TSA officer steals money from passenger during pat down at MCO

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ORLANDO, Fla. — A Transportation Security Administration officer has been arrested after police said he stole money from a passenger at Orlando International Airport.

An arrest report said Kathleen Duddleston, a passenger at the airport, entered a TSA checkpoint lane at OIA on Thursday and required additional screening.

Police said Michelle Metz, the lead TSA officer, conducted a pat down on Duddletston.

While she was going through her screening, Duddleston told Metz she couldn’t see her luggage to which Metz responded by moving the woman closer.

Once again, Duddletston said she couldn’t see her bags properly, prompting TSA officer Alexander Johnson, 22, to move only slightly, according to an arrest report.

Police said after the pat down, Duddleston walked to retrieve her bag and checked to see if her money was still there, but discovered it had gone missing. Full Story »

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 »

Bradley Barefoot steals forklift because it was better than walking

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Bradley Barefoot

DAYTONA BEACH — A homeless man stole a forklift from behind a Best Buy store, moved some large boxes to a neighboring parking lot and then took the machine for a spin on Williamson Boulevard, police said.

After a Daytona Beach police officer stopped him and asked him what he was doing, Bradley Barefoot said he wanted to drive because it was better than walking, according to the arrest report.

Barefoot was driving the forklift around 4 a.m., although the machine had no lights on and it wasn’t street legal, the report said.

Barefoot, 43, was charged with one count of grand theft. He is being held on $5,000 bail at the Volusia County Branch Jail. 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 charged with kidnapping after mistaking a bike for his son’s.

A Lehigh Acres man is facing felony robbery and kidnapping charges after he took a teen’s bike and forced the youth to come to his home, claiming the bike was his son’s.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said that Christian Javier, 43, stopped a 15-year-old boy on Xelda Avenue in Lehigh Acres around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Javier, driving a white Ford F150, forced the teen to stop and told him “That’s my son’s bike.”  He tossed the bike into his truck and forced the youth to ride with him.

The report said Javier then drove to his home. Once at the Crawford Avenue address, Javier asked his son if the bike was his. The son told his father that the bike was not his.

The report said that Javier then put the bike back in the truck and drove the teen and the bike to another spot where he told the youth to get out and threw the bike onto the road.

The teen’s 12-year-old brother, who had been riding a bike with him, followed the truck for a time and then rode home to tell his mother. The teen’s mother signed a desire to prosecute affidavit.

Javier, whom was arrested at his home Tuesday, remains in Lee County jail on $125,000 bond and is scheduled for a Feb. 27 court date.

 

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