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A man in West Boynton Beach is accused of attacking his mother after she refused to dress his mannequin.

According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, deputies on Monday night responded to a home on Great Falls Circle for a domestic disturbance.

A woman said her 73-year-old neighbor was bleeding from the face and being chased by her son, later identified as 40-year-old Mikkel Dankner.

The woman told PBSO she heard her neighbor scream, “Help! He’s going to kill me,” which prompted her to call authorities.

The victim told the responding deputy that she and her son were in the backyard when Dankner asked her to dress his mannequin, but she refused.

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Florida woman was arrested Monday after deputies say she called 911 several times to report her boyfriend for not being nice.

Pasco County deputies arrested 40-year-old Mary Ann Parrish just after 1:30 p.m. in Lacoochee. According to a report released by the sheriff’s office, Parrish used 911 “for purposes other than an emergency communication.”

The arrest report says she dialed 911 a total of six times over the course of four hours to report her boyfriend for not being nice to her.

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A Florida man had an explanation ready when investigators accused him of drinking while driving. He explained that he was downing gulps of bourbon only when stopped at traffic signals and stop signs, TCPalm reported.

Despite his explanation, Earle Gustavas Stevens Jr., 69, was arrested on a DUI charge following the June 27 incident in Vero Beach, according to an arrest report filed by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. According to the arrest report, Stevens took pain medication at noon and started “actively drinking” at 2 p.m. He drove his Mercury Grand Marquis approximately 30 miles from Port St. Lucie to Vero Beach and at 5:28 p.m. was in a McDonald’s drive-thru, bumping the car in front of him, The Palm Beach Post reported.

Stevens told deputies that he has never had a valid Florida driver’s license. When authorities noticed an open bottle of Jim Beam in a brown paper bag, Steven allegedly said he “felt pretty good,” TCPalm reported.“(Stevens) further explained that he was not drinking while the car was moving and only when he stopped for stop signs and traffic signals,” deputies wrote in the arrest report.

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A homeless man was caught on surveillance camera sneaking into a Florida restaurant, exiting a bathroom naked, sitting at a picnic table eating ramen noodles and then playing the bongos, WFLA reported.

It turns out the man plays guitar at the St. Petersburg restaurant and was just using the facilities after hours, the television station reported.

Still, it was a strange circumstance that began when a St. Petersburg officer was investigating a break-in that occurred at The Chattaway restaurant on Nov. 6. The officer was reviewing surveillance video that showed a burglar eating a plate of chicken wings and beer and stealing more than $500 of tips and equipment, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

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.

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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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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 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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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 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.

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.


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.

Polk County deputies received an unusual 911 call on New Year’s Eve where a man reported himself drunk-driving.

“Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime. Innocent people are too often injured or killed from impaired drivers. DUI is not a laughing matter,” sheriff’s officials wrote on Facebook. “However … in this particular incident, nobody was hurt, so we couldn’t help but LOTO (that means we Laughed Our Tasers Off).”

According to deputies, Michael Lester, of Winter Haven, called 911 and told the dispatcher that he was driving drunk, and needed to be pulled over.

Eventually, Lester parked his truck in the middle of the road until sirens were heard in the background a short time later.

Deputies say that Lester admitted to drinking beers and said that he had only slept four hours in the past four days. He also reportedly admitted to swallowing methamphetamine earlier, instead of smoking it.

According to PCSO, Lester has a criminal history including DUI, aggravated battery, drug possession, disorderly conduct, resisting, and hit-and-run.

Lester was arrested and charged with DUI, driving on the wrong side of the road, improper use of the center lane, and not wearing a seatbelt.

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A Largo man was charged with battery after punching another man in the face after finding out he was a pedophile, Largo police said.

According to police, Lorenzo DeMario Brown, 34, was speaking with the victim, a 56-year-old man, when Brown learned he was a pedophile.

Brown punched the victim in the face with a closed fist, causing a minor injury and bleeding, police said.

Brown was charged with simple battery and released on his own recognizance.

He has been arrested multiple times since 2006, including on assault and drug charges.

The victim, whose name we are withholding, is a registered sex offender stemming from a 1997 conviction in New York.

