Florida mom ditches kids at Waffle House to go drinking at a bar and never returns

From RawStory.com:

A Florida mother was arrested this week after police said that she left her three children at an Augusta Waffle House while she went drinking at a nearby bar. According to the Augusta Chronicle, 38-year-old Rhiannon Gentry’s children — ages 11, 12, and 12 — were found crying in the parking lot of a Waffle House in Richmond County on Monday night.
A waitress reportedly told police that Gentry had left the children there an hour and a half earlier, but she did not leave them with enough money to pay for their food. The waitress said that she observed the children crying on multiple occasions because their mother had not returned to check on them. According to an arrest report, a man saw the children trying to cross a busy road to get to Wild Wings Cafe, where they believed their mother was drinking. The witness said that he found Gentry drinking with two men at the bar.
Gentry later told police that she had only gone to Wild Wings to pay for four drinks that she had earlier in the evening. She also said that one of the children did not belong to her, but she said that she had permission to take the child to dinner.
Gentry was charged with deprivation of a minor.

Vacation Time!

Mr. B and I are enjoying a much needed rest at Frenchy’s House Party’s Florida Clubhouse in Ft Myers. I’ll try to do some posting but, who knows what’ll happen here next? We’re heading out to explore the area to see the sights. More soon…

By the way.. A big “Thank You” to AnneMarie (Stella) and Bruce, our hosts, for their amazing generosity! We love them both!

Ugh! Florida (again)!

Former Florida Teacher of the Year sentenced to 40 years for sexually assaulting fourth grader (via Raw Story )

A Florida elementary school “Teacher of the Year” was sentenced to 40 years in jail after pleading guilty to charges of sexual battery on a child younger than 12 and lewd or lascivious molestation. Six other charges against former Windy Hill Elementary…

How could this have taken so long to deliberate??

Jurors find Dunn guilty on 4 of 5 counts in loud music murder trial

Michael David Dunn in court on Thursday.
Michael David Dunn, Murderous Asshole

From The Tennessean:

JACKSONVILLE — A Florida jury found a software engineer guilty of attempted murder and shooting into a car full of teenagers, but they could not agree on first-degree murder in the death of one of the teenaged boys.
Thirty-one hours after deliberations over four days, a jury could not decide if Michael David Dunn, 47, was guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Jordan Davis, 17, during a confrontation over loud rap music in a Jacksonville gas station parking lot.
Circuit Judge Russell Healey declared a mistrial on the first-degree murder count. State Attorney Angela Corey said after the verdict that her office would retry Dunn for first-degree murder. The jury found Dunn guilty of three counts of attempted second-degree murder and shooting a deadly missile when he fired 10 times at Davis’ SUV, hitting the vehicle nine times during the November 2012 fight. Dunn shot and killed Davis, who was sitting in the vehicle with three of his friends. Dunn says he acted in self-defense.

Florida… Again

Today’s weirdo news from Florida:

Naked man shot to death after eating teens face, assaulting cop

A naked man with “superhuman strength” was shot to death Tuesday night after assaulting a former police officer and biting part of a teenager’s face off.
According to Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, the naked man was walking down a road near Delray Beach, Florida when, for reasons that remain unclear, he attacked a 66-year-old former NYPD officer. The retired cop was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. Meanwhile, the naked man continued up the road, where he encountered and chased a man walking with his 10-year-old son. Later, the naked man attacked an 18-year-old man, biting his face until the teen stabbed the man with a box cutter or knife. By that time, police officers had arrived on the scene and attempted to Taser the nude man. 
“He’s obviously delirious on something,” Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw told the Palm Beach Post. “He is a huge guy. He takes a fighting stance. They’re trying to get him on the ground. He starts charging them. The Taser did not affect him.” A deputy then shot the man three times, once in the torso and twice in the lower body. The man died later that night at a nearby hospital. 
“We don’t know right now if he’s expired from the gunshots, or if he’s expired because of obviously he’s on some type of drugs that have made him act like this,” Bradshaw said. “There’s no way to know if those are the shots that actually killed him, or if he’s died from what they called exited delirium. He’s obviously on some type of narcotics to make him act like this.”

Another Florida Nut Case

How’s this for a headline? From RawStory.com

Disfigured Florida man sets house on fire after he was scolded for public masturbation
Police arrested a Florida man accused of setting fire to an apartment complex after a building manager told him to stop masturbating in front of his open windows and door.
Kenneth Haskins, who was disfigured previously when he shot himself in the face with a shotgun, was charged with felony arson, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Officers said the 58-year-old Haskins used flammable liquids to set the fire about 10 p.m. Monday in his bedroom and kitchen at the Mar Plaza Apartments in Tampa.
The fire was extinguished in about 20 minutes, firefighters said, and 28 apartments were evacuated during the incident, but no injuries were reported. Police said Haskins was angry over being scolded for masturbating in plain view.

