Crime

Taking a Weekend Trip to Orlando? Don't Order Pizza

Taking a Weekend Trip to Orlando? Don't Order Pizza

Remember the pizza-flyer scam talked about in January?

Police were concerned that the flimsy pieces of paper advertising $9.99 pizza pies and a 1-800 number were really scams to get hungry tourists to fork over their credit card information. Florida legislators ultimately passed a law - with Walt Disney World's backing - to crack down on flyer distribution.

Two Men Hailed as Heroes after Baby-On-Board Carjacking

Two Men Hailed as Heroes after Baby-On-Board Carjacking

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It was a terrifying five minutes for one First Coast family after being carjacked in a Krystal drive-thru.

"I thought 'he's going to kill me. This is really happening. He's going to kill me,'" said Kelli Broadfoot.

Just after placing her order at the drive-thru, police said James Johnson forced his way into Kelli Broadfoot's truck- and she didn't waste any time fighting back.

"I'm hitting him and kicking him, and he's hitting and kicking and pushing," she said.

Johnson said Broadfoot hit her in the face several times, before forcing her out of the car, and speeding off with 13-month-old Lindsey still in the truck.

"When she hit the ground, she bounced right back up (and screamed) 'My baby!' It was not good," said witness Ben Kelly.

He was in the drive-thru line right behind Broadfoot and witnessed the whole thing.

No Answers Yet in Case of Fatally Shot Fruit Cove Woman

No Answers Yet in Case of Fatally Shot Fruit Cove Woman

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- A woman shot several times this morning died at the hospital as detectives tried to piece together what happened.

According to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, the shooting was shortly before 7 a.m. at a home on Southern Creek Drive in Fruit Cove. SJCSO received a suspicious call to check on a person's welfare at that residence.

When they arrived they found 35-year-old Nicole Elise Bush with multiple gunshot wounds. She was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Shands Jacksonville. 

Detectives are continuing their investigation and additional details will be released as they become available.

If you know anything that can help, call Crime Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS (8477).  You will remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.

Duval County Woman Arrested for Burglary in St. Johns

Duval County Woman Arrested for Burglary in St. Johns

A 63-year old Duval County woman was arrested on charges of burglary to an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft and grand theft auto late Monday afternoon.

Five Teens Hospitalized for Suspected 'Bath Salt' Ingestion

Five Teens Hospitalized for Suspected 'Bath Salt' Ingestion

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Five teenagers have been hospitalized for ingesting what deputies believe to be a type of bath salts banned in Florida earlier this year.

According to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, the incident began Saturday at a home on North Lake Cunningham Avenue in Fruit Cove.

Neighbors said Monday they were stunned by the incident.

"It's just a very unfortunate incident that happened to some pretty decent kids," said Clyde Ewing who lives across the street from one of the teens.  "[It's] just really upsetting."

The father of a 17-year-old reported that his son was out of control; the teen fought his father and several deputies as they tried to secure him.

Have You Been E-Pickpocketed - Without Even Knowing it?

Have You Been E-Pickpocketed - Without Even Knowing it?

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It can happen anywhere. In an urban shopping center like the Jacksonville Landing or a sporting event like a baseball game.

"Is this a good thing or a bad thing? " ask one cardholder.

Bad - it can happen right under your nose.

New technology used in smart cards, speed passes and newly issued passports make it easier for a pickpocket to steal your card information.

It is called electronic pick pocketing. Walt Augustinowicz, a former insurance executive, has the ability to walk through a crowd and pickpocket credit card information.

"The biggest vulnerability is the fact that they don't know," said Augustinowicz.

Update: READ FBI AFFIDAVIT | FBI: St. Johns Man Bombed Mosque

Update: READ FBI AFFIDAVIT | FBI: St. Johns Man Bombed Mosque

MORE: 18-page affidavit on Sandlin Smith

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A St. Johns County man, shot to death today by agents trying to serve a search warrant, is responsible for the 2010 bombing of an Islamic center in Jacksonville, according to the FBI.

The Islamic Center of Northeast Florida was bombed in May 2010 after someone planted a pipe bomb during evening prayers. FBI officials said at the time it caused about $500 worth of damage to the Islamic center building, but was still a  powerful bomb. No one was injured.