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mapasu 04-24-13 12:01 PM

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Withdrawal Scam At Local Walmart

Press Release: Marianna Police Department

On 04-10-2013 a senior citizen, who is a resident of Marianna, was approached in Walmart by an unidentified black female. The unknown suspect proceeded to convince the victim that she had $43,000 dollars in a bag, and that she was looking for a trustworthy bank where she could deposit her money. The suspect asked where the victim banked and then offered her $300.00 dollars to demonstrate how easy it was to get her own money out before she opened an account herself. The victim agreed and took the suspect to Wells Fargo Bank in Marianna.

The suspect went into the bank with the victim where the victim took out $1500.00 dollars from her own account in demonstration of how easy it was to get her money out. The suspect and victim got back into the victim’s vehicle where the victim placed her $1500.00 dollars between the vehicles front seats.

The suspect instructed the victim to drive her to the Winn Dixie where they met with another older black female friend of the suspect. While there the second suspect got in the vehicle with victim and the first suspect. The first suspect asked the victim to hold on to her wrapped up bag supposedly containing $43,000 dollars while the two suspects went to visit with someone in a bad neighborhood. The victim agreed giving the suspects her phone number so they could call her when they were done and retrieve their money and pay her the promised $300.00 dollars.

The victim drove to her house while the suspects seemingly went into the Winn Dixie. When the victim drove into her drive way she discovered her $1,500.00 dollars was missing from between the seats. She also discovered that the bag containing the $43,000 dollars was in fact filled with rolled up banded newspapers. The victim went to her bank to report the scam and was advised to file a police report.

During the course of the investigation a subpoena was sent to Wells Fargo Bank to obtain the best quality photo of the suspect. The Marianna Police Department is asking the public to help in identifying suspect one depicted in the attached photograph from the banks security camera while she was in the bank with the victim.

If anyone has any information that might help in identifying this suspect please call the Marianna Police Department at 850-526-3125 or Crime Stoppers at 850-526-5000.

PenguinJoe 07-13-13 11:24 PM

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(CBS News) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Florida woman who fired warning shots against her allegedly abusive husband has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Marissa Alexander of Jacksonville had said the state's "Stand Your Ground" law should apply to her because she was defending herself against her allegedly abusive husband when she fired warning shots inside her home in August 2010. She told police it was to escape a brutal beating by her husband, against whom she had already taken out a protective order.

CBS Affiliate WETV reports that Circuit Court Judge James Daniel handed down the sentence Friday.

Under Florida's mandatory minimum sentencing requirements Alexander could receive a lesser sentence, even though she has never been in trouble with the law before. Judge Daniel said the law did not allow for extenuating or mitigating circumstances to reduce the sentence below the 20-year minimum.

"I really was crying in there," Marissa's 11-year-old daughter told WETV. "I didn't want to cry in court, but I just really feel hurt. I don't think this should have been happening."

Alexander was convicted of attempted murder after she rejected a plea deal for a three-year prison sentence. She said she did not believe she did anything wrong.

She was recently denied a new trial after appealing to the judge to reconsider her case based on Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law. The law states that the victim of a crime does not have to attempt to run for safety and can immediately retaliate in self-defense.

Alexander's attorney said she was clearly defending herself and should not have to spend the next two decades behind bars.

Alexander's case has drawn support from domestic abuse advocates - and comparison to the case of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who has claimed a "Stand Your Ground" defense in his fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

Sonic 07-14-13 01:37 AM

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Originally Posted by PenguinJoe (Post 11763732)

If she's doing 20yrs she might as well should have shot him.

jfoobar 08-27-13 12:27 PM

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A Dunkin’ Donuts worker was beaten and pistol-whipped Tuesday by a Florida couple enraged over a botched coffee order, police report.

The 1 PM melee at the Lauderhill eatery resulted in the arrest of Jeffrey Wright, 27, for aggravated battery, a felony. Alexis Longo, Wright’s 22-year-old wife, was charged with misdemeanor battery.

According to a Lauderhill Police Department report, the couple placed a drive-thru order that they later discovered contained the wrong coffee. Longo wanted her java with vanilla. Instead she got caramel.

So the pair parked their vehicle and went inside the restaurant to speak with a manager. Before that could occur, the pair got into an argument with the worker who had handled their order. Matters quickly escalated and Wright and Longo allegedly began assaulting the employee.

During the brawl, Wright, a security guard, repeatedly struck the victim in the head with a loaded Taurus Slim 9mm handgun (which he is licensed to carry). Store surveillance video shows Wright pummeling the worker while Longo gets in a few blows.


Kmical 08-27-13 01:16 PM

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^^^ I fail to see the problem.

Who here hasn't wanted to pistol-whip some minimum-wage earner for messing up a food/drink order?

Bald 08-27-13 05:50 PM

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@ this whole thread.

