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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — An intoxicated man who said he woke up Thursday unexpectedly in a neighbor's living room woke up Friday at the Indian River County Jail, according to his arrest affidavit.B- CBS4: Life in South Florida.
A Countryside Mobile Home Park resident told the Indian River County Sheriff's Office she found Ronald Christopher Reich, 67, who also lives in the community, sitting in her recliner about 4:30 p.m. The woman, who lives in the 8700 block of South Sandpiper Drive, said she woke up from a nap when she discovered Reich, who took off his shirt and said he had been waiting for her, according to the affidavit.
Miami Police say the woman, identified by family as Evelyn Matamoro, left a restaurant near the intersection of Northwest 7th Avenue and Northwest 53rd Street at around 5:30 p.m. when a man with a gun approached her and told her to give him her purse.C- CBS4: Video, SmartWater fighting crime.
Matamoro, in fear for her life, handed over her belongings but the thief fired anyway, hitting her in the face.
D- NBC Miami: Wrong place, wrong time.
Miami Gardens Police said they’re investigating a random shooting of a male victim on a bus stop bench Thursday night.E- NBC Miami: So long, Fat Albert.
The victim was sitting on a bench at the corner of NW 2nd Avenue and NW 203rd Terrace just after 8 p.m. when the suspect approached the victim and shot him at least once on the shoulder, Sgt. Bill Bamford said.
Officials say a military blimp that's been tethered in the Florida Keys for more than three decades is coming down for good.F- WSVN: Such a deal!
An internal email by Exelis Systems Corp. - the defense contractor that operates the blimps nationally - says Air Force blimp known as "Fat Albert" that hovers over Cudjoe Key will end its 33-year flight on March 15.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (WSVN) -- Residents from a South Florida neighborhood are furious after discovering a squatter living in a million dollar mansion, and officials say they can't do anything about it because he is not committing a crime.
A $2.4 million Boca Raton mansion is in foreclosure and is up for sale. According to police, a man is living inside the home free of charge. "I don't think anyone has really seen him," said neighbor Gary Pollack. "I know we've had the police here a number of occasions."
Andre Barbosa has been squatting in the home and has been posting pictures on Facebook
Bank of America foreclosed the home last July. Soon after, the 23-year-old moved into the home using a loophole called adverse possession, which allows someone to move in. As long as you maintain the home and pay the taxes for seven years, the home is yours to keep.