Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

The skinny

Florida woman accused of beating up boyfriend over sex life

Love hurts

This'll teach him at least one fact of life

Jennie Scott, 50, of Manatee County appears to be very serious about sex. So serious, in fact, that when she didn't get the proper care late last month from her younger boyfriend, she whacked him with a stick and threatened to upgrade to a pipe wrench, authorities say. The South Florida Sun Sentinel, citing the Smoking Gun website, says a witness called the Sheriff's Office after seeing Scott on top of Jilberto Deleon, 32, "punching and scratching" him. Investigators concluded alcohol played a significant role in the fracas, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Parking rage

Girl saving parking spot gets hit

A kindhearted teenager trying to do a favor for a friend who had just had a baby got thumped by a car for her trouble recently, say police in Cartersville, Ga. The girl, 17, was standing in a parking spot at the local Walmart so her new-mom friend wouldn't have a long walk, when up drives Angela Cornett, a Bartow County School Board member and a very determined shopper, reports Ch. 2 Action News in Atlanta. "She told her to move and then she pulled into the parking spot and hit her with the tire of the vehicle," said Bartow County Sheriff's Office Investigator Jonathan White. Authorities were summoned and Cornett told them the teen "leaned against her vehicle and started to yell, 'She hit me.' " A security camera discredited that story and Cornett was arrested. The teen was not badly hurt and there was no word on the parking situation.

Naughty Time

Woman jailed for cursing over ticket

LaRue Ford got a little out of sorts before Christmas in the court clerk's office in iles, Mich., as she tried to take care of an old traffic ticket. She says she left the office grumbling some naughty words to herself. When she returned with $50 for the ticket, she didn't get a receipt, she got arrested, says WOOD-TV, in Grand Rapids. The exact charge was unclear, but she remained in custody until late last week, after the American Civil Liberties Union had filed an emergency appeal to get Ford freed on bail. "It wasn't necessary, it wasn't even necessary to put me through all this," said Ford, 49, who has no criminal record and a master's in social work.

Going away bust

How not to fund the goodbye party

An Illinois man who expected to be headed to jail for quite a while on drug charges wanted one thing: a really memorable going-away party. Trouble was, he was short on cash. Then, inspiration hit him. Rob a bank. The FBI says Mickey Loniello Jr., 36, got busy cooking up a plot to steal a getaway car and rob a Chase Bank branch with a couple of co-conspirators. So far so good. But what Loniello didn't know was one of his cohorts in crime was an undercover FBI agent wearing a wire, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday. Oops. The helpful FBI man even helped Loniello out with a dummy .45-caliber handgun. The master criminals were arrested when they attempted the robbery. Flash forward to last week, when Loniello got 19 months for his trouble.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

Florida woman accused of beating up boyfriend over sex life 01/01/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 10:38pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Five cool things to do when it's hot outside


    Summer is not officially here, but it may as well be. School is out, vacations are coming, and it's time to enjoy the outdoors. Don't buy the argument that summer in Florida is too hot to get outside. There is plenty to do, and we'll prove it. Here are five cool things to do outdoors during another hot summer.

    Rainbow Springs State Park is a registered natural landmark. Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon is one several state parks with natural swimming holes in Florida. (Octavio Jones | Times)
  2. Clearwater man hospitalized after diving from boat into shallow waters

    Public Safety

    A 49-year-old man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries Sunday after he jumped off a pontoon boat into shallow waters in the Gulf of Mexico.

  3. Restaurant review: Features Gastropub in Riverview is fine as movie theater fare, but unimpressive otherwise

    Food & Dining

    Movies aren't exactly dying. Despite all the sturm und drang of predictions that Netflix and streaming videos would kill the cinema, global box office receipts hit $38.6 billion in 2016, a 1 percent gain over the previous year. But that doesn't mean going to the cinema is precisely what it was a generation …

    The Features Gastropub is located inside the Riverview 14 GDX theater in Gibsonton, Fla. on Thursday, May 25, 2017.   The 5,900-square-foot Features Gastropub open in the . This element of the project is the brainchild of Philadelphia chef Brian Duffy, who appears frequently on NBC's The Today Show and the Spike TV show Bar Rescue
  4. JFK's last birthday: Gifts, champagne and wandering hands on the presidential yacht


    It has been 100 years since John F. Kennedy's birth on May 29, 1917, at his parents' home in Brookline, Mass., just outside Boston. Over the course of his life, Kennedy enjoyed lavish birthday celebrations, the most famous being a Democratic fundraising bash at Madison Square Garden on May 19, 1962, when a sequined …

    President John F. Kennedy aboard the Sequoia in 1963 opening birthday presents. [Robert Knudsen | John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum]
  5. 1 in 4 Florida adults aren't registered to vote, according to non-partisan group


    TALLAHASSEE — Five million people in Florida who are eligible to vote aren't registered, according to a nationwide non-partisan group that helps improve the accuracy of state voter rolls.

    Voters line up in front of the Coliseum Ballroom in St. Petersburg on Nov. 8. A non-partisan group estimates that more than a quarter of Florida's adult-age population isn't registered to vote. [SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times]