This week on Florida Man Friday, it is not necessarily about the person, but rather the fact that this story happened in Florida.
39-year-old Clinton Pittman is facing murder charges after fatally shooting Chelsea Nandor and trying to make her death appear to be a suicide.
Police in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, were performing a DUI traffic stop on March 24, 2021, when they encountered an unusual passenger in a driver’s car. They say the driver was accompanied by what appeared to be a python. The driver reportedly told the officers that the snake was his ’emotional support animal.’
Adrian Lee Gonzalez-Bradway showed up naked at his neighbor’s home March 2nd, 2021, and began tapping on the door. The resident asked Gonzalez-Bradway if he needed assistance, but he did not respond. Thirty minutes later, the resident said she saw Gonzalez-Bradway jumping on her family’s trampoline while still naked.
Today, most transgender murder cases continue to remain unsolved in the United States because police are struggling to connect with LGBTQ+ communities and properly represent victims in the media. Several experts and advocates for the transgender and LGBTQ+ communities have stated that United States police routinely fail to protect transgender victims via illformed state hate crime laws and improper identification practices such as misgendering and misnaming individuals.
Sixteen boaters went missing from various ports in Florida. The U.S. Coast Guard stated that 10 people were last seen together near Key West, while the other six were near Fort Pierce.
Florida Man Fridays aren’t a fixture on our blog for nothing. In recent news over the weekend, a hacker had gained access into the water treatment system of Oldsmar, Florida. The hacking event took place on Friday, February 5th. It was during this time an operator had noticed the system breach and observed the hacker gain access remotely.
Joshua Colon, Florida’s 2020 “Paramedic of the Year,” was charged this week for his role in the theft of three Moderna Covid-19 vaccine doses. The Polk County paramedic resigned from his position on January 22 and was arrested on Monday. He is currently facing charges for misconduct, fraud, and forgery after falsifying paperwork that he used to cover up his vaccine theft.
Michael Harris Jr, 20, has been arrested for allegedly killing Bobby Scott, 62, on January 17 after they met on a dating app.
When playing a board game with friends and family, do things ever get heated? Feelings hurt? Well, this Florida man couldn’t let it go.
This week on Florida Man Friday we have a case about a man, Tylyn Morlang, who stole a tiki hut and set sail with it. This happened on Wednesday 1/13/2021 in the Florida Keys.
The body of 35-year-old Tiffany Church was discovered days after the remains of her boyfriend, Trodarius Rainey, were found just five miles away. Police are investigating both the deaths as homicides.
This Friday, and every Friday, we will be starting off the weekend with a light-hearted article about the strange tales of a Florida man.
Thanks to Covid-19, tame is the name of the game for this New Year’s Eve! Instead of partying with your friends and ringing in the new year with a kiss from a stranger, you’re likely going to be socially distancing at home. However, after a look at these top five worst New Year’s Eve’s of all time, maybe staying inside isn’t such a bad idea after all.
Two executioners are on the run after kidnapping, tying up, torturing and fatally shooting two truckers in Opa-locka, Florida this weekend. Anyone who may have information about the murders or the whereabouts of the executioners is encouraged to call Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-2400.
Police are in search of a missing 23-year-old woman who disappeared on August 22 in Jacksonville, Florida. Brittany Palmer, 23, was last seen on Saturday, August 22, in Baldwin and Barber street.
Two siblings were fatally hit by a truck while playing miniature golf at a Florida course on Saturday. The driver, identified as Scott Donaldson by the Panama City Beach police, veered off of the road near the Coconut Creek Family Fun Park and struck the siblings. The four-year-old boy died on the course while his six-year-old sister died after being rushed to the hospital.
Two brothers, who were arrested on November 14, have now confessed to the murder of 21-year-old Floridian Danne Frazier. Frazier disappeared on November 4, shortly after leaving his job at the Publix warehouse in Lakeland, Florida. On November 10, Frazier’s body was found in an orange grove in Lake Wales.
