Ocala Man conspires to bomb Target stores to make company’s stock plummet

OCALA, Fla. – An Ocala man is accused of conspiring to bomb Target stores from New York to Florida in order to cheaply buy stocks.

Federal investigators said Mark Barnett, 48, offered someone $10,000 to put homemade bombs in the stores.

According to a criminal complaint, the unnamed family member received 10 homemade bombs, which were disguised in food packaging, last week and called a probation officer, who called law enforcement

Federal prosecutors said Barnett also provided the confidential source gloves, a mask and a license plate cover.

Investigators said the suspect thought the explosions would make Target stocks plummet, which would let him buy cheap shares that he would sell for a profit once the stock prices rebounded.

Investigators used the person whom Barnett asked to do the job to get more information about Barnett’s plans.

The confidential source used a recording device for the meeting on Tuesday.

Mark BarnettWhen they searched Barnett’s home, they said they found rocket ignitors, M-5000 explosives and battery sources to use for the devices.

Officials said the bombs Barnett built were capable of causing serious injury and property damage.

His neighbor, Patrick Pitter, said Barnett moved in about six months ago and appeared to be a nice, normal guy.

“I’m speechless, really,” Pitter said. “I’m shocked, to say the least.”

Barnett faces a decade in prison on charges of possession of a firearm affecting commerce by a previously convicted felon.

He was already on probation and wearing a court-ordered GPS monitor for a number of felony offenses, including kidnapping, multiple counts of sexual battery with a weapon or force and grand theft.

 

Source: wftv.com

Child found chewing on used condom at school playground

 A disgusting find for a local teacher led to a five-year-old child being rushed to the hospital.

The teacher found the child chewing on a used condom at a playground at St. Lucie Elementary.

The child’s parents went to the ER to get tests done for sexually transmitted diseases.

“One of my grandchildren is in the first grade and he is on that same playground,” said Teresa Walker, a grandmother of four. “I was in shock.”

According to reports, school security told police it’s not the first time they’ve had to remove similar items from school grounds.

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Florida Man says he still loves the wife who tried to kill him in botched murder-suicide

fisherA popular Florida school teacher and “soccer mom” fatally shot herself after she tried to kill her husband during a botched murder-suicide, according to reports.

Holly Fisher, 46, a mother of three, went on her rampage at 12:23 a.m. Saturday inside the North Port house she shared with her husband, Jason “Chase” Fisher, also 46, the Herald Tribune reported.

Her husband was wounded in the hand and chest and rushed to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, the paper said.

Holly Fisher, a sixth-grade teacher at nearby Heron Creek Middle School, then turned the gun on herself.
Holly and Jason Fisher when they first got engaged.Facebook

It was unclear what prompted Fisher to go off the rails or whether the couple’s three kids were present.

Jason showed no animus toward his wife in a statement he made to the North Port Sun newspaper from his hospital bed after being shot.

“I just want to address that my wife and I deeply love each other and regardless of what has happened, that love persists,” Fisher said. Continue reading “Florida Man says he still loves the wife who tried to kill him in botched murder-suicide”

Florida Man, 76, shoots wife in butt after she refuses sex

Donald Royce

An elderly newlywed who told police he had yet to consummate his marriage allegedly shot his wife in the butt for refusing his advances.

Donald Royce, 76, of Lehigh Acres, Florida, admitted to authorities that he shot his wife after an argument about the couple’s sleeping arrangements. Royce told deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office that the couple had been married since August but had yet to solidify their union in the bedroom.

“I shot her and the gun is in my room,” Royce told responding officers. Continue reading “Florida Man, 76, shoots wife in butt after she refuses sex”

Florida Golfer Fights Off Alligator with Putter

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. Every golfer needs a putter he can rely on — especially when an alligator decides to play through.

North Fort Myers resident Tony Aarts used his Cleveland Golf putter to subdue a 10-foot gator that attacked him Wednesday as he was approaching the fourth hole at Magnolia Landing Golf & Country Club.

“As I was walking about 5 to 6 feet away from the water I heard a splash, and as soon as I heard that splash I knew it was an alligator, and he got me,” Aarts said.

The gator grabbed Aarts by his right ankle. He wound up on his back and rolled into the nearby water hazard as they struggled.

“I remember having a club in my hand, and as soon as he had me in the water up to my waist, I started hitting him over the head,” Aarts said. Continue reading “Florida Golfer Fights Off Alligator with Putter”

Florida Woman lights meth trailer on fire, flashes breasts to bystanders

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A couple has been arrested after police found six containers of methamphetamine in the remains of a recreational vehicle that burned up Wednesday morning in an RV park along Philips Highway, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Jaclyn Jirout, 24, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of arson in the hours after firefighters had put out the blaze at the Fleetwood Mobile Home and RV Park. Continue reading “Florida Woman lights meth trailer on fire, flashes breasts to bystanders”

Naked Florida man takes a dump and bicycles away

PORT ST. LUCIE — A man exposed himself at a local business before bicycling away naked.

That’s what a woman told Port St. Lucie police happened Jan. 23 at a home health care business in the 100 block of Southwest Port St. Lucie Boulevard, a police report states.

The woman said a man in his late teens or early 20s exposed himself from the waist down to several students there.

The accused nether regions exposer “defecated in the back of the school near their air-conditioning unit then took off running towards the front of the school while naked,” the report states.

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Florida man shot cat ‘because it looked at him like he owned the place’

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – An Ormond Beach man could face animal cruelty charges after deputies said he shot a cat that defecated on his yard last week.

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Heidi Hatheaway, along with other residents at the Pinewood Trailer Park, are now mourning the loss of a feline that belonged to 60-year-old Hung Nguyen. The cat owner said he now has eight cats left after his furry friend went to the bathroom on the wrong man’s property.

“It was pathetic,” Hatheaway said.

Deputies said the man shot the cat with a BB gun, which paralyzed the animal. Continue reading “Florida man shot cat ‘because it looked at him like he owned the place’”

Florida Man smears feces on his neighbor’s car over HOA rules

Alexander Ankudinov

JUPITER, Fla. (CBS12) — A man who police believe has a grudge against his Homeowner’s Association is accused of putting feces on a man’s car, twice.

The first incident happened last October. The President of the Riverwalk Homeowner’s Association told investigators he found feces on his Dodge Charger. The man told police he believed he was being targeted by one of the residents who had disagreements over the HOA rules. The incident was caught on video.

Police at the time gave 60-year-old Alexander Ankudinov, 60, a warning. Continue reading “Florida Man smears feces on his neighbor’s car over HOA rules”