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Police & Fire
This list of "oh my gosh" Tampa Bay area police items includes a Largo mailbox crash, a car crash into Westfield Countryside's Dillard's, an accidental gun discharge at Tyrone Square Mall's Starbucks and a firearm arrest near Turkey Creek Middle School.
We compile the odd, unusual "oh my gosh" police items from throughout the Tampa Bay region.
The interstate was shut down in southern Hillsborough County and northern Manatee County on Saturday afternoon because of a Ruskin brushfire.
A single-engine aircraft with three people on board on the median, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. No injuries were reported, but fuel may have been spilled.
A Ford Explorer carrying seven people overturned on Kings Avenue south of Bloomingdale Avenue on Friday afternoon, and one teen was ejected and died at the scene, officials said.
A Ford Explorer carrying seven people overturned at South Kings and Coppertree Circle in Brandon, and one teen was ejected and died at the scene, officials said.
Rhonda Gee did not have any permanent injuries, just 'bumps and bruises' after her car crash with a known gang member, a sheriff's office spokesperson told the Tampa Bay Times.
Schools, Public Safety
Chung Ramos, 29, initially denied any sexual relationship with the 18-year-old student, TBO.com reports.
Rhonda Gee suffered possible head injuries when her car was struck by a driver who had just threatened to kill a Valrico gas station clerk, officials said.
U.S. Army soldier Thomas Meyer, who was stationed at MacDill Air Force Base, was arrested by federal agents Wednesday.
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