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St. Petersburg police: Man robs taxi driver, leaves wallet in the back seat

Published Feb. 9, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG

St. Petersburg police: Man robs taxi driver, leaves wallet in the back seat

A 22-year-old man accused of robbing a taxi driver at gunpoint left behind some valuable clues for police, according to an arrest report.

D'Andre Foster of St. Petersburg hired the taxi driver Jan. 1 and ordered him to stop at the intersection of Ninth Avenue N and 35th Street. He asked for change. As the driver pulled cash from his pocket, Foster pointed a hand gun at him and demanded money, a report says. They struggled for the gun, but Foster ran off.

He left his wallet, containing credit cards and Social Security information, in the taxi.

Foster was jailed Feb. 3 on a charge of armed robbery.

LARGO

Clearwater man accused of violating probation within mere moments of his sentencing

Pinellas County Judge Holly Grissinger had just sentenced Robert Severino to 12 months of probation on a misdemeanor battery conviction. Among the conditions: no victim contact.

But as he left the courthouse Feb. 4, Severino saw the victim outside and began yelling threats and profanities at her. A man recorded the rant on his cell phone, an arrest report states. A deputy arrested Severino and took him back into Grissinger's courtroom.

He was jailed on a charge of violating probation.

TREASURE ISLAND

Naked man crashes into condo's sliding glass door, to dismay of rental guests, police say

The rental guests were watching TV inside a condo at 9932 Gulf Blvd. when they heard noises from the deck. They peered outside and saw a naked man, who stated he lived at the condo and "owned the place," according to a Feb. 3 arrest report.

The guests told the man, Garret Lee Lake, to leave, and they closed the curtains.

"The defendant then launched his body into the sliding glass door and crashed into the residence," an officer wrote. Lake also punched one of the victims, who "tackled the defendant to the wooden deck and held him in place until police arrived."

Lake, 21, of Pinellas Park was hospitalized, and later jailed on charges of burglary and criminal mischief.

Compiled by Laura C. Morel, Times staff writer

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