United for Care, a pro-medical marijuana lobby backed by attorney John Morgan, faces its biggest opponent: Florida's cops. In June, members of the newly formed Don't Let Florida Go to Pot coalition assembled in Tallahassee to educate voters on the dangers of marijuana and discourage voters from pass ... More >>
Ladies and gentlemen, allows us to introduce you to Ms. Crystal Metheney. You didn't read that wrong. Your mind isn't screwing around with you. This woman from Polk County has the perfect Florida name. She was arrested back in early May. The charge: shooting a "missile" into a "occupied vehicle." ... More >>
A Gainesville skydiver crashed into an airplane over the weekend and walked away with only minor bruises and injuries. He also says he'll be going back up for more jumps as soon as he can. And here you are being afraid of a spider in your toilet. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the ... More >>
Polk County police found what is probably the most Florida thing during a search following an arrest on Tuesday. And by "the most Florida thing," we mean, an illegal fish, a weed plant, hundreds of grams of meth, twin 10-month-old babies lying near the baggies, and two frozen alligators. We believ ... More >>
Two Florida girls have been arrested in the death of a 12-year-old Central Florida girl, Rebecca Sedwick. Sedwick committed suicide in September after being cyber bullied for nearly a year. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the two girls arrested are ages 12 and 14.
A massive riot broke out at Avon Park Youth Academy juvenile detention center on Saturday night. The riot, which sparked two fires, and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to several buildings throughout the facility, was apparently started over a couple of cups of soup, according to ... More >>
A manager at a Goodyear tire store in Winter Haven thought he might defraud a customer to get more money in his pockets. And he chose the perfect target. An entire sheriff's office. FOOLPROOF.
A guy who trashed a cop car a couple of times, and then burglarized a home in Polk County decided that he was no ordinary vandal but that he was, in fact, The Joker. And while The Joker from the Batman movies is a demented clown guy that kills people and then laughs maniacally, this real life Joker ... More >>
A man from Illinois was honeymooning with his new bride in Orlando when he allegedly decided to leave their honeymoon suite at the Omni Hotel in Champions Gate to go pay another woman for sex. The newlywed woman had noticed her man had gone missing and called the cops. She would soon learn that her ... More >>
Looks like the Florida Sheriffs Task Force's crackdown on underaged drinking during spring break was a success. And by success, we mean craploads of arrests were made, drugs were seized, and fewer visits to the emergency room were made by underaged kids who had been iced one too many times by their ... More >>
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSimone PaolercioSimone Paolercio teaches children during the week at Lakeland's Highlands Middle School, but this Saturday, she was allegedly tossing hash browns at a McDonald's employee.According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Paolercio, 39, rolled through t ... More >>
Lewis Perry slipped through BSO's porous screening process. For the Gomez family, the results were tragic.
Hollywood police used a Bahamian Casanova to set up Valarie Curry