Florida… again

From RawStory.com

Florida Missionary sentenced for sexually abusing indigenous girls in Amazon
Warren Kennell, Perv
A judge sentenced a former Florida missionary to 58 years in prison Tuesday for recording himself as he sexually abused girls from an indigenous tribe in the Amazon.
Warren Kennell admitted to befriending and abusing the girls over several years while he was establishing a church for the Sanford-based New Tribes mission, reported the Orlando Sentinel. “We are heartsick,” said a spokeswoman for the ministry. “Children are to be protected, not hurt. We are grateful to the authorities for the prosecution of this individual despite international legal obstacles.” Homeland Security agents began investigating the 45-year-old after they were tipped off that Kennell was posting photos on a child pornography website.
Agents searched Kennell in May after stopping him upon arrival in Orlando from Brazil, and investigators said they found several digital storage devices containing sexually explicit images involving children. Authorities said Kennell admitted he was the man shown abusing a girl in one of the images and had photographed a second girl.
Investigators eventually found 940 images of child pornography on Kennell’s computer.
He pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography.
Kennell apologized during his sentencing hearing, saying he’d “hurt a lot of people.”
 Yeah… he’s very sorry he got caught. Ugh!

Headlines you don’t see every day (except in Florida)

From KCTV in Immokalee, FL

Woman Allegedly Stabs Boyfriend After He Farts In Her Face
A 37-year-old Florida woman allegedly stabbed her boyfriend with an 8-inch-long kitchen knife after he farted in her face during an argument
Deborah Ann Burns, 37, was arrested last week for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. And perhaps not surprisingly, deputies say alcohol helped fuel the argument.The Immokalee woman told Collier County detectives that she stabbed her boyfriend of six years after an argument broke out while the two were watching a nightly television program. 
Burns’ boyfriend told deputies that they began arguing over money. They both got up and went into the kitchen. That was when Burns said her boyfriend walked by and farted in her face, according to an arrest report.

Florida: Perv Central

Here’s a look at some of the denizens of The Sunshine State via RawStory.com:

Florida cop arrested for sexually assaulting passed-out woman after detaining her boyfriend
A Florida sheriff’s deputy has been arrested after a woman alleged that he groped her and made inappropriate comments during an otherwise routine traffic stop on New Year’s Day. According to an affidavit acquired by WESH Orlando, the victim and her boyfriend had been ringing in the New Year at a local bar.
The boyfriend flagged the deputy, Matthew Donnelly, down when he noticed that the victim had passed out and may require assistance. Donnelly placed the boyfriend into the back of his squad car and then went to assist the victim. The affidavit states that the victim woke up when she heard a male voice that didn’t belong to her boyfriend tell her she was “[expletive] sexy,” and that he “has a wife.”

 and this little item…

 Florida pastor loses job after arrest in prostitution sting

A northwest Florida pastor was  arrested earlier this month as part of a prostitution sting. Michael Steven Ward, of Molino, was arrested Jan. 3 after contacting an undercover officer and offering to pay for a sex act during an arranged meeting in Pensacola, authorities said.
Ward was charged with procuring for prostitution, a second-degree misdemeanor, and released later that same day on $500 bond.
He was dismissed from a leadership position at Atmore (Alabama) Apostolic Church, where he’d been pastor for several years, after his arrest.
Ward also managed a tire shop in Molino.
The Escambia County sheriff’s office arrested 51 prostitutes and customers during the sting, which began at the end of December.


Like my friend Anne says… "Florida…"

Drunk Florida man admits shooting up public docks and then poops pants

From RawStory.com

An Orlando man was recently arrested after he defecated in his own pants while admitting to police that the he shot up a public dock.

According to an arrest report published by TCPalm on Tuesday, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots fired near the Gifford Docks in Vero Beach at around 9:20 p.m. on April 9 and found 44-year-old Michael Johnston.

The Orlando man verified that he had been drinking and firing weapons, and gave the officer permission to search the trunk of his car for a .45 caliber black powder pistol and a .40 caliber Glock pistol. Johnston explained that he had consumed at least eight alcoholic beverages, but said that the two cans of Colt 45 had been “too many apparently!”

The police report also indicated that a second man had been with Johnston at the docks.

After being read his Miranda rights, Johnston told the deputy that both men had been “drinking and shooting.”

“I am impaired,” the suspect reportedly said.

“Johnston was swaying while I was speaking to him due to his intoxication and defecated in his pants, which he admitted was from his intoxication,” the deputy wrote.

The charging document stated that at least 20 rounds were fired from both firearms at a glass bottle, resulting in “bullet holes and ricochet damage caused from multiple bullets on the dock’s walkway and pillars.”

“The dock shit is my shit!” Johnston said, referring to the bullet holes, not the poop in his pants.

He was charged with using a firearm under the influence of alcohol and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors. The deputy said that the damage to the docks was an “eyesore” and would need to be repaired “due to the negative impression that will be seen by visitors of county docks.”