Florida Man Threatens Man With Machete To Go Steal Beer From Walmart

Michael Richard Laplante

MERRITT ISLAND, Florida – A Florida man is in jail after he allegedly threatened another man with a machete to make him to steal beer from a Walmart in Merritt Island, Florida.

The victim was inside his friend’s boat in a wooded area near Kiwanis Island park that is just west of the Walmart Supercenter located at 1500 East Merritt Island Causeway. Full Story ⤳

Florida Man Calls 911 For Ride To Hooters, Gets Ride To Jail Instead

Jonathan Clayton Hinkle

MERRITT ISLAND, Florida – A Florida man allegedly made a false 911 call to get a ride from Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies to a Hooters restaurant in Merritt Island, Florida.

According to sheriff’s deputies, 28-year-old Jonathan Clayton Hinkle of Merritt Island, Florida called 911 and told dispatchers that his elderly grandmother was having a stroke in the parking lot of Hooters and that he needed to get to her to assist her.

Hinkle allegedly told the 911 operator that he was running as fast as he could from south Merritt Island in order to get to his grandmother and help her. He then allegedly asked the dispatcher if he could obtain a ride from deputies in exchange for money so that he could assist his grandmother. Full Story ⤳