OMG PD: Prisoner Caught at Chuck E. Cheese's; Racial Slurs at McDonald's
We compile the odd, unusual ‘oh my gosh’ police items from throughout the Tampa Bay region.
A man in a wheelchair just trying to shop at a Sarasota Walgreens overnight Tuesday was punched and robbed outside the store by a couple who are now being sought by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
A man and a woman approached the 45-year-old victim as he came out of store just after midnight Tuesday and attempted to buy his prescriptions, but he had only purchased over-the-counter allergy medicine, according to the sheriff's office.
When the victim attempted to get into his car, the male suspect tried to grab the man’s satchel from around his neck, authorities said. When he couldn’t pull the satchel away, the suspect hit the victim multiple times in the face before fleeing.
The suspects, seen in surveillance footage, are still wanted by authorities.
A woman faces criminal mischief and possible hate crime charges after deputies say she yelled racial slurs at another woman at the Land O' Lakes McDonald's, then hit her car with a skateboard.
According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, the victim said she almost hit a woman on a skateboard as she pulled into the drive-thru because she didn't see her.
The woman on the skateboard, Jasmine Spring Hobbs, 19, began yelling at the driver, using expletives and racial slurs, according to the report. Then Hobbs grabbed the skateboard and slammed it against the roof of the car.
Hobbs was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, with a recommended hate crime charge.
A Sarasota nurse is charged with ordering 11,100 Oxycodone pills through her employer's suppliers for personal use, according to the Sheriff's County Sheriff's Office.
Evelyn Kay Weisenborn, 59, a registered nurse at Premier Surgery Center, was out sick on July 11 when a package arrived at the office. Employees there noticed it was for Oxycodone, a drug the center does not prescribe for its patients, and contacted the sheriff's office.
Investigators found Weisenborn had ordered 111 bottles of pills from January 2010 through July 2012 without her supervisor's knowledge, according to the affidavit.
She was arrested Monday and charged with 54 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
A Largo man is accused of removing an elderly person's required oxygen mask, Largo Police said.
According to the arrest affidavit, James Tadlock, 46, allegedly "removed (the) required oxygen mask by jerking it off of (the victim's) face. This caused a minor abrasion on the tip of (the victim's) ear. (Tadlock) then grabbed on (the victim's) arms causing minor red marks that were visible."
Tadlock was arrested Jan. 26 and charged with aggravated battery on an elderly person (domestic). His relationship to the victim, who was older than 65, wasn't made public by authorities.
A prisoner who reportedly escaped from a work-release facility in Tarpon Springs earlier this month was arrested over the weekend at a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Anthony Pruitt, 22, had eluded capture for more than a week before he was arrested last Saturday afternoon at the Chuck E. Cheese's at 1024 58th St. N. in St. Petersburg.
Pruitt faces new charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance. He had been serving a sentence for burglary, grand theft and cocaine possession and was scheduled to be released in April.
A Holiday man was arrested over the weekend and accused of attacking a woman after finding a chicken bone in soup, according to Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
The woman told a deputy that Charles Hynson, 53, found a chicken bone in her homemade soup Friday and got angry, according to an arrest report. He flipped over the living room table. Then he grabbed her out of the chair she had been sitting in and threw her to the floor. He sat on top of her while striking her in the head.
The woman sustained scratches and bruising to the chin, head and face and abrasions to her knees.
Hynson was located Saturday at Sally’s Double D Saloon in Holiday and arrested.
A Land O' Lakes woman was arrested Tuesday after deputies say she had sex with a teenager in her car.
Alexis Anne Colson, 37, arranged to meet the 16-year-old boy at a specific location on Jan. 22, then transported him to another location, where they had sex in her vehicle, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
An unidentified person discovered suspicious text messages on a phone lent to the teen, according to the arrest report.
The teen also provided a pair of black lace underwear, which he said were given to him by Colson.
Colson is charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor and with sending harmful electronic transmissions to a minor.