A Florida man is under arrest accused of video recording himself performing sex acts on his Siberian husky dog.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Christian Nichols, 21, is charged with one count of Aggravated Animal Cruelty. Nichol was arrested Feb. 11 in Oldsmar, which is between Tampa and Clearwater.

Deputies began their investigation Jan. 25 after someone in another state contacted Pinellas County Animal Services regarding video and photographs on the internet of a man having sexual contact with a dog. Pinellas County Animal Services notified the Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives obtained copies of the video and the photographs.

The video shows images of a man dressed in a black and white Husky dog costume. The costumed man is seen in the video having inappropriate sexual contact with a Siberian husky dog. Detectives say the dog in the video was clearly in distress. At one point during the video, the dog tries to run away and the man responds by striking the dog with a sex toy.

Through various investigative techniques, detectives tracked the video and photographs to Nichols.

On Feb. 11, detectives talked with Nichols at his home. They said Nichols admitted he made the video with his dog, Ember, and shared it on the internet.

Nichols was arrested. Pinellas County Animal Services responded to the home and removed Ember and a second dog from Nichols’ home.

Detectives say additional charges are likely.

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Orange County deputies say a man went to an impound lot Saturday to pay to have his car returned, but instead, he set the vehicle on fire.

An employee at Almake Auto Shop said he received a call from Ayub Mule Abdulrahman, 27, saying he wished to pay the fee so he could have his Nissan Altima removed from the lot, but when the employee arrived, Abdulrahman was not there, according to the report.

Surveillance footage obtained by the news outlet allegedly shows Abdulrahman tossing several of the glass-bottle bombs over a chain-link fence and onto his vehicle.

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Justin Foster, 28, of Tallahassee, is accused of driving to Atlanta, flying to Chicago, and then ultimately tracking down his ex’s new boyfriend in Des Plaines, Illinois. Foster then proceeded to hit the man over the head with a tire iron, cut off the man’s penis, and throw it over a fence. Then he carved his initials into his victim’s leg. From there Foster went back to Chicago, hopped back on a plane, and planned to pretty much just go about his life as if he hadn’t cut off a man’s penis and tossed it over a fence.

Before Foster was able to master his, “Hi my name is Justin and I’ve definitely never cut off a man’s penis out of jealousy” face, however, he was arrested in Florida and extradited back to Illinois. His victim survived the attack but suffered permanent brain (and obviously permanent penis) damage.

The constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, but… is it totally out-of-bounds to think that Foster should have to have his penis surgically removed and donated to the guy whose dick he cut off? It’s definitely unusual, and arguably cruel, but also super fair.

The phrase “toxic masculinity” is as overused as a Spongebob meme, but it’s hard to think of a better label to apply to this incident. A man thinks he’s so entitled to a woman that he cuts off the penis of the new man she’s dating? And then he carves his initials into the guy’s leg??? (That part is somehow more insane to me.) There are warlords who would call that aggressive. Either this guy had way too much or way too little self-esteem. Whatever his deal was, it ended up not great.

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A fight between a Pasco County couple ended with both of them behind bars this weekend after deputies say they threw concrete blocks through each other’s car windows.

The incident between 54-year-old April Kingsbury and 54-year-old Mark Tringone happened Saturday morning outside a home on Berg Road in Holiday. Deputies were called to the scene for a domestic disturbance just before 7:30 a.m.

When they arrived, deputies discovered Kingsbury and Tringone had been in an argument. At some point during the argument, deputies say both Tringone and Kingsbury picked up asphalt and concrete blocks and threw them through the back windows of each other’s vehicles.

An arrest report shows Tringone also kicked the side of Kingsbury’s Ford Crown Victoria and left a dent after shattering the window. The total cost of damage is estimated at $600, the report says. Kingsbury was sitting in the driver’s seat of her car when the damage happened.

Deputies say the damage from the shattered window on Tringone’s Chevrolet Silverado is about $300. He was standing about six feet away from his truck when the block was thrown through his window.

Both Tringone and Kingsbury were arrested and taken to the Land O Lakes Detention Center. The arrest reports show both admitted to causing the damage but accused the other of doing it first.