POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (CNN) – A Florida man is facing battery charges after attacking a church deacon in South Florida.The incident was caught on camera during a service at St. Coleman Catholic Church in Pompano Beach last Saturday.“It’s kind of infuriating, you know, that all that stuff is going on out there,” parishioner Jay Parcel said. “It’s just not safe anymore.”
In the video, deacon George Labelle can be seen addressing the congregation.
Then, moments later, Thomas Eisel gets up from a pew and charges at Labelle. Church members can be seen hopping up and helping get the man off the deacon.
WINTER PARK, Fla. — A woman is facing second-degree murder charges after she zipped her boyfriend inside a suitcase and left him in there for several hours, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Sarah Boone, 42, is being held without bond in connection to the death of Jorge Torres, Jr.Boone told deputies the two thought it would be funny if Torres got inside a suitcase in the living room during a game of hide and seek, the arrest affidavit states. She then zipped him inside it.
Boone told deputies the two had been drinking alcohol that night and she went upstairs and passed out in her bed with Torres still inside the suitcase.
She woke up several hours later to her cellphone ringing multiple times and went downstairs. She did not see Torres anywhere in the apartment. She “then realized that he was possibly still inside the suitcase,” the arrest affidavit states.
She unzipped it to find Torres inside, unresponsive and not breathing. He was pronounced dead by responding Orange County Fire Department a short time later.
ORLANDO — Kaia Rolle was sitting, listening to a school employee read her a story when two officers came in the room to arrest her.
“What are those for?” the 6-year-old girl asked the Orlando police officers.
“They’re for you,” Officer Dennis Turner said about the zip ties, before another officer tightened them around her wrists. Kaia immediately began weeping.
“No … no, don’t put handcuffs on!” she wailed in body camera footage from the arrest, which Kaia’s family shared with the Orlando Sentinel on Monday evening. The arrests of the girl and another 6-year-old at Lucious & Emma Nixon Academy in September drew national headlines and widespread condemnation, leading to the officer’s firing.
Kaia, a first grader at the charter school, had a tantrum earlier in the day where she had kicked and punched three school employees, leading to her arrest on a charge of misdemeanor battery, according to her arrest report. However, by the time Turner and another officer approached Kaia to detain, cuff and arrest her, the girl had calmed down, the video shows.
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Taylor Swift’s father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, a newspaper is reporting.
The Tampa Bay Times said that Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers in St. Petersburg on Jan. 17 just moments after 30-year-old Terrence Hoover used an emergency escape stairwell to climb 13 floors to enter it.
The men fought before Hoover ran away, the paper reports, citing police records. Hoover has a lengthy arrest record that includes domestic violence by strangulation, aggravated battery, burglary, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping and false imprisonment, the paper said.
Taylor Swift was not with her father and it is unclear whether the intruder targeted the home. The 30-year-old singer lives elsewhere.
BREAKING : Reports of shots fired by Police in Mar-a-Lago , Florida after responding to an SUV that breached two checkpoints.— Shark NewsWires (@SharkNewsWires) January 31, 2020
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MAR-A-LAGO, Fla. (WSVN) — Police have two people in custody after a security breach at the Mar-a-lago estate ended in a police-involved shooting.
According to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol troopers and PBSO deputies responded to the scene after a driver in a black SUV fled through two security check points in the neighborhood, Friday, at around 11:40 a.m.
Officers reportedly shot at the vehicle.It remains unclear if there are any injuries reported after the shooting.
The vehicle was later located and two individuals have been taken into custody.
OCALA, FL (WESH) — A 9-year-old Ocala boy was taken into custody after he stabbed his 5-year-old sister with a knife because he said he wanted her die, police said.
Investigators said the little girl has multiple stab wounds and was airlifted to a nearby hospital.
Police said that when asked why he did it, the boy told detectives that the thought of killing her came to his mind two days ago.
According to an arrest affidavit, the boy got a knife from the kitchen and told detectives that during the attack, he was shouting “die, die” before his mother returned and grabbed the knife.