Vero Beach Man Asks Police To Punch Him: “I Deserve It”

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VERO BEACH, Florida – Earlier this morning, the Vero Beach Police Department received a call about a burglary near the Flamingo Laundromat on U.S. Highway 1.

As officers arrived, they saw several people in the parking lot of Flamingo Laundry. One man, who was later identified as 28-year-old Mark Edward Pritchard, of Vero Beach, was yelling profanities at everyone.

A witness told police that he saw Pritchard leaving the parking lot with something hidden under his shirt, and then hiding something in the bushes behind the building, according to the report.

In the bushes, officers found a purse that was stolen from a vehicle valued at about $200.00. Full Story »

Store Owner May Be Charged For Shooting When Florida Man Stole Beer

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COCOA, Florida – The owner of a convenience store may face a criminal charge after he fired a gun when a Florida man attempted to steal beer on Wednesday in Cocoa, Florida.

Around 10 a.m. on September 20, 2017, a Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy was in the area of a Chevron convenience store located at 6 South Cocoa Boulevard when he heard a shot fired from outside the store.

Further investigation revealed the owner of the store was inside when a white male entered and appeared to take some beer out the door without paying. Full Story »