When police arrived on scene, they found 56-year-old Tony Jackson suffering from a massive wound to the gut. So massive, police say, his internal organs and intestines were visible and/or falling out.
According to investigators, after a long standing dispute with Jackson, Lott had finally had enough and walked over to the man’s home and opened up his gut with his big-ass, razor-sharp knife.
Police say Lott resisted arrest and was tasered while being taken into custody. And though he later admitted to quarreling with Jackson, he denied stabbing the guy. Lott is now facing charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and resisting an officer without violence.
Prosecutors have asked for increased bond, calling Lott a habitual violent offender. (Lott spent a year in prison after he was convicted of assaulting a pregnant woman with a deadly weapon and holding her captive in his home back in ’07).…Continue Reading
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – A dumbass in Florida is looking at a felony theft charge and possible jail time after a picture of him holding the nameplate he allegedly stole off a judge’s door found itself on Facebook.
Police say that on February 23, 21-year-old Steven Mulhall pried the $40 nameplate off of Broward Circuit Judge Michael Orlando’s door. A picture of Mulhall holding the nameplate was then posted to his girlfriend’s Facebook profile.
An anonymous tip directed investigators to the picture and Mulhall was arrested for petty theft. But here’s the kicker. Since he was already on probation for past petty theft convictions, this charge is a felony.
Mulhall, a friggin’ thief who has already been charged with 15 car burglaries, 10 counts of petty theft and two counts of grand theft, admits it was stupid of him to post the picture but says he didn’t steal the nameplate. Rather, he found it on the ground outside the courthouse.
“First off, I never even pulled it from the courtroom,” said Mulhall. “My girlfriend was getting off probation, and we were walking to the car, and we saw it.”
Thank God for Floridians being able to rise above their mental handicaps and figure out how to use Facebook, am I right?…Continue Reading
JACKSONVILLE, FL - A teacher fired from a Florida religious school Tuesday morning returned later that day and killed the head of the school before killing himself.
Police said that shortly after 28-year-old Shane Schumerth was fired from his job as a Spanish teacher at Episcopal High School, he returned to campus with an AK-47 hidden in a guitar case.
He made his way to the administrative office where he shot the head of school, 63-year-old Dale Regan, multiple times before turning the gun on himself.
No word yet on why Schumerth was fired, but some students say he had to be escorted off campus. A parent of one of Schumerth’s students said that he rarely focused on the Spanish he was supposed to be teaching the students this semester.
“Over the last several weeks, he seemed dark,” said Rob Cantrell, whose son was in Schumerth’s class. “He repeatedly talked about the Communist Manifesto and Marxism. Something wasn’t right.”
“Something wasn’t right” seems to be the general consensus when people describe Schumerth. Anyone who claims to know him describe a quite, shy man who was never comfortable in his own skin.…Continue Reading
Jacksonville, FL — Police say 35-year-old Dalina Nicholas repeatedly pimped her six-year-old daughter out to homeless men in exchange for cash and crack.
Police found out about her alleged activity after a homeless man doing drugs in her home witnessed Nicholas’ daughter being sexually assaulted and then flagged down police. An investigation was launched and after interviewing the victim, who described being raped by three men and being physical abused, warrants were issued for her mother and three other men.
Two of the three men accused of raping the little girl, 56-year-old Quinn Brooks and 47-year-old John Hagans, who is homeless, were arrested on the sexual assault charges. Police are still looking for 51-year-old Norman Thompson. Police were not able to arrest Dalina Nicholas as she had already fled the state.
She was eventually arrested in Georgia, as a fugitive from justice, and is currently being held on a child-neglect warrant. She is expected to be extradited to Florida as early as this week.
The victim and her younger brother have been placed in the care of their grandmother who says that her daughter is just as much a victim as her granddaughter.…Continue Reading
Police say a woman in Florida purposely left her 1-year-old son in a bathtub to drown because she hated him. According to the reports, 32-year-old Neha Patel admitted that she hated her son, Isham Patel, since the day he was born and blamed him for her depression.
On Thursday, she was alone with the 1-year-old when he began crawling towards her. In an effort to curb Isham from ever approaching her, she told police she slapped him before putting him in his crib for a nap.
When he woke up, she placed him in a half full bathtub and then walked out of the room. When she returned 10 minutes later, she found Ishan submerged and unconscious. Instead of calling 911 or performing CPR, she loaded the boy in her Toyota Sienna and took a road trip.
