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Criminal Assault

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Dangerous Floridian George Zimmerman Allegedly Threatened to Take More Lives During Road Rage Incident

    George Zimmerman, the man who killed unarmed Miami teenager Trayvon Martin, has allegedly threatened to kill again. Zimmerman was involved in a road-rage incident near Orlando and allegedly asked another driver, "Do you know who I am?," undoubtedly referring to his known status as a someone who ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Mugshots Friday: Ol' Snake Eye

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Memorial Day Weekend Arrests Down by Nearly Half in Miami Beach

    Swarms of rowdy beachgoers erupted into violent brawls. Police were overwhelmed as they tried to quell the chaos. Dozens ended up arrested while worried business owners looked on. Just another Memorial Day weekend in South Beach, right? Actually, not so much. That chaotic scene, in fact, went down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Mugshots Friday: Is That a Robot Penis?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Solange Knowles Should Be in Jail for Assaulting Jay Z

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke wants justice for men who are victims of domestic violence. The New York City Police Department should have arrested Solange Kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Miami Man Expecting Pizza, Instead Gets Beaten, Robbed, and Tasered

    Is nothing sacred in this town? Do not even the lowest of the low have some respect for a man's right to eat pizza in peace? What is this world coming to? Pablo Suescun, 21, was waiting for a pizza to be delivered to his Edgewater apartment. When he opened the door after hearing a knock, he was no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    MDC Professor Brutally Attacked on Campus, Possibly by Student Angry Over Grades

    Miami Dade College music professor Marc Magellan was heading into a Kendall campus parking garage last week when someone yelled out, "Professor Marc!" Next thing Magellan knew, he'd been punched in the face, knocked to the concrete, and brutally beaten until his nose shattered and his hand broke. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Mugshots Friday: Death Stares and Normcore

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Dumb Miami Kid Accidentally Shot His 83-Year-Old Grandmother

    Eighty-three-year-old Marian Hill is recovering in the hospital after her grandson, 23-year-old Kenneth Smith, Jr., accidentally shot her in the leg yesterday. The incident happened after Smith argued with his brother, Robert Hill, 28, over his cell phone and decided to pull out a gun in the famil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Florida Man Attacks Mom's Boyfriend with Samurai Sword over Can of Missing Shrimp

    The thing I'm most shocked about by this story is that canned shrimp exists. This is Florida. We expect people to do all sorts of crazy things with weird knives, but we also expect people to at least eat fresh shrimp. Jayson Laughman, a 34-year-old from Volusia County, was arrested Saturday on cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Drunk Florida Woman Tried to Run Over Ex, Hit Tree Instead

    Unless Veronica Doctor also had some bad beef with a certain tree, her attempt at vehicular revenge was a failure. Police in Collier County say that the Hollywood woman tried to run over her ex-boyfriend near a casino, but instead hit a tree. Her .259 blood alcohol level might have had something t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Six Best Moves to Win a Miami Bar Fight!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Florida Woman Pulls Gun at Walmart Because Clerk Wouldn't Honor Her $1 Coupon

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    7-Year-Old Forced to Smoke Pot at Gunpoint

    "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."

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Florida Man Beats Toddler Boy for Mispronouncing Sister's Name

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Mugshots Friday: Daddy's Girl

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Florida Boy Arrested for Pulling a Machete on Kids for Bullying Mexicans

    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."

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Mugshots Friday: Blowed-Up Dude and the Ridiculously Photogenic Mugshot

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Man Forced to Strip, Carjacked in Florida Strip Club Parking Lot

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Mugshots Friday: Polar Man, Infinite Wisdom, and a Good, Reliable Goon

    ​​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Drunk Florida Man Points Gun at Teen Son, Tells Police "Fighting is What Redneck People Do"

    ​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 >>

  • Culture

    July 28, 2011
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    July 28, 2011

    Brothers Arrested For Beating Up Pilot On MIA Flight

    Jonathan and Luis Baez​Brothers 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Two Wounded, One Killed In Assault Rifle Ambush in Liberty City

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Mugshots Friday: Iceberg, Fairuza Balk, and God Is Awesome

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Florida Mom Threatened to Kill Son For Not Getting Haircut

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Jamal Singletary, 24-Year-Old Armed Suspect, Shot and Killed by Police in Allapattah

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Miami-Dade Police Sergeant Reinaldo Ruiz Arrested for Domestic Violence

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Keys Mom Urania Lot Charged With Beating Son With a Hammer Over a Sandwich

    via Monroe County Sheriff's OfficeUrania Lot​All 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Ragheb and Nabil Sulaiman's First Day in Court Postponed Again Until January

    via Miami-Dade Corrections​Ragheb 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Ragheb and Nabil Sulaiman, Clerks Who Killed Akil Oliver With a Crowbar, Have First Day In Court Postponed

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Rolando Negrin Has Company: Modern History's Most Epic Penis-Related Brawls

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Charles Bennett Is Called "Krazy Horse" Because He's 100 Percent Normal

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Jersey Shore's Sammi "Sweatheart" To Face Assault Charges After South Beach Club Brawl

    Sammi "Sweatheart" has fists of fury​You 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Angry Mohawked Pennsylvanian Charged With Assaulting Miami Airport Employees

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Miami Dade College Basketball Star Faces Felony Assault Charges

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Steak Knives and Crack Pipes: Overtown Feud Lands Former Pimp in Jail

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    UM Frat Has Members Arrested For Drug-Related Charges ...Again

    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 >>

  • News

    January 22, 2009

    Fighting The Man

    Palestinian protester Riadh Atmani wants to clear his name.

  • News

    May 25, 2006

    Four Wheels, No Breaks

    Sean Taylor's felony charges have wrecked several lives, not to mention his pro football career

  • News

    September 22, 2005

    Shaq Fans for Life

    The two men whose alleged tormentor was apprehended by the Heat star speak up

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    Delusions of Dogma

    A town is gripped by bitter accusations, bogus arrests, rumors of violence, canine carnage, and general mayhem

  • News

    August 12, 2004

    Until Proven Guilty

    24 HOURS. 1 FULL MOON. 265 Arrests.

  • News

    July 15, 2004

    Campus Crime Spree

    FIU's police force goes solo on the arrests of three football players

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    Dumb and Dumber Luck

    After squandering much of his lottery jackpot, Bernardo Paz is acquitted of raping his pregnant teenage sister-in-law

  • News

    October 15, 1998

    The Battle of East Eighth Street

    Carlos Barroso's feud with Anthony Auto involves a video camera, many police reports, and assault charges

  • News

    June 18, 1998

    Every Lawyer's Nightmare

    How infuriating is Joe Blake? Let's put it this way: His attorney is accused of trying to have him murdered.

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    August 7, 1997
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    April 20, 1995

    Father Knows Arrest

    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.

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