TALLAHASSEE, FL — Devante Johnson has been charged with attempted murder after the 18-year-old allegedly tried stabbing a man to death while having sex with him in a Tallahassee cemetery.
Police say Johnson and the victim were having sex in a car at the Oakland cemetery around 11 p.m. when Johnson, “referred to a former boyfriend of (the victim’s) by name and said no one would have to worry about (the victim) anymore,” according to court documents.
Johnson then pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim three times in the chest and one time in each arm. The unidentified man was able to kick Johnson out of the car and lock the door.
As Johnson attempted to get back into the car through a partially rolled-down window, the victim sped out of the cemetery and crashed through the cemetery’s fence in the process.
The victim flagged down police, alerting them that he’d been stabbed. He was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery for a punctured lung and lacerated liver.…Continue Reading
OZARK, AL – After a four day manhunt, police have captured 44-year-old David Pitts, the man accused of raping a woman and her 8-year-old daughter at knife-point.
Pitts was arrested at a Boynton Beach, Florida hospital without incident after the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that he was being treated there.
Four days earlier, Pitts fled from Ozark, Alabama after he was accused of raping a 30-year-old woman and her 8-year-old daughter. The woman said Pitts lived nearby, but was inside her home when she arrived with her daughter Thursday evening.
He reportedly abducted them at knife point and made the woman drive her car to a secluded location 10 miles away. He then raped the woman at gunpoint and made her daughter watch. After he was finished, he allegedly made the woman watch as he raped her little girl.
Pitts held the mother and daughter until the next morning, at which time he forced the woman to drive to a residential area where he jumped out and ran.…Continue Reading
MIAMI, FL – Miguel Ruiz Lobo, 42, has been accused of killing 11-year-old Martha Guzman after the girl talked her mother into breaking up with him.
On June 22, Guzman was found dead inside the home she shared with her mother and three-year-old brother. Her neck and wrists had been slashed. Her death was originally believed to be a suicide since Guzman had a history of cutting, but autopsy results revealed her death was a homicide.
Focus quickly turned to Ruiz, the ex-boyfriend of Guzman’s mother. Ruiz used to live with the family, but Guzman’s mother had broken up with him five months ago at the urging of her daughter.
During their investigation, police noted Ruiz had fresh scratches on his arms and face, so they took a swab of his DNA and sent it off to be tested against fingernail scrapings collected from Guzman. He told police he had not seen the girl in days, but police had proof that was not true.
They had surveillance footage from a neighbor’s security camera that showed Ruiz entering Guzman’s apartment at approximately 10:28 A.M.…Continue Reading
RIVERVIEW, FL – Authorities say 4-year-old Logan Shepard was mauled to death by his uncle’s two pit bulls as the boy ate ice cream.
According to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Debbie Carter, the uncle had put the two dogs, both adult females, in crates in the front yard before Logan and his mother arrived at the home Saturday night.
While Logan’s mother, aunt and cousin chatted inside the home, Logan walked outside with a bowl of ice cream. The adults were not aware Logan was out of the home until they heard him screaming.
At the same time, two deputies conducting a traffic stop nearby also heard screaming and rushed to the home to investigate. Once there, they found Logan in the front yard with the dogs standing over him, a bowl of ice cream on the ground beside him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Pet Resources Division of Hillsborough County took possession of the dogs, which were euthanized the next day. They plan on testing the dogs to see if there were medical issues or other stressors that may have triggered the attack.…Continue Reading
According to police, Raymond Frolander, a trusted family friend, was caring for the boy Friday evening. Dad left the house to grab something to eat at about 1:00 a.m. Upon his return, he said, he heard a strange noise coming from the bedroom. When he walked into the room, he found Frolander, pants at his ankles, performing a sex act on the young boy.
And then, it was all about fists and feet and blood and bruises and pain.
“I just walked in on a grown man molesting [name redacted],” the unidentified 35-year-old man told a dispatcher. “And I got him in a bloody puddle for you officer.”
When asked by the dispatcher if any weapons were involved, the father said “my fist and my foot.”
“I didn’t proceed to ask him any questions sir,” the father said. “He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you.…Continue Reading
OCALA, FL – Earlier this year I reported on Joy McCall, the 35-year-old woman charged with having sex with the 12-year-old son of a family friend. Last week, a judge sentenced her to 10 years in prison.