First she drove to a supermarket parking lot, then back home, then to Ocala and then to Tampa International Airport.…Continue Reading
Hobe Sound, FL - Kevin Brann, 41, left quite an impression on a Florida deputy after being stopped following a rear-end collision with another vehicle. The collision reportedly occurred just before noon last Friday.
Brann – who the deputy observed as strongly smelling of alcohol, and having slurred speech and bloodshot eyes – initially denied that he had been drinking. According to the police affidavit, after failing a field sobriety test, Brann admitted to drinking and was arrested for drunk driving with property damage. He was then placed in the deputy’s patrol car.
In court documents, the deputy described the eventful trip to the Martin County Jail saying that Brann both urinated and defecated on himself while in the back of the vehicle. The deputy goes on to write, “The defendant had a sexual anus plug in his rectum, which he removed, or it fell out in the rear of my patrol car.”
Perhaps now is a bad time for me to propose “becoming a police officer” to all of you job seekers out there…
Blood analysis would subsequently show Brann testing with impressive blood-alcohol levels of .409 and .412, respectively.…Continue Reading
Winter Park, FL - For roughly 3500-years, a historic pond cypress tree at Big Tree Park in Longwood, Florida had managed to survive everything that the world could throw at it. Then along came 26-year-old Florida resident Sara Barnes.
The tree was called “The Senator” – a reference to Florida Sen. M. O. Overstreet who donated the park property to the public in 1927. At 3500-years-old, the tree was regarded as the world’s oldest pond cypress tree and, in fact, the fifth oldest tree in the world. It stood about 120 feet tall with a diameter of nearly 18 feet. The tree was the main attraction in the Big Tree Park. In the early morning of Jan. 16, the tree collapsed after catching fire.
Authorities said that two Crimeline tips led the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to Barnes. The tips reportedly told authorities of cellphone pictures of the fire taken by Barnes. One source told local news media that Barnes – self-described as an aspiring model – had shown the pics to pals and bragged, “I can’t believe I burned down a tree older than Jesus.”
Deputies and agents served a search warrant at Barnes home.…Continue Reading
Niceville, FL – This is an update to a story about a man who reportedly suffered some severe facial injuries after an electronic cigarette blew up in his mouth.
Earlier this month, the news was reporting that 57-year-old Tom Holloway was using an electronic cigarette in his home. The Vietnam vet had stopped smoking a couple years ago and used the device in an effort to curb the urge to pick them back up again.
On this particular day, the device exploded in his mouth. His wife reported hearing a sound like a firecracker going off right before she heard her husband scream. The explosion knocked out all Holloway’s teeth, part of his tongue, and severely burned his face. One of the police officers who responded to the home said it was like a bottle rocket had exploded in the man’s mouth.
The cause of the explosion was being blamed on a faulty, rechargeable battery that reportedly flew out of the device and into a closet which it then set on fire. But new information has come out that has some saying the exploding device was not an electronic cigarette at all, but rather a modded version of one.…Continue Reading
Pinellas Park, FL – By anyone’s standards, 20-year-old Danielle Maudsley’s day was already off to a bad start. An earlier chain of events had led to her being handcuffed and sitting in a detention room in a Florida Highway Patrol substation. Maudsley (pictured) was a suspect in two hit-and-run crashes and reportedly had drugs in her system. Her arresting officer, Trooper Daniel Cole, was sitting nearby busy completing paperwork.
Maudsley’s day became infinitely more complicated when she made a run for it. She got out the door and into the parking lot. It was then that Cole – only a few steps behind – leveled his Taser on Maudsley’s back and fired. In a single motion, Maudsley would spin around, fall, and strike her head squarely on the asphault.
Oddly and conveniently, dashcam video from a nearby cruiser recorded the incident. Maudsley is seen on the video recording clutching her head and struggled to rise.
She then reportedly said “I can’t get up.” Those would be her final words. Maudsley has been in a vegetative state ever since.…Continue Reading
Lantana, Fl – Two high school girls posted a video of themselves ranting about the white people who “act black” at their school, as well as African-Americans in general, effectively turning their world to shit and placing their high school on alert.
In the four minute long video, two students at Santaluces High School giggle as they poke fun at African Americans at their school, including how they talk and those that wear weaves. One of the girls even says that they are ugly and stink before signing off by flashing peace signs while saying, “peace and love!”
