The University of Florida’s Zeta Beta Tau Frat Under Investigation After Members Spit On Wounded Vets and Pissed on American Flag (Update: UF Suspends ZBT)
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA ZETA BETA TAU FRAT SPIT AT WOUNDED VETS AND URINATED ON AMERICAN FLAG …
The University of Florida’s Zeta Beta Tau frat is under investigation after it was reported that members of their fraternity spit on wounded veterans and their service dogs and urinated on American flags. WTF is wrong with kids these days? The incident occurred at Panama Beach, gee what a shocker, when Zeta Beta Tau students from UF and Emory University were in Panama City Beach for their spring formal and wounded vets and their families were in town as well as part of the Warrior Beach Retreat. Panama City, FL gets another black eye. Is there any semblance of decorum in this town anymore? The University of Florida and Emory University should be embarrassed and ashamed of the actions of there frats. Personally, I believe they should be booted off campus and eliminated. This kind of conduct should never be tolerated. The UF ZBT frat was already on probation prior to this disgusting act. Sorry, they need to be gone, they obviously serve no functional purpose and have such contempt for wounded American heroes that have defended America’s freedom’s, including theirs.
The University of Florida’s chapter of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity is under investigation after members spit on and took flags from wounded veterans.
Last weekend, Zeta Beta Tau students from UF and Emory University were in Panama City Beach for their spring formal. They were staying at the Laketown Wharf Resort where veterans were also staying for the Warrior Beach Retreat, according to Linda Cope, founder of the retreat.
For the past six years, the Warrior Beach Retreat has been hosted by Panama City Beach twice a year to bring in wounded veterans and their families.
Cope honors her son, Joshua, at the retreat — he lost both legs and his right hand after his vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Iraq, according to the retreat site.
Members of the University of Florida chapter of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity are under investigation after spitting on and taking flags from wounded veterans. The students and veterans were in Panama City Beach when the incident occurred.
Cope said Zeta Beta Tau students picked on the veterans, spit on them and their service dogs, and urinated on American flags.
“In all of my years, I’ve never seen such debauchery and disrespect,” Cope said.
“I want to make clear that I am deeply sorry for the affront that our students may have caused,” Fuchs wrote in the email. “I want to assure you that it is not representative of our students or our university, and we will make every effort to learn more, take appropriate action and prevent similar incidents from occurring again.”
“The University of Florida is extremely concerned about allegations, specifically of illegal behavior with our students,” Sikes said. “We’re taking this matter vary seriously and opened an investigation to determined what happened and what we need to do in response.”
Executive Director of the National Zeta Beta Tau Laurence A. Bolotin, a University of Florida graduate from 2001, also wrote to Cope, stating Emory, UF and the international headquarters are fully cooperating with investigations and both chapters have placed themselves under suspension.
UPDATE I: The University of Florida has Suspended ZBT.
The University of Florida suspended one of its fraternities on Friday after allegations that its members hurled drunken insults and spat at a group of disabled military veterans at a Panama City Beach resort.
The school said on Friday that it is charging the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity with obscene behavior, public intoxication, theft, causing physical or other harm, and damage to property.
The suspension came after the fraternity had already suspended operations itself and expelled three of its members after finding they had behaved inappropriately.
“I am personally offended and disappointed by the behavior that has been described to me,” Dave Kratzer, the school’s student affairs vice president and retired U.S. Army major general, said in a statement.
UPDATE II: Emory University claims their Frat were angels.
Emory officials said they are investigating but so far there’s no evidence to implicate their students in the incident. Emory’s Zeta Beta Tau fraternity told CBS 46 in Atlanta they were shocked to learn of what they call “atrocious acts.”
But Cope told the station: “There were too many students from Emory for none of them to be involved. It is hard for me to believe that no Emory student was a part of this. This denial is a slap in the face of veterans.”
About 60 veterans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan were also attending a retreat that has been held twice a year for the past six years at the resort. Cope started the event in honor of her son Joshua, who lost both legs in Baghdad in 2006 when a roadside bomb exploded under his Humvee.
One letter to Fuchs described students spitting on veterans, throwing beer bottles over a balcony and ripping flags off their cars.
Cope said hotel security got the situation under control and the fraternity members were evicted the next morning. The fraternity sent a letter of apology to Cope.
- Then proceeds to give it out to his classmates in 100 dollar bills!
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Robert “Jason” Owens Charged with the Murder of Missing 38 Year Old ‘Food Network Star’ Contestant Cristie Schoen Codd & her Husband 45 Year Old Joseph “JT” Codd Buncombe County, NC
36 year old Robert “Jason” Owens has been charged with the murder of 38 year old Cristie Schoen Codd and her husband 45 year old Joseph “JT” Codd. Cristie Schoen Codd and Joseph “JT” Codd have been missing since Sunday, March 15, 2015. Cristie Codd was also reported to be five months pregnant. Cristie Codd was a competitor on season 8 of Food Network Star on the Food Network. Robert Jason Owens was charged with first degree murder of the couple on Tuesday, as well as breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering charges. . He was also charged with the murder of the couple’s unborn child.
