Florida Man arrested after fighting his son about a hedgehog

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GREENACRES, FL (WSLS) – A South Florida man was arrested on aggravated assault charges after he armed himself with a machete and a baseball bat during a dispute with his son about a hedgehog, authorities said.

Homer Stacy II, 53, was walking outside his Greenacres home Sunday, pushing a wheelchair with a baseball bat and a machete on the seat when deputies arrived, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report.

When deputies asked Stacy why he had the items, Stacy said they were “for his protection,” the report said. Full Story »

Vehicle burglary suspects crossdressed, hid window smasher in buttocks

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LAKE WORTH, Fla. – Eugene Sanders was instantly recognized in his dress as a suspect by deputies at the Lake Worth Municipal Beach on July 29, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

“He didn’t fool anyone with his makeup, let’s put it that way,” said Phil Johnson, the property manager of the Lake Worth Beach and Lake Worth Casino. Full Story »

Miami Teen Gets Caught With a Fraud To-Do List

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At left, Phyllistone Termine’s mugshot from a concealed weapons arrest in February. At right, Termine’s to-do list he was writing when cops showed up at his home with a search warrant.

The list included the tasks “Buy Online, Merrick BNK & CCVs” and “Buy 3 phones, 1 clean 2 dirty’s.”

When police executed a search warrant at Phyllistone Termine’s North Miami-Dade home in 2016, he was listening to tunes and doing a fraudster’s to-do list that included buying other people’s credit card numbers and security codes.

Termine, 19, was sentenced last week to 4 1/2 years in federal prison for aggravated identity theft and access device fraud.

The scam involved converting the modern tax return scam to unemployment benefits — amassing names and Social Security numbers and getting benefits in multiple fraudulent filings, Termine admitted in court documents. Using more than 1,000 names and numbers, the teenager falsely collected more than $1 million in benefits from March 2015 through May 2016.

Unemployment benefits are distributed by the state, but it’s federal government money, which put the Department of Labor on the case. Termine made those filings from two internet addresses linked to his home in the 200 block of Northeast 111th Street.

When cops burst into Termine’s home with a search warrant on May 20, 2016, they found him in his bedroom, listening to music and writing what appeared to be a summer to-do list on a legal pad. The list included the tasks “Buy Online, Merrick BNK & CCVs” and “Buy 3 phones, 1 clean 2 dirty’s.” Full Story »

Suspected Bank Robber Runs Naked in Fort Lauderdale

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A suspected bank robber, in the buff, was captured on cellphone video making a run for it in Fort Lauderdale.

The naked suspect was seen jogging along the streets in the downtown area after a robbery at the Regions Bank along Southeast 3rd Avenue.

The man was later arrested, the FBI confirmed. His identity was not yet released.

Users on social media posted video of the naked man attempting to flee. One user said the suspect was throwing out $100 and $50 bills.

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Brooksville man threatens couple with samurai sword in road rage incident

Daniel Franklin Seymour, 43, of Brooksville, is facing multiple charges after he threatened to kill a couple with a samurai sword that he pulled out of his vehicle in a road rage incident Tuesday afternoon, according to the Brooksville Police Department.
Daniel Franklin Seymour, 43, of Brooksville, is facing multiple charges after he threatened to kill a couple with a samurai sword that he pulled out of his vehicle in a road rage incident Tuesday afternoon, according to the Brooksville Police Department.

A Brooksville man is facing multiple charges after he threatened to kill a couple with a samurai sword during a road rage incident Tuesday afternoon, according to the Brooksville Police Department.

Daniel Franklin Seymour, 43, was booked in Hernando County Jail around 2 p.m. and is being on held on $24,500 bail.

Adrian Rivera, 20, and Julian Rivera, 21, told police they were driving southbound on N Broad Street, passing Howell Avenue behind Seymour when — without provocation — Seymour began “brake checking” them and was using obscene hand gestures out of his window while slowing down and speeding up.

The behavior continued until the road widened and they were able to pass him just after Lakeside Mobile Manor, police said. Full Story »

Florida Man Learns the Hard Way Not to Joke About Bar Tab Being Payment to ISIS

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Sometimes, bros will be bros. Pranks will be played, and shenanigans will take place. Sometimes, though, bros being bros can go horribly wrong, especially when alcohol is involved and those bros joke about ISIS on social media.

Two Delray Beach roommates recently learned this lesson the hard way when they found themselves under investigation by Venmo — the digital wallet that lets you make and share payments with friends — after writing some internet-level humor in the space where users are asked to include a reason for payment.

We could explain, but it’s probably better you get the story straight from the horse’s mouth via the Twitter thread of one “El Duderino,” a 29-year-old construction manager who lives in Delray Beach: Full Story »