As you can imagine, it didn’t take long before the video went viral — even making Tosh.0 and WorldStar HipHop (Ruh Roh!) — and the two girls were quickly paying dearly for their ignorance. Security was beefed up at the school once the video went public, a direct response to the long stream of online threats directed at the girls promising a “cracka beatdown.”
I wasn’t even going to bother with this story as everyone and their mother has jumped all over it.…Continue Reading
According to Lee deputies, 28-year-old Alicia Martin, left, and her pal Kathryn Rayannic, 24, had run out of cash while getting plastered at The Waterfront restaurant Wednesday, and were offering to bare their boobies for beer money.
“We had five guys that were like, ‘Please, leave us alone,’” said waiter Shaun Bassett. “They actually went up to tables who had their wives there.”
Sadly, the two women had no takers at all.
“Basically when they were turned down, they kind of got a little rowdy,” Bassett said.
After receiving numerous complaints about their bawdy behavior, restaurant staff attempted to remove the pathetic souses from the premises. It was then that Martin allegedly responded by shoving a female employee into a wall. The alleged assault continued after the party exited the building, with Martin punching the same female employee in the back of the head.…Continue Reading
Police have charged 43-year-old Paula Barker with fraudulent use of personal identification information after they say she waited until her son had been deployed overseas to steal $4000 from his bank account.
When he returned home several months later and found his funds had depreciated without his participation, he contacted police and told them he suspected his mother was the culprit. Investigators asked Barker about the missing money and she said she wasn’t responsible and didn’t even know the account existed.
But police would end up arresting Barker after determining that she’d used her son’s account to buy an airplane ticket and to send herself some cash through Western Union. Probably to buy the remaining hydrogen peroxide needed to get her hair to that “Boo Radley” color she seems to be after.
She is currently behind bars on $5000 bond.…Continue Reading
St. Petersburg, FL – A pastor’s daughter was shot in the head while in church on Sunday after a man accidentally discharged a gun he was showing to another church member.
Police say 20-year-old Hannah Kelley was shot in the head after a gun her boyfriend, Dustin Bueller, and two other men were looking at inside a closet at St. Petersburg’s Grace Connection Church after Sunday’s service.
The men were looking at a 9mm owned by Moises Zambrana, a licensed security guard who has a carry permit for the firearm, after Bueller informed Zambrana that he was interesting in purchasing a handgun.
Zambrana was in the process of showing the firearm’s safety features when it discharged a round. Turns out he had removed the gun’s clip but did not check to see if there was a round chambered. There was. The bullet passed through the closet they were standing in and struck Kelley in the head.
Kelly, whose father is the pastor of the church, was rushed to Bayfront Medical Center where she remains in critical condition.…Continue Reading
Broward, FL – On Saturday morning, a 52-year-old man died after he walked into a Florida shooting range, rented a gun, and then shot himself. When police went to his home to alert his wife, they found her dead inside the house.
Police say the man entered the Arizona Shooting Range & Emporium in Lauderdale Lakes at 10:18 a.m. and rented a gun. A short while later, he shot himself in the head while in the target-shooting area. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
A detective arrived at his home a few hour later but could not get anyone to answer the door, even though his wife’s car was parked in the driveway. Because of the day’s earlier events, the detective entered the house and found the man’s wife dead in a bedroom. Investigators are calling the deaths a murder-suicide.
Last October, another man committed suicide at the same gun range, leaving suicide note in the parking lot. In August of 2010, we reported on a very similar story out of Florida where a 24-year-old man killed his girlfriend before going to the Gallery Gun Range and committing suicide.…Continue Reading
Lake Wales, FL – A teen accused of brutally murdering his 67-year-old grandmother, shooting the woman in the back of the head with a crossbow and stabbing her approximately 93 times, apparently did so because he was pissed off at his uncle.
Jasper Aristotle Smiddie, 19, was taken into custody Wednesday after confessing the alleged crime to his father.
According to police, Smiddie initially intended to kill his uncle, but decided to take his anger out on grandma instead. That way, police say, his uncle would have to live with the death of his mother for the rest of his life.
Police said Smiddie, who lived with his grandmother, Gloria Helfrich, as well as his uncle, confronted the woman in her bedroom on Tuesday. He first fired the crossbow, then repeatedly stabbed the woman in the back, neck and face. He then left the room, but returned a short time later to bash the woman in the face with a wrench.
