I didn't have time to get to everything but here are some of the things that caught my attention this morning in the SoFla mainstream media.
A- Herald: Life in South Florida.
Three armed men robbed Joey’s restaurant in Wynwood around 8 p.m. Monday, according to a witness.B- Herald: Not the current one, sister.
Sara Ataie, who was dining at Joey’s when the incident occurred, said three men with bandanas covering their faces walked into the Italian restaurant, showed their guns and demanded everyone to lie on the floor.
“They said that if anybody made a sound they would kill them,” Ataie said.
She said the incident lasted about two minutes, during which one of the men watched the restaurant’s door, while the others took cell phones lying on the customers’ tables and the money from the cash register.
No one was hurt during the robbery.
Michele Bachmann became the first major Republican presidential candidate to barnstorm the state this year, capping a six-city tour Monday in Miami where she sipped cafecitos, paid homage to Cuban Americans and kicked off a month of intensive GOP politicking in the state.C- Herald: Write your own jokes.
“We’re going to be all over Florida because Florida chooses presidents. You choose presidents,”’ Bachmann told dozens of supporters and onlookers at Versailles Restaurant in Little Havana.
It was almost a case of snakes on a plane. Instead it turned out to be snakes in some guy's pants. Seven of them, in fact, all exotic. Oh, and three tortoises.D- Herald: Morin.
Using a body scanner, Transportation Security Administration officers in Miami spotted all the reptiles stuffed inside nylon bags concealed in his pants. The unidentified man was trying last Thursday to get through a checkpoint on his way to Brazil on TAM Airlines, TSA spokesman Jonathon Allen said Monday.
U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife officers took custody of the critters and arrested the passenger.
E- Sun-Sentinel: And another one.
At 5 a.m., Katia was located about 535 miles west-southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and had maximum susstaine winds of 40 mph. The storm was moving west-northwest at 17 mph.F- Sun-Sentinel: Chan Lowe.
For now, the system is forecast to aim generally toward the Lesser Antilles. Some models hint that it might turn north out to sea without approaching the U.S. coast. However, it's too early to put faith in that prediction.
G- WSVN: Remember, it's not the breed.
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Broward Sheriff's Office deputies reportedly shot and killed two dogs after they say the canines attacked a woman and tried to come after them.
According to BSO, two pit bulls in a Deerfield Beach neighborhood attacked a neighborhood cat, Monday evening. The cat's owner intervened, and the dogs began mauling her. "Apparently, these pit bulls came into her yard and started attacking at least one of her cats and then began attacking her," said Dani Moschella of BSO.
When BSO deputies responded to the scene, the dogs charged at an officer. Deputies fired several shots at the dangerous pit bulls, killing them. Moschella said, "Multiple deputies were forced to fire their weapons and kill the dogs when the dogs became aggressive toward them."