Back in February, the victim’s mother called police to report she believed her son was in a sexual relationship with one of her adult friends. Her son had suffered major cock-blockage after telling a friend about his sexual relationship with McCall, and that friend told his mother, who then told the victim’s mother.
The boy’s mother investigated the claims and found some disturbing text messages between McCall and her son that seemed to confirm the two had sex on multiple occasions. “She was able to see through the different text messaging that had occurred between McCall and the juvenile. And determine the dates that the incidents had occurred,’ said Sergeant Angy Scroble.
When police interviewed the boy, he confirmed he’d had sex with “Ms. Joy” on three occasions. The first was in January after he began receiving Facebook messages from McCall that “continued getting more heated.” After sending him pictures of herself in her underwear, she texted him to meet her at the Paddock Mall.…Continue Reading
Police say that on Tuesday night, 55-year-old Henrietta Dickson either fell asleep or passed out in a designated parking space between two carport support pillars. When 55-year-old Fathima Masud returned home and pulled into the space, she did not see Dickson and accidentally parked on top of her.
Masud stated that she did notice a slight bump when she pulled in, but when she got out of her car to check, she found a tote bag full of clothing just behind her front left tire. Assuming that’s what she ran over and not seeing Dickson, who police say could only be seen from the front of the car, Masud went inside her home.
It wasn’t until the next morning that a passerby called police to report someone was sleeping underneath a car after they noticed Dickson’s hand sticking out from beneath the front of Masud’s car.…Continue Reading
It all started with an argument about women’s rights….
Police say that mid-argument, the victim retreated to her bedroom in an attempt to end the fighting. The alleged douchebag, 28-year-old James Wertz, continued to scream and whine, so the woman told him it was over.
A short time later, police say, the woman heard a high pitched screaming coming from the living room. She told police she walked out to find Wertz squeezing and punching her rabbit. He was hitting it so hard, she said, blood was pouring from its face. And that’s about the time I would’ve rearranged his stupid fucking Mr. Potato Head face…
She intervened, pushing Wertz away. When he tried to apologize, she said, she kicked him and reached for the phone to call 911. Wertz responded by throwing her across the room and storming out of the apartment.…Continue Reading
Elizabeth Highley apparently lured the alleged victim, 25-year-old Crue Finley, into her lair with the promise of an alcoholic beverage or three on the evening of June 16. (Something tells me the beverage in question was of the boxed variety because CLASS). Once she had him all comfy and cozy, she made her move.
Much to her chagrin, dude bolted. Quick like.
According to the police report, an officer parked nearby reported seeing Finley hauling ass down the street, yelling something about being chased by a woman with a knife. And right behind him, Highley — carrying a long silver knife and a broken wooden cane.
Finley reportedly made it clear to the officer that he and Highley were so not a couple. He claimed that once he denied Highley’s sexual advances, she got a little violent.…Continue Reading
ORLANDO, FL – Brenna Winter, 18, has been accused of trying to smother her baby inside an Orange County children’s hospital, but was stopped by nurses and the hospital’s advanced safety features.
Pateints at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orange County have their vital signs monitored by a paramedic in a clinical logistics center. Whenever a patient’s vitals show they are in distress, the paramedic has the ability to call into the room or turn on a live camera inside the room.
That’s what happened the other day when the alarm for Winter’s 3-month-old daughter, admitted to the hospital because she was vomiting blood, alerted that she’d stopped breathing.
The live camera showed Winter “standing next to the crib with her hands in the crib.” Nurses rushed into the room and were able to save the baby.
Several hours later, the alarm was activated again. A witness in the room said Winter was nursing the baby and was “holding the baby so tightly that her heart rate dropped.”
Police were called and interviewed Winter who eventually admitted she covered her baby’s mouth with her hand until the baby turned blue.…Continue Reading
Machetto had only been living with his grandmother, 74-year-old Sylvia Schmitt, for a few weeks at the Paradise Lakes nudist community, but reports state that the two argued frequently.
Early Monday, the two were arguing over Machetto’s refusal to take medications prescribed to him after suffering a brain injury when Machetto was 14 or 15.
He’d been attacked by a group of teens who bashed the back of his head with a rock. The teen nearly died, but was never the same. According to the teen’s martial arts instructor for the last seven years, the teen was not aggressive, but had the emotional maturity level of a 13-year-old.
