Deputies say Ocala man took taxi to check ATM, rob Tampa bank, then flee in taxi

A 34-year-old Ocala man robbed a SunTrust bank branch on Monday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said the suspect, Robert Levantini, took a cab to the SunTrust at 9601 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at about 11:14 a.m. First, he checked his own bank account using the ATM outside. Then Levantini walked into the bank, deputies said, gave tellers a note...
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St. Petersburg mail carrier found with 2,129 pieces of stolen mail

Federal agents unearthed 2,129 pieces of first-class mail last year in the home and car of a St. Petersburg postal carrier who now admits in court papers that he stole “countless” parcels and envelopes because he needed money. “I only did it to make ends meet,” John M. Doyle Jr., 38, told investigators. How much did he get? Prosecutors aren’t saying. Doyle was...
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Florida man pulls gun on landscapers over grass clippings

A 91-year-old Avon Park man shot at landscapers for getting grass clippings on his vehicle. Just before noon on Sep. 17, landscaper Robert Hendrix was working at a home on Palo Verde Drive in Avon Park ad accidentally got grass clippings on Max Horton’s vehicle. Horton started arguing with Hendrix, pulled out a gun, and ordered Hendrix to get on his knees. Horton reportedly told Hendrix he...
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Indicted: Bungling Branchburg burglar who butt dialed 911

SOMERSET — A careless burglar who authorities allege inadvertently dialed 911 and let police in on his burglary plans before committing the crimes had been indicted in Somerset County Superior Court. Unbeknown to Scott Robert Esser, 42, of Elizabeth, police were listening in as he and an alleged accomplice discussed their plans for breaking into homes, emptying drawers, stealing watches and...
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Police: 2 Women Arrested After Fight On JetBlue Flight At JFK Airport

Two women were arrested Wednesday after they attacked each other as their flight arrived at JFK Airport from Jamaica, police said. The violence erupted after the plane landed at around 8:30 a.m. To read the full story click here. If you ever get arrested be sure to call...
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