Wild Monkeys Attack Family at Silver Springs State Park in Ocala

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OCALA – A family from Estero had a frightening experience at Silver Springs, when they came across a group of rhesus monkeys.

At first, the monkeys were just hanging out, but after a few minutes they became upset and started growling, hissing, and chasing people.

Nobody was hurt, in fact, Susie Ramsey and her family thought it was funny when the monkeys became angry.

Monkey attacks can be dangerous though, they have very sharp fangs and are quite strong.

Never show your teeth to a monkey if you run across them in the wild, such an act is a sign of aggression. Just walk away and open your palms to show them you don’t have any food.

You can watch the entire original video above.

Stay safe out there, and no monkeying around!

Man put cigarette out on girl’s head

Marion County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man they say battered a 16-year-old girl.

Deputies responded to the 5700 block of Southeast 164th Avenue, Ocklawaha, following reports of child abuse.

The juvenile told deputies that Jimmie Driskell, 43, grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to the ground. She said Driskell then punched her in the head with a closed fist and kicked her in the face.

According to reports, Driskell also extinguished his cigarette on the girl’s head. Full Story ⤳

Florida Man defensively parks his gigantic truck on top of road-raging Camry

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An 18-year-old Florida Man said he backed his Ford F-150 onto a Toyota Camry on Wednesday afternoon following a road rage incident in order to protect his girlfriend and an 11-month-old who was in the pickup truck, police said.

According to an arrest affidavit, Adalberto Aponte, 53, said he got into a verbal disturbance that ended when Zach Waring placed his pickup truck into reverse and backed up onto Aponte’s Camry.

Waring told police that Aponte had been driving recklessly since he appeared behind Waring’s truck. Waring said Aponte almost caused multiple crashes, and when he reached a red light at the intersection of Southwest 42nd Street and Southwest 27th Avenue, Aponte got out of his Camry, walked directly to Waring’s open driver’s window and “began to strike him in the face through the window multiple times,” police said.

The victim’s girlfriend yelled that there was a gun in the truck when Waring was unable to stop Aponte from punching him, a report states. There wasn’t a gun in the pickup truck, police said.

According to the report, Aponte said, “I’ll show you a real gun.” Full Story ⤳

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

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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.

When 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