Police find a Florida couple dead in their apartment on Anna Marie Island on October 17. It was an ordinary Saturday afternoon when Sabrina Marie Dumdei, 37, and Zachary John Winton, 34, were found dead in their complex.
According to The New York Post, Dumdei’s father went to visit her when he noticed her lying on the floor. Later, investigators arrived on the scene and pronounced the couple dead.
Florida police confirmed that the SUV they found submerged underwater in a retention pond Saturday night belongs to a missing Belle Isle woman. The vehicle owner, Stephanie Hollingsworth, disappeared on September 25. She was last seen by loved ones at her Monet Avenue home, but police also released security footage of the 50-year-old mother shopping in a nearby Walmart on the day she went missing.
Police arrested 18-year-old Rick Meador in connection with the murder of 19-year-old Kyle M. Johnson on Wednesday, September 30. According to WCIA, investigators located him in Walton County, Florida, with a 16-year-old girl listed as missing and endangered.
On Sunday, September 6, authorities arrived at North Walnut and East Laurel Street in Olney, Illinois, where Rick shot Kyle multiple times. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.
Around 7 p.m. on Tuesday night, Daisean Thomas Biffle shot and killed a woman in Jacksonville’s Amazon Fulfillment center before turning the gun on himself. Shortly after police arrived on the scene, Biffle was transported to a local hospital in serious but stable condition. Biffle was officially charged on Wednesday night with second-degree murder and will be transported to jail on a $750,000 bail once he recovers from his injuries.
In 1949, my grandmother was living near the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida when a mysterious accident made the news: a car had skidded off of a rainy highway into a bridge railing and plunged into the bayou below, killing a young woman named Joann Boylen and her mother. However, Joann’s husband, Julian Harvey, had been driving the car and escaped the accident entirely uninjured. Julian’s miraculous survival stunned the highway patrolman and professional diver that investigated the scene, and nearly everyone who had heard of the accident found its circumstances to be particularly suspicious. Yet, Julian never underwent further investigation. My grandmother, who was only 11-years-old at the time, was fascinated by Julian. “You know, he was just the guy who everyone knew was guilty,” she told me recently over the phone. “And for some godforsaken reason, no one could prove it. At least, that was the case until the Bluebelle incident.”
After 37 years in prison, Robert DuBoise is finally able to walk free after a Florida judge voided his convictions in a 1983 murder case on Monday. The case involved the rape and murder of Barbara Grams, 19, who had been walking home from her job at Hot Potato (a restaurant in a defunct Tampa shopping mall) when she was attacked and beaten to death with a wood beam. Her body was found the next morning in a yard outside of a dentist office located near Hutto’s Corner, a grocery store that DuBoise frequented.
He was first convicted and sentenced to death. Later it was reduced to life in prison. He never stopped trying to prove his innocence. Robert DuBoise was falsely incarcerated for 37 years for the rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman in 1983.
A former porn star has been arrested after the body of a man was discovered in a shallow grave, murdered in what Florida authorities have described as a “very complex case” centered on “drugs and money.”
A 30-year-old man was arrested late Thursday night and charged with the murder of two young brothers in Melrose.
After 37 years of being incarcerated for a crime he did not commit, Robert DuBoise was expected to be released from prison on Thursday, according to a press release from Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren’s office.
It was Wednesday, June 12, 1991 and Jackie Galloway, 36, had plans to meet a friend for lunch. But when the friend arrived at Galloway’s Sarasota home, the front door was unlocked and her purse lay on her coach — and Galloway was nowhere to be found.
A Florida mother who was stabbed Wednesday morning managed to call 911 for help before dying from her injuries, according to a report from Sky 10.
The family of a Jacksonville man shot and killed last month gathered Saturday morning with anti-crime activists in the Hyde Park neighborhood where the murder happened.