His arrest warrant states that Owens “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did of malice afterthought kill and murder” Cristie and J.T. Codd and their unborn child, ABC 13 reports. Owens was also accused of stealing a laptop computer, jewelry, and a handgun from the couple’s home.
Cristie Schoen Codd & Joseph “JT” Codd
A man who was the suspect in an unsolved missing persons’ case in Buncombe County has been charged with murder in the disappearance of a Leicester husband and wife that were expecting their first child later this year, according to deputies with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.
Cristie Schoen Codd, 38, and her husband Joseph “JT” Codd, 45 were reported missing by family members on Sunday, March 15, deputies said. Family members said Cristie Codd was five months pregnant.
Deputies discovered the couple’s vehicles at their residence along with their two dogs, but the couple was nowhere to be found.
Robert “Jason” Owens
Family members said the home did not “look right.”
On Monday, deputies began an extensive search around the Codds’ property and in the surrounding neighborhood.
By Monday night, a deputies had taped off the area surrounding the home of Robert “Jason” Owens, 36, on Owens Cove Road. Flood lights illuminated the yard as detectives snapped photos of the property and went in and out of the home. Owen’s home stands about a half mile from the Codd’s residence.
Owen was later taken into custody and his truck was towed from the home.
On Tuesday morning, deputies confirmed that Owens had been charged with two counts of first degree murder, one count of murder of an unborn child, breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering.
Arrest warrants state that Owens “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did of malice afterthought kill and murder” Cristie and JT Codd and their unborn child on March 12.
Deputies said Owens was also a suspect in the January 2000 disappearance of Asheville teenager Zeb Quinn.
43 Year Old PGA Player Robert Allenby Kidnapped & Robbed Friday Night from Wine Bar in Waikiki After Missing the Cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii
KIDNAPPED, ROBBED AND BEATEN …
43 year old Australian PGA player Robert Allenby was reported to have been kidnapped and robbed Friday night t in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Australian golfer was kidnapped from a wine bar Friday night in Waikiki , beaten and robbed before being dropped off in a park more than six miles away. Allenby reportedly signed his check at the Amuse Wine Bar at 10:48 p.m. local time, and surveillance footage showed him leaving the parking lot minutes later with a group of five or six people.
Allenby, 43, said he was at a wine bar in Waikiki when he was abducted at around 11 p.m. local time, placed in a car, driven 6½ miles away and robbed.
“I didn’t think I was going to survive this one,” Allenby told the Australian Associated Press.
“I was separated from my friend (Anthony Puntoriero) in the bar after we had paid the tab at 10:48 p.m., and he went to the bathroom and next thing you know I’m being dumped in a park miles away.
“I only know this part because a homeless woman found me and told me she saw a few guys pull up and throw me out of the car. That is where I got the scrapes above my eye from the sidewalk.”
According to the AAP, Allenby believes he may have been drugged by the suspects at the bar.
“I didn’t think I was going to survive this one,” Allenby told the AAP. “I was separated from my friend in the bar after we paid the tab at 10:48 p.m. and he went to the bathroom, and next thing you know I’m being dumped in a park miles away.”
Allenby sustained significant facial injuries and was robbed of his wallet, cellphone, cash and credit cards, according to Middlemo.
13 Year Old Cheyenne Phillips & 18 Year Old Dalton Hayes Arrested Sunday Morning in Panama City Beach, Florida
Teen Bonnie & Clyde arrested …
18 year old Dalton Hayes and 13-year old Cheyenne Phillips have finally been arrested by police. The teen couple dubbed the teen Bonnie and Clyde were arrested Sunday morning in Panama City Beach, Florida. Where else would you find two teens in Florida, but Panama City. Police found them asleep in a 2011 Toyota Tundra that was stolen in Henry County, Georgia. They were arrested without incident. Hayes and Phillips went missing on January 3, 2015 from their small hometown in Grayson County, KY. The two find themselves in a world of trouble after their crime spree across the South, stealing multiple vehicles and the use of stolen checks.
Two teenagers who have blazed a trail of crime in the South were arrested Sunday morning in Panama City Beach, Florida, authorities said in a statement.
US Marshal’s Service and local police discovered 18-year-old Dalton Hayes and 13-year-old Cheyenne Phillips asleep in a 2011 Toyota Tundra that was stolen in Henry County, Georgia, Grayson County Sheriff officials said.
Law enforcement surrounded the truck and apprehended the two individuals without incident.
Police said the process has begun to get both teenagers back to Kentucky to answer for multiple felony charges.