PenguinJoe 03-08-14 01:11 PM

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A family in Tampa, Florida got more than they bargained for when they decided on the ribeye from their local Wal-Mart: A healthy dose of LSD. From ABC:

The family of four was sickened Monday night and did not initially know what caused the “mysterious illness,” but the county medical examiner’s office determined it was the psychedelic drug, officials said.

“It is still under investigation how the drug ended up in the family’s meal,” according to the police statement. “At this point, it is not clear if a crime has occurred.”

The woman, Jessica Rosado, 31, was nine months pregnant and doctors induced labor, authorities said.

Rosado gave birth to a healthy baby boy and released from the hospital Thursday.

Her boyfriend, Ronnie Morales, 24, along with Rosado’s two children — Elyana Serrano, 7, and Rayna Serrano, 6 — also fell ill and started experiencing hallucinations. All three received tracheal intubation and have since been released from the hospital.

Police said the ribeye steak came from a Walmart store. It appears to be an isolated incident and the store is cooperating with officials, police said.

PenguinJoe 03-08-14 01:14 PM

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Florida porn actor returning to high school classes

COCOA, Fla. — An 18-year-old high school senior at the center of a dispute over his appearance on a gay pornography website will return Wednesday to Cocoa High.

A Brevard Schools decision banning him from classes catapulted Robert Marucci into the international spotlight last week; however, the district Tuesday said the teen would be allowed to return to class.

"I'm just ready to return to school, like a normal day," he said Tuesday.

Marucci, who became 18 in June, told WKMG-TV, Orlando, that he believes he was kicked out of class more than a week ago because of his after-school job as a porn model.

He said he was trying to pay the bills for his family, but other students found his work and he became a target for bullies.

RoyalTea 05-20-14 04:50 PM

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most dangerous cities for pedestrians. Florida takes home the gold, silver, bronze and fourth place medal.

Mabuse 05-20-14 05:49 PM

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Why is it so unsafe? Are Cubans as deadly in cars as they are in their home made boats.

Rockmjd23 05-20-14 06:06 PM

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Safest! :banana:

Strange considering it's been document that we have the worst drivers.

wendersfan 10-27-14 03:56 PM

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Man accused of trying to steal TV from Wal-Mart

By Carlos E. Medina
Published: Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:29 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:29 p.m.

A 32-year-old man reportedly tried to walk out of a Wal-Mart with a large-screen television on Friday afternoon. After he was stopped by store security, the man reportedly walked to a store display and started eating chicken, according to an arrest report.

Authorities say Travis Ryan Royal of Dunnellon was seen dragging a 48-inch, flat-screen television toward the front door of the Wal-Mart at 9570 SW State Road 200 just before 2 p.m. Friday. When stopped, he told store employees he had paid for the item and needed the security tag taken off, according to Marion County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Royal, who was reportedly heavily intoxicated, then wandered over to a display holding fried chicken and ate $3.67 worth of food, reports state.

When asked where he was going with the television, Royal said he was going to take it to a restaurant inside the store to watch the “Dukes of Hazzard,” according to reports.

Royal was booked into the Marion County Jail on one count of grand theft. He was being held Saturday evening in lieu of a $25,000 bond.

Solid Snake 10-27-14 04:12 PM

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I guess you can get a good amount of food for $3.67?

inri222 11-13-14 12:35 PM

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Police: Florida woman says she stabbed, killed boyfriend because he put a curse on her


DVD Polizei 11-13-14 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by PenguinJoe (Post 12038066)

Rosado gave birth to a healthy baby boy and released from the hospital Thursday.
That's unfortunate.

whotony 11-13-14 12:52 PM

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Guess it worked

dsa_shea 11-13-14 06:33 PM

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Go to hospital and get manhandled.


jfoobar 01-22-19 08:55 PM

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This headline is a classic:

Florida woman shot after performing sex act for $5, Pringles, police say

Jacksonville police say man ran off, woman's injuries not life-threatening

By News4Jax.com Staff
Posted: 7:59 AM, January 22, 2019Updated: 1:40 PM, January 22, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A woman was shot Monday night outside a gas station after she performed a sex act in exchange for $5 and some potato chips, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

Police said they were called to a Shell station around 10:30 p.m. Monday because a person had been shot.

They found a woman, whose name was not released, with a gunshot wound to her shoulder. She was taken to a hospital, and her injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said.

The woman told investigators that she agreed to perform a sex act with a man in exchange for $5 and some Pringles potato chips. After the act, she said, the man demanded the $5 back and then shot her in the shoulder and ran off.

The JSO said detectives are investigating. They did not release a suspect description.

tanman 01-23-19 06:04 AM

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The woman told investigators that she agreed to perform a sex act with a man in exchange for $5 and some Pringles potato chips. After the act, she said, the man demanded the $5 back and then shot her in the shoulder and ran off.
This right here is the best part.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

VinVega 01-28-19 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by tanman (Post 13486562)
This right here is the best part.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

He obviously graduated from the school of Grand Theft Auto.

