Saturday, January 10, 2009


I love the northwest florida daily news. It's based in ft. walton where i was born. i highly recommend it. Almost anything is newsworthy. here are a few recent stories.

‘Richard from the sea' arrested; identity unknown
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January 7, 2009 - 7:35 AM
Andrew Gant
Daily News

OKALOOSA ISLAND - A man known only as "Richard from the sea" was arrested outside the El Matador condos after deputies couldn't figure out his true identity.

Listed on his arrest report as John Doe, the man is charged with trespassing after a warning and resisting an officer without violence.

El Matador security wanted him to leave, but he refused. When a deputy asked the man's name, he replied it was "Richard," according to his arrest report. When pressed for more details, he said, "My whole name is Richard and that's it."

Later, questioned in the back seat of a patrol car, he said "I'm Richard from the sea and I get all of my information from the sky."

Richard refused to have his photograph taken or any of his fingerprints scanned at booking. He was listed as white, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 185 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. No age was listed.

FORT WALTON BEACH - A neighbor called police when a woman dumped chicken and rice into a dropped shoe, an Okaloosa County sheriff's deputy says.

The 41-year-old woman faces a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief. Jermaine Scott, the deputy who wrote her up, was at the scene investigating a separate dispute between the pair.

He said the defendant was taking a container of chicken and rice to her trash can on Sunset Boulevard when she decided instead to dump it into her neighbor's shoe.

The shoe was near the trash can because moments earlier, the victim had dropped it from a roof, Scott said.

The pair of shoes was valued at $30.