Woman accused of administering injections in Surfside without medical license

A 59-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday on accusations that she administered injections, such as Botox and Juvederm, without a medical license.

Alicia Giser faces one count of practicing medicine without a license and three counts of possession of prescription drugs with intent to sell.

Surfside police said the investigation began after an anonymous complaint was made to the Miami-Dade Department of Health about Giser illegally performing procedures at the Lemel Medical Spa at 9471 Harding Ave.

Police said Giser told detectives that she is a licensed dentist in Argentina, but is not licensed to perform medical procedures in Florida.

Authorities said Giser had administered Botox and Juvederm injections to many patients before her arrest.

It’s unclear whether those patients had any complications from the injections. 

 

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$49M judgment levied against teacher for having sex with student

A former South Dade Senior High School student has won a $49.3 million judgment against a geometry teacher who pleaded guilty to having sex with her when she was 16, and for sending her lewd texts.

The Miami Herald reported that a Miami-Dade civil court jury decided the damages against Bresnniel Jansen Mones, 35, on Tuesday in a lawsuit filed in 2014 that accused the Miami-Dade County School Board of neglect in failing to protect the student from a teacher with a known history of improper behavior.

The school board had already settled with the now 20-year-old woman.

A release from the plaintiff’s lawyers, John Leighton and Max Panoff, said the discovery phase revealed the teacher had attempted to groom another student.

Mones was released in June after serving six months in prison.

 

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Driver takes off after hitting man lying in Oakland Park street, deputies say

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for a driver who they said ran over a man who was lying in the street over the weekend.

The incident was reported about 7 p.m. Sunday near the 3000 block of Northwest 21st Avenue.

Deputies said Kevin McQuillan, 50, walked west across Northwest 21st Avenue and then inexplicably laid down in the southbound lanes.

Detectives said a white sedan, possibly a Mitsubishi Lancer, that was heading south on the avenue ran over McQuillan.

Authorities said the driver briefly slowed down before driving away.

Detectives believe the vehicle should have damage on its front right corner.

McQuillan was taken by Oakland Park Fire Rescue to Broward Health Medical Center.

He remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call Detective Sean Williams at 954-321-4840 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. A reward of up to $3,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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Dog found badly injured in Hollywood used to live at home searched by police, neighbors say

A dog that was found badly injured inside of a suitcase last month and that later died used to a live at a home in Hollywood that authorities searched on Tuesday, neighbors told Local 10 News.

Hollywood police haven’t disclosed what led them to the home in the 1900 block of Lee Street, but neighbors said the pit bull named Ollie used to live there.

People in the neighborhood said they have constant reminders of what happened in October, when Ollie was found stabbed more than 50 times and stuffed inside of a suitcase, left to die.

Veterinarians did what they could, but Ollie died from his injuries on Oct. 12, just two days after he was found.

“Anybody who could do that, could to that to anybody,” neighbor Caprice Manos said. 

Manos lives across the street from the abandoned home where Ollie was found.

“I was outside raking leaves in the yard. It was my day off from work, and I heard something, like a very loud squeal from a dog. It sounded like a dog got hit by a car —  so loud that you knew something was wrong,” Manos said. 

Manos said she looked across the street, but didn’t see anything. She said the sound eventually stopped, but once she heard about Ollie, she reported it to police.

Since Ollie was found, signs have been put up all around the neighborhood as detectives look for answers in the investigation. 

Investigators followed a lead to the home on Tuesday, where they executed a search warrant.

Local 10 News reporter Ian Margol knocked on the door to the home, but no one answered.

Police said no one has been arrested in the case.

Animal lovers around the world have been raising money for a reward to help catch whoever killed Ollie. The reward is up to $65,000 as of Wednesday.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. 

 

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Man faces charges in second burglary in Miami-Dade County, police say

A Miami man who was arrested Monday by Hialeah police on burglary and grand theft charges now faces additional charges in connection with a second burglary in Miami-Dade County, authorities said on Wednesday.Miami-Dade police said Jorge Pita, 58, burgl…

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Surveillance video shows man getting stabbed in neck in North Miami Beach

Surveillance video obtained Tuesday by Local 10 News shows the moment a man got stabbed in the neck outside a food store in North Miami Beach.

North Miami Beach police said Donald Brown, 42, was arrested Monday on an attempted first-degree murder charge.

According to authorities, the victim was stabbed Sunday afternoon during a confrontation outside the Jiffy Food convenience store at 1540 NE 165 St.

According to an arrest report, Brown claimed that the two men first got into an argument outside a nearby cellphone store because the victim threw a glass of water in his face and “disrespected him.”

Police said Brown waited for the victim to leave the food store, approached him from behind and stabbed him several times in the right side of his neck with a pocket knife. 

Police said the victim ran back into the food store and someone called 911.

Authorities said Brown also went inside the store to grab his bag and then fled south before police arrived.

Witnesses said the victim, who they identified as Jamul Myers, is a father of three who didn’t have any ongoing conflicts with anyone.

“He didn’t bother nobody or nothing,” Aletha Mitchell said. 

Police said Brown was found at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he confessed to the stabbing. 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay said the victim was taken to Aventura Hospital, where he is listed in critical, but stable condition.

It’s unclear why Brown was at JMH, but police said he remained there on Tuesday in police custody. 

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