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Yeah, the beach may have a lot of sand, but it’s nothing like a sand trap. A Florida couple might argue otherwise. As reported by baynews9.com (St. Petersburg, Florida):

A couple was spotted hitting about a dozen golf balls into the Gulf of Mexico from the beach in Redington Shores on Sunday, according to witness Will Root.

The first thing The Juice thought was “they’re littering!”

“I don’t know what they were thinking, safety wise and environment wise,” [witness Will Root] said. “I hate to see that Seinfeld episode repeated.”

Root, 50, said the couple set up on the beach next to him and his wife, Beth LaBaren-Root, near 182nd Avenue W and Gulf Boulevard. They pulled out some clubs and drove a few golf balls into the Gulf before Root said he asked them what they were doing.

“They each hit two or three of them in and then I asked them if they had planned on retrieving the balls out of the water and they said, ‘no, they’d let the kids go out and find them and sell them on a street corner,’” said Root. “We’ve been here for a while and never seen somebody selling golf balls on the street corner.”

FWC spokesman Baryl Martin said it would be considered littering to hit golf balls into the Gulf, unless they’re the biodegradable kind that cruise ships use. Root said based on the man’s response, he doesn’t believe the balls were biodegradable.

“If the kids are going to go out and find them, that means they’re not biodegradable,” he said.

Redington Shores Mayor Bert Adams said this is the first time he’s ever heard of people teeing off on the beach and encourages witnesses to call the non-emergency police line next time.

“That’s definitely a littering violation. I don’t like to see our waters polluted by anything foreign,” said Adams. “Take your golf game to the golf course or to driving ranges, not the Gulf of Mexico.”

My, what a lovely couple! The perfect pair to round out your foursome!

Root said he’s glad he spoke up even though the couple continued hitting golf balls into the gulf.

“I would say they probably put 10 or 15 of them out there, at least,” he said. “I just hope other people would ask and step in … for our environment.”

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It’s safe to say there have been many fights among roommates over dirty dishes. This gent, however, took it to a whole ‘nother level. As reported by Fox40.com (Sacramento, California):

An 18-year-old man reportedly told officers at the Sonora Regional Medical Center that his roommate had thrown a porcelain mug at him during the fight [over the dishes not being done].

So he threw a mug. Wait, there was a second mug …

Police say the man told them his roommate grabbed a second mug and beat him with it.

According to investigators, a third roommate tried to help but couldn’t because the injuries were too serious.

So, so uncool.

Officers arrested 27-year-old Daniel Slawinsky for assault with a deadly weapon – the mug – and booked him into jail.

Any defense?

Slawinsky reportedly admitted to police that he hurt his roommate, and that the argument was over the dishes not being done.

Nope. You’ll find the source, including a photo of the alleged perp, here.

 

 

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All parents get mad at their kids. But this? From the Broadview Heights Police Blotter, as reported by the Sun Star Courier at cleveland.com:

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, EAST ROYALTON ROAD: At 6:19 p.m. Thursday, a patrolman went to Marymount South Medical Center for a report of domestic violence.

A 17-year-old girl told the officer she and her mother have not been getting along lately. [A major understatement, as you will soon see.] She said she had just had surgery and is staying at home to recover. She said her mother came into her room and they started arguing.

Allegedly, her mother took her cell phone and the two began to wrestle. The mother reportedly spit in her face, pushed her to the ground and started hitting her, causing her head to bleed.

A 21-year-old sister came into the room and allegedly used her body to separate her sister and mother. Her 17-year-old sister claimed their mother spat in her sister’s face and threw a cat at her before leaving the room.

The 17-year-old eventually locked her mother out of the house and called the police. Her friend’s parents came and picked her up and transported her to the medical center.

The mother is charged with domestic violence. The 17-year-old daughter requested a motion for a temporary protection order.

Threw a cat at her!!! Shazam!

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People get cold feet all the time, and there are several ways to deal with it. You probably haven’t thought of this one, as reported by The Daily Mail:

A fiancé faked his own death by telephoning his partner and pretending to be his father breaking the bad news – so he could get out of his approaching wedding day, it was revealed today.

Wow. A real gentleman this one.

Bride-to-be Alex Lanchester, 23, of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, received a phone call just months before her wedding claiming that Tucker Blandford, also 23, of Stamford, Connecticut, had died in a car accident.

She then rang the American’s parents to offer her condolences, but they told her he was alive and well – and Miss Lanchester quickly learned he had faked his death to avoid the wedding.

You can read A LOT more, and see photos of the couple, by clicking here.

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As criminal schemes go, this actually isn’t a bad one. So no slamming the victim today. As reported by per NJ.com:

According to Montclair Detective Lt. David O’Dowd, the “diversion-style” burglary hit a Fairview Place home at about 2 p.m. on August 8 when a man wearing beige work clothes and carrying a portable radio rang the doorbell.

It begins …

The man told the homeowner he was working on a water issue in the area, and she let him in to test some of her faucets, police said. After running the water, he led the woman outside to a garden hose, where the two stood for about 30 minutes, police said.

When a voice through the radio said “we’re good to go,” the man left through the yard, police said. When the woman went back inside, police said she found the house ransacked, and $1,000 in cash stolen.

Good to go! And what about the perps?

Police described the suspect who distracted the woman as a 5-feet-10-inch tall white man with brown hair in his 30s. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective L. McCarthy at 973-509-4725.

You’ll find the source here.

