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Published: Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 8:17 AM
Updated: Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 8:17 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. — Cleanup on aisle one!
A YouTube video that shows two grown men slugging it out in the deli aisle of a Publix supermarket in Orlando, Florida, has gone viral.
The person who shot the video, titled "Brawl in the deli aisle," said the incident occurred Monday night at the Publix in the upscale neighborhood of Baldwin Park.
>> Click here to watch the raw video. (WARNING: Graphic language.)
"I was going to get some spinach," the video's description reads. "I came back around towards the chicken tender case, to get some (because Publix chicken tenders are delicious), and saw this happening. I immediately whipped out my phone and took a video."
According to Orlando's WFTV, police said a verbal altercation led to the fistfight.
Edwin Colon, 46, said he was trying to pull into a parking space when a pregnant woman, who was loading her child into her car, left her shopping cart in the open space.
Colon said he asked her to move it and she began cursing at him. Donna Bankstahl, who witnessed the argument, told police that Colon was yelling and cursing at the pregnant woman to move the cart. The woman called her husband on her cellphone.
Police said Colon had gone into the store to buy a sandwich from the deli when an unknown man walked up to him and put his face close to Colon’s. Bankstahl identified the man as the pregnant woman’s husband.
Colon said the man started poking his face, so Colon pushed him away. The man advanced toward Colon and a fight broke out, police said.
"Absolutely curious to see what could make two grown men fight each other at a Publix around a bunch of people that have nothing to do with it," shopper Cory Collier told WFTV.
Colon and the man were separated by workers and onlookers shortly afterward.
Colon said the pregnant woman and her husband left the store in an SUV after the fight.
No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made, police told WFTV.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 8:26 PM
Camit said that after the failed carjacking attempt on Eric Drive in Palm Coast, the man, later identified as Stephen Goldberg, fled. Camit followed him and that’s when Goldberg, 32, ran toward her with the knife.
Investigators said deputies arrived and took Goldberg into custody without incident.
“Had he approached a sheriff’s deputy in this manner, it is likely that we would have had a different outcome,” Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said.
Staly said Goldberg is a “career repeat offender.”
“Our C.O.P.s are invaluable volunteers who serve and help protect this community alongside our deputies. We will not tolerate anyone threatening harm to them or anyone else. I hope the courts keep him locked up and he is sent back to prison where he belongs before he hurts someone,” Staly said.
Camit is a seasoned C.O.P. with several years of experience, and in light of the incident, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office will reevaluate the equipment issued to C.O.P.s for their protection.
Goldberg was arrested and charged with attempted armed carjacking, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and armed trespassing.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 8:48 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — Attorneys for an Orange County man who was convicted of first-degree murder and arson last year said their client's IQ might be too low for him to be executed.
A jury in May 2017 convicted Juan Rosario of beating Elena Ortega, 83, and burning her alive in her home in 2013. Jurors unanimously decided that he should be sentenced to death.
Rosario's lawyers have spent almost a year trying to build up enough evidence to convince Circuit Judge Leticia Marques that he doesn't doesn't deserve to die. They'll make their case during a hearing scheduled for May.
"There's too much work that needs to be done, and we need to have additional experts appointed," attorney Ted Marrero said.
Marrero on Friday asked Marques for a six-month extension because he said he recently learned that Rosario has an IQ of 72.
"Tell them they need to soldier on and be ready," state attorney Brad King said. "And at the same time, tell them that we need our witness list by 5 o'clock today."
Prosecutors said one year was more than enough time for attorneys to figure out that Rosario might meet the legal definition of mental retardation.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 9:17 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Authorities are looking for a man who stole a Jeep on Thursday from a dealership during a test drive, police said.
The suspect walked into Philly Auto dealership around 7 p.m. and expressed interest in a red Jeep Cherokee on the lot, according to WPVI.
The man and a salesman went on a test drive. During the drive, the man started driving erratically and the salesman asked him to pull over, according to WPVI. The salesman started to switch seats with the man when the thief pulled out a gun and drove off, leaving the salesman on the side of the road.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 7:56 PM
— A grave marker company that was the focus of a police investigation and several consumer complaints, including one from a metro Atlanta woman, said it has permanently closed.
The president of Wichman Monuments of Chattanooga said it plans to resolve as many unfilled orders as possible, according to the Times Free Press.
The 72-year-old business has hired a law firm to help it with the closure, and an attorney with the firm said plans are to contact each of Wichman’s customers.
A Paulding County woman, Pam Dean, said she paid more than $3,000 to Wichman Monuments for a headstone for her late husband’s grave. Though the check was cashed on Jan. 2, no monument was delivered.
“When I call the company, it goes to voicemail and a message that the voicemail is full,” Dean said.
Chattanooga police said they opened a fraud investigation into the company after receiving complaints.
The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia said it received a number of complaints “in the low 30s” about the company.