BARTOW, Fla. (WFLA) — A massive rattlesnake was recently caught on camera near Bartow. Full Story ⤳
Incident at Southwest Sports Complex.
LAKELAND (Facebook: @LakelandPD) – On June 24, at approximately 3:35 p.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to a disturbance at the Southwest Sports Complex, 1444 West Highland Street. During a game, a 2-year-old child got separated from her parents. A citizen who was at the at the game visiting a few friends noticed the young girl wandering by herself and believed that she was lost. The citizen attempted to ask the girl where her parents were and walked with her in hopes she could point them out. At least one independent witness stated they observed the citizen walking with the child trying to help find her parents. Full Story ⤳
A Lake Wales man was charged with trespassing and indecent exposure after a couple said they found him naked in their yard.
Investigators say the homeowner was awakened when his home security alarm went off around 7:45 a.m. on Sunday.
He told police that he went outside to his porch to see what was going on and saw Matthew Gamwell, 35, standing near the east corner of his home. He said that Gamwell was naked with his genitals exposed. Full Story ⤳
Man says friend duped him; pocketed lottery ticket money
BARTOW — A 45-year-old Lakeland man with limited education is suing his friend for misleading him on the value of his $1 million lottery ticket, and for pocketing the proceeds after helping him cash it in.
John Rhoades said he asked his friend, Tyler Scott, 28, for help after realizing the scratch-off ticket he bought in April was a winner, but he wasn’t certain how much it was worth nor how to cash it in. Full Story ⤳
POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man took an interesting approach to shoplifting when he took a trip to a local 7-11, according to authorities.
Surveillance footage shows 38-year-old William Jason Hall walking into a 7-11 recently and exiting with a little extra baggage in his pants. Full Story ⤳
A massive, checkered swan statue worth an estimated $25,000 was recovered Friday after deputies say a naked Florida man stole it. Full Story ⤳
Brian M. Dodson of Polk County. Proudly posing with his backwards Florida face tattoo.
A tattoo of Florida. On his face. Backwards.
What. The. Fuck. Florida.
These first 2 pictures were taken by a KTBS helicopter flying over Lake Thomas, Winter Haven, Florida. The helicopter pilot and the game wardens on the ground were in communication via 2-way radios. Full Story ⤳