Florida Man Loses Pants Trying to Steal a Car

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This burglar may have gotten caught with his pants down, but Florida authorities are still searching for him.

A burglary caught on camera shows two men breaking into an unlocked car on June 18 in a housing development near West Palm Beach in South Florida.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News the men stolen some loose change, a stethoscope valued at $500 and a phone charger. Full Story ⤳

Gainesville woman gets butt lift after stealing money from city

A Gainesville city report released June 14, 2017, said Natwaina Clark stole $93,000 from the city of Gaineville, using $8,500 to get a butt lift. [Alachua County Sheriff's Office]

An investigative report released Wednesday shows a former city of Gainesville employee, accused of stealing more than $93,000 from the city, spent some of it on a Brazilian butt lift.

The report found that former city staff specialist Natwaina Clark, 33, charged her city-issued credit card 136 times for roughly $61,000 in unauthorized charges, used her bosses’ cards at least 36 more times for an additional $31,000, and spent nearly $900 on a coworker’s card five times between November 2015 and March 2017.

The report also finds department heads acted negligently, allowing city funds to be misspent.

Documents attached to the report show Clark, who was hired in August 2015, funneled roughly $41,000 to her personal PayPal account, linked to her bank account, and that $8,500 of it went toward a Brazilian butt lift. The cosmetic surgery procedure uses fat from one part of the body to augment one’s buttocks.

PayPal transactions were itemized as “decor,” “storage bins,” and “holiday banners.” Full Story ⤳

Florida Man Fatally Stabs Himself With Shoplifted Knife

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A 53-year-old man stole a knife from a Lowe’s Home Improvement Center, then died after he impaled himself on it as he ran from the store, the Plant City Police Department said.

Police said they received a call about 6:40 p.m. about a shoplifting in progress. Store officials told them a white male subject — identified as Jerry Ellis Word, 53 of Lakeland — had entered the store, 2801 James L. Redman Parkway, removed a knife from its packaging, then hid it on his person. Word then left the store without paying for it.

When he was confronted by store personnel, Word brandished the knife at them, employees said.

He ran southwest toward Parks Springs Apartments,  300 Park Springs Circle. While fleeing with the knife, however, police said Word somehow impaled himself on the knife. Full Story ⤳

Florida man accused of stealing neighbor’s underwear, leaving others he wanted her to wear

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PANAMA CITY — A Bay County man has been arrested after he allegedly broke into a woman’s vehicle and home to leave underwear he wanted her to wear, according to arrest reports.

Isitro Sanches, 58, was charged Wednesday with stalking, three counts of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and a count of burglary of an occupied dwelling.

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office initially responded in January to a stalking complaint.
The victim complained of finding ladies’ underwear left in her unlocked vehicle and at her home on the railing on the front porch. Handwritten notes to the victim were left with the underwear.

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Drunk man crashes stolen forklift in Florida Keys

MARATHON, Fla. — Florida Keys authorities say a drunken man from Rhode Island stole a forklift and crashed into a gate, telling deputies he lost his car keys and needed something to drive.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that 44-year-old Edward Quinton of Greenwich, Rhode Island told deputies he was in the Keys helping friends move.

Quinton was quoted as saying that after he lost his keys Thursday night, he needed a vehicle and took the forklift from a Marathon marina because he knew how to drive one. Quinton also told deputies he thought he could fix the damaged gate.

Breath tests showed Quinton’s blood-alcohol level was twice Florida’s legal limit. He faces drunk-driving, criminal mischief, burglary and grand theft charges.

Jail records listed no attorney for Quinton.

 

Source: globalnews.ca

Florida Man robs bank with a Spatula

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Police arrested a 33-year-old Broward County man after they say he robbed a Wells Fargo and committed a home invasion armed with a spatula.

Brandon Stepherson, of Hollywood, was arrested on an unarmed robbery charge by the Fort Myers Police Department and armed home invasion count by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities nabbed by K-9 units 24 minutes after they say he robbed the Wells Fargo at 9250 Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday outside the house where the home invasion occurred.

Brandon Stepherson, who robbed a bank with a spatula

A man at the home told investigators that went inside the Old Hickory Boulevard house after smoking on the back porch when he found Stepherson standing in his kitchen, according to a sheriff’s office arrest report.

He said that Stepherson demanded the keys to the car parked out front, but the man said he didn’t have the keys.

Stepherson started pulling keys off the hook on the wall before he “armed himself with a plastic spatula and used a set of keys as a weapon (between his knuckles,)” the report said.

Stepherson then said to the man: “I don’t want to hurt you, give me the keys to the car,” the report said.

The men started yelling at each other and Stepherson tackled him to the ground. Another man in the house joined in on the fight and Stepherson ran out of the home, one of the men flagged down an officer, who arrested Stepherson.

Between the charges from the two different agencies, Stepherson is being held on a total of $350,000 bond.

The Florida Highway Patrol and FBI helped with the investigation.

Source:

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/florida/2015/10/30/florida-man-robs-bank-spatula/74876016/

Florida Man tries selling a stolen car back to the owner

Here we have an ambitious young man living in Daytona. At only 20 years old, Devin Hoyt-Thayer came up with a clever way to capitalize on a car he recently stole.

This Daytona resident stole a car and tried selling it back to the owner for a hunna fiddy dollars

Walter Potts, who was the victim of this car theft, received a phone call from Devin who told him he knew where the car was. Potts was told to show up at the Save-a-Lot at 288 Nova Road, with $150, where someone would deliver the keys.

So they met. Cops were waiting inside an unmarked vehicle watching the whole thing.

The police report states that when Devin arrived at the Save-a-Lot and showcased the keys in all his salesperson glory , officers stepped up. Devin noticed this and started running toward the parking lot of O’Reilly Auto Parts, 145 N. Nova. He tried hiding inside, but obviously was not at ninja level, given the fact he spent Monday night at Volusia County Branch Jail.

In fact, Devin was simply “hiding” in the aisle of the store, presumably acting like a nonchalant shopper. After ditching the keys, our young business man thought he could trick these pigs.

His bail is only $2,500 which is still a massive number compared to the $150 he tried to score for this stolen vehicle. Maybe he’s not such a bad person, I mean that’s a good deal for a car… He told the cops he only charged Walter ten bucks for the car keys.

Nice try Devin… but as far as actually thinking this would work… WTF?

So here is today’s marketing plan brought to you from Florida:

  1. Steal car
  2. Locate owner
  3. Offer to sell the car back to the owner
  4. Profit

Selling stolen motorcycles on Facebook is a bad idea

This 19 year old Fruitland Park resident, Casey Robert Dean, is in jail after stealing two motorcycles and selling them on Facebook.

Casey Robert Dean sold stolen dirt bikes on Facebook

Allegedly, he stole two dirt bikes from someone’s garage. In a stroke of brilliance he decided to sell them via Facebook post. In the first transaction he got an Xbox 360 and fifty bucks… then he scored a sweet pressure washer in a Sam’s parking lot in Lady Lake. Both of these transactions were initiated and discussed on Facebook. Our young entrepreneur is now is now facing $12,000 bond.

Police interviewed the kid and he told them “it was just a crazy idea” and that he was “learning from it.”

So I hope we all learned that it’s a bad idea to steal motorcycles and then sell them on Facebook. Thanks Florida Man, we all learned something today.

 

Source: http://www.villages-news.com/