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We found the driver.
No charges are being pressed, but we have decided to start a petition, demanding the perpetrators of this violent act serve jail time and pay 1000 hours of community service to Manatee County, under the supervision and coordination of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:
His name is Michael Robert Wenzel, he’s 21 years old and lives in Palmetto, FL.
We submitted this information to the FWC and they replied to us via email:
We have already received this information and it is currently being investigated. Case number FWSW17OFF012872.
So far no charges have been pressed. We will keep you notified if anything changes. Thank you to all of our readers for banding together and pursuing this issue.
E. Jon Weiffenbach, an attorney said to be representing all the men on the boat, told ABC Action News, “None of the individuals in the video have been charged criminally and no one has been arrested.”
He is well-known for his animal cruelty
One of the tippers mentioned that the “FWC is already aware. In fact, everyone in the fishing community within the Tampa bay area knows about this guy.”Apparently it’s nothing new to them, in fact they brag about it on social media…
People really came together to locate this man and his friends. Below are several screenshots that are circulating the net. The problem now is legally prosecuting them for animal abuse… to begin with, some of their parents are politicians and lawyers, which protects them under the unwritten “good ‘ol boys” rule. Secondly, police have not yet issued arrest warrants for animal abuse.
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has been alerted to a video circulating on multiple social media sites showing a group of individuals traveling at high speed on the water dragging a shark behind the vessel. Full Story ⤳
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – A man is lucky to be alive after being attacked by a huge alligator.
A picture shows a 9-foot alligator being removed from a retention pond at Kings Highway and Suncoast Boulevard in Port Charlotte after the gator attacked a man who was in the pond around 10 o’clock Monday morning.
“It was reported that he had an injury to a lower extremity as well as possibly on his back side,” said Michael Davis, an EMS Deputy Chief with Charlotte County. Full Story ⤳
Shaun Sparks, 33, and Christy Michelle Vincent, 27, both of Lakeland, face charges after trying to sell an alligator tail that Sparks had cut off. [Polk County Sheriff’s Office]A Lakeland man faces charges after he killed an alligator, cut off its tail and tried to sell the meat to neighbors, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
A licensed alligator trapper found the seven foot alligator with stab wounds to the head and missing its tail at Lake Parker on Sunday night.
During the FWC’s investigation, several witnesses said Shaun Edward Sparks, 33, of 1816 W. Lake Parker Dr. in Lakeland, had tried to sell them the alligator tail. Officers who arrived at Sparks’ house found the three-foot long appendage.
Sparks “spontaneously uttered that he stabbed the alligator with a large knife, then cut off its tail,” his arrest report said. Full Story ⤳
Sometimes, bros will be bros. Pranks will be played, and shenanigans will take place. Sometimes, though, bros being bros can go horribly wrong, especially when alcohol is involved and those bros joke about ISIS on social media.
Two Delray Beach roommates recently learned this lesson the hard way when they found themselves under investigation by Venmo — the digital wallet that lets you make and share payments with friends — after writing some internet-level humor in the space where users are asked to include a reason for payment.
We could explain, but it’s probably better you get the story straight from the horse’s mouth via the Twitter thread of one “El Duderino,” a 29-year-old construction manager who lives in Delray Beach: Full Story ⤳
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A Florida sheriff’s deputy has been fired after authorities say he took partially naked photos of himself while on duty at a county courthouse.
Indian River County spokesman Eric Flowers said in a news release that Lt. Macen LeVan was fired July 19. Full Story ⤳
Florida has agreed to pay $1.1 million in legal fees to lawyers who sued the state over a 2011 law that barred doctors from talking to patients about gun ownership, according to a gun control organization involved in the case.
The organization, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said Gov. Rick Scott of Florida had approved the reimbursement to lawyers who represented doctors and medical organizations in the case, which came to be known as “Docs v. Glocks.” In February, a federal appeals court overturned the law, siding with medical providers over the state’s powerful gun lobby. Full Story ⤳
(CNN) The world’s oldest-known manatee in captivity, Snooty, has died in a tragic accident, the South Florida Museum says.
The beloved marine animal was found dead during a check of his enclosure Sunday morning, the museum said.
“Snooty was found in an underwater area only used to access plumbing for the exhibit life support system. Early indications are that a panel that is kept bolted shut had somehow been dislodged and that Snooty was able to swim in,” the museum said in a statement. Full Story ⤳
CRESTVIEW – A woman who grabbed a deputy’s crotch and refused to let go was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and simple assault.
The 35-year-old Crestview woman, whose house was too cluttered to allow officers to enter safely, also armed herself with a hammer before coming out of the house.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies had gone to the home on Sandy Lane after getting a report about a disturbance.
The suspect was in her bedroom, but deputies noted that “excessive clutter” kept them from going in. Full Story ⤳
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) – Police say a 49-year-old woman swindled a man nearly twice her age out of more than $300,000 after he sought companionship on a dating app.
Eighty-five-year-old John Berman was a widow when he joined the dating app and met Nancy Guy. She vanished in 2015 but on Thursday authorities caught up with her. Full Story ⤳
The strategists plotting Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) reelection bid in 2014 faced a problem: The state’s explosive growth, especially in liberal cities like Miami, Orlando and Tampa, was being fueled by an influx of voters likely to back Scott’s Democratic opponent. To win a second term, Scott would have to find votes in unlikely places. Full Story ⤳