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Odd, strange, or bizarre news stories from Florida

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 1 Apr, 2016 09:40 am
@Linkat,
It was published yesterday, so not an April fool report:
Judge Says Creamery's All-Natural Skim Milk Isn't Skim Milk
Quote:
A federal judge agrees with the Florida Department of Agriculture that an all-natural creamery can't label its skim milk "skim milk" because it doesn't add vitamins to it.

So unless an appeals court disagrees, the Ocheesee Creamery will continue to dump perfectly good skim milk down the drain rather than comply with the state's demand that it sell it as "imitation skim milk."
Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2016 11:08 am
True story, validated by Snopes.com: 15 ft long, 780 lb alligator captured and killed:

http://www.snopes.com/2016/04/06/florida-man-reportedly-shoots-800-lb-alligator/
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2016 11:12 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Just saw this post by Walter. I hope the Appeals Court disagrees.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 11:45 am
@ossobuco,
Fnck you assholes! Mad Crying or Very sad
Baby Shark Dies Because People Wouldn't Leave Him Alone
Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 12:53 pm
@tsarstepan,
I was surprised when I read it was a nurse shark - they are aggressive at all. I have swam with them before. But any animal will bite to protect themselves. What sort of idiots these people are pulling on its tail what do they think is going to happen -- my only wish was that the shark was bigger and did more damage.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Wed 23 Nov, 2016 08:27 am
Quote:
Florida Woman Accused of Shooting at House Guests Who Stayed Too Long

A Florida woman who thought her house guests overstayed their welcome was arrested after she shot one of them, authorities said.

Alana Annette Savell, 32, was arrested Monday on a charge of aggravated battery with a firearm, Bay County Sheriff's Office officials said.

A woman told authorities that she had gone to Savell's home with a friend. Savell said they started drinking and were getting too loud, and said she didn't want them in her home.

Savell armed herself with a handgun and started shooting at their feet from the doorway of the home, officials said. The woman was hit in the legs and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Savell's boyfriend was also hit in the leg with a bullet during the shooting, authorities said.

The boyfriend allegedly told authorities that he told Savell that if someone is told to leave their property three times, she is to get the gun and shoot it at the ground. If that doesn't work, she's supposed to shoot them in the leg.

Savell was booked into jail. It's unknown if she's hired an attorney.


http://i.imgur.com/2Qw0nBK.jpg
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2017 08:40 am
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‘It was insane’: Maid of honor turns Florida wedding into nightmare
Posted 3:29 pm, January 11, 2017, by Tribune Media Wire


CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – It was supposed to be the best day of their life. Instead, their maid of honor got arrested and is facing several charges from a wedding day gone wrong.

The Charlotte County ceremony has been described as beautiful, but when the reception kicked off, guests said the maid of honor Amanda Willis hit the bottle hard – and almost hit the best man with his own car.

The wedding pictures tell the story of a content couple, Brian and Jennifer Butler. They had their cake and first dance while Willis started drinking.

“She was a mess. She drank almost a whole entire bottle of Fireball,” said guest Robert Templeton.

“She was drunk within 20 minutes to half an hour,” said Jennifer Butler.

Willis started asking people for their keys, according to those in attendance.

“She just went up to the best man and grabbed his keys out of his pocket and jumped in his car,” said Templeton.

Willis backed out and almost hit the best man – Brian’s brother, who grabbed on to the car, according to WBBH-TV.

“She took off, and his feet were dragging across the ground. He had to hit the E-brake,” said Templeton.

Guests wrestled Willis out of the car.

“She went back inside. She grabbed up the big bottle of Captain Morgan and just guzzled it like this,” said Jennifer Butler.

Then they say she got violent.

“As soon as I turned around, she came up and cracked me upside of the face,” said Templeton.

He said he swung back before he knew what was happening, and the deputies were called.

“It was insane. Absolutely insane,” said Jena Templeton.

Deputies said Willis claimed to be having an asthma attack and started shaking as if she were having a seizure. They took her to Bayfront Punta Gorda, where she exposed herself to deputies, assaulted two medics and kicked over her bed pan, according to the sheriff’s office.

