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MAN MAKES 80 CALLS TO 911 TO ASK FOR KOOL-AID, BURGERS AND WEED

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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St. Petersburg

Mayoral hopeful Kathleen Ford plans appeal of Pier vote ruling

Mayoral candidate Kathleen Ford has filed a notice of appeal following a judge's ruling against her suit to force a referendum on the fate of St. Petersburg's current Pier.

Ford filed her notice Tuesday to the 2nd District Court of Appeal. She sued the city last summer after council members rejected an attempt by the group voteonthepier.com to get a Pier question on the ballot. The group had gathered more than 20,000 signatures to save the 1973 Pier. The suit sought a temporary injunction to halt demolition of the inverted pyramid pending the court's ruling and outcome of a vote.

Earlier this week, the city filed a motion to recover costs of about $16,000 in the legal action. The inverted pyramid is to close May 31, with demolition scheduled to take place in late summer.

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