Florida Man gets arrested while shopping for eclipse glasses

Rosado eclipse

So, this guy drove to Harbor Freight and bought a welder’s mask to view the eclipse… problem is, ends up the car was stolen. We are not sure whether he knew that or not, and since everybody in the world is completely full of shit (from police to thieves) there’s really no way of knowing. We do not know that he stole the car, only that he was in possession of the stolen vehicle. Since this is the good ol’ boy south, cops thought it would be funny to post his picture on Facebook before any trial (but to be fair, it’s a pretty funny story). Full Story »

Two former Marines take down purse snatcher at Cape Coral Publix

Marshall Barker

CAPE CORAL, FLA – Two Good Samaritans stopped a man who tried to steal a young woman’s purse from a Cape Coral Publix.

“I mean I went up there just for a few seconds to grab some sushi,” said Zach Bucher, who lives just a few blocks away from the Publix at Camelot Isles off of Cape Coral Parkway.

Bucher and another marine chased down Marshall Barker while he was trying to flee.

“He was yelling that he didn’t do it and I was like ‘yeah right, why are you running’,” said Bucher.

The duo didn’t let Cape Coral Parkway get in the way of taking down Barker.

“We ran him down and took him down over by the Circle K,” said Bucher. Full Story »

Vehicle burglary suspects crossdressed, hid window smasher in buttocks

Lake worth suspect

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 »

Marion woman brings child to convenience store armed robbery, deputies say

Christina Gaud

A woman is facing felony charges after deputies say she brought her 10-year-old child to an armed robbery in Marion County Friday night.

Deputies said 30-year-old Christina Gaud was the driver of the getaway vehicle while her accomplice, 33-year-old Rodney Snow, robbed the shop, according to a press release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

When deputies responded to the shop at the intersection of State Road 200 and S.W. 80th Street, they saw a masked man run out of the store and into a waiting car.

The car fled a short distance before crashing at the 7900 block of S.W. 80th Street, deputies said.

Deputies said Snow ran toward a wooded area and shot himself when police surrounded him. Snow is in critical condition at a hospital, according to the release.

Deputies soon discovered that Gaud’s 10-year-old child was in the vehicle during the robbery and pursuit. The child was not injured, police said. It was not clear if Gaud was injured.

Gaud is facing charges of felony child neglect and principal to an armed robbery. The child is in the custody of the Department of Children and Families, police said.

Source: orlandosentinel.com

10-year-old Florida Boy cuts off ankle monitor and steals another car

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 10-year-old Florida boy cut off his ankle monitor the day after being charged with stealing a car and stole another one.

Police say it was his fourth arrest for car theft in six weeks.

The police describe this Florida boy as “flashy.” We won’t know much more than that, as his privacy is protected because of his age. (The article preview picture was just a random kid pretending to drive.) Full Story »