Largo, FL – Any man looking at the picture of 39-year-old Melissa Egbert will recognize a face you don’t want to see smiling back at you as it’s usually accompanied by a knife to the chest, or a pet rabbit boiling on the stove.
In the case of 44-year-old Ralph Monus, that face belonged to the person who tossed acid in his face after an argument at his home early Sunday. Monus says he and Egbert have been dating for about 18 months when she came to his house drunk. He told her to leave, and she responded by splashing hydrochloric acid in his face.
Surveillance footage would capture Egbert removing the cap from the acid bottle and placing it on the table next to her. She can then be seen splashing Monus twice before jumping into a car and fleeing the scene. Monus said he was in immediate pain, but did not go to the hospital. He washed his face in the shower, and reports state he only suffered minor chemical burns.…
According to the police, Zipperer was at his home when he became upset because he couldn’t find his mac and cheese. His 47-year-old brother helped his brother look for the food and accidentally knocked over Zipperer’s beer in the process.
Zipperer and his brother then got into an argument, leading to Zipperer getting a knife from the kitchen and stabbing his brother in the stomach, deputies said. Deputies said Zipperer’s brother had a small puncture wound in his stomach and found blood leading from the kitchen to the bedroom.
Randy Zipperer was arrested on charges of aggravated battery and obstructing an officer without violence.
This story is one of many on D’D in which fights have broken out over food items, leading to injury or death. So let’s add macaroni and cheese to the big board, along with Jolly Ranchers, the last beer, mashed potatoes, peach flavored soda, undercooked pizza, a bag of Cheetos, a juicy steak, a loaf of bread, and a tomato.…
St. Petersburg, FL – A woman in Florida used an image in a Target ad to help police arrest the man who was using Facebook to prey on her 11-year-old daughter.
The woman had unlocked her daughter’s phone and found she had done something she had been forbidden to do – she had created a Facebook account. She also found that 23-year-old Michael Bradley had friended her daughter on Facebook and was horrified to see he expressed a desire to have sex with her daughter and had asked for nude pictures.
The quick-thinking mother decided she was going to give the man what he asked for and sent him a picture from Target store circular that featured a young woman wearing nothing but a bra. “I just grabbed my cell phone, took a picture of it, and sent it to him,” the woman said.
That was enough for Bradley, who replied with nude pictures of his own along with sexually explicit messages. This evidence was all Florida police needed to arrest Bradley.…
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – A 4-year-old Rottweiler is dead after Brian Perry punched it to death only four days after he adopted the dog from Gulfstream Guardian Angels Rottweiler Rescue.
Grace Acosta, who runs the rescue, said Perry had passed all the necessary background checks needed to adopt Gipper, an 85-pound Rottweiler. You can check out some pictures of the dog in their “Happy Endings” section where it states: “His adoption came very quickly and his new family, Cristy and Brian are now in love with him.”
“These people that adopted this dog from us went through the whole thing. We had excellent vet reports, we had someone visit their home, checking the home. It was approved. And they came with their own dog to meet with us,’ Acosta said.
But after four days in his new home, Perry punched the Gipper to death after the dog ran to a neighbor’s home and began barking at other dogs through a screen enclosure. In response to this, 47-year-old Brian Perry allegedly killed Gipper by repeatedly punching it in the face.…
In 1990, Carroll was living in a halfway house after serving time in prison for lewd conduct with two children. Living next door was Christine, her mother and her stepfather. On Oct. 30, 1990 after Christine’s mother left for work, Carroll raped and strangled the poor girl in her own bed while her stepfather slept.
Carroll’s last meal consisted of sunny-side-up eggs with bacon and sliced tomatoes, biscuits, avocados, a fruit salad of strawberries, papaya, peaches and pineapple and canned milk. He declined to make a final statement, but Christine’s mother, Julie McGowen, issued one: “Thank you to all that have worked so hard, and justice for all, namely, Christine McGowen. Rest in peace.”
The Catholic Diocese of Orlando held a service just before Carroll’s execution, praying for the abolition of the death penalty. “It’s a destructive tool rather than a preventive tool,” Bishop John Noonan said to the 30 people who attended.…
According to the police report, Harrison and her boyfriend, 24-year-old Jeffrey Wilkinson, were in bed when Harrison got horny and began touching on Wilkinson.
But Wilkinson had no desire to give his dog a bone and told her several times that he did not want to have sex. When he turned away from Harrison, that’s when he said she grabbed him and “bit his penis.”
Aftr getting up and walking out of the home the couple shares with their infant son, Harrison followed and allegedly slapped Wilkinson in the face before spitting in it.
Deputies noted Wilkinson had some minor scratches to his chest but he declined medical treatment for that or his bit penis. He also declined signing a sworn affidavit about the incident, telling police he did not want to press charges against his girlfriend.
Regardless, the couple were handed Domestic Violence packets and Harrison was arrested on charges of misdemeanor domestic battery.…
TAMPA, FL – John Welden, a 28-year-old pre-med student at the University of South Florida, has been accused of killing his unborn child by tricking his pregnant girlfriend into taking an abortion pill.