Machetto’s mother was unable to care for him full-time, so he would occasionally stay with his grandmother. This living arrangement resulted in Machett being charged with domestic violence against Schmitt in 2012, but Schmitt would eventually drop the charge.…Continue Reading
DAVIE, FL – It’s been awhile since we’ve reported on a wood chipper death, but a man was killed yesterday afternoon after being pulled through one.
At around 4:15 p.m., the landscaper was pulled through a wood chipper as he and two co-workers cleared debris in a residential neighborhood. One resident described seeing one of the workers running down the street after the incident.
“He was obviously extremely distraught, yelling and flailing his arms around, screaming to another co-worker at a nearby fence and collapsed against it, his knees buckled,” said Cheryl Appel.
Police were called but there was little they could do as the poor bastard that goes through one of these machines completely, gets to experience “total morselization.”
“I’ve been in police work 20 years. I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Capt. Dale Engle with Davie police. “It was a gruesome scene.” Police have not officially identified the man and ave not released the name of the man’s employer because family members had not yet been notified.…Continue Reading
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – Police have charged 23-year-old Kayla Oxenham with child abuse after they say she branded her two young children so that she could identify them.
According to the police report, Oxenham’s two daughters – ages 5 and 7 – said their mother told them she “forgot how much she loved fire,” before using a lighter to burn a stick. She then used the hot stick to “brand” their arms.
Afterwards, Oxenham told them she did this so that they could have ice cream, and so she could identify them as her children. (o_O) A medical exam would later show at least one of the children had injuries indicative of being burned.
The 7-year-old also told investigators that Oxenham got mad at her little sister for locking a cat in the bathroom so she slammed the girl’s head into a wall several times before kicking her in the side.
Oxenham was interviewed but denied attacking her youngest daughter. She refused to discuss allegations of burning the siblings.
Kayla Oxenham was arrested and charged with felony child abuse and is currently out of jail on $15,000 bond.…Continue Reading
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL – Police say Omar Monserrate’s temper landed him behind bars after he beat up a 14-year-old boy for “fooling around” with his 13-year-old daughter.
Monserrate’s daughter snuck out of the house one night earlier this month so she could meet with a boy she’d been chatting with online. She got busted by her mother while trying to sneak back into the house.
According to the arrest affidavit, the girl’s mother and Monserrate went to the boy’s house to confront him. The boy admitted that he had let Monserrate’s daughter in through his bedroom window and that the two had “fooled around.”
Unhappy with this information, police say Monserrate made the boy get into his car, then drove him to a lake where he yelled at the boy, punched him and choked him repeatedly, causing him to lose consciousness.
When he came to, Monserrate dropped the boy off at his home. The boy’s mother took him to the hospital after she returned home and noticed his injuries. He was treated for a swollen lip, nose and eyes, a concussion, a facial contusion, a fractured nose and possible eye injury.…Continue Reading
APOPKA, FL – Kimberly Honaker, a 48-year-old middle-school teacher, is in more trouble following her arrest on child neglect charges after police say she not only allowed her boyfriend to sexually abuse a 13-year-old girl, but was an active participant.
Police were called by the wife of Honaker’s live-in boyfriend, 58-year-old Robert Pruitt, after she found Facebook messages, texts and emails eluding to having some kind of sexual relationship with the victim. Pruitt moved in with Honaker after his wife kicked him out and, according to police, his old flame allowed Pruitt to continue his sexual relationship with the teen.
This is what lead to Honaker, a sixth-grade teacher at Apopka Middle School, initially being arrested on child neglect charges over the weekend. She was re-arrested on Tuesday after police interviewed Pruitt and he admitted to his sexual relationship with the teen and the fact that Honaker condoned it. Oh, and that Honaker took part in sexually abusing the teen as well.
Honaker has now been charged with lewd or lascivious molestation and use of a child in a sexual performance.…Continue Reading
LAKE COUNTY, FL – Police say 52-year-old Patricia Tavernier said “for 52 years of shit” as she dumped her 73-year-old mother out of a wheelchair and in to the street.
Tavernier had been inside the Ruby Street Grille celebrating her 52nd birthday with her sister and her mother, who had been staying with Tavernier while recuperating from a broken hip.
Something happened during the dinner that got an intoxicated Tavernier upset, leading to her wheeling her mother out of the restaurant and dumping her head first off the curb. Witnesses say that afterwards, Tavernier hit her sister several times in the face with a camera.
