Bar fights: The result of way too much liquid courage combined with high levels of testosterone. Or, in some cases, cattiness. They usually happen near the end of the night when someone either gives you the "stank eye" or hits on your man (or woman) right in front of you. Regardless of the reason, ... More >>
Apparently life really does imitate art. Just weeks before the release of Harmony Korine's beach-babes-with-handguns movie Spring Breakers hits theaters, a woman in Daytona Beach for spring break had a two-hour armed standoff with police inside her hotel room.The problems started on Wednesday when H ... More >>
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 ... More >>
In a bizarre and frightening attempt to save his failing marriage, 49-year-old Robert Ball of Pasco County prove he may be one of the worst husband of all time. Ball invited his estranged wife over to his house, and then forced her at knifepoint on a serious of strange dates that involved shoe ... More >>
David Escamillo was arrested last night for causing a panic during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises at the Regal multiplex on South Beach. The 44-year-old screamed, "This is it!" from the back of the theater, and later yelled, "I didn't shoot anybody" once outside the theater. The scare follows ... More >>
"Honestly officer, I didn't mean to get high. Someone pointed a gun to my head and made me do it.""Yeah, likely story, kid.""No, seriously. I'm a seven-year-old and some crazy f'n mad man pointed a gun to my head and forced me to smoke pot."
David Lee Sinnett, a 32-year-old Bartow, Florida man, sits behind bars for beating a two-year-old boy with a wire clothes hanger for mispronouncing his sister's name. Even worse, the boy suffers from a speech impediment. Police, however, did not immediately release the relationship between Sinnett a ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to th ... More >>
A 13-year-old Fort Myers boy was arrested last Friday for allegedly brandishing a machete while chasing a group of elementary school children at a bus stop. The stunt was apparently in retaliation for the younger boys' bullying the knife wielder's 10-year-old friend and for "messing with Mexicans."
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
A Jacksonville man headed to the Bottom Upz strip club this weekend with hopes of seeing the ladies deprived of their clothes. Apparently something went horribly wrong and he was the one who ended up without his clothes, and without his truck.
Mark Loescher tried to tell police he couldn't go to jail. See, Loescher is actually half orangutan and needed to get to the "Fusion Center" as soon as possible to check on his monkey blood. All of this is actually a matter of national importance too, since Loescher also claims to be the director ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to ... More >>
One simply does not mess with an 81-year-old Hialeah woman on her way to a taping of Sabado Gigante. If you keep her away from Don Francisco, you will pay a price. One armed robber found out the hard way after trying to rob a trio of abuelas, only to have one of the feisty women fight back.
Maybe police officers need to take sensitivity training to better understand the time honored traditions of the noble redneck people. That's what Mark Thomas Wach seems to think.After the Palm City man was arrested for shooting a lawnmower and pointing a gun at his son, he told police, "Fighting ... More >>
Jonathan and Luis BaezBrothers Jonathan and Luis Baez have been arrested after seriously beating up a pilot on a plane at Miami International Airport last night. The skirmish started after the flight crew ordered one brother off the flight because he appeared to be drunk or on drugs and ended in ... More >>
Miami police are looking for multiple gunmen with assault rifles who attacked a group in Liberty City early this morning, leaving one man dead and two seriously wounded.Dean Nathan Young, who was 45 years old, died shortly after he and two others were "ambushed" on the front lawn of a home on NW ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that series.