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Everyone has heard the old saying about real estate – location, location, location. If you didn’t think that this applies to tweeting, you will now. As reported by The Arab Times:

The Misdemeanor Court sentenced a Twitter user to two months in prison with hard labor and temporary compensation for insulting a poet. Attorney Hussein Al-Asfour, lawyer for the plaintiff, pointed out in court that the accused tweeted statements deemed offensive to the poet; especially since the tweets were about the latter’s personal life. The accused posted the offensive tweets again after the plaintiff announced his plan to contest the parliamentary elections. During investigations, the defendant refuted the allegation that he tweeted the offensive statements; claiming another person used his account. However, when the complaint was referred to the Electronic Crimes Department, it was found out the accused owns the account and he posted the insulting statements repeatedly. Taking these circumstances into consideration, Al-Asfour asked the court to impose the harshest penalty on the accused.

Yikes.

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Hey, I’m in jail already. So what’s one more little transgression. Well, as reported by WZVN (Ft. Myers, Florida):

25-year-old Crystal Stephens told deputies she stole a piece of paper belonging to her cell mate. On that piece of paper was her cell mate’s debit card number and expiration date.

You’re not going to believe what she did with that information.

Stephens then used that information to call a bail bondsman and bailed herself out of jail.

Bam! But that wasn’t all.

According to the report, Stephens also used the card number to buy a plane ticket. In all, she charged more than $1,700 to the card.

Seriously, did you think she wouldn’t notice? She did.

Her cell mate later noticed those charges after she was released from jail. Stephens is now charged with grand theft and fraud.

Here’s the source, including a mug shot.

 

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If you have issues with your neighbor, take them up with your neighbor (and do it in a civilized way!)  Leave the lawn guy alone! Unfortunately it did not go down that way, as reported at mysuncoast.com (WWSB):

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, deputies met with the victim, the owner of a lawn service business, at a residence in the 6400 block of Thorman Road around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim told deputies he was hired to mow the lawn at the residence and was in the process of doing so, when 71-year-old Patrick Botelho approached him.

Yes, Mr. Botelho has anger issues, hates his neighbor, or both.

The victim said that Botelho asked him why he wasn’t trimming the weeds from the flower beds. The man said he was not hired to do so, that the home owners had contracted with him to only trim the lawn. Botelho told the victim that the weeds were getting into his lawn and told the victim he had better trim the flower beds.

Or else what? Well …

When the victim declined, Botelho allegedly tried to pull the victim off the mower and grabbed him around the neck, choking him so that he was gasping for breath. Another worker who was nearby trimming around the house saw what was happening and ran toward the two. At that point, Botelho released the victim and went back to his own house

Botelho was arrested and transported to the Charlotte County Jail. He was being held on a $2,500 bond.

Not cool. You’ll find the story, and a mug shot, by clicking here.

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While you were trying to shoplift, the loss prevention officer was just doing his job, which sometimes, well, really bites. As reported by The New Hampshire Union Leader:

A city woman is facing a felony charge because she bit a loss prevention officer at Macy’s who caught her shoplifting items worth $800, police said.

Ouch!

Crystal Frechette, 34, of 28 Railroad Square, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with robbery, a Class B felony.

That’s right – a felony.

Had she not allegedly bitten the Macy’s employee, the charge would have been a misdemeanor.

And if you’re wondering what the difference in potential sentences is …

A Class B felony is punishable by up to seven years in prison, while a misdemeanor carries a maximum 12-month jail sentence, both exclusive of fines.

Yikes. You’ll find the source, with a mug shot, here.

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What lengths would you go to in order to avoid a speeding ticket? Ladies, would you fire up the waterworks? Gents, would you throw yourself on the mercy of the officer? You won’t believe what this guy did. As reported by WFTV.com:

A man is accused of calling 911 to say that a murder was about to take place, but West Melbourne authorities said the caller was just trying to get out of a traffic stop.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Police said that Julius Lupowitz called 911 to report a murder in hopes that the officer who stopped him would respond to the priority call on Wingate Boulevard rather than write him a citation.

Lupowitz is heard in the call saying there was a man with a gun and that someone was going to get shot and then the call is disconnected.

“I see there’s a murder that’s going to happen, I swear, on Wingate, on Wingate. No, Wingate and Wickham. No, on Wingate and Hollywood, Wingate and Hollywood,” the man said in the call to 911. “I swear there’s going to be a murder any second. I swear there’s a man with a gun.  Please, I just called, it’s Wingate and Hollywood.”

The 911 operator received a second call from the same man, telling the same story. As the operator probed the caller for more information, he again disconnected the line.

But this lead-footed criminal genius was no match for the 911 dispatcher.

A quick-thinking Brevard County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher did a search for prior incidents associated with the telephone number the 911 calls came from to find the phone belonged to Lupowitz. West Melbourne Police Officer Ted Salem was on the traffic stop when the 911 calls were received.

As he attempted to quickly end the stop to respond to the priority call, he overheard the dispatcher relay over the air that Lupowitz was the telephone owner.

“When she broadcast that information, our officer was standing at the door of Mr. Lupowitz’ vehicle and realized it was the same person making the 911 calls,” said Richard Cordeau, with the West Melbourne Police Department.

Toast.

Police said Lupowitz would have only received a $209 speeding fine, but now, he faces a third-degree felony charge for misuse of the 911 system and he still received the citation. Police said that charge could land him in jail for up to five years if convicted.

Lupowitz was arrested later at his home without incident, police said.

“This incident needlessly tied up a critical component of public safety. The 911 system is intended for people who truly need help. In addition, these false calls created an unnecessary delay in our officers’ ability to respond to true emergencies,” said Lt. Cordeau of the West Melbourne Police Department.

He was turned over to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and given a $2,000 bail amount.

You’ll find the source, and a mug shot, if you click here.