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Deputies: Man Faked Burglary At His Own Home To Avoid Going To Work

A Florida man was arrested after local deputies say he staged a fake burglary at his own home in order to avoid going to work.

CBS Tampa–04/02/2014

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Police: Burglar Found Asleep On Couch In Victim’s Home

A burglar was caught and arrested after he was found asleep on the couch of his would-be victim.

CBS Tampa–02/20/2014

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Man Charged In Burglary Swallows 2 Necklaces

A man faces burglary and tampering charges after an X-ray machine revealed a dark mass near his stomach while he was being booked into jail.

CBS Tampa–12/16/2013

Booking photo of Darius Kimbrough.  (credit: Florida Department of Corrections)

Man Who Killed, Raped Woman Is Set To Be Executed

Denise Collins was found nude, moaning, covered in blood and barely conscious in her apartment’s bathroom in October 1991. The sliding glass door to the second-floor balcony was partially open, and there were ladder impressions in the ground underneath the balcony.

CBS Tampa–11/11/2013

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Talking Parrot Stolen During Burglary

Call it the case of the purloined parrot.

CBS Tampa–08/30/2013

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Florida Man Charged With Holding Ex-Girlfriend Captive

Police have arrested a southwest Florida man they say broke into his ex-girlfriend’s condominium, held her captive and sexually assaulted her.


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Police: Woman Defecates In Man’s Yard, Bathes Naked In Pool

A homeless woman was arrested for using a local resident’s yard as a bathroom and bathing in his pool in the nude.


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Girls Charged With Breaking Into School

Two girls have been arrested for breaking into a southwest Florida elementary school.


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Off-Duty Deputy Fatally Shoots Intruder

INVERNESS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty Citrus County deputy fatally shot a man during a burglary. The sheriff’s office reports that the deputy, who wasn’t immediately named, was at his girlfriend’s home Tuesday […]


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Police Investigate Rooftop Blast In Tampa Bay Area

Police are investigating a rooftop explosion that rocked a Tampa Bay-area neighborhood.

CBS Tampa–04/16/2012