The US Marshals service say they have caught two Grayson County teenagers accused of a string of crimes spanning multiple states.
The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office had been searching for Cheyenne Phillips, 13, and Dalton Hayes, 18, since Jan. 3, when Cheyenne’s father first reported her missing.
The two have managed to evade police since then, traveling 597 miles to Manning, South Carolina, and another 256 miles to Henry County, Georgia.
The couple is suspected of stealing multiple vehicles and using forged checks along the way.
13 Year Old Cheyenne Phillips Missing Since 1/3/15 in Grayson County, KY … Believed to be with 18 Year Old Dalton Hayes (Update: “Bonnie & Clyde” Wanted for Felony Auto Theft)
13 year old Cheyenne Phillips has been missing since January 3, 2015 in Grayson, Kentucky. The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office says that Cheyenne Phillips is believed to be with 18 year old Dalton Hayes. Phillips is registered as a missing juvenile and Hayes is wanted for custodial interference and other charges. Both are suspects in two felony auto thefts. It looks like we have a modern day teenage Bonnie and Clyde on our hands.
- Cheyenne Phillips is a white female, approximately 5-foot-1-inches tall, weighs approximately 100-pounds with blonde hair and hazel eyes. Hayes is described a
- Dalton Hayes is a white male, 5-foot-10-inches tall, approximately 175 to 180 pounds with a blond burr haircut and hazel eyes.
Cheyenne Phillips, 13, was reported missing on Jan. 3. Officials say they think she might be with Dalton Hayes, 18. Deputies say he is wanted for custodial interference and other charges.
Deputies say the behavior of the teens continues to become increasingly “brazen and dangerous.” They have both fled police on two occasions. They are possibly in a red 2006 Toyota Tacoma extended cab 4WD, but may have ditched it and stolen another vehicle.
Sheriff Norman Chaffins said the two have been evading deputies and they’re now accused of stealing two cars. He said the couple stole one car, crashed it, ran from authorities, then stole another car.
They may still be in a red 2006 Toyota Tacoma. Authorities say a gun was inside the stolen car, without ammunition.
“The situation has become increasingly dangerous, not just for those two, but for citizens and for law enforcement,” Chaffins said.
Deputies said the two likely have no money and the sheriff is worried what they’ll do to get some cash.
The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a missing 13-year-old and her 18-year-old boyfriend were in South Carolina this week.
Cheyenne Phillips and Dalton Hayes were spotted Monday at a Walmart in the town of Manning.
Hmm, looks like Scared Monkeys had the WAPO beat by numerous days in calling the missing, car robbing Kentucky teens, Bonnie & Clyde.
Cheyenne Phillips, 13, and her 18-year old boyfriend Dalton Hayes went missing two weeks ago. No one knows exactly where they are now, but police — guided by a trail of criminal activity and surveillance video that stretches through at least three states – know exactly where they’ve been.
“It is imperative that these two be located and apprehended as their behavior is becoming increasingly brazen and dangerous,” the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky said in a statement according to NBC News.
Two missing Kentucky teenagers suspected of a crime spree across the South have been spotted in Florida, where they were seen panhandling, police told NBC News on Friday.
Grayson County, Georgia, Sheriff Norman Chaffins said 18-year-old Dalton Hayes and his 13-year-old girlfriend Cheyenne Phillips, may be staying in camps or homeless shelters and could have the weapons that were in one of the vehicles they allegedly stole.
The Kentucky man who, with his underage lover drew comparisons to Bonnie and Clyde before their multi-state crime spree ended in their arrest early Sunday, will “face the consequences” in a Florida courtroom this morning.
Tammy Martin, the mother of 18-year-old Dalton Hayes, who took off from his Kentucky home with a 13-year-old girl earlier this month, said she had urged the pair to surrender and “face the consequences.” They were arrested without incident as they slept in a stolen pickup truck in Panama City, Fla. Hayes was scheduled to make an 8:30 a.m. court appearance via video hookup, according to the Bay County jail records in the Panama City area.
Arrest Warrant Issued for 9 Year Old Boy in Post Falls, ID For Failure to Appear in Court after Stealing Pack of Gum
9 year old gum stealing boy public enemy #1 in Post Falls, Idaho …
A 9 year old boy in Post Falls, Idaho was arrested for failure to appear in court for a second time. The original offense that the 9 year old was charged with, stealing a pack of gum. That is correct folks, a pack of frigging gum. Are you telling me that we are wasting the police and courts time with offenses like stealing a single pack of gum? UNREAL. So in 2015, pot is legal but stealing gum that cost less than a $1 gets you a court date? According to reports, the child did not show for court because his family had no way to get him to the courthouse. How is a 9 year old boy held responsible for not being able to get to Court? Maybe he should have stole a car and drove? The child is currently in the Juvenile Detention Center where he will soon stand before a judge. Really, you have a 9 year old in a Juvenile Detention Center because of this with all the risks that are prevalent being in Juvy?