Weldon’s girlfriend, 26-year-old Remee Lee, says that when she learned she was pregnant, Welden took her to see his father, an OB/GYN. A sonogram and blood test would confirm that Lee was six-weeks pregnant. The next day, Welden called her saying that the blood tests revealed she had a bacterial infection and would need to start taking Amoxicillin, an antibiotic.
But a federal indictment states Welden had figured out a heinous way to get rid of the baby he did not want, and forged his father’s signature for a prescription pill that can terminate pregnancies. He then switched the labels to make the bottle look like it contained Lee’s antibiotics.
On Good Friday, he showed up with a care package that contained her antibiotic prescription. “He told me to keep taking them. I was supposed to take three a day for days,” she recalled of Welden’s instructions.…
Ocklawaha, FL – Police arrested Billie Jean Williams, 27, and Mary Joyce Daffron, 28, after they say the two women left their young children alone at a beach bar on Mother’s Day so they could go on a booze cruise.
On Mother’s Day, law enforcement were called to Gator Joe’s Bar and Grill on Lake Weir after two children, ages 8 and 6, approached employees to say they could not find their mothers and felt that they had been abandoned.
The children told responding police officers that they were playing on the beach when they noticed their mothers were missing. Police started looking for the women but only found their chairs and belongings undisturbed on the beach.
That’s when a man named “John” approached deputies and told them he knew one of the women and had seen her and the other woman get on a boat an hour earlier. The boat the women were on eventually came back to the beach and the two women, who were highly intoxicated, fell into the water as they tried to get off.…
SANFORD, FL — Rev. Cedric Cuthbert, 49, was arrested Monday on child pornography charges after police say he was viewing child pornography on his computer while on the job at a Disney resort.
Police were first notified about Cuthbert’s actions after Disney contacted them in April after discovering that Cuthbert was trying to access blocked websites while at work at Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort. He was a housekeeping manager there for more than seven years.
Investigators said Cuthbert, a pastor at the St. James AME Church in Sanford, wrote sermons on the same computer he was using to look at young girls performing sex acts on YouTube. He was also accused of reaching out to some of these young ladies in an attempt to offer them guidance.
“you are so cute! Great sexy bodi! Send me a private vid,” he allegedly wrote to one girl. According to the arrest affidavit, semen was found in Cuthbert’s Disney office.
Cedric Cuthbert was arrested and charged with soliciting a child for unlawful sexual conduct and possession of a sexual performance by a child.…
STPETERSBURG, FL – On Saturday, 51-year-old Pamela Beck accidentally shot her friend in the leg while standing in line inside a Florida Starbucks.
Police say Beck and a friend, 38-year-old Amie Peterson, were getting coffee at the Tyrone Square Mall when Beck set her bags down in order to pay for her drink. According to St. Petersburg Police spokesman Mike Puetz, Beck’s purse “hit the ground hard,” and a fully loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun at the bottom of the handbag fired, striking Peterson above the knee.
Peterson was treated and released at a nearby trauma center.
Beck told police that she didn’t even realize the gun was in her purse. She said her father had given her the gun about a year ago for protection, and she’d placed it inside a spare purse. Before going on a shopping trip with Peterson, she switched purses and forgot the gun was at the bottom, loaded with six rounds and one in the chamber.
Beck does not have a concealed carry weapons permit, but Beck says she never intended to carry the gun in the first place.…
STCLOUD, FL – Police say 57-year-old Debra Farinella decorated her home and yard with hundreds of items stolen off of Mount Peace Cemetery gravesites, including the gravesites of babies.
She got busted after someone at the cemetery noticed her leaving a grave in which items were stolen and was able to provide police with a description and a partial license plate number.
When police arrived at her home, the noticed that her front yard and home were decorated with 146 pieces she’d stolen, including planters, flowers, angels, pottery, Christmas lights, religious figurines, wind chimes, and other trinkets that people had placed on the graves of their loved ones.
“She was not very particular,” said St. Cloud Police Department spokesperson, Officer Chad Durham. “She would take them from baby gravesites, as well as adult gravesites.”
They even found a baseball in her home that was from a gravesite of a boy who passed away at 16.
Farinella, who has a rap sheet 25 pages long, told police she had purchased the items from yard sales.…
CASSELBERRY, FL — Allen Banyacksi is facing child abuse charges after he allegedly slapped one of his son’s bullies and spit in his face.
Banyacksi would not comment on the charges against him, but did go on camera to say that his son is being incessantly bullied at Helm Way West and that he feels helpless.
“I feel horrible that I can’t do more. That I can’t be at school every day to watch over him. To walk him through the hallways,” Banyacksi said. “I have four kids and he’s my youngest. He’s my baby. And we’ve watched him get bullied since the 4th grade. And when does it stop?”
According to a police report, Banyacksi confronted the two kids who were bullying his son as they walked home from school last Thursday. The boys told police Banyacksi pulled up along side them in his car and threatened to kill them.
