TAMARAC, Fla. (CBS12) — Authorities say a drunk man tried to steal a Tamarac Fire Rescue truck while the crew responded to an emergency call. Full Story »
Two men were arrested in Jacksonville for trying to steal a power utility pole after Hurricane Irma. Full Story »
POLK COUNTY — A 25-year-old man is accused of looting a restaurant after curfew in Polk County on Tuesday. Full Story »
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (WFLA) – A quick-thinking Florida homeowner is being credited with saving his girlfriend from a violent home invader.
Hearing a knock on her front door, Christina Robles answered to find 17-year-old Matthew Cleveland, who asked for the location of a Largo park.
When she didn’t know where it was, cops say Cleveland forced his way in, grabbed Robles by the throat and slammed her head against the wall. Full Story »
WEST PALM BEACH – Stealing a license plate attached to a vehicle is always a bad idea.
Stealing it while three Palm Beach County Sheriff’s detectives sit inside conducting surveillance is probably worse. Full Story »
GROVELAND – A Mascotte man staying overnight at a woman’s home said he took items from her — including a stamp collection worth $250,000 — because she was being mean to him, deputies said.
Anthony Wayne Sandusky, 26, of Mascotte has been charged with grand theft of property valued at more than $100,000.
In an arrest affidavit, Lake County Sheriff’s deputies said a Groveland woman reported Wednesday that she allowed Sandusky to stay the night at her Bay Lake Road home because he said he had nowhere to go.
She fell asleep, and when she awoke, her mother told her that the man had closed all the blinds, locked the front door and started carrying stuff out the back of their home, investigators said.
The woman later found two bags full of items in an adjacent field. Inside the bags were various household items, her purse, jewelry boxes and the stamp collection valued at $250,000. 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 »
A Florida man felt that the most opportune time to engage in a sexual act was in the middle of a burglary.
Surveillance footage shows the man backing his truck into a parking lot at Twin Lakes Pool and BBQ in Cooper City on July 27, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
The man briefly exits his vehicle and looks around before engaging in a sexual act with a passenger in his two-door silver pickup. Full Story »
So, this guy drove to Harbor Freight and bought a welder’s mask to view the eclipse… problem is, ends up the car was stolen. We are not sure whether he knew that or not, and since everybody in the world is completely full of shit (from police to thieves) there’s really no way of knowing. We do not know that he stole the car, only that he was in possession of the stolen vehicle. Since this is the good ol’ boy south, cops thought it would be funny to post his picture on Facebook before any trial (but to be fair, it’s a pretty funny story). Full Story »