Are you telling me that the legal system could not have found a better way to handle this situation? Three 4th grade girls had no charges filed against them in New York after plotting to kill their teacher because no one got hurt, yet theft of less than $1 gets this poor 9 yer old boy time in a Juvenile Detention Center. Head shaking.
Post Falls Chief of Police Scott Haug says he was very surprised when an arrest warrant landed on his desk earlier this week. The warrant was for a “failure to appear,” not uncommon. But the perpetrator was a nine year old boy.
Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney Barry McHugh, who issued the arrest warrant, was not able to comment because the case involves someone younger than 18 years old. However, Haug says the warrant was issued because it was the second time the 9 year old missed his day in court.
What was the original charge? Stealing a pack of gum.
Haug says this is the first time in his 30 years in law enforcement that he’s ever seen an arrest warrant issued for someone as young as nine.
- The solid bronze, 18″ statue was stolen from the outdoor exhibit at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences last Sunday.
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Police Officer Shot Saturday Night in Ferguson, Missouri While Confronting Two Burglars … Shooting Suspect Still at Large
And the spotlight continues on Ferguson …
A police officer was shot Saturday night in Ferguson, MO as he was conducting a routine business check at the Ferguson Community Center in the 1000 block of Smith Avenue in Ferguson. According to Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, the officer spotted two suspects trying to break into a business while on routine patrol, the officer confronted the suspects, and then one of them pulled a gun and fired at the officer striking him in the arm. He was transported to Barnes Jewish Hospital and is expected to be okay. The shooting suspect was last seen running into a wooded area behind the Community Center. The shooting suspect is described as a black male with deadlocks, 5’11″, wearing a dark shirt and dark pants. The suspects is still at large.
A Ferguson police officer was shot Saturday night. The officer, a man, survived the shooting, authorities said.
The shooting occurred in the 1000 block of Smith Avenue in Ferguson, near the new Ferguson Community Center.
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Saturday night that the officer was on routine patrol and spotted two suspects trying to break into a business. He said the business was in Ferguson.
When the officer confronted the suspects, Jackson said, one of them pulled a gun and fired at the officer. The officer was struck once in the arm, and was expected to be okay.
At a news conference near the Ferguson Police Department early Sunday, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar gave the same account of the shooting as Jackson.
He added that police fired at the suspects at some point during the altercation. But there is no evidence that they were hit. “We have no indication either suspect was shot,” Belmar said.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar press conference regarding incident
It Begins, Obamacare Enrollees Info Compromised … 400 Connecticut Health-Exchange Enrollees’ Information May Be Compromised
And so it begins … 400 Connecticut Obamacare health-exchange enrollees’ information may have been compromised. A backpack was recovered in Hartford, Connecticut that held “four notepads with personal information for approximately 400 individuals. The backpack also contained Access Health CT paperwork and it appears as though some of that personal information may be associated with Access Health CT accounts. According to the New Haven Register, Hartford Police spokesman Lt. Brian Foley said an officer responded at about 2:15 p.m. to 280 Trumbull St. to meet with an Access Health CT employee regarding an employee possibly taking customer’s personal information. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spokesman Aaron Albright said in a statement, “This situation does not involve consumers who have used HealthCare.gov.” Of course those words are about as reputable as the Obamacare, Healthcare.gov website roll-out. These are exactly the concerns many individuals warned of with the use and potential abuse by counselors for the exchanges known as “navigators.”
The personal information of around 400 health-exchange enrollees may be compromised, according to a statement issued today by Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan.
The statement notes that a backpack was recovered in Hartford that held “four notepads with personal information for approximately 400 individuals. The backpack also contained Access Health CT paperwork and it appears as though some of that personal information may be associated with Access Health CT accounts. It is still unclear where the backpack came from, and we are working [with] the Hartford Police Department to investigate, and contact the individuals whose information may be compromised. … Let me be clear: we are sorry this happened. This is a very serious situation and we will hold the person or persons who are responsible to account.”
Kathleen Tallarita, the government and public affairs outreach manager for Access Health CT, told National Review Online by phone that the health exchange does not know yet whether identity theft has occurred, but “we’re diligently looking into what’s happened.”
“Earlier today, we received a report that an individual in Hartford discovered a backpack on Trumbull Street containing four notepads with personal information for approximately 400
individuals. The backpack also contained Access Health CT paperwork and it appears as though some of that personal information may be associated with Access Health CT accounts.
It is still unclear where the backpack came from, and we are working the Hartford Police Department to investigate, and contact the individuals whose information may be compromised.
Makes you wonder how many backpacks have made it out of these health-exchanges that were not found, doesn’t it?