Pinellas Park man Googled ‘how to rob a bank’ then robbed a bank

William Joe Johnson, 26, stole an undisclosed amount of money from Achieva Credit Union at 10125 Ulmerton Road, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. [Pinellas County Jail]

PINELLAS PARK — Sheriff’s deputies on Monday arrested a man accused of robbing a bank near Largo last week, then using the money on utilities, rent and a drug binge.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, William Joe Johnson, 26, on Thursdaystole an undisclosed amount of money from Achieva Credit Union at 10125 Ulmerton Road. Deputies arrested him Monday night on a robbery charge at the Express Inn at 11333 U.S. 19 N in Pinellas Park.
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Florida Man shouts “I am God” and punches a cop in the head

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A Melbourne man was taken into custody early Sunday after police say he punched a Melbourne police officer in the side of the head.

Police arrived at Radnor Drive and Central Boulevard in Melbourne around 10:30 p.m. Saturday and saw 19-year-old Jacob Bortz running around, flailing and shouting a female’s name in the street, according to reports. Bortz began walking toward the officer quickly, fists clenched and “sweating profusely.”
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Florida Man collects 13,000 Princess Diana items

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A 36-year-old piece of cake, a signed photo of John Travolta, resort keys and a used bar of soap.

These are items proudly owned by a 44-year-old Florida man who has been collecting memorabilia of Princess Diana for most of his life.

John Hoatson’s home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is filled with more than 13,000 pieces of Princess Di-related memorabilia. In 2011, a museum valued his collection at $500,000.
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Florida Man Tries Jumping a Canal with his Corolla

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LEE COUNTY, Fla — Lee County Sheriff Deputies say a man attempted to jump a canal with his car in a Lehigh Acres neighborhood overnight.

It happened along 7th Street West in Lehigh Acres.

Witnesses say they saw a man in a blue Toyota Corolla drive to the edge of the canal and stop. Then, he got out of the car to observe the distance, got back into the vehicle and tried to make the jump of about 20 feet.
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Florida Man Shoots his Gun after getting Tackled for Starting Bar Fight

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Andre Mouton, 54, of Melbourne, charges: Agg assault w/deadly weapon wo intent kill; breach of peace; discharge firearm in public. (Photo: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office)

An early Sunday bar fight led to shots fired inside Tracy’s Lounge on Wickham Road when a verbal altercation between two males escalated, according to police.

Andre Mouton of Melbourne was taken into custody around 2 a.m. Sunday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, breach of peace with disorderly conduct and discharge of a firearm in public after police say he fired a bullet inside the Suntree bar.
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Florida Man sprays people with fire extinguisher at Lawrence hotel

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Police arrested a feral Florida Man this weekend after a disturbance involving a fire extinguisher at a Lawrence hotel.

Police were called about 10:50 p.m. Saturday to the DoubleTree, 200 McDonald Drive, where a man “armed with a fire extinguisher” was spraying people with it, Lawrence police Officer Derrick Smith said, in an email.

The spraying happened inside, outside and in the vestibule of the hotel, where the suspect also damaged a door, Smith said. Smith said the victims didn’t know the man who sprayed them, and “the reason for the suspect’s behavior is not clear.”
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Packers Fan Sets Himself on Fire With Flaming Jersey after Losing Bet to Cowboys

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A man in Vero Beach burns himself after setting his losing jersey on fire.

VERO BEACH, Florida – A 27-year-old man was rushed to the Indian River Medical Center after suffering second and third-degree burns after watching the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers game in Vero Beach.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office received a call about the incident around 9:00 p.m. Sunday from a home in the 600 block of 9th Street in Vero Beach.
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Delray Dealer Invites Police into Home, Exposing $300,000, Drugs, and Guns

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DELRAY BEACH – Jovani Alexander Caprio knew that his Delray Beach townhouse was filled with drugs and cash.

But when he was asked by members of a Palm Beach County sheriff’s drug task force if they could check the home on the 100 block of Coconut Key Lane despite not having a warrant, Caprio agreed and even showed the agents inside the residence. Full Story »