One of the boys responded to Banyacksi’s threats by giving him the middle finger. Banyacksi allegedly responded by spitting in the boy’s face.…
Lecanto, FL – Chelsea Huggett, 21, is behind bars after police say she confessed to getting so angry at her 2-year-old’s “whining” that she slammed the girl’s head into a wall, killing her.
Police were called to Huggett’s home on April 26, where her daughter, 2-year-old Aliyah Marie Branum, was found not breathing and unresponsive. Huggett initially blamed her boyfriend for the child’s condition, saying that her daughter had ingested bug spray he had spilled.
Aliyah was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later. What the medical staff found did not back up Huggett’s bug spray story, however. Not by a long shot.
Aliyah had bruises all over her body, including her face, head, arms, legs, back, shoulders, and vaginal area. One eye was swollen shut, blood was coming out of mouth and nose, and yellow fluid was coming from both ears.
The medical examiner would find Aliyah suffered a frontal skull fracture above the right eye, and hemorrhaging over her entire brain area.…
Jason Vickery apparently passed by the home sometime last Wednesday evening and noticed one of the doors was unlocked. Instead of entering the home immediately, Vickery reportedly went to his own home and grabbed a bag containing a wig, a pouch of chewing tobacco, a green towel and a salad.
Vickery then returned to the unoccupied home, police say, and entered through the unlocked door.
Vickery reportedly told police that upon entering the home, he headed to an upstairs bathroom to masturbate. Cause, you know, priorities and stuff.
Once his worm was burped, Vickery wandered into the kitchen. (No word on whether he had washed his hands first). On the kitchen counter he found a remote control helicopter, minus the batteries.
“After searching for and finding batteries for the toy, he played with it, flying it for a short time, thus depriving the owner of the item,” police said.…
Port St. Lucie, FL — Tyler Hadley, the teen accused of beating his parents to death with a hammer then threw a party, has filed a notice declaring he will rely on an insanity plea in his upcoming trial.
For those of you who do not remember this psycho and what he did to his parents, let me refresh your memory. According to Hadley’s best friend, Michael Mandell, the teen had repeatedly talked about killing his parents, 47-year-old Mary Jo Hadley and 54-year-old Blake Hadley, but no one took him seriously until July 16, 2011.
That’s when Hadley sent out Facebook invitations to a party he was throwing at his house. “Party at my crib tonight … maybe,” he posted on Facebook at 1:15 p.m. July 16, about four hours before the homicides. He updated at 8:15 p.m.: “Party at my house, hmu (“hit me up” or “contact me”).”
During this party, Hadley told his best friend that he’d killed his parents earlier that day. Not believing him, Hadley took Mandell to his parents bedroom where Mandell could see the legs of Hadley’s father sticking out from underneath a pile of household items.…
Panama City, FL – William Martens was performing some maintenance work at Rockit Lanes Sunday afternoon when he somehow got crushed by a bowling pin machine.
According to News Channel 7, a family had been using lane 7 when the pinsetter malfunctioned. The family were moved to lane 8 while Martens worked on the malfunctioning machine.
The family was moved back to lane 7 after it had been repaired and because lane 8 had also malfunctioned. When the family could not get lane 7 to reset, they kept hitting the lane reset button. They stopped doing that when a woman in their group looked down the lane and saw an arm hanging out of the machine.
An employee rushed to the area behind the lanes and found Marten’s upper body trapped in the pinsetter machine. Employees had to call another mechanic who informed them how to turn off the machine and how to manually crank the machine off of Martens.
By time EMS arrived and assisted several other employees in getting Martens freed, the man had been trapped for almost 15 minutes and was not breathing.…
Convicted sexual predators in the county will soon be outed to their neighbors by a big, red sign posted outside their homes warning others that a convicted sexual predator lives inside the residence.
According to Brad Smith, the department’s Chief of Operations, a sexual predator is defined as someone who’s been convicted of a first-degree felony that’s sexual in nature or multiple second-degree felonies that are sexual in nature.
In an interview with Vice magazine, Brad explained that a Florida statute dictates they make the public aware of these sexual predators, which they already do via Facebook and by going door-to-door whenever a sexual predator is moving into a neighborhood.
Placing the signs helps notify people who move into the neighborhood after the sexual predator has already located there, and keeps children away from the residence. When asked if he thought this may lead to the people living at these addresses being harassed, Brad answered, “We don’t expect that to happen, and if it does, we will do everything in our power to protect the person’s rights.”
Sheriff Smith said his main focus is is to protect the community, not worrying about how a sexual predator feels about a sign in their front yard.…
Laquavia Wallace, 22, was taken into custody earlier this week after police say she violently yanked her ex-boyfriend’s penis during a dispute over their relationship.
According to the police report, Wallace was at the victim’s home Tuesday, picking up the offspring they share, when she mentioned that she was was interested in resuming their relationship.
The victim, Antonio Williams, wasn’t having it — he reportedly told Wallace that he wasn’t interested in a relationship at this time. And with that, Wallace allegedly grabbed a handful of dick and began pulling and yanking, causing pain and quite possibly a few tears.
Wallace was arrested for misdemeanor battery and booked into the Manatee County jail. Bail has not yet been set.…