VinVega 01-28-19 08:43 AM

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Yay, FL is the best at something!

Tampa Bay Times - Report: Florida still the most dangerous state for pedestrians

The Tampa Bay area and seven other Florida cities are among the top 10 most dangerous places in America to walk, according to a report released Wednesday.

The advocacy group Smart Growth America compares pedestrian safety among cities of different sizes as part of its Dangerous By Design report. Tampa Bay's rank among the most deadly regions dropped from 7 to 9 since the group’s last study in 2016, but the number of pedestrian deaths increased in that same time period.

Also, Florida remains the nation’s most deadly state for those who journey on foot, topping the group’s study for the last three reports since 2014. The state’s numbers are “significantly, significantly higher” than Alabama, which ranked second, said Emiko Atherton, director of the National Complete Streets Coalition with Smart Growth America.

RELATED: Those crosswalks with amber flashing lights are everywhere. Some dos and don’ts.

She added that, nationwide, 2016 and 2017 were the two most deadly years for pedestrians in the past three decades.

"The bottom line is we are killing more people," Atherton said.

The report also highlights that the elderly, minorities, people with disabilities and those living in low-income neighborhoods are more at risk than their counterparts.

“This sobering report confirms what we have known for years,” said Jeff Johnson, AARP’s Florida state director. “Florida is the deadliest state in America to simply walk. And older Floridians are especially at risk.”

Back in 2016, the seven most dangerous metro communities for pedestrians were all in the Sunshine State. Bakersfield, Calif., broke up those rankings this year, claiming the seventh position.

The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area had 900 pedestrian deaths over a 10-year period through 2016, the new report says. That’s up from the 821 pedestrians who were killed across the region over a 10-year period through 2014.

The rise in fatalities comes after Tampa Bay has made investments in "complete streets," an urban design approach that promotes safety and convenience for all users and modes of transportation.

Several local governments in Florida, including Hillsborough County, Tampa and Orlando (the most dangerous area, according to the report), have recently adopted a “Vision Zero” goal of eliminating pedestrian and bicycle fatalities. Safety planning often addresses both bicyclists and pedestrian issues in tandem, seeking to make streets safe for all users, not just drivers.

St. Petersburg has committed to a 20-year initiative that over the next five years would add 60 miles of bike lanes, trails and markings and about 92 pedestrian crossings to city streets.

The city drew ire from some residents after replacing one traffic lane on Martin Luther King Jr. Street between Fourth and 30th avenues N with extra-wide bike lanes as part of its complete streets efforts.

Tampa quashed a plan to add bike lanes on Bay-to-Bay Boulevard after facing similar criticism. Bike and pedestrian advocates said the plan to convert a traffic lane to a bike lane would also improve safety for those who walk by slowing speeds and calming traffic. The city instead decided that traffic flow takes precedence over bicyclists and pedestrians.

Atherton referenced the debate over Bay-to-Bay Boulevard when encouraging cities to evaluate whether resources are being spent on the streets that have the heaviest pedestrian traffic and need the most work, or if those funds are being diverted to other roads that have less of an impact but more political will backing their improvements.

"Sometimes the streets that need retrofitting the most face the most political opposition," she said.

Karen Kress, director of transportation and planning for the Tampa Downtown Partnership, said local planners prioritize projects based on areas that have the highest number of crashes.

"From my experience, the local governments are really trying to go about (making safety improvements) by starting with the most dangerous areas," Kress.

Hillsborough's recently approved transportation sales tax aims to dedicate a percentage of the revenue directly to safety improvements, as long as a lawsuit filed by Hillsborough Commissioner Stacy White doesn't overturn the tax. One of the first priorities, Kress said, is to spend some of the money on sidewalks and crosswalks around schools.

"Everybody wants safer streets," Kress said. "I personally think that's part of the reason why the referendum passed. … I think people are fed up and it's time do something about it."

Hundreds of the mid-block, flashing crosswalks have been installed on popular roadways throughout Tampa Bay, including Gulf Boulevard along Pinellas County’s beaches, Fourth Street in St. Petersburg and Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa. More are planned over the next decade.

Meanwhile, Hillsborough's Vision Zero project aims to slow traffic, educate the community, and provide fair enforcement of the law. Efforts to connect sidewalks, install mid-block crossings and improve intersections have increased in recent years.

Still, the numbers of pedestrian deaths continue to rise.

"These changes take time," Atherton said. "We spent decades building an unsafe system."

Contact Caitlin Johnston at [email protected] or (727) 893-8779. Follow @cljohnst.

DVD Polizei 01-28-19 12:18 PM

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Most dangerous? Maybe the pedestrians are just stupid...and politicians just want to create more crap to get wealthier.

inri222 02-20-19 05:33 PM

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cultshock 02-20-19 05:36 PM

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Naked and belligerent pics?

andicus 02-20-19 05:52 PM

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If Jessica Jones demands that you have sex with her, you better do it.

She's not nearly as attractive as Krysten Ritter.

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