South Florida neighborhood targeted by hateful flyers

Broward County sheriff’s deputies are investigating Sunday after Cooper City residents found hateful flyers in their neighborhood.

Altered photos of two neighborhood children are shown on the flyer along with Nazi imagery, racial slurs and crude language. 

In the flyer, swastikas were placed on the foreheads of the children. The flyers appear to target the children’s parents, who serve on the board of the neighborhood association. The flyers call them “snitches” and “rats.”

The parents filed a formal complaint with the sheriff’s office.

Residents of Cascada Isles at Monterra said the flyers were found inside the gated community near where people collect their mail.

Carlos Bethencourt, who lives in the community, called the flyers “horrible.” 

“If you have something to say to somebody, just go knock on their doors,” Bethencourt said. “Settle your differences just like human beings.”

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Skimmers found on pumps at multiple Hollywood gas stations

Illegal skimmers were found on pumps at two gas stations in Hollywood on Friday.

The credit card skimmers were found at a Shell station at 2414 North Federal Highway, and a Chevron station located a few blocks away at 2730 Sheridan Street.

Hollywood police confirmed to Local 10 that multiple skimmers were found at the Shell location, but declined to release how many were discovered.

Skimmers have become an increasingly popular way for criminals to steal personal credit card information and are surprisingly easy to install.

Tips to avoid being scammed include inspecting the card reader before using to make sure it matches the pump’s color and style.

Users should also see if the readers match other pumps at the station and avoid using PIN numbers at gas stations.

 

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Car fires cause traffic delays on I-95 in Miami-Dade, Pembroke Road in Broward

A car caught fire Friday morning on Interstate 95 in Miami-Dade County.Sky 10 was flying above I-95 about 6:30 a.m. as heavy flames filled the car, which was stopped on the shoulder in the southbound lanes near Miami Gardens Drive.Firefighters eventual…

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Women using stroller to try to steal from Best Buy fail miserably, police say

Two women walked in and out of a store in Davie with a baby stroller. The problem was the stroller didn’t have a baby inside. Davie Police Department detectives say the women were using it to hide stolen merchandise. 

Surveillance video shows Marcelous Thomas and Sheeronnye Pendergrass walking into the Best Buy at 2200 S. University Dr. in Davie. 

“While in the store, both females began to select items and place them aside which were later loaded into the stroller and covered with a blanket,” Sgt. Mark Leone said in a statement.

When a loss prevention officer uncovered the blanket to reveal the stolen merchandise, Thomas tried to to grab the merchandise from the stroller, pushed the officer away, and ran to a parked car with Pendergrass, according to Leone. 

Detectives believe Donald J. Carter was their getaway driver, and was waiting in the car. After crashing into several vehicles, they were trapped in the car. Carter tried to jump in the backseat to get out through a rear window, police said.

Thomas jumped from the passenger seat and into the driver’s seat. 

“The driver’s of the vehicles that were hit, in fear, began to move, leaving space for Thomas to drive away with Carter in the back seat,” Leone said. 

Pendergrass jumped out of the car, but police officers caught up to her in the parking lot. Thomas lost control of the car on a curve and crashed into a nearby sign. She and Carter jumped out of the car and took off running until officers found them. 

“They were walking around lost in the neighborhood,” Leone said. 

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Another cold front dips temperatures into 40s in South Florida, 50s in Keys

“Baby it’s cold outside.”

Low temperatures Thursday morning were 49 degrees in Fort Lauderdale, 51 degrees in Miami and 55 degrees in Key West.

“That’s how you know it’s cold, when we’re talking temperatures in the 50s for the Keys,” Local 10 News meteorologist Julie Durda said.

Key West saw the most drastic temperature change overnight. Durda said Thursday’s low temperature was 12 degrees cooler than Wednesday morning’s low.

Temperatures were 10 degrees cooler in Homestead, 9 degrees cooler in Marathon, 7 degrees cooler in Pompano Beach, 6 degrees cooler in Miami and 3 degrees cooler in Fort Lauderdale.

“Our temperatures will stay chilly throughout the morning,” Durda said. “By the afternoon, all that sunshine will bring our temperatures up to the lower 70s.”

Another cold front was making its way across Florida, but Durda said it is expected to stall out north of Lake Okeechobee.

“If you’ve enjoyed the 50s and the 40s for overnight lows, it will be a thing of the past,” Durda said. “Our lows will get back into the 60s and low 70s for the weekend and next week.”

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Homicide detectives investigate after body found in Deerfield Beach

Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating after a body was found Wednesday afternoon in Deerfield Beach.

Sky 10 was above Southwest Natura Boulevard and Natura Avenue shortly before 5 p.m. as deputies taped off the scene.

No other details were immediately released.

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