Florida Believe it or Not: Man breaks into home then falls asleep; Man reports wallet stolen to get out of work; Couple lives with dead woman two weeks

2017-02-22T10:07:21+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Roundups|

Good morning South Florida! While the chances of rain are definite, the stories below read will make you question humanity.

  • An Alachua man broke into a home Sunday and fell asleep on a mattress, police said. Gerrel Onterio Richardson, 34, disregarded the “no trespassing” sign on a local home and entered through the window. Upon breaking into the home, he decided to take a nap. A woman woke up and saw him sleeping on her bed. When he realized she saw him, he ran into the woods and was eventually found by police, hiding under a mattress in another home’s backyard.  Sun-Sentinel
  • Police accused a man of stealing $518 worth of meat from a stolen van. Stanley Gene Johnson returned the van, authorities said, but the meat was missing. Johnson admitted to having stolen the van and taking the meat after police found him hiding in some grass outside Grillers Club. Daily Commercial 
  • A man stabbed his wife’s boyfriend in Islamorada Saturday, police said. Police found a 40-year-old man sitting in front of a trailer home with a stab wound around 1:30 a.m. at the Seabreeze Trailer Park. Frederick Kimble, his estranged wife Pamela Kimble and her 40-year-old boyfriend were living in this trailer home. The three were outside the trailer when an argument between the husband and wife broke out, according to police. Pamela Kimble’s boyfriend told Frederick Kimble to stop yelling at his girlfriend, and shortly after, was stabbed by him. The boyfriend was airlifted to Miami while Kimble was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery. Miami Herald 
  • A couple was arrested Monday morning and charged for allegedly killing a woman and keeping her body in their home for two weeks. Lawrence Edward Cannon, 42, and Jennifer Elam, 44, are facing charges after Clearwater police said 69-year-old Mary Ring was killed in her home Feb. 5. Ring was the landlord of Cannon and Elam, and all three lived at the same location. Cannon admitted, authorities said, he shot Ring early in the morning after the Super Bowl. Cannon and Elam told police they had spent the last two weeks trying to figure out how to dispose the body. Cannon was charged with first-degree murder and Elam has been charged with accessory after the fact to the murder. Bay News 9 
  • A Tampa man was arrested after he called 911 and reported his wallet stolen in order to get out of work, authorities said. Dominique Lewis Jones, 28, called St. Johns County deputies Monday evening to report a robbery at a motel, according to deputies. After further investigation, deputies discovered that Jones made up the entire story to get out of work. He is being charged with filing a false report and misuse of the 911 system.  Action News Jax 
  • A man said he smoked crack on Feb. 11 to relieve pain in his face after it was burned in a car fire. Jacksonville Fire Rescue responded to the car fire on Feb. 10 near Arbor Terrace on San Jose Boulevard. Authorities said a man fled the scene after waving at them. The man who fled the scene left a shoe behind. Authorities arrested Zachary Allen Schultz, 25, while receiving a call about a theft in operation. When Schultz opened the door to his room, officers said his face, arms and hands were severely burned. During interrogation, Schultz admitted he tried starting a fire at his uncle’s house, and the gasoline burned his face. Schultz said he felt no pain because “he was smoking crack and it helped with the pain.” Action News Jax

— Lornna Zane, South Florida News Service