Panama City (WTFF) – An argument in North Florida between a mother and her son led to a shooting. Full Story »
Clermont (WTFF) – A Florida woman and a Florida man are facing two child neglect charges each after getting obliterated at Gator’s Dockside with their child. Full Story »
Clearwater (WTFF) – A Florida man reportedly left his 4-year-old daughter locked inside a car during his domestic violence injunction hearing. Full Story »
Ocala (WTFF) – A Florida man accidentally shot three girls while showing them the difference between a real gun and a BB gun. Full Story »
Tampa (WTFF) – A 1-month-old infant is now safe after deputies located the Tampa parents who ran off with him. Full Story »
Wakulla County (WTFF) – A 2-year-old child tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana. Full Story »
Winter Haven (WTFF) – A 14-year-old Florida boy was arrested for allegedly bringing weapons to school. Full Story »
Davenport (WTFF) A 13-year-old Florida boy was found “passed out drunk” on a sidewalk, leading to an investigation that revealed his alleged plot to shoot up his school. Full Story »
Gainesville (WTFF) – A Florida man was accused of improperly touching a child while naked. Full Story »
West Palm Beach – A Florida man who stole a running car later realized there was a baby inside, so he pulled into a gas station and gave the child to a clerk. Full Story »
Wellington (WTFF) – A drunk Miami woman was arrested for driving a vehicle containing her child and an open 12-pack of beer. Full Story »
Seffer (WTFF) – A Citrus County mother drunkenly crashed her car into several vehicles on I-4 while her 2-year-old son was inside the car. Full Story »
Fort Myers (WTFF) – A man who left his 3-month-old baby and a 3-year-old child in the backseat of a car while he was inside a strip club was arrested on two counts of child neglect.
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Pinellas County (WTFF) – A Florida woman chased her boyfriend at 90 mph with an unbuckled 3-year-old girl in the passenger seat and slammed on the brakes, launching the kid’s head into the windshield.
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A mom in Winter Haven wanted to smoke some weed. Now, in civilized places, this is no major feat. You simply go to the store and get some, just like people buy alcohol or tea or tomatoes.
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David Earl Vickers, age 31, from Holmes Beach, FL, has been charged with second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse after killing his ex-girlfriend’s 17-month-old son.
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The Florida sun is a double-edged sword. On the bright side, our winters are amazing. On the even brighter side, it can literally kill you.
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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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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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BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Two women are facing child neglect charges after Boynton Beach police found them overdosed on heroin with their two infant children in the car, according to a police spokeswoman. Full Story »
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 »
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – Two people are charged after a 1-year-old child overdosed on heroin at a suburban West Palm Beach home early this year, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Full Story »
A Duval County teacher is suspended without pay after students allegedly flashed their breasts and twerked in his classroom. Full Story »
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Police say a Florida woman invited the father of her 4-year-old daughter to join her for “one last drug binge” before she entered a rehab program. Full Story »
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 »
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.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A Daytona Beach woman is accused of crashing her car while driving on the wrong side of the road then urinating herself and yelling racial slurs as officers tried to arrest her, according to police. Full Story »
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.”
A woman in Key Largo thought she had a perfectly good reason to leave her toddler alone in a car at Publix while she went shopping on a Sunday night.
When deputies asked her why she left her 1-year-old baby alone in the car while she perused the produce aisle, she told them this:
“This is Key Largo. Nothing happens in Key Largo.”
From the Marion County Sheriff’s Office FB page:
“CRACK MONEY”: MAN STUFFS OVER $1,000 IN RECTUM IN ATTEMPT TO HIDE IT FROM DEPUTIES
To quote everyone’s mom, “Don’t put that in your mouth, you don’t know where it’s been!!” Full Story »
A Tallahassee man is in custody after police say he robbed an Apalachee Parkway pizza joint with his 5-year-old son in tow. Full Story »
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 »
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 »
PARKER, Fla. (AP) — Florida police arrested a couple for allegedly using “malicious” methods to punish children. Full Story »
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 »
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.