-publicized visit to the raceway.

The incident occurred when Newman’s car was nudged up against a wall and flipped over just meters from the finish line.

A Florida woman Cherie Saunders, 38 is facing felony charges after resisting arrest and biting a deputy Friday, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers responded to a call in Palm Coast in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies met in her driveway with her make-up smeared, no shoes, slurred speech and a heavy scent of alcohol coming from her, according to deputies.

During the investigation, deputies say they determined that Saunders had slapped a male resident inside the home. When deputies were trying to resolve the situation, she became argumentative and would not cooperate with deputies.

Last week, a 6-year-old girl was removed from her elementary school and escorted to a behavioral health center. Her mother, Martina Falk, said she was barred for a few days from taking her home.

Now Falk wants answers. On Monday, the mother of the little girl sat alongside her legal team at The Cochran Firm in San Marco. Falk and her attorney, Reganel Reeves, addressed members of the media regarding a situation with her child that she said took place on Feb. 4.

Falk’s daughter — who she said is diagnosed with ADHD and has a mood disorder — was sent to River Point Behavioral Health Center under the state Baker Act law by a social worker from Jacksonville’s Child Guidance Center, according to the school district.

“School district personnel do not make the decision to admit a person under the Baker Act,” Duval County Public Schools spokeswoman Laureen Ricks said. “By law, those decisions are made by certain licensed health care professionals or by law enforcement. In this case, the decision was made by a third party licensed mental health professional.”

The state law provides emergency health services and temporary detention and psychiatric evaluation for people in need. But Falk said she’s disappointed in the school district for letting her 6-year-old’s “temper tantrum” spark a psychological evaluation.

“We want answers,” said Reeves, whose team is calling for an investigation. “My client has not received a straight answer. We’re getting bits and pieces”


A Pensacola man was arrested after he was caught on camera peeking through a home’s window and touching himself. Jamal Michael Brown, 38, was charged with voyeurism and loitering and prowling. Brown looked through a window at a home in Escambia County and started touching himself until the homeowner confronted him with his dog.


A woman and man were arrested Sunday during a traffic stop after a Brevard County deputy saw drug paraphernalia hidden in a child’s diaper, officials said.

James Bayster, 44, was stopped by authorities for speeding and found to be driving without a valid license, according to the arrest report from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

Shortly after, Jessie Norton, 36, arrived with a child when she heard he had been pulled over near her residence and it was then that the deputy saw Bayster hand something to Norton, records show.

The age of the child was not released, but the deputy approached Norton and said he saw a cut straw and small green plastic baggy hidden in the child’s diaper. Both the straw and baggie tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine, according to authorities.


Shoppers ran to the aid of a screaming woman only to find a man on top of her trying to have sex in a busy store, Plantation police said.

Andrew Brooks Handley, 24, is accused of knocking down the woman about 8:40 a.m. Saturday and trying to sexually assault her in the Walmart at 1885 N. Pine Island Road.

According to the arrest report, a Walmart employee heard the screaming woman and called 911 while other customers pulled Handley off the woman and held him until officers arrived.

Handley had the woman pinned to the floor and was forcing her legs apart with his knees, police said.

Officers heard Handley say he, “was trying to clean his pipes” and “get something sweet.”

Handley had approached the woman and started whispering unintelligible words to her before grabbing her shoulder and throwing her to the ground, police said.


A West Palm Beach woman is accused of stalking and harassing her former boss for about a year in an effort to get her job back, repeatedly calling her, sending her flowers and messages and even following her home from the grocery store, police said.

Brygida Trzaska, 45, was arrested Friday on misdemeanor charges of stalking and harassing communication.

According to a Palm Beach police report, Trzaska was fired in February 2019 after a dispute with her employer, real estate agent Linda Olsson, over sick leave and vacation time.

Since she was fired, Trzaska has repeatedly harassed Olsson over the last 11 months with repeated “phone calls, emails and encounters at the victim’s home and office.”

Police said Olsson received several emails from Trzaska between February and June wanting to discuss her termination as Olsson’s executive assistant.

Police said a Florida man dialed their department to report he was being shot at by the man he had just robbed and stabbed.

Boynton Beach police officers said Victor Morel called them Saturday night to report that someone had shot at him twice.

According to the police, Morel, 33, had met the man through a gay social app, Grindr, and knew from others that the unidentified man dealt drugs. Morel told officers that he went to the man’s apartment intending to “make some money off of him.”

Television station WPTV reports that the men got into an argument at the apartment and Morel struck the man in the head, causing him to fall to the ground. Morel then grabbed a briefcase filled with methamphetamine and struck the victim again before running out the front door, according to the police report.

The victim grabbed a knife and chased after Morel. Outside the apartment, Morel struck the victim with a bag of drugs and a gun fell out. The man dropped the knife and fell to the ground. Morel grabbed the knife and stabbed the man who had grabbed the gun, according to the police report.

The man fired two shots as Morel drove away, hitting the windshield and driver’s side window, according to the police report.

Morel was charged with robbery and aggravated battery. Jail records showed he remained in custody on Sunday. Online court records showed no attorney listed for him.


A Florida woman responded to her husband’s request for a separation by shocking him with a stun gun, authorities said.

Pamela Carr, 69, was arrested Sunday at her Clearwater mobile home and charged with aggravated domestic battery, a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office report said.

Carr and her husband got into an argument Sunday morning after he told her he wanted to end their marriage of nine years, the report said. At some point, Carr pulled out a Taser and stunned her husband several times at close range, rather than shooting him with barbed darts, investigators said.

Deputies said Carr admitted to stunning her husband but claimed she acted in self-defense.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office in Florida said a Jacksonville first grade teacher was arrested Thursday on suspicion of attempting to buy methamphetamine while she was at school.

CCSO said Valerie Lee Prince contacted an undercover narcotics officer and tried to set up a deal to buy an “eight ball” of methamphetamine while she was at Jacksonville Heights Elementary School, where she teaches first grade.

A Moon Lake Elementary teaching assistant is accused of possessing fentanyl and heroin after an 18-year-old man died on Feb. 5 at her home in a possible overdose.

Arrest records show that the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office found the drugs and paraphernalia at the home of Marina Deetz, 20, as part of a death investigation.

According to an arrest affidavit cited by the station WTSP, a 17-year-old boy told police he and his 18-year-old friend had gone to Deetz’s apartment and procured fentanyl from the Moon Lake Elementary School employee.

In exchange, the teens gave Deetz cocaine and $50, the witness alleged.

The two young men stayed at the teaching assistant’s apartment, where Deetz allegedly cut the cocaine and fentanyl on black dishes, and all three of them snorted the powder through a blue straw.