Florida is not known for its criminal brilliance. Just in the last past month, the Sunshine State has seen a meth addict accidentally burn down the state's oldest tree, a drunk driver rear-end another car while wearing a butt plug, and a man arrested for masturbating while making monkey sounds on ... More >>
Last night, North Miami Beach police shot and killed Ernest Vassell after they thought he was violently brandishing a loaded gun. Turns out Vassell, who was autistic, was simply playing with a toy rifle.
Listen up, bad guys: He's on to you.
Ian Baker Via Flicker CC.Criminals love Michael Rodriguez. This past June, the thin and naive 18-year-old employee of Cash-a-Check was duped into giving away a bag filled with $26,000. Con artists promised the money would go to his boss' wife. It went in their pockets instead. "They were so smart an ... More >>
A former confidant of ex-county Commissioner Barbara Carey-Shuler claims that in the '90s, she accepted kickbacks from developers. [Herald]Tomas Regalado is apparently the "underdog" in the mayoral race, though I'm pretty sure by most measures he's doing just as well as or better than Joe San ... More >>
Any story that starts this way can't be all bad.
via Flickr CCIt's safe to say: When there's a big black bag of cash, a decent story almost always follows. Just ask airport novelists. Or Robert De Niro, back when he was in good movies. But as 18-year-old teller Michael Rodriguez learned a couple of rainy Saturdays ago, that stuff's best sav ... More >>
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