I have been to Ft. Pierce many times and this IS the kind of thing they would call 911 for. Here are some other recent news stories from Ft. Pierce.
Report: Mother Left Child In Car To Play Video Games
Woman Accused Of Leaving Child In SUV In Arcade Parking Lot
updated 7:18 p.m. ET, Tues., March. 3, 2009
FORT PIERCE, Fla. - A Fort Pierce mother is being charged with child neglect after she left her special needs son in a car while she went into an arcade to play video games for more than an hour, the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office said. According to the arrest report, Evylon Hrusovsky, 54, left her 5-year-old son in her sport utility vehicle in the parking lot of a local arcade while she went inside and played video games.Hrusovsky entered the arcade at about 11:45 p.m. Feb. 26. At 12:50 a.m., a passer-by noticed the young child screaming and crying in the front seat of the SUV, and alerted the manager of the arcade, the report states. The child was not injured. Hrusovsky was being held on $2,500 bond.
URL: Report: Mother Left Child In Car To Play Video Games - News- msnbc.com
Florida Man Claims Veteran Status Should Allow Him to Steal
Thursday , February 26, 2009
FORT PIERCE, Fla. —
A man picked up by police in Florida for an alleged candy theft said his recent military service in Iraq entitles him to free M&Ms, The Stuart News reported. An officer confronted 31-year-old Eric T. Ambrose at a Fort Pierce truck stop early Monday morning after he reported finding several packages of candy and nuts, two black T-shirts and a 20 oz. bottle of beer in Ambrose's pockets, police said. He said he had paid for all the items, but a clerk denied ringing up any purchases for Ambrose. An affidavit stated that while he was in a patrol vehicle, Ambrose, who appeared to be drunk, screamed out the window that he had served in the military in Iraq and could steal all the M&M's he wanted, according to The Stuart News His veteran status could not be immediately verified. Ambrose was charged with retail theft. He was being held on $5,000 bail.
Fort Pierce Man Jumps Off Bridge To Land Job
FAU Student Says He Did It To Spice Up His Resume Tape
updated 2:49 p.m. ET, Thurs., Feb. 12, 2009
FORT PIERCE, Fla. - A Fort Pierce man jumped off the South Causeway Bridge on Wednesday in order to land a job in Australia. When Christopher Grima, 25, heard about a marketing campaign that offered a six-figure salary to work half the year as a caretaker along the Great Barrier Reef, he jumped at the opportunity -- literally. "You had to send in a 60-second video clip about yourself and why you're the best person for (the) job," Grima said.
So the marine biology student at Florida Atlantic University came up with a plan to get his resume to the top of the pile. Grima told police he wanted to videotape his jump to put on his resume. "I figured since there's thousands of applicants that what better way to start off than jumping off a bridge," Grima said. However, his stunt caught the attention of a Fort Pierce police officer, who saw Grima swimming toward the shore.
According to the police report, "The subject stated that he was applying for employment in Australia and wanted to capture a video of himself jumping off the bridge, to gain attention of the recruiters." According to an Australian tourism company, the job involves living in a beach home for six months, snorkeling, watching whales and blogging about the experience. Police, however, were not amused. "People have done it before and died doing it," Fort Pierce police Sgt. Dan Flaherty said. "A few years ago there was a teenager that jumped off the bridge and died." Fort Pierce police, the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers responded. Grima was not hurt in the jump, but he was charged with breach of peace and disorderly conduct and may be asked to pay for all the resources used as a result of his stunt.
URL: Fort Pierce Man Jumps Off Bridge To Land Job - News- msnbc.com
Fort Pierce Police Officer Arrested Again
Officer Charged With Armed Trespassing
POSTED: 6:52 pm EST February 12, 2009
FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- A Fort Pierce police officer was arrested for the second time in less than a week Thursday, this time charged with armed trespassing and unauthorized use of a computer network. St. Lucie County sheriff's detectives arrested Officer Troy Giovengo at about 12:15 p.m. Last Friday, the Port St. Lucie Police Department arrested Giovengo on aggravated stalking charges. The next day, he was released after posting $10,000 bond.
Following those events, another woman, interviewed by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, described an encounter in her home with Giovengo on Dec. 12. The sheriff's office's investigation led to the new charges that were the basis for Giovengo's arrest Thursday. He posted $7,500 bond and was released from the St. Lucie County Jail just before 3 p.m.