Lady Lake Man Drowned Toddler Because Wife was Divorcing Him

Jeremy Main

The Lady Lake man accused of drowning his 18-month-old daughter on Monday told his wife that he killed their child because she was divorcing him, according to an arrest affidavit.

Lake County deputies went to Jeremy Main’s home on Redbud Road in Lady Lake on Monday morning and found the toddler dead in the bathtub.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said it responded to the house after police in Ocala received a call from Main’s wife, who told them that her husband had just called and told her that he killed their child.
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Drunk Florida Man Crashes Car, Abandons Three Kids Inside to Escape on Foot

Mark Hackstie

EDGEWATER, Fla. – A man allegedly involved in a hit-and-run crash in New Smyrna Beach was arrested in Edgewater Tuesday after police say he abandoned his vehicle, and the three young children inside, and fled on foot.

Mark Hackstie, 39, is facing numerous charges in connection with the incident, which started with a crash in the area of State Road 44 and State Road 415 in New Smyrna Beach at about 5:45 p.m.
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Boy, 5, fatally shoots himself in day care parking lot

Judah Todman

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 5-year-old boy fatally shot himself while in a vehicle in a parking lot across the street from Florida Hospital East, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Neighborhood Kid Academy day care in the 200 block of Neighborhood Market Road, deputies said.

The boy, who was identified as Judah Todman, was found mortally wounded in the vehicle and was rushed across the street to the hospital, where he died. Full Story »

Florida Man loses 2-year-old while playing fantasy football

babysitter fantasy football

Not everyone is cut out for babysitting.

Take Holiday, Florida man Jesus Martinez for an example.

He’s 27 years old, and like most people who have no real talent or interesting hobbies, he plays fantasy football to numb his miserable existence and fill his brain with irrelevant distractions.

While thumbing away mindlessly at his draft picks, a 6-year-old in the house snapped him back to reality and reminded him of something very important… Full Story »

Father with baby in car passes out at stoplight, hard lemonade in hand

Travis Taffer

A Melbourne dad was on his was to pick up his second child at school, when he passed out at a stoplight.

The car was seen stopped in the middle of Hibiscus Boulevard, near the intersection of U.S. 1.

“He could’ve rolled out in the middle of that intersection. This intersection has accidents all the time,” said eye witness Kathy Hatch.

When police arrived, they found Travis Taffer in the middle of traffic with his engine running and the car in gear… lucky for everyone his foot was somehow on the brake.

He was completely passed out; right hand on the steering wheel, left hand clutching a Mike’s Harder Black Cherry Lemonade.

In the beack seat was a 16-month-old child.

An officer turned the car off safely and woke the father up, who told the officer he was on his way to pick up his other kid from school, but had passed out.

The mother was called to pick them all up according to wesh.com, though they did not report on any charges.

Florida dad threatens to blow up school in Chipley

Jonathan Allen

CHIPLEY – Imagine you’re at Kate Smith Elementary school waiting to pick up your kid, only to find that you’re not authorized…

Jonathan Allen, 32, had this experience on August 28, after his estranged wife removed him from the list of persons authorized to pick up the child from school.

Years of Florida sun have melted most of his brain facilities, so his conflict resolution skills are not very good… when school personnel advised Jonathan that he was not permitted to pick up the child, he became angry.

He became so angry that he started swearing and yelling, and several people reported that he threatened to “blow the school up and kill everyone in it”.

Principal Burdeshaw immediately reported the incident to the SRO unit and a felony warrant for Allen’s arrest was obtained shortly after.

Allen was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on the charge of threaten to discharge a deadly device. He is currently being held on a $50,000 bond.

“All threats will be taken seriously by our office,” states Sheriff Crews. “I want to make it clear that these types of improper actions or statements that involve our schools or children will not be tolerated on any level.”

Source: facebook.com/WashingtonCountySheriffsOffice

Florida Mom arrested for leaving kids in hot car while she drinks at bar

mom leaves kid in car

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – Two Orange County officers were reportedly called to check on two children, who were left in a running vehicle for over an hour.

Upon arrival, they fond two children in the backseat of a running silver Ford Focus. There was no parent or adult around. The officers opened the door and found the little girl, reportedly about five years old, crying hysterically. There was also another smaller male child, reportedly three of four years old, sleeping in a car seat. Full Story »

Florida Woman caught snorting cocaine in parent pick-up line

Christina Hester

 

LEE COUNTY, Fla. –

An officer caught a woman in a Lee County school parent pick-up line snorting cocaine off her iPhone.

The report states the school resource officer at Lexington Middle School spotted Christina Hester, 39, through a second-floor window chopping a white substance on her phone. The officer said he saw Hester use a straw to snort the cocaine. Full Story »

Florida Man arrested after fighting his son about a hedgehog

Homer Stacy

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 »