Florida has something of a real life Serial Mom on its hands. Something about being a mother makes a woman want to make sure than her male offspring have the neatest, tidiest hair possible. Usually when a son forgoes regular barbering it usually results in sighs of, "Fine, just walk around town w ... More >>
Last night, a 24-year-old named Jamal Singletary pulled an assault rifle and started shooting at an officer in Allapattah. The detective pulled his own weapon and fired back, killing Singletary on the spot, police say.Singletary becomes the eighth suspect killed by police fire in an urban Miami n ... More >>
Reinaldo Ruiz, a sergeant in the Miami-Dade Police Department who makes more than $100,000-a-year, has found himself on the other side of the badge after being arrested Friday night by Broward Sheriff's deputies on charges of domestic violence. Few details are available but Ruiz was booked and ch ... More >>
via Monroe County Sheriff's OfficeUrania LotAll Urania Lot wanted was for her 18-year-old son to eat his sandwich in the dining room. When he refused to quit chomping in the living room, the 60-year-old Stock Island mom grabbed a hammer. And when threats of smashing the TV to bits didn't work eit ... More >>
via Miami-Dade CorrectionsRagheb and Nabil Sulaiman, the Perrine convenience store clerks accused to beating a customer to death last month in an argument over pocket change, will have to wait another couple weeks for their first day in court. Their arraignment, which was scheduled this morning, ... More >>
Ragheb and Nabil Sulaiman will have to wait another few weeks for their first day in court.Ragheb and Nabil Sulaiman -- the Perrine clerks who sparked a national furor and a local boycott after allegedly beating a customer to death ago over an argument about a few cents change -- will have to wai ... More >>
Poor Rolando Negrin. You remember him: The Miami International Airport screener who last month used his baton to beat a co-worker who had been habitually mocking the size of Negrin's penis after watching him test-run a full-body x-ray scanner.It's gotta suck to be made into a national p ... More >>
C.StilesCharles "Krazy Horse" Bennett Seeks a title and an end to his madness.When it comes to second chances, Charles Daniel Bennett Jr. will take four, five, six, and however many more he can get. Nicknamed Krazy Horse, the Ocala native has been one of the most scandalous characters to step int ... More >>
Sammi "Sweatheart" has fists of furyYou can take the girl out of Jersey, but you can't take the Jersey out of the girl. Jersey Shore castmate Sammi "Sweatheart" Giancola will be facing criminal assault charges and a civil lawsuit after she got into a brawl at a South Beach club this weekend 24-ye ... More >>
Lost luggage? Overpriced beers? Another canceled flight back to Pittsburgh? via Miami Dade Corrections Michael John Jones is accused of assaulting two employees at MIA yesterday and punching a cop in the face.It's not clear what exactly set off Michael John Jones at Miami International Air ... More >>
Maybe you've never heard of Trevor Mbakwe, but he's one of the best ballers in Miami. The six-foot-eight-inch forward dominated Florida's junior college circuit this year, leading the Miami Dade College Sharks to their best season since 1983 -- a 26-3 final record and a close loss in the state final ... More >>
Maybe it's street karma. After a decade as a pimp and a hit man, Overtown street hustler Big Red could finally be brought down by a small-potatoes probation violation.This past summer, New Times profiled the entrepreneurial ex-convict who faced long odds when it came to his goal: Survive on the st ... More >>
Zeta Beta Tau's official song is "My Brother, Here is my Hand." The chapter at the University of Miami might as well amend it with "...it is full of drugs, so many, many drugs." Today, the Coral Gables Police Department Vice Squad raided the historically Jewish fraternity's house on UM's campus as p ... More >>
Palestinian protester Riadh Atmani wants to clear his name.
Violence is dropping on the Beach, but some nights, well ...
Sean Taylor's felony charges have wrecked several lives, not to mention his pro football career
The two men whose alleged tormentor was apprehended by the Heat star speak up
A town is gripped by bitter accusations, bogus arrests, rumors of violence, canine carnage, and general mayhem
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FIU's police force goes solo on the arrests of three football players
Chris Paciello, the dangerous darling of the SoBe nightlife set, has a reputation for fisticuffs. And mob ties.
After squandering much of his lottery jackpot, Bernardo Paz is acquitted of raping his pregnant teenage sister-in-law
Carlos Barroso's feud with Anthony Auto involves a video camera, many police reports, and assault charges
How infuriating is Joe Blake? Let's put it this way: His attorney is accused of trying to have him murdered.
Insurance mogul Jose "Pepe" Alvarez might finally be booked for an alleged gun-waving incident last summer
Scott Curry vowed the tykes who scuffled with his son would get what was coming to them. But he was the one who got busted.
What do you do with a little tyke who throws a rock at another kid? In Dade County, you prosecute him.