A brawl erupted outside a courtroom in Brevard County, Florida, on Monday when Judge John Murphy allegedly attacked public defender Andrew Weinstock.
Hillsborough County, FL: A Florida man wasn’t happy with the way the Sheriff’s Office treated him and wasn’t afraid to tell them — 2,297 times.
Keith Lukas, 43, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to calling the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line a total of 2,927 times between May 1, 2012, and Dec. 5, 2013. When Lukas called, he would belittle the dispatchers and use vulgar language while griping about how the Sheriffs had treated him in the past, WTSP-TV reported. Lukas has past arrests for battery, DUI, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, according to NBC Miami.
Tuscaloosa, Ala: Michael Antonio Long, 20, was arrested Thursday for allegedly robbing a pizza delivery driver who came to deliver two pies, Newser reported. Long ordered the pizza by phone and had it delivered to his home in a mobile home park in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
When the driver arrived, Long and several other men allegedly armed with handguns robbed the man of all the money he had on him, his wallet and the two pizzas he was carrying, AL.com reported. The driver got a good look at the suspects and described them to police. Investigators talked with people in the trailer park who mentioned that one man fitting the description of one of the robbers lived in the mobile home where the pizza was delivered. That man was later identified as Long.
An officer who knocked on Long’s door found the stolen pizzas and the delivery bag, the Tuscaloosa Times reported. The officers appreciated the convenience. “We don’t typically see a suspect call a delivery driver to their actual address to commit a robbery,” Sgt. Brent Blankley told the paper.
Long was charged with first-degree robbery and remained in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on Friday with bail set at $60,000.
Pasco County: “The victim was on his cell phone, he was texting. We believe he was making some kind of noise. This noise led to an altercation between the suspect and the victim,” Sheriff Chris Nocco explained.
A witness recalled hearing the victim say he was texting his 3-year-old daughter before the man behind him pulled out a pistol and shot the texting man, and his wife.
“Their voices start going up, there seems to be a confrontation, somebody throws popcorn, then bang, he was shot,” the witness — a former Marine — said. “He staggered two seats over, fell on my son and I.”