Soldier's Home Burglarized
Sgt. Robert Fearon was in Tampa training to prepare for his fourth tour of duty in the Middle East last weekend, when burglars broke into his home stealing electronics, jewlrey and signed sports jerseys, according to Bradenton Patch.
Greedy Thieves Wipe Shelves Clean of Perfume
Is there an odor problem? Or could these outlaw gals not get enough of their favorite perfume at the Sephora store in the Westfield Brandon shopping mall? Apparently, only a few bottle wouldn't do, as a surveillance video released from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office shows the two thieves hauling away enough perfume to top about $3,000, according to Brandon Patch. The shoplifters worked together to slip the perfume into their bags at the Sephora store at Westfield Brandon mall. A reward has been offered in the case. Is there such a thing as a cologne-sniffing dog? Be on the lookout for the scent of the thieves. There was no mention of the brand of perfume.
According to the arrest affidavit on Largo Patch, "the defendant was undressing and chasing women through the parking lot, which alerted the attention of several bystanders. A mother and her two small children were walking through the parking lot when the defendant was only wearing a red (shirt) and no pants."
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City officials estimate 550,000 gallons were lost from a reclaimed water tower damaged during a golf cart shooting spree early Tuesday at local golf club, reports Dunedin Patch.
The 200-foot city water tower just south of Curlew Road, near the intersection of Bayshore Boulevard, was struck by a bullet while Mark Fitzgerald, 49, of Dunedin rode around Dunedin Golf Club with two weapons during the early morning hours, according to a Pinellas County Sheriff's news release.
He told authorities he was looking for his dog. Perhaps it's a good thing he did not find the pooch.
Robber Bites Man Trying to Help Eldery Victim
According to police, a Gulfport resident took out $20 in cash from a Wells Fargo ATM. The 70-year-old woman was at a drive-thru ATM, according to the Gulfport Patch. He allegedly grabbed her hand and pried the cash from it. He said “I need that money” before taking off.
The woman yelled for help and a motorist driving by on a scooter responded, according to police. He caught up with the suspect, who chomped down on the motorist's arm, prompting him to let go. The suspect fled.