Police: Florida woman steals sex toy, uses it in store
FORT PIERCE, Fla. – A Florida woman stole a sex toy, then took off all her clothes and started using it while still in the store, according to the Fort Pierce Police Department. Records show employees at the store, which was not identified in an arrest report, called police Aug. 31 to report that 36-year-old Theresa Stanley had stolen a pink sex toy from a shelf, removed it from the packaging, took off her pants and began using it. Police said by the time they arrived, Stanley was completely nude and had moved to the stock room area to continue using the item. She stopped using the item and dropped it to the ground when an officer walked in the room, according to the affidavit. She was arrested on charges of indecent exposure and larceny.
Report: 18-month-old son of Gregory Edwards found in pool, taken to hospital
Kathleen Edwards, widow of Gregory Edwards, and her mother called 911 after finding the son, about 18 months old, and pulling him from the pool at the family’s house in Grant, a friend at the scene said. Brevard County Sheriff's Office Cpl. The house’s driveway was roped off as a crime scene so the sheriff’s office could investigate, which Jennings said was the sheriff office’s usual procedure for drownings. He said the sheriff’s office had to obtain a search warrant to go inside the house because Edwards did not want law enforcement inside. Gregory Edwards was arrested for assaulting a charity worker in what Kathleen Edwards said was a post-traumatic stress disorder episode, then declared dead after a confrontation with deputies at the jail.
This was not use of force -- it was a criminal act: Florida officers charged with punching intoxicated man
Officer Monica Frederic, 27, is charged with misdemeanor filing a false police report and is suspended without pay. Towering over the still seated man, Eckrode leans into him and uses his knee to push the chair backward twice. They continue jawing at each other and Eckrode slaps him with his left hand. On their reports, Eckrode and Frederic said the man had had been yelling racial slurs at Frederic, who is black. Frederic's attorney Marty White told TCPalm that his client will defend herself in court and "is a good young lady, a good officer. She is free on $1,000 bond.
Under Armour shooting suspect likely found dead in vehicle, police say
FORT PIERCE, Fla. – The man accused of fatally shooting a manager at Under Armour has likely been found dead inside his vehicle in Fort Pierce, according to the Orlando Police Department. [RELATED: Wanted suspect in outlet mall shooting returned to kill manager hours after he was fired, police say | U.S. Marshals search for man accused of shooting manager at Under Armour store]Also on Friday, authorities released surveillance photos showing Everett inside the store in the moments before and after the shooting. A few minutes after that, he went to the store and shot Vasquez, authorities said. Sprague said Everett likely planned and executed the shooting that same day after he was fired.
New photos show Under Armour suspect in store moments before, after shooting
New photos show a man accused of killing a manager at Under Armour in the store holding a gun around the time of the shooting, according to the Orlando Police Department. [RELATED: Manager killed at Orlando Under Armour store was sweet, caring, family says | Under Armour employee shot and killed in store at Orlando International Premium Outlets]Everett fatally shot manager Eunice Maria Vasquez as shoppers were in the store, according to authorities. In the photos, Everett is wearing a gray, black and white striped shirt with dark-colored pants. Police say Daniel Everett fled in a Kia Sorento bearing Florida license plate number IH21AC after shooting a manager at Under Armour. (Orlando Police Department)After the shooting, Everett is accused of fleeing in a gray Kia Sorento bearing Florida license plate number IH21AC.
Severe weather threat for South Florida ahead of the Super Bowl
ORLANDO, Fla. – The unsettled weather pattern that has kept most of Florida locked in the clouds will continue through the first part of the weekend. A few severe thunderstorms will be possible around Lake Okeechobee and points south Friday evening. The severe threat will continue to focus on South Florida Saturday, but shifts further north closer to Fort Pierce and Fort Meyers. Damaging wind will be the main threat with the highest likelihood for severe thunderstorms in the yellow shaded areas. The strongest storms will develop along a warm front that will park itself over South Florida Friday night through Saturday afternoon.
Florida’s Turnpike to offer free coffee during Thanksgiving travel
ORLANDO, Fla. – You can grab free coffee at Florida’s Turnpike service plazas to keep awake and alert during the Thanksgiving travel season. The java will be available at Shell locations on the Turnpike, as well as the lobbies of the Turkey Lake, Canoe Creek, Fort Drum, Fort Pierce and West Palm Beach service plaza lobbies. Free coffee will be offered during the following peak travel times:11 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27 to 6 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 2811 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1 to 6 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2The free coffee offer is available to promote driver safety. The State Farm Safety Patrol will also provide around-the-clock coverage in urban hours, and extended hours from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. north and south of Orlando.
Florida man says wind blew cocaine into his car
FORT PIERCE, Fla. – That darn wind is always causing trouble, especially for "Florida Man." A man pulled over by police in Fort Pierce last month claimed the cocaine residue found inside a Budweiser can along with a crack pipe was blown there by the wind, according to News 6 sister station WPLG. Police noticed Joseph Zak, 37, appeared to be trying to discard an item when he was stopped for failing to pause at a stop sign, The Smoking Gun reports. When cops asked Zak about the white residue inside the can which eventually tested positive for crack cocaine, he told them "the police or the wind must have placed it there." Zak was arrested and jailed.
20-year-old pilot lands airplane on I-95 in Indian River County
VERO BEACH, Fla. – A single-engine plane safely landed on a stretch of Interstate 95 in Vero Beach early Monday after the pilot had an onboard emergency, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Firas Awad H. Alghamdi, 20, of Saudi Arabia, landed the 2004 Piper Cherokee PA-28 about 1:30 a.m. in the southbound lane of the highway at mile marker 144 in Vero Beach. Alghamdi, who took off from Fort Pierce, said the plane apparently ran out of gas, according to officials. The aircraft was loaded onto a truck and moved south to a rest area near mile marker 133. The plane is owned by Ari Ben Aviator Inc. of Fort Pierce.