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 >>
What started in Guatemala and took a financial detour to Miami has now ended in New York. Former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo pleaded guilty in a New York courtroom today to a charge of money laundering designed to hide bribes he had taken from Taiwan.
A day after the funeral of Anthony Jerome Lee, better known to South Beach's club scene as the lively drag diva Wanda, police in Tampa confirmed they have made an arrest in her startling murder. According to the Tampa Bay Times, local police have apprehended Deandre Tolliver, 23, of Lakeland, and ... More >>
Anna Burgese, a New Jersey woman on vacation, claims she was just chilling in the lobby of the W South Beach when a gang of drunken prostitutes mistook her for a competitor and violently attacked her to defend their turf. Now Burgese and her husband Joseph are suing the W, claiming that the hotel ... More >>
Cops in Longwood, Florida, received a report this week that a young blond woman was sitting idly in a car parked outside of a Big Lots. The caller said she looked "stoned out of her face." When police arrived, they found her clutching a crack pipe and had a 2-week-old boy strapped in a car seat in t ... More >>
Unknown gunmen blasted at the Bawse. And he crashed his Rolls. As Crossfade already noted, Rick Ross celebrated his birthday last night at South Beach nightlub LIV and then he took the party to Fort Lauderdale's Floridian Restaurant, where he became the target of an apparent assassination attempt. ... More >>
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 gives his take on the latest developments in the NCAA probe of the Miami Hurricanes.The NCAA is finally wrapping up its investiga ... More >>
Several hours before dawn on Saturday, dancehall vet Captain Barkey (born Joslyn Hamilton) and his lover Tracy Bennett were shot to death in the parking lot of the Holiday Motel in the Bronx. The alleged murderer, according to New York City police: Joseph Kernizan, a Haitian music promoter and Benn ... More >>
Even though there were less arrests this past weekend's Memorial Day celebration on South Beach compared to last year, there was one particular schmuck caught on camera assaulting a woman who deserves some more time in a Miami-Dade County jail.In another video, he identifies himself as "J Charm" and ... More >>
Earlier this month, New Times revealed the staggering number of serious felonies committed by mob turncoat Chris Paciello. The secret FBI interviews with Paciello unearthed by author Frank Owen exposed the former SoBe club king as the very model of the multi-tasking Mafioso, a virtual one ma ... More >>
After allegedly furiously swiping a fan's iPhone last weekend, Chris Brown may find himself behind bars sometime soon. Jose Lambiet at Gossip Extra says that Miami Beach Police and the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's prosecutors are in the process of planning on the best way to arrest Brown an ... More >>
via You TubeMichael the Black Man rallies for Santorum on Sunday.After stinging losses in New Hampshire and South Carolina, Rick Santorum came to Florida this weekend hoping to reboot his push toward the White House. But the ex-senator may want to vette his opening acts a bit better: At a Coral S ... More >>
Tayshana Murphy, an 18-year-old basketball star in Manhattan who was being heavily recruited by the University of Miami women's basketball team, was fatally gunned down this past weekend in what appears to be a tragic case of mistaken identity. Murphy, ranked the 16th best point guard in the nati ... More >>
But a tight-knit group is ready to keep preaching the word.
First year Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly really does seem to have a lot of odd things on his mind in the run up to the Sun Bowl, which will see his team reignite its historical rivalry with the Miami Hurricanes. First, he was just glad that El Paso, Texas, doesn't have nude beaches like the bastio ... More >>
This mug shot tells only half the story, but it tells it clearly: Sterling Roderick Wilde, a 26-year-old Atlanta tourist allegedly found sleeping in a South Beach hotel hallway, tangled with the wrong lady cop.
CC by 2.0, via Jurvetson on FlickrKanye West refuses to take responsibilty for Suge Knight's 2005 Miami shooting.It's been five years since former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight was shot at the Shore Club, a crime that remains unsolved and that put a serious damper on the MTV VMAs' last year in M ... More >>
WikiCommons El Duque is related to shooterGerardo Regalado, the 38-year old man alleged to have shot and killed four women, including his girlfriend, before turning the gun on himself, is the half brother former New York Yankee pitcher Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez. El Duque, in turn, is t ... More >>
Last Friday, I told you about a wild police chase down NE Second Avenue. Well here's a mug Miami-Dade CorrectionsJonathan Henry Cobb Got A Free Ride to Dade County Lock-Upof the culprit who thought he was reprising Wesley Snipes' role in U.S. Marshals. His name is Jonathan Henry Cobb, a 25-year-o ... More >>
If Halloween is for treats, then Devil's Night is for tricks! A little known tradition that originated in 1930s Detroit, Devil's Night (or "Mischief Night") involved the Motor City's youth engaging in pseudo-criminal behavior on the night of October 30 each year -- mostly acts of petty vandalism, ... More >>
Zoophiles love and have sex with animals. Will the world ever accept them?
Finally, the movie on Notorious B.I.G. hits theaters today and it seems that the anticipation for the film's release is running high. Notorious actors have been hitting the talk show circuit, Lil' Kim is up in arms about how she was portrayed, Diddy is being all dramatic on YouTube, and people are ... More >>
Bigamy charges and dozens of people busted after fake weddings: It must be South Florida.
Miami's Sun Gym gang developed a taste for blood and money. The police could have stopped them before they killed somebody. But they didn't.
They were local bodybuilders with a penchant for steroids, strippers, and quick cash. And they became expert in the use of a peculiar motivational tool: Torture.
Police may never know for sure how a young gay man ended up shot to death in a field off Bird Road. But they have a theory: Cruising can kill.