The terminally ill, 11-year-old Florida girl fatally shot by her dad before he turned the gun on himself has been identified. The Broward Medical Examiner’s Office released her identity Tuesday, saying young Angela Ng died in her Davie home Monday.
Authorities in Florida have arrested a 61-year-old man, alleging he murdered his 59-year-old girlfriend inside his Milton home.
A 10-year-old boy is alive after hiding in the bathroom of his home and calling 911 as an intruder beat three of his family members with a baseball bat, killing two of them and seriously wounding the third, police said.
A Florida nurse’s estranged husband has been accused of lying in wait for her outside the medical facility where she worked, stabbing her repeatedly and then running over her body in the parking lot after her shift.
The search for a missing mother and daughter from Florida came to a tragic end after the mother died of natural causes hundreds of miles away from her home — leaving questions as to what sparked the disappearance.
The Florida man awaiting trial for allegedly killing his family inside their picture-perfect home in the storybook town of Celebration is now claiming his wife killed their 3 children – and then herself.
Four people living on a Frostproof property where three friends were slain earlier this month have been arrested after Polk County investigators said the property was “like a landfill” and covered in human and animal waste.
Anthony Stoutt had made clear his intentions before he fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and her older sister.
The Daytona Beach Police Department is asking for information that could help find the killer of 37-year-old James Robinson.
Authorities are working around the clock to hunt down the killers who massacred three best friends on a Florida fishing trip – and figure out why.
Three friends were fatally beaten and shot when they gathered at a lake in Central Florida for night fishing on Friday, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.
A Florida mother has been missing for nearly a month, though a lead investigator in the case is holding out hope she’ll be found alive.
A transgender woman found fatally shot in Pompano Beach, Fla., has police seeking the public’s help to find her killer.
Domestic violence survivors and their pets now have added protections in Florida thanks to the passage of a new bill.
A woman was found dead early Saturday morning, June 20, after her husband told police that he had been kidnapped, robbed and then released, and then reported her missing, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
A Florida middle school teacher was arrested on Thursday after she allegedly had sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy at a graduation party.
A Tallahassee man openly confessed to the murders of two women, providing grisly detail about what he did, according to newly released court documents.
Two 26-year-old friends playing video games at home when one shot the other while showing him what he thought was an unloaded gun, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department.
Police in Florida have confirmed the discovery of the body of missing Black Lives Matter activist Oluwatoyin Salau, who had vanished June 6, hours after writing on Twitter that she’d been sexually assaulted by an older man.
The only surviving victim of alleged serial killer Ryan Sharpe said he is stunned that the murder conviction for the shooting death of Brad Defranceschi was tossed out.
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department released the 911 calls in the Lauderdale Beach murders and a call that preceded a Tuesday police chase on Interstate 95.
The mother of Trayvon Martin, the black teen who was tragically gunned down and whose death sparked national outrage, has officially qualified her intent to run for local Florida office.
Just after 6 p.m. on Sunday, Shane Meyers was staging a peaceful, one-man protest in the affluent white suburb of Wellington, Florida when indie rapper AngieonMars spotted him on the corner of Forest Hill Blvd and U.S. route 441 with a sign that read “black lives f-cking matter.”
A mother who initially told police that her son was abducted in Florida admitted during an interrogation that she led him to a canal — where the 9-year-old was later found dead, an arrest affidavit says.
A yoga enthusiast and doting mom to a preteen daughter, Gretchen Anthony was healthy and fit—so when her friends, family and coworkers got texts saying she’d been diagnosed with COVID-19 in mid-March, they believed she had a fighting chance against the virus.
LGBTQ advocates are calling for a full investigation and accountability into the shooting death of a black trans man by a police officer in Tallahassee, Florida, last week.
A tattoo-laden Florida man has been arrested for allegedly abducting, drugging, and sexually assaulting a woman earlier this year.
A 9-year-old Florida boy whose mother said had been kidnapped by two men who ambushed their vehicle Thursday night has been found dead.