In what police are calling a “bizarre twist,” Smiddie locked his grandmother’s bedroom door and waited for his uncle to get home.…Continue Reading
TITUSVILLE, FL – Police have arrested a registered sex offender for allegedly exposing himself to a couple of kids in the toy aisle of a Florida Walmart.
Police say that 28-year-old Robert Walyus was in a Titusville Walmart last Saturday when he approached two children in the toy aisle and asked if he could touch them while his dick was hanging out of his pants.
One of the victims ran off and told her mother what happened and that she “saw his thing.” The mom witnessed Walyus adjusting his pants when she turned around and looked at him. Waylus managed to get out of the store before authorities arrived, but after using images from surveillance video, Waylus was soon identified and arrested at his home.
He was charged with with lewd or lascivious exposure to a child under 16 years old and is currently being held on a $125,000 bond. He may be facing more charges as detectives were able to link him to a similar incident at Titusville Publix last October.
But none of this comes to no surprise to the police who know Waylus, listed as a sexual predator on Florida’s sexual offender registry, as he has been in and out of jail for similar offenses for the last 10 years.…Continue Reading
Only in Florida — A man accused of shoving his wife, putting his hand on her throat and raising his fist to her during an argument learned his fate during his initial court appearance earlier this week – a romantic dinner with the wife at Red Lobster.
“He’s going to stop by somewhere and he’s going to get some flowers,” Judge John “Jay” Hurley said at 47-year-old Joseph Bray’s bond hearing. “And then he’s going to go home, pick up his wife, get dressed, take her to Red Lobster. And then after they have Red Lobster, they’re going to go bowling.”
Bray’s wife, who was present at the hearing, said the couple began arguing after Bray neglected to wish her a happy birthday. At some point during the spat, Bray allegedly shoved the woman against a couch and placed one hand on her throat, raising the other as if to strike her. Fortunately, he did not.
Judge Hurley asked the woman if she was hurt or in fear of her husband. When the woman answered no, Hurley continued probing.…Continue Reading
Rucker’s girlfriend told police the cat was lethargic and unresponsive when she returned home from work Sunday afternoon. Also, in what I would have to assume was an argument over the state of the cat’s health, police say Rucker cornered the girlfriend in the bathroom and yelled at her and repeatedly poked her in the face for about 10 or 15 minutes.
When questioned about the cat, Rucker reportedly laughed as he told the arresting officer he placed a pillow over the critter’s face and punched it. He was trying to kill it, he said, because the damn thing caused him to fail a test.
Rucker admitted to cornering his girlfriend in the bathroom, telling police he wasn’t going to let her out until she listened to what he had to say. He also admitted to poking the woman in the face, but said that because he wasn’t actually beating her, he didn’t think it was a crime.…Continue Reading
Matthew Wong, apparently distraught with the state of his 25-year marriage, filled a couple of empty bleach bottles with gasoline and headed over to his wife’s residence, where he sat and waited for her to leave for work Monday morning.
When the woman exited her apartment, police say Wong began chasing her around the complex, threatening to kill her while splashing her with gas… dousing himself in the process. An alert neighbor heard the commotion and grabbed 46-year-old Gloria Davis, pulling her into a nearby apartment.
“I had to bring her up because she kind of fell,” said Capitola Scott. “She was so hysterical, so I grabbed her to bring her on up here.”
Wong then allegedly doused the entryway and bushes surrounding the apartment where the woman was hiding, screamed, “I’m gonna to kill you!” and flicked his Bic.…Continue Reading
Kissimmee, FL — Lillian Gomez, a special needs teacher at Sunrise Elementary, may soon be standing in the unemployment line for allegedly sprinkling hot sauce on the crayons in her classroom in order to prevent her autistic students from snacking on ‘em.
Two of the children involved were apparently so traumatized by the whole thing, they refused to even touch a crayon for weeks.
“I was really upset. I couldn’t believe it. Honestly, I was like how can a teacher of so many years do something like that,” said family member Karina Holguin. “They got to be traumatized, especially for a kid who can’t express himself like any other children that can tell you this hurts or doesn’t hurt.”
When school administrators learned of the alleged incident in October, Gomez, a 12-year veteran with the district, was removed from the classroom and suspended. With pay, of course. The superintendent is now requesting Gomez be terminated. Figuratively, mind you. An employee termination hearing has been set for February 7.…Continue Reading