When police arrived, they found Tavernier’s mother lying in the street in the fetal position. She was taken to the hospital after complaining about hip pain.
Tavernier was later arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a person over 65, a felony. She was also charged with misdemeanor battery for beating on her sister. She has since been released from the Lake County jail on $20,500 bond.…Continue Reading
LONGWOOD, FL- Dwarf is arrested after traveling nonstop from Kansas to Florida expecting to have sex with a 14-year-old girl.
Christopher Lanning is all of 4-feet, 10-inches tall and weighs in at 90 pounds, what he lacks in stature he has in confidence. According to police he thought he had been chatting with a 14 year old girl that wanted to meet up for sex, he drove nonstop from Kansas to Florida expecting to meet up with her.
Lanning didn’t know he had actually been chatting with an undercover cop, he drove non stop from Kansas to Florida where he was greeted by police at a gas station thinking he was going to meet the “girl”.
According to police his car smelled of human waste and they found a full bottle of urine in there. “It was pretty bad,” Officer Kevin Tuck, spokesman for the Longwood Police Department, told the Sentinel on Wednesday.
It turns out Lanning’s confidence doesn’t stop with teenagers,facing a judge a day after his arrest on a long list of charges that included traveling to meet a child for sex and transmitting obscene material to a minor; Lanning had a question:
“May I ask a favor?” he repordetly asked the court.…Continue Reading
OCALA, FL - Police say 37-year-old Chrystal Hassell went on a crack binge inside a Florida motel before giving birth in the bathtub and then cutting the umbilical cord with her teeth.
Hassell was approximately six to seven months pregnant went she got a room at Vacation Host Inn and went and went on a 24 hour cocaine bender. She gave birth to her baby in the bathtub and chewed through the umbilical cord. To her credit, she called 911 when the baby started turning blue.
The baby is in critical condition on a ventilator at UF Heatlh Shands Hospital while Hassel is on suicide watch at the Marion County Jail facing a charge of child neglect.
Unfortunately, crack cocaine does not cause ovaries to wither on the vine. This is Hassel’s third child. She has a 16-year-old daughter who was born addicted to crack, and an 11-month old boy who was taken by the Florida Department of Children and Families after this recent incident.
The father of the baby and 11-month-old, 43-year-old Vincent Terry, was also arrested on a warrant out of El Pasco County, Colo., for domestic violence, attempted murder and drug possession.…Continue Reading
PORT CANAVERAL, FL – A 36-year-old crew member on the Disney Dream has been arrested after a 13-year-old passenger said he molested her on the cruise ship.
According to reports, the ship was docked at Port Canaveral when Disney Cruise Lines contacted local police, the FBI and the Coast Guard to report that one of their crew members, Ahmed Sofyan, had been accused of molesting a teen passenger.
The teen said that Sofyan, who is from Indonesia, lured her into an empty cabin and sexually molested her. She added that Sofyan would not let her leave the cabin when tried to escape. He only let her go after the girl told him that her parents would be looking for her.
Sofyan would later admit his actions to police, stating that he knew the girl’s young age and knew that his behavior was wrong. Sofyan was arrested on two counts of lewd or lascivious molestation and one count of false imprisonment.
“We have no tolerance whatsoever for the behavior alleged in this incident,” said Karl Holz, President of Disney Cruise Line, in a release.…Continue Reading
Pinellas Park, FL — In a video recently posted to LiveLeak, a 41-year-old woman, clad in nothing but a thong, is seen rampaging through a Pinellas County McDonald’s, breaking and throwing shit before eating ice cream straight out of the machine.
According to the fine folks over at WFTS, Susan Suarez walked into the McDonald’s at about 7:00 the evening of March 24th and offered one of the employees oral sex. When the employee refused, Suarez apparently started smashing, ultimately causing more than $10,000 in damage.
In the video, which has since gone viral, Suarez is seen banging her dome on the counter, pushing registers to the floor, throwing food and other items, toppling drink dispensers and repeatedly opening and closing a refrigerator door. The pièce de résistance, though? Sucking ice cream right out of the machine. And ice cream apparently soothes even the most savage of beasts because Suarez cooled her shit right then.
Well, kinda. Police say she put up a bit of a fight while they were trying to detain her, kicking, licking and attempting to kiss the arresting officers.…Continue Reading