Tavares (WTFF) – A Florida man is in jail after allegedly making written threats to kill via Facebook. Full Story »
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In response to this article: Publix Engages in Memetic Warfare –
So let me get this correct, you’re going to boycott Publix because they contributed $310,000 to Adam Putnam?
Well guess you are also going to boycott Disney World, they donated directly to Adam Putnam too. Also, time to boycott Universal Resorts. Full Story »
The Internet (WTFF) – A post aiming to radicalize Publix fans was made by the CEO of a digital media marketing company, and is going somewhat viral. Full Story »
Tallahassee (WTFF) – A Florida woman has been accused of pulling a gun out on a shopper outside of a Leon County Publix. Full Story »
Eustis (WTFF) – A drunk Florida man was arrested after allegedly trying to steal some beer from a Publix grocery store. Full Story »
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Vero Beach (WTFF) – A naked Florida man was arrested after kicking a trash can and jumping on a car in a Publix parking lot. Full Story »
St Petersburg (WTFF) – Police have caught a Florida man they named the “man bun creeper,” who has been charged with video voyeurism. Full Story »
“They shouldn’t have gotten involved over a salad,” said a South Florida man in court. Full Story »
Stuart (WTFF) – A homeless Florida man allegedly asked an officer if he wanted to share a joint.
Anthony D. Rocha, age 48, was going about his day like most Floridians; getting high and going to Publix.
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Nearly 40,000 pounds of ground turkey were recalled on Monday after officials discovered metal shavings in one of the packages. Full Story »
ROYAL PALM BEACH – A Palm Beach Gardens man allegedly started an altercation with a Publix Super Market store manager, then fought with Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies when they attempted to handcuff him, according to an arrest report. Full Story »
One day, someone in Florida will make a rap song about Publix, and it will break the internet.
In the middle of the night on September 24, 2017, a Cape Coral officer was doing a routine check around the Publix Super Market at Santa Barbara Centre. Full Story »
When officers arrived, they found him at the KFC with the bag of money, and he told police he had robbed the bank. Full Story »
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 »
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.”
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 »
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 »
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 »
EUSTIS, Fla. – A 26-year-old man used a baby stroller to steal items from a grocery store, according to law enforcement in Florida.
Shortly before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, a loss-prevention officer at Publix, said he saw Robert Kevin Hughes walk down the aisles with a baby stroller, then stuffing the stroller with items he didn’t pay for, police said.
After getting caught, investigators said Hughes took off, leaving the infant behind.
Officers said the man stole shampoo, prosecco and cocktail sausages, which were worth just over $22.
“It’s really sad that people have to stoop to that kind of level,” shopper Alyssa Ware said.
A report from the Eustis Police Department said Hughes took off when he was confronted, but left the baby, stroller and items behind. Full Story »
Paul Vincent Salvo said that he had approached a group of three young men and a young woman when he saw that the young men were arguing with the young woman. He said that he had approached to make sure the girl was safe before he got into an argument with the three teens, the oldest of which was 19.
Salvo admitted to officers that he punched the oldest and biggest of the group of teenage boys and also admitted to being in possession of a knife. Full Story »
So this Florida Man found a human skull and decided to play with it. Waltzing into a grocery store in south Florida, he kindly entertained the customers with a puppet show.
“He was using it as a puppet,” said Nick Pecoraro… “It smelled like death.”
Fighting over who gets their sub first?
Nah, it was over a shopping cart:
When Edwin Colon (gray shirt) was trying to pull into a parking space in the parking lot, a pregnant female was loading her child into her vehicle. After she was finished loading the child into the vehicle, she left her cart in the middle of the parking space. Colon asked if the pregnant female would move the cart out of the way so that he could pull his vehicle into the parking spot. The pregnant female then grabbed the cart and shook it and said to Colon `what do you want me to do with it?` The pregnant female then began cursing at Colon who then cursed back at her. Colon got out of his vehicle and went inside of the store and proceeded to the deli to purchase a sandwich.
As Colon was placing his order, an unknown male (blue shirt) walked up to Colon and began putting his face near Colon`s. Colon stated that the male identified himself as the pregnant female`s husband. The unknown male proceeded to push his face into Colon`s poking it with his nose. Colon then pushed the unknown male to create distance. The unknown male then continued to advance towards Colon and attempted to put Colon into a headlock. Colon was in fear of being injured and began to fight back. Once the situation began to escalate, on lookers began to separate Colon from the unknown male. Colon stated that the unknown male and pregnant female left the store and drove off in an unknown SUV.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Call him the ‘Beef Bandit.’
A 33-year-old St. Johns County man was arrested after running out of a Publix on Tuesday. He was charged with walking out with $246 of steaks.
According to SJCO, Adam Barber entered the Publix at Mission Trace off State Route 16 around 7 p.m. In the police report, Barber proceeded “made a direct path toward the meat department and selected several steaks before exiting the store.”
Barber is in jail on $1,500 bond.
“I don’t understand why they would want to do that, I don’t know why you would need $200 worth of steak in the first place,” said local Morgan Miller.
Employees saw Barber leave the store without paying, and when confronted, Barber tried to get away in a vehicle, which was occupied by two other men. Publix employees blocked the vehicle, and Barber then threw the steaks on the ground and ran into the woods. Barber, wearing flip-flips, was seen running on Four Mile Road and was quickly apprehended.
The car’s other occupants, Michael Mahoney and Wayne Manning, remained at the scene and told police that Barber was the one who had stolen the steaks. Barber was taken back to the scene, where Publix employee made a positive ID as the subject who had stolen the steaks.
The incident inside the store was recorded on video, which was turned over to the SJCO.