DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three women who were applying suntan lotion publicly in the nude at a Florida rest stop led police on a 21-mile (34-kilometer) chase, drove a car at a deputy and threatened another deputy with a bat.
The Florida Highway Patrol says when a deputy approached the women at the Interstate 75 rest stop Wednesday in Dade City, they started dressing. They said they had been staying at a relative’s home but went to the rest stop after an altercation and had nowhere else to go. The Tampa Bay Times reports the women claimed they were “air drying” after washing up. The women then fled in a car.
The three ultimately were caught. They’ve been charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, fleeing to elude and indecent exposure.
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a Florida passenger train.
The Sun Sentinel reports that the Virgin Trains USA passenger train hit the pedestrian Friday afternoon in Pompano Beach, Florida.
No additional information was immediately available.
The passenger train is part of the Virgin Trains USA fleet, which was recently rebranded by British billionaire Richard Branson from its previous incarnation as Brightline.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters say a baby deer has been rescued after his mother was hit and killed by a car in Florida.
News outlet reports cite a Facebook post from Alachua County Fire Rescue. Firefighters say the fawn was saved by a fire department employee who found him while on her morning commute to work Thursday. He was grieving beside his mother.
Kelly Dugger had discovered the days-old deer and took him to safety. Firefighters gave him to the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, where he will grow and rehabilitate with other deer.
Gainesville is the seat of Alachua County. The city is roughly 75 miles (120 kilometers) southwest of Jacksonville and around 340 miles (550 kilometers) north of Miami.