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A grandmother was arrested after her 6-year-old grandson was found wandering along a street after she left him home alone, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.

Michelle Leblanc, 48, was supposed to be babysitting her grandson, deputies said. A neighbor found the boy crying and wandering around the Southern Creek subdivision Sunday.

According to the arrest report, Leblanc eventually came speeding down a road, nearly hitting a patrol cruiser. When she got out of the car, deputies said the grandmother’s eyes were bloodshot, her speech was slurred and she smelled of alcohol.

Leblanc told deputies she had consumed three mimosas, the report said, and that the drinks affected her “more than other people.” Investigators found a tumbler in her cup holder filled with an orange liquid that smelled like alcohol.

During the ride to jail, the grandmother screamed and cursed at a deputy before she began speaking in a “soft, sultry and seductive voice,” the report said. She told a deputy, “I love cops. All you have to do is say yes. Turn around and take me home. I would do anything to make it worth your while.”

Records show Leblanc was freed from jail Monday afternoon after posting bond. She was charged with child neglect, resisting an officer and DUI.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Leblanc has two past convictions for DUI for incidents that occurred in Broward County. The first offense occurred in 1996, and the other happened a year later.

A spokesperson said the Department of Children and Families is investigating.

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An Oklahoma woman is facing murder charges after police say she shot and killed a man who spit on her.

25-year-old Deionna Young, who works as a manager at a nearby Arby’s Restaurant got into a heated altercation with a customer that ended when he spit on her as he left.

Police did not say what caused the argument, but the man, identified as 25-year-old Desean Tallent, returned about an hour later. Young followed Tallent outside and fired one shot at his SUV with a .45 caliber handgun, striking him in the torso before returning to work.

Tallent crashed his vehicle by the entrance of a nearby Walmart and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police took Young into custody and is she is being held without bail at the Tulsa County Jail.

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An Ohio driver was seen fleeing cops Monday. Police say she told them she was late for work. Imani Edwards was pulled over by Cleveland police for having tinted windows, but then she took off without warning, police say. At one point, video shows cops boxing her in and came out with guns drawn. One officer tried to open her door and she barreled her way through, taking off again. Edwards was then caught racing through a residential area, where authorities tried again to get her to stop.

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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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After deputies led a shackled Herman See into court Monday, he insulted one of the prosecutors who helped convict him of 22 counts of rape. See then told Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Patrick Dinkelacker that he only bows down to his god. Angela Stites, the mother of two of the victims, was also in court. A jury convicted Stites of four counts of rape. Dinkelacker sentenced her to 86 years in prison. He sentenced See to 221 years behind bars

On 3/24/19, at 10:32 pm, a uniformed officer with the Chico Police Department on-viewed a shoplift-in-progress at the AM/PM mini market at 110 W. 9th Street in downtown Chico. The officer immediately recognized the suspect as 41-year-old Billy Faga, a homeless Chico resident. When the officer approached Faga and told him to stop, Faga charged at the officer. The officer deployed a Taser but it was ineffective. Faga swung at the officer several times, striking him once on the head. Undeterred, the officer successfully got Faga on the ground after a short, but violent, struggle. Assisting officers arrived and Faga was physically detained.

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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.

Kelsie Rochelle Koepke, a 25-year-old mother-of-one from Katy, was released on $15,000 bond on Wednesday after she was charged with felony counts of online solicitation of a minor and improper relationship with a student.

An investigation into Koepke was launched on February 28 after a student at Paetow High School in Katy saw an exchange on social media containing inappropriate content between the teacher and a 15-year-old classmate.

When police interviewed the 15-year-old boy, he said he first met Koepke at a school event in October 2017, and at that time the teacher gave him her Snapchat user name, ‘Momma K,’ so that they could communicate.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Koepka instructed the teen to not save any of their online exchanges.

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A Georgia mother slashed her boyfriend with a sword last week after she walked in on him molesting her 5-year-old daughter, The Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office said the mother, who was not identified, told deputies that she grabbed a large sword when John Lawarren Williams, 25, tried to escape the house and sliced him on one of his hands. Williams had run away before deputies responded to the mother’s call around midnight Thursday.

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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.

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Crown Heights, Brooklyn – A woman was walking down the street in Brooklyn when she was suddenly sucker punched.

It happened on Saturday, March 9th at around 12:10 p.m. at the northeast corner of Nostrand Avenue and Crown Street in Crown Heights.

The man walked up to the 27-year-old woman and suddenly punched her right in the head.

He then ran off northbound on Nostrand Avenue.

The victim was able to drive herself to Kingsbrook Hospital

Dashcam video that shows the alleged beating of a teenager by West Virginia State Police Troopers and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputies has been released by the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

In the video of the Nov. 19, 2018, incident, the footage shows the high-speed pursuit, crash, and arrest of the teen. Several officers approach the smoking vehicle, and the teen is pulled out of the window of the wrecked vehicle.

Officers begin to struggle with the teen while he is on the ground. An officer punches the juvenile while he was on the ground and also can be seen punching the juvenile. The video also shows the teen being tossed through the air by the same officer.

Two state troopers and a sheriff’s deputy were fired in January. Another deputy who was fired recently got his job back.

One trooper was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on one count of deprivation of rights under color of law — the language used to describe crimes committed by police officers while on duty.

The indictment accuses Kennedy of using excessive force resulting in bodily injury.

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

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

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

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

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

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What Employee handbook was she reading?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

White was charged with third-degree assault.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He denied Dolan was knocked out from the blows.