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OMG PD: 239 Harassing Texts, Tennis Player Arrested, Caught at IHOP

We compile the odd, unusual ‘oh my gosh’ police items from throughout the Tampa Bay region.

239 'Harassing' Text Messages Land Man in Jail

A New Port Richey area man sent his ex-girlfriend nearly 240 text messages over the course of several hours Tuesday, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

An arrest report says Steven Horlacher sent 239 text messages “harassing and threatening" his ex-girlfriend, who he used to live with, and her current boyfriend. One reads ”Well im going to intentionally hurt you….I hope you *expletive* die tonight on ur birthday..”

A Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy chose to resign Monday in lieu of termination after an internal investigation found he had misrepresented the facts about an off-duty encounter with a prostitute and violated other department rules, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Robert F. Johnson, 42, had worked at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office since October of 1999. He was working in the patrol operations bureau at the time of his termination.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a little help finding a woman they say used stolen credit cards to go on a shopping spree around Tampa, ultimately racking up nearly $12,000 in charges.

The initial theft occurred between noon and 2 p.m. on Jan. 24 when someone stole three of the victim’s credit and debit cards and her driver’s license from her purse. The purse was sitting inside the woman’s office at Aston Gardens, 12951 W. Linebaugh Ave.

10-Year-Old Calls Cops on Father for Battering Mother

A 10-year-old girl had to run to a neighbor's East Lake home on Feb. 15 to call 911 on her father for allegedly violently grabbing her mother. 

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has arrested 31-year-old Nolan Miura of 3539 Hampshire Ct. and charged him with domestic battery and tampering with a witness. 

A Bradenton man and pro tennis player has been arrested by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office after he allegedly sent sexually explicit text messages and photos to a 13-year-old girl and tried to have sex with her.

According to ABC Action News, Pierre-Ludovic Duclos-Lanier, 27, is a Canadian professional tennis player. 

Two Dunedin residents and a Clearwater man are arrested and charged with a robbery late Monday at Pit Stop Discount Wine in Clearwater, authorities said Tuesday.

The three suspects, Deandre Gray, Jacarius Hannah and Avery Jamal Jones-Neal, were caught shortly after the robbery at a nearby IHOP.

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