Two NFL players are wanted in Florida, accused of participating in an armed robbery in the Miami metropolitan area. There is currently a warrant out for the arrest of Deandre Baker of the New York Giants and Quinton Dunbar of the Seattle Seahawks on armed robbery charges.
Patricia Hyler, 47, is accused of abusing several foster children in her care. However, authorities said she took a “special interest” in torturing a particular teenage boy.
Alexandria and Anastasia Duval were 37-year-old identical twin sisters who reportedly did everything together. Not only the fun, but the ferocious. They get into nasty fights, they pull each other’s hair, they hit each other.
“For them, they have to be with each other,” said Maui Police Det.-Sgt. Gordon Sagun Jr. “They cannot be separated.”
Anastasia’s ex-boyfriend Jeffrie Hall says despite the twins’ regular disagreements, they were almost like one soul in two bodies.
A 66-year-old Florida man was charged Monday in a brutal rape and murder case that has gone unsolved for over three decades. Using DNA evidence from semen taken off a bed in a Los Angeles-area motel, investigators tracked down Manuel Fraga-Madan — now living in Hialeah, Florida — as one of two alleged perpetrators of the 1984 attacks.
“Brave” is how neighbors describe Alex McMaster, who fought off an intruder with an ax Wednesday.
McMaster said he grabbed the first thing in sight when a complete stranger, a 17-year-old, busted through his front door and started choking and hitting his girlfriend.
Cieha Taylor’s mother said the missing woman’s shoes were found on a drainage pipe weeks after her car was discovered.
Mario Matthew Gatti allegedly shot a man in Pennsylvania in January.
A Miami man was robbed at gunpoint in front of his own home, and police believe he wasn’t the only victim targeted by these dangerous criminals.
Joseph Edward Williams is facing a second-degree murder charge.
The Miami County Sheriff’s Office recently charged four juveniles in connection with reports of criminal damage, breaking and entering, theft, and trespassing occurring in Bradford.
David Anthony, 48, was arrested on March 31st in Las Cruces, Mexico, in connection with the disappearance of his wife Gretchen, 51. He is charged with second-degree murder and kidnapping.
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Anthony Todt, 44, has been charged in the January deaths of his wife Megan Todt and their three children.
A group of would-be kidnappers posing as Mennonites in an attempt to snatch five children from their families tracked their movements using a drone, according to a newly-unsealed court document.
The search for a Georgia man accused of killing three people and kidnapping his 2-year-old son ended Wednesday after an hours-long armed standoff in Florida.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister is taking advantage of the show’s popularity to ask for new leads in Lewis’ case.
“Since @netflix and #Covid19 #Quarantine has made #TigerKing all the rage, I figured it was a good time to ask for new leads,” Chronister wrote.
Don Lewis vanished one August 1997 morning, never to be seen again, though his car was found at a nearby airport. Some of his relatives speculated that Baskin may have been connected to his disappearance. In a 1998 interview with PEOPLE, the oldest of Lewis’ four children, Donna Pettis, then 42, claimed that Baskin feeding his body to big cats would be “a perfect scenario to dispose of someone. We were upset that the cops didn’t test the DNA on the meat grinder.”
Kenyatta Bellamy allegedly told police that he “lost it” after seeing the pair together.
A Florida sheriff is scratching for new leads in a 23-year-old missing person case — thanks to the popular Netflix series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.”
Remains have been located in Florida that police have tentatively identified as belonging to Gannon Stauch, a missing 11-year-old Colorado boy, the El Paso County Sheriff of Colorado announced.
His stepmother, Letecia “Tecia” Stauch, was arrested in early March on murder, child abuse and tampering charges in connection with his death.
Human remains found in Florida are believed to be those of a Colorado boy reported missing in January by his stepmother, who was later arrested and charged with killing him, authorities said Friday.
Detectives in Pensacola said that “evil won” in the unsolved murder of Tonya Ethridge McKinley — until today.
