The Floridiot Files

Bible Study Brawl

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According to this story from WJHG, Heidi Rhodes, left, was arrested after a women's Bible study meeting turned ugly. Deputies responded to a fight in progress between Rhodes and another woman. Rhodes' version of the events (which according to deputies was vague, rambling, and inconsistent with witness reports -- and which she was nearly too drunk to tell) was that the other woman attacked her due to a phone call about a dog roaming the neighborhood (huh?).

The alternate version of events, supported by witnesses, is that the other women told Rhodes to leave after Rhodes started to light a marijuana cigarette, leading to an argument and altercation in which Rhodes punched the other woman, giving her a bloody nose.

Wheelchair Mayhem

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I think of this story as being kind of like the movie Duel, except the chases happen at 3mph, with an electric whirring sound...

As reported by TCPalm, Harry Lee Gray, left, of Ft. Pierce has been arrested on misdemeanor battery and criminal mischief charges after a bicyclist reported to police that Gray had chased her around a parking lot with his electric wheelchair on three consecutive days, crashing into her. Once he picked up the bike and slammed it to the ground, according to eyewitnesses.

No motive for the attacks was given, but the police report notes that Gray appeared to be intoxicated at the time of arrest.

Part of a Schmear Campaign?

Yet another case of food as a weapon, though the motive is unknown. A St. Pete woman who was already on probation was charged with battery after hitting a man in the head with a bagel.

Alas there are few details in the story from tampabay.com.

Food Attack Crime Wave Spreads!

You’ll remember from this story that city of Port St. Lucie recently had two separate incidents of assaults committed using sandwiches. Well, we’re sorry to report that this crime wave is spreading -- both geographically and in terms of cuisine.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that a Deltona teen has now been charged with domestic battery after hitting his mother with a taco. So please, be careful out there. Remain vigilant against food attacks.

Mug Shot of the Week

Cathy

Charge: Burglary with Assault or Battery
Pasco County

I chose this one because Cathy’s friendly smiling face seems a bit incongruous with the crime. I would have guessed Running a Bake Sale without a Food Vendor’s License, or somesuch...

Actually, the photo almost looks like it could have come off a Real Estate Agent’s flyer.... Cathy W! #1 agent on the West Side!

Though, come to think of it with the market the way it is, she could be a realtor that turned to a life of crime...

Sandwich Attacks on the Rise

Two different incidents in St. Lucie County of assaults with sandwiches!

The first:

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A man faces a domestic battery charge after allegedly hitting his girlfriend with a sandwich as she was driving.
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He was arrested, jailed and later freed on $7,500 bail.

Police haven't said what type of sandwich was involved.


And the second:

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. —  Police say a Port St. Lucie man was arrested for throwing a sandwich at his girlfriend, the second food attack that sent a man to jail in about a month.
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Rubin admitted to throwing the food but not hitting her. He was arrested Friday and faces a battery charge.Last month, another man was arrested on a battery charge for hitting his girlfriend with a sandwich, knocking her glasses off and nearly causing a traffic crash.