Monday, October 15, 2018
Public safety

St. Pete man calls 911 and asks cops to bring him Kool-Aid and drugs

ST. PETERSBURG — Jarvis Sutton said he wanted three things Sunday: food, drink, and drugs. He asked the wrong people for help getting those items, though. Police said Sutton, 34, of St. Petersburg, called 911 approximately 80 times on Sunday. "The defendant admitted to calling 911 because he 'wanted Kool-Aid, burgers and weed to be delivered to him,' " an officer wrote in an affidavit. Sutton never got those things. Instead, he was booked into the Pinellas County Jail. On the way there, he started chewing foam attached to the metal caging in the back of the police cruiser, an officer wrote. Sutton faces a charge of misusing the 911 system, and was in jail Tuesday in lieu of $150 bail.

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Deputies: Mother dies after responders pull her, four children from tidal current at Pass-a-Grille

Deputies: Mother dies after responders pull her, four children from tidal current at Pass-a-Grille

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Updated: 24 minutes ago
FHP: Man dead, woman critically injured in Brooksville motorcycle crash

FHP: Man dead, woman critically injured in Brooksville motorcycle crash

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Published: 10/14/18
FHP: Brooksville motorcyclist, 57, dies in crash with SUV

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Published: 10/14/18
FHP: Tarpon Springs man hit by truck, killed, walking across U.S. 19

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Published: 10/14/18
FHP: Pasco suspected kidnapper dies in fiery wrong-way crash while fleeing deputies

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Published: 10/14/18
New details emerge in fatal dog attack on Clearwater 7-month-old

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Published: 10/12/18
St. Petersburg police release videos of coyotes roaming city streets

St. Petersburg police release videos of coyotes roaming city streets

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Published: 10/12/18
Pinellas deputies arrest man accused of running Coquina Key drug house

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Published: 10/12/18
Undercover sting leads to prostitution arrests at New Port Richey spas

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Published: 10/12/18