“My daughter is in heaven,” Rita Hernandez said following the news. “She’s with God”
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“I was using an app to see how many miles I rode my bike and now it was putting me at the scene of the crime,” the man said.
“I was using an app to see how many miles I rode my bike and now it was putting me at the scene of the crime,” the man said.
Mearl Mackey told law enforcement various conflicting stories about the whereabouts of his wife, Evelyn “Laverne” Mackey.
A Florida man was arrested Saturday after he killed a married couple while they slept and enlisted his stepdaughter to help bury the bodies in a swamp, authorities said.
“We’ve had them intentionally killed up here. I pulled up a dolphin a few years ago that had a .9mm slug to the head. It takes a very stupid human to do that,” he said.
A Florida woman was charged with second-degree murder after police said her boyfriend died after he was zipped up in a suitcase and left to die, a report said.
The father accused of slashing his 10-year-old daughter and 17-year-old stepdaughter with a machete will remain in the Broward County Jail without bond on charges that include attempted murder.
Five people were charged with trafficking — three of them accused of federal crimes and two charged with violating Florida law. Another 34 suspected accomplices or possible traffickers were arrested on trafficking-related charges, such as money laundering or drug possession. In addition, eight suspected “Johns” or sex buyers were arrested, Fernandez Rundle said.
He beat a 22-year-old Sarasota woman to death in 1975. A jury convicted him of first-degree murder and sentenced him to death, but the Florida Supreme Court gave him a life sentence instead.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection allegedly officer shot and killed his wife and two children at their Florida home before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.
Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy escaped from jail twice—but after his arrest in Florida, authorities made sure he never had the opportunity to try for a third.
A Florida man and his furry “accomplice” were taken into custody by authorities who said the man shoplifted from a store.
A Florida contractor has been charged with the murder of a client who disappeared in October and whose body was found last week under more than 7,000 tons of trash at a landfill in Georgia.
A North Carolina man who was kicked out of the US military and then flew to Ukraine to become a hero mercenary in its war against Russian-backed insurgents is wanted for the murder of a Florida couple in April 2018.
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One of Florida’s most hunted criminals — a notorious sex fiend known as the “Pillowcase Rapist” who terrorized more than four dozen women in the 1980s — has been caught, according to reports.
A Florida man attempted a “not so great escape” last week when he tried hiding from deputies underwater in a pond – an “action movie” stunt that officials easily foiled when he came up for air, authorities said.
Two men were convicted of stabbing to death a 14-year-old girl in Florida 35 years ago, but now one says the other — who faces execution — is innocent, according to a report Sunday.
The new twist comes in the case of Shelly Boggio, whose May 1985 murder prosecutors say was sexually motivated, according to a lengthy Tampa Times report. She was beaten, stabbed 31 times and held underwater until she drowned.
Juries found Jack Pearcy, now 64, and James Dailey, now 73, guilty of her murder, but in a recent court filing Pearcy, who is serving a life sentence, says he alone killed Shelly…
A Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to killing a Florida woman who prosecutors said was targeted because the two looked alike.
Authorities in South Florida say a teenager was run over and killed while trying to have a truck pull him on his bicycle.
A new trial date has been set for a woman accused of dressing as a clown and fatally shooting her lover’s wife in Florida in 1990.
Authorities say a 30-year-old ex-Marine walked into a Florida police station and confessed to fatally shooting his parents and two dogs.
Bobby Joe Long, 65, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection on Thursday at Florida State Prison over a murderous spree that claimed 10 women’s lives in 1984.
A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for his wife’s murder, which was witnessed by their then-toddler son who found his mother’s buried body 21 years later.
“Every time you went home at night, you would think about if we don’t catch this guy, someone else is going to be murdered,” one investigator said.
A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a murderous spree that claimed 10 women in 1984 was put to death Thursday, his execution witnessed by a woman who survived one of his attacks and aided in his capture.