Florida delivery man hit by police car and then arrested

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A Jimmy John’s delivery cyclist was hit in a downtown crosswalk Thursday afternoon by a Miami police officer driving an unmarked car.

But it was the sandwich deliveryman who went to jail. For 12 hours.

Mason Morales was arrested for criminal mischief after he threw his bike against the car in anger, then handcuffed in the middle of the street and placed in a cell at the Turner Guilford Knight Correction Center until his mother bailed him out at 3 a.m. Friday. Full Story »

Bill would block use of food stamps for soda in Florida

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A House Republican filed a proposal Friday that seeks to prevent people from using food-assistance benefits to buy soft drinks.

The bill (HB 47) by Rep. Ralph Massullo, a dermatologist from Lecanto, is filed for the 2018 legislative session, which starts in January.

The proposal would direct the Florida Department of Children and Families to seek approval of a federal “waiver” that would allow the state to ban the use of benefits in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to buy soft drinks.

The program traditionally was known as food stamps. Full Story »

Jacksonville Woman trashes Chick-fil-a restaurant over chicken nuggets

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An angry customer trashed a Chick-Fil-A restaurant and it was all caught on camera Monday evening.

This all went down at the Chick-fil-A located at 14020 Lunar Drive in the River City Marketplace, Jacksonville, Florida.

The video shows two women yelling at employees, and when another customer yells back, one of the women tosses condiments all over the floor.

The women were using bad language and scaring some children that were inside the restaurant.

In the police report, an employee told officers one of the suspects was complaining and trying to get refunds and free food. Full Story »

Deputies still searching for the man who caused an explosion in a McDonald’s bathroom

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Don’t freak out… the cops are not after you for that indiscretion you had after eating several orders of chicken nuggets. We’ve all been there, stuck between the choice of using  a public bathroom or possibly crapping our pants. This incident was much more explosive than any dump you’ve ever had though…

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is still trying to find a suspect who may be responsible for an explosion in the bathroom of the McDonald’s on 6820 North Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando. Full Story »

Explosion in a McDonald’s bathroom on OBT leads to an investigation

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fl. — Law enforcement officers in Florida have released video of a man they say is a person of interest following an explosion inside a McDonald’s restaurant located at 6820 North Orange Blossom Trail Lockhart, FL.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the man entered the McDonald’s Sunday afternoon and at some point went into the men’s restroom.

“The explosion occurs inside the restroom approximately 30 seconds after he vacated,” Orange County Sheriff’s Office Captain Angelo Nieves told WKMG Orlando.

“This explosion was dangerous, could have injured someone.” Full Story »

Inspection at Miami Checkers goes horribly wrong

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A state inspector recently needed an umbrella to properly inspect a Checkers in Miami-Dade County.

Local 10 News investigative reporter Jeff Weinsier went to the location to talk to someone about the food contamination issues that were found during that inspection.

That Checkers is located at Miller Drive and Southwest 137th Avenue.

The kitchen was ordered shut, and among the 15 violations that were found were “food contaminated by leaking water from the ceiling due to the heavy rain,” the inspection report said.

A stop sale was ordered on cheese, onions, tartar sauce and mayonnaise because of the water that was dripping on them from above.

“It was raining and dripping on the food,” Weinsier asked.

“We closed. That’s why we closed,” an employee said.

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