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Two accused of using BB guns to rob man of Xbox


Two accused of using BB gun in Xbox robbery

Two Clearwater men have been arrested, accused of using a BB gun to rip off another man's Xbox. The robbery took place about 10:30 p.m. Monday in a parking lot at Countryside mall. Police said Jean Carlo Andrade, 17, and Santos Gomez, 18, found a listing on Craig's List for someone trying to sell an Xbox. The two buyers met the seller in the parking lot. When the seller moved the Xbox into the back seat of the defendants' car, Andrade pulled out a BB gun and pointed it at the victim, police said. He then ordered the 18-year-old seller back into the car and fled. Andrade and Gomez were later arrested on charges of armed robbery.


Injured 1-year-old girl has died

Last month, Pinellas deputies arrested Stephanie Spurgeon on a count of aggravated child abuse, accusing her of injuring a 1-year-old girl at the day care center she ran out of her home. The baby has now died, said sheriff's spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda. Authorities said the happy, alert girl was dropped off at Spurgeon's Palm Harbor house on Aug. 21. When her family picked her up that afternoon, she was sluggish, sleepy and became unresponsive. She was treated for serious injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome or similar trauma, authorities said. Spurgeon, 37, was arrested Aug. 22 and released from the Pinellas jail the next day on $50,000 bail. She has entered a plea of not guilty.

Community invited to cookout, social

The Old Palm Harbor Main Street organization will host a community cookout and ice cream social from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 10. The event will be at Harbor Hall, 1190 Georgia Ave. For information, call (727) 787-4700.

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Pinellas deaths

Badone, Ronald J.

Boyden, Floyd W.

Covey, Carol Renea

Farrow, Louise "Dawn"

Graham, Dorothy E.

Greer, Richard Thomas

Heil, Christine

Jackson, Nancy F.

Mansulla Hazel L.

Muentener, Rose T.

Papenfuss, Robert L.

Pisani, Gino

Purtell, Robert E.

Sanders, Charlie Lee Sr.

Siracusa, Frank J.

Sprissler, Daniel L.

Swoger, Elizabeth "Dolly"

Tepper, Irving

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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