“She had her be her maid of honor, and it was a bad decision,” said Robert Templeton.

While Willis was supposed to be the bride’s best friend, Jennifer Butler said the two are no longer friends.

This arrest is Willis’ ninth in Charlotte County. She faces charges of larceny, battery, grand theft of a motor vehicle, and violation of probation.

http://i.imgur.com/Tbm0lwB.png
jespah
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2017 11:08 am
@Ticomaya,
Nobody likes their bridesmaid gown, but this is kinda beyond the pale.
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2017 05:03 pm
"It was a bad decision" said Templeton. Laughing

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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 17 Feb, 2017 12:21 pm
Florida teacher's license suspended after allegedly pulling chairs from under students

The Florida Education Commission suspended the teaching license of Robin Welch Kennedy for one year.

Kennedy is accused of pulling the chairs out from underneath her third-grade students when she taught at Neptune Beach Elementary School in 2013. The teacher asked her if the student had fallen, and Kennedy replied: “With a little help.”

The report also says the teacher saw it happen again to another student on the same day.

Students were transferred to other third-grade classes because of what happened, the report said.

http://www.fox23.com/news/trending-now/florida-teachers-license-suspended-after-allegedly-pulling-chairs-from-under-students/494783423
panzade
 
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Reply Fri 24 Feb, 2017 12:14 pm
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GAINESVILLE, FL – A 37-year-old man is dead after his trailer home was destroyed in a meth-lab explosion, caused by him lighting up ‘blue angels’ (farts)to amuse his wife.

Nuff said.
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ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Fri 24 Feb, 2017 12:55 pm
@Linkat,
Aak, that's terrible.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 9 Mar, 2017 05:55 pm
Quote:
A Florida defence lawyer's trousers have reportedly caught fire in court during an arson trial.

Stephen Gutierrez was to address jurors on Wednesday when smoke began billowing from his pocket, witnesses said.

The attorney fled the court and later returned unharmed with a singed pocket, blaming a faulty battery in his e-cigarette, the Miami Herald reports.

Mr Gutierrez, who had been arguing that his client's car spontaneously caught fire, said it was not a stunt.

"It was surreal," one witness told the Herald, while another pointed out that "a lot of people could have been hurt".
Police and prosecutors are investigating the incident, the newspaper reports, saying that officers "seized several frayed e-cigarette batteries as evidence".

Mr Gutierrez, 28, was making his closing argument to jurors when the fire erupted.

He returned to the court moments after running out, still wearing the singed pants, to explain the incident.

The defence attorney was representing Claudy Charles, who was accused of intentionally setting fire to his car in South Miami-Dade.

Jurors later convicted Charles of second-degree arson.

E-cigarettes have been known to catch fire spontaneously, with several incidents caught on video.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39223150<br />
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 13 Mar, 2017 07:15 am
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SHARK IN A SHOPPING CART? Store employee reports unusual catch
Posted March 8, 2017 04:59 pm - Updated March 10, 2017 02:16 pm
By STAFF


A St. Johns County sheriff’s deputy responded to a strange call Friday afternoon when an assistant manager at Walmart on U.S. 1 called authorities saying she had found a 4-5 foot dead shark in the store’s parking lot.

In his report of the incident, the responding deputy noted that the shark was in a shopping cart near an RV that was parked in the lot.

The assistant manager said she called authorities because she didn’t want to throw the animal in the trash.

The deputy called the owner of the RV who said he was from West Virginia and in the area looking for work. He told the deputy he heard noise outside his RV early that morning but assumed it was employees gathering carts. When he left the RV to go to work later in the morning, the man said he saw the shark on the hood of his RV so he placed it on the ground.

The deputy called officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission who arrived at the lot and removed the shark for disposal.

The Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that another shark was also found Friday in a driveway off 2nd Street in Vilano Beach, but no report of that incident was filled out.

http://i.imgur.com/WPSj58r.jpg
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 13 Mar, 2017 07:17 am
@Ticomaya,

you're gonna need a bigger cart...
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 7 Apr, 2017 02:39 pm
Woman charged with choking teen for blocking view at Disney fireworks show

ORLANDO, Fla. – Authorities in Florida say a woman is accused of child abuse after choking a teenager who refused to sit down during a fireworks display at Disney's Magic Kingdom.

An Orange County Sheriff's arrest report says 41-year-old Tabbatha Kay Mature of Baltimore, Michigan, was sitting with her family Wednesday night, waiting for the nightly fireworks display. The teen, who was visiting the park with friends, stood up when the show started, blocking the Mature family's view.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Mature "became aggravated" when they wouldn't sit down. The girl and her friends decided to leave. Deputies say she told Mature, "You can take our spot."

That's when deputies say Mature wrapped her hands around the girl's neck and squeezed. She wasn't injured.

Mature was released from jail on a $2,000 bond. Records don't list a lawyer for Mature.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/07/woman-charged-with-choking-teen-for-blocking-view-at-disney-fireworks-show.html
chai2
 
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Reply Sat 8 Apr, 2017 07:58 am
@Linkat,
You know what? **** that teen. Even though the woman got arrested, that kid won't be so quick to (figuratively), stand in front of someone at the fireworks again. Kid learned the lesson the next person might squeeze her neck a little longer and harder.

We concentrate too much on the "bad woman" who "abused" some self entitled snot who thinks not only the world revolves around her, but that she's surrounded by some magical force field.

"0h but the woman could have handled it better". **** that too. that teen and her friends had been walking around in their obnoxious bubble all day making everyone walk on eggshells around them.

That lady took one for the team and I say thank you Disney choking lady for for taking some snowflakes ****.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jul, 2017 12:42 pm
Quote:
Pregnant Woman Arrested For Cupcake Battery
Floridian, 24, pelted brother with sweets during 1:45 AM quarrel

http://i.imgur.com/aj1dyuk.jpg

JULY 3--A pregnant Florida woman was arrested for domestic battery after pelting her brother with frosted cupcakes during a 1:45 AM argument Saturday in the family’s Vero Beach residence, police report.

According to cops, Latonya Daugherty, 24, was quarreling with her 30-year-old sibling when the “verbal argument escalated.” Daugherty (seen above) allegedly “picked up frosted cup cakes and threw them at” Edddie Yaddow.

The cupcakes, an arrest affidavit notes, struck Yaddow in the arm and chest.

Yaddow, investigators say, retaliated by removing frosting off his arms and “wiping it in her hair.” Yaddow, pictured at right, also allegedly kicked Daugherty in the stomach.

In an interview with police, Daugherty’s mother described her daughter as the “initial primary aggressor as she threw cupcakes.” But Yaddow’s reaction, cops concluded, “exceeded a reasonable response in self defense,” prompting officers to arrest him for aggravated battery.

Daugherty--who told police that she was about four to six weeks pregnant--was released from jail Saturday evening after posting $1000 bond. Yaddow remains locked up in lieu of $10,000 bond on the felony battery charge.

While police took note of the blue frosting in Daugherty’s hair, the cupcakes themselves were not collected as evidence. (1 page)
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jul, 2017 06:21 am
@Ticomaya,
Food fight!

So her brother kicked her in the stomach and got no time in the slammer or criminal prosecution? she is pregnant, fercrissakes.

{edit:I just reread it now. Her name is Daugherty and he's Yaddaow. He's the one in jail for battery. Hope they work it out. I hope the baby is ok but sure hope this is not a fabrication on her part.}
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2017 08:15 am
Quote:
Tattooed, shirtless looters arrested for stealing power pole

Two men were arrested Wednesday after an officer found a utility pole strapped to the top
of a vehicle in Jacksonville, days after Hurricane Irma spawned severe flooding in the city,
as cops across the Sunshine State work overtime to nab thieves impeding recovery efforts.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tweeted a picture of the shirtless men sitting handcuffed
on the sidewalk.

https://i.imgur.com/FUSvXZe.jpg
(article)

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they tied a white rag to the end of the pole, for safety... Laughing








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