A Florida man was arrested Tuesday for stealing around $300 worth of house goods from his local K-Mart, just days after purchasing a multi-million dollar private island. Andrew Lippi, of Key West, made headlines recently when he purchased Thompson Island from philanthropist Edward B. Knight for $8 million. Lippi, 59, is also a success resort owner, renting out his own 12-bedroom Key West resort for MTV's 2006 season of the "Real World." He rents out the property for around $1,800 a night on Airbnb, according to WPLG, an ABC affiliate in Miami. Among the items stolen was a $55 Hamilton Beach coffee maker that Lippi supposedly switched out with an older coffee maker and returned for a full refund. He also bought a $165 Keurig machine that was returned for a full refund a day later, but instead of the coffee maker, the box contained a basketball. In the arresting officer's report, Lippi said that "he did not change out any items prior to returning them." When asked about the basketball in … [Read more...] about Florida man arrested for stealing from K-Mart after buying $8 million Key West island
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Breaking: Now we know why the Cookie Monster is so amped. A Key West man was arrested early Wednesday morning after cocaine was discovered inside a doll of the Sesame Street character. Camus McNair, 39, was booked on one count each of trafficking, and possession of drugs.Just after midnight, the arresting deputy noticed a black Dodge passenger driving “with the license plate obscured,” the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said. The windows were tinted so dark he couldn’t see who was inside.Cue traffic stop. The deputy identified the driver as McNair, and could smell marijuana coming from inside the Dodge. He discovered a backpack during the search. It had a Cookie Monster doll.The deputy “noticed the doll seemed to weigh more than it should have,” the MCSO said. “He took a closer look and found a slit cut in the doll. Inside the doll were two packages containing what turned out to be a total of 314 grams of cocaine.”As of Thursday … [Read more...] about COOKIE!: Man Hid Cocaine Inside of Cookie Monster Doll
Home Daily News Philadelphia-born US citizen was wrongly… Immigration Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted December 4, 2018, 3:05 pm CST Photo of Peter Sean Brown courtesy of the ACLU. A man born in Philadelphia alleges in a lawsuit that a Florida sheriff wrongly held him in jail at the request of immigration authorities who wanted to deport him to Jamaica. The suit filed by Peter Sean Brown claims the Monroe County Sheriff’s office violated his Fourth Amendment rights by doing nothing to investigate his citizenship after Brown repeatedly protested that he was a U.S. citizen and offered to provide his birth certificate. CNN, the Washington Post and the Miami Herald have coverage of the lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Key West. A press release is here. The suit says the sheriff’s office arrested Brown, 50, “pursuant to its policy and practice of carelessly and aggressively arresting people for Immigration and Customs Enforcement under a Basic Ordering … [Read more...] about Philadelphia-born US citizen was wrongly held in Florida jail at request of ICE, suit says
Andrew Francis Lippi (Monroe County Sheriff's Office via AP)Andrew Francis Lippi (Monroe County Sheriff's Office via AP) KEY WEST, Fla. — A man who had just bought an $8 million island off of Key West was arrested Saturday for participating in what police described as a scheme to steal $300 in household items from Kmart. Officials at Kmart called Key West police April 5 after they say Andrew Francis Lippi, 59, had purchased several items, including a Keurig coffeemaker and light bulbs, and returned the original boxes for a refund. But police say the boxes were stuffed with other items. For example, store officials said a basketball was inside the Keurig box. The store’s loss prevention officer provided detectives with video of Lippi buying and returning all of the items between March 30 and April 5, according to an arrest report. The Miami Herald reports Lippi bought Thompson Island, which had been the home to the family of philanthropist Edward B. Knight. Lippi also owns … [Read more...] about Man buys $8M island then steals from Kmart, police say