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 ⤳
A 27-year-old Florida woman suffered only minor injuries when her car crashed into a pole Tuesday morning following a spider sighting.
COOPER CITY, FL — A Florida woman’s Tuesday morning commute took an unusual turn when she happened to spot a hitchhiking spider perched atop a web above her head. When that spider decided to scale down its silk and land on her leg, things took a dangerous turn. Full Story ⤳
HUDSON — A man left a Dollar General store with a gunshot wound Sunday after he was accidentally shot by his own firearm.
Jason Trigger, 35, of Port Richey entered the discount store off U.S. 19 in Hudson at about 3:30 p.m. to pick up boxes for a friend. Tucked against his right hip was a .25-caliber handgun that, as Trigger walked into the building, came loose. When it hit the floor, it fired a round into his right ankle, according to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Trigger left the firearm on the floor and limped toward a Buick in the parking lot with two other people, according to the Sheriff’s Office investigation report. He then went to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, where he was contacted by deputies. As of Monday, he was still recovering, the Sheriff’s Office said. Full Story ⤳
HIALEAH, FL – A man caught on cellphone video fighting with another driver in the middle of a busy Hialeah roadway, Friday evening, is facing a serious charge for the road rage incident, but he said there’s more to the story than the footage suggests.
Meanwhile, the other man involved in the skirmish said he merely acted out of fear for his life.
According to Hialeah Police, the incident took place along the 1200 block of 49th Street, at around 6 p.m.
The cellphone video shows 24-year-old Hector Herrera striking 50-year-old Jairo Linarte with a baseball bat. Both men are then seen grappling for the bat, and then Linarte is seen grabbing it from Herrera’s hands.
The men continued to exchange blows as they moved across traffic lanes, causing motorists to swerve in order to avoid hitting them.
In the end, Herrera would be charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
The 24-year-old, however, said the charge does not reflect what happened. “I just want to say that I am not an aggressive person,” he said. “My intention was not to hit him with the bat or nothing like that.”Full Story ⤳
Brandon Russell, 21, a member of the Army National Guard from Tampa, FL, was arrested May 21 in Key Largo during a traffic stop. The reason he was detained is that his roommate, Devon Arthurs, a former neo–Nazi who converted to Islam had just murdered the other two neo–Nazi roommates living in their shared apartment.
According to the newspaper, when police searched the four men’s apartment after Arthurs was arrested, they found a framed photograph of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in Russell’s bedroom, along with white supremacist propaganda, and a copy of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Full Story ⤳