Getting to know Jovan Collier seems like it would be tough, but there are women out there willing to try. Collier, who killed his family when he was 14 and was later jailed for sending a woman a pig carcass and sex toys, was illegally living with his ex-wife in Galveston. The ex-wife's daughter notified authorities, and now Collier's on the run and e-mailing the local newspaper. The Houston Press has the story.
Sure, no one wants to visit one of Florida's beaches to find it littered with trash, but lately we think tourists might be more wary of getting their face bitten off than encountering garbage.
So while we're glad 20-year-old Keys resident Cassi Lyn Stanton was trying to keep her beach clean, we wish she would have found a better way to get her message across. Miami New Times has the story.
On March 1, students who tried to log on to the Internet using the free Wi-Fi network on Florida State University's Panama City campus found themselves automatically redirected to an infamous Internet shock site called Meatspin.com. In case you're unfamiliar, the site does not feature a 24-ounce porterhouse steak on a lazy Susan. Miami New Times has the story.
Lesley Pehrigo is one determined woman. She was convicted of indecency with a four-year-old child in a 1999 incident; she served her time and got out of prison. For some reason, she broke parole by contacting the boy, now about 17, again. The Houston Press has the story.
There's the kind of extreme couponing you see on that TLC show, and then there's the kind of extreme couponing that happens in Florida Walmarts. The main difference apparently being that the latter involves handguns.
Mary Frances Alday, a 61-year-old, was arrested after she pulled out a handgun at a Crawfordville Walmart because the store refused to accept a dollar-off coupon. A sheriff's deputy ended up having to use a Taser to subdue the woman. Miami New Times has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Christopher Frank allegedly exposed his genitals to a young child at a Home Depot bathroom and then watched the kid use the bathroom while on his knees in the stall. He also was wearing the strangest shirt in his mugshot. Riverfront Times has the story.
A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy pulled over a car full of 20-somethings because its brake lights were broken, but the deputies then ended up playing an odd game of drug hide-and-seek as various substances were found tucked inside the bras, backsides and, yes, even prosthetic legs of the passengers. Miami New Times has the story.
We can only imagine what sort of hellish high is produced by mixing cocaine, synthetic drugs, and Four Loko. Judging by how Lorenzo Guerrero's experience with it went, we don't want to find out anytime soon.
Guerrero, whacked out on the odd mix and wielding a knife, was arrested on attempted second-degree murder charges after he ambushed an elderly CVS clerk in Largo, Florida. Miami New Times has the story.