82-Year-Old Florida Woman Spits on Officer’s Face at Publix

Josette Jordan

When you think of grandmas going grocery shopping, it’s normal to imagine gentle women cutting out coupons and writing checks as they hold up the line. It’s normal to imagine mild-mannered sweetness emanating from them, disarming your frustration and making you smile at the slight inconvenience of being stuck behind them at the checkout lane.

This is Florida though, and we are anything but normal. Full Story »

70-year-old Tequesta Man pulls a gun out in Publix checkout line

Lazare Cohen

After a man yelled at him in a Publix parking lot, a 70-year-old suburban Tequesta man is accused of confronting him in the check-out line and lifting his shirt to show his gun.

Tequesta police arrested Lazare Cohen on Thursday on charges of improper exhibit of a firearm and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a police report said. During a brief court hearing on Friday, a judge set his bond at $3,000. He remained in jail as of Friday afternoon.

A man told police that he was walking with his girlfriend through the parking lot to the Publix on 500 North US Highway 1 when a silver Dodge Caravan sped past them, nearly hitting them, the Palm Beach Post reports. The man yelled out, “slow down (explicit).”

At the checkout line, the driver came up to the man, lifting his shirt to show a pistol and said, “You are a (explicit) and that he was all talk,” according to a Tequesta Police Department arrest report. Then, the man left.

Cohen told police that he approached the man calmly to ask “if the yelling and cursing in the parking lot was necessary,” the report said. He said the man told him, “Get the (explicit) out of my face” and took a step forward. 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 »

Florida Man Puts Mouse Trap In Mailbox To Catch Thief – Catches Postal Worker Instead

mouse-trap-mailbox

Convinced that one of his neighbors was stealing items from his mailbox, Nicholas Dibble hatched a plot to literally catch the thief red-handed.

Dibble, a 63-year-old Floridian, suspected that his mail was swiped as retaliation by neighbors upset that he had called police about criminal activity in his Bradenton neighborhood. In an interview, Dibble referred to “the drug dealer across the street” and a woman who runs a “house of prostitution next door.”

Dibble, who is disabled, told TSG he has lived in the neighborhood for 25 years, adding that he worked nearly 40 years as a meat cutter for the Publix supermarket chain. Full Story »