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This week in random shootings, burglaries and traffic stops

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In this week’s random burglaries, the Orlando Police Department reports that the Specialty Brace and Limb office building, 1126 S. Division St., was burglarized on July 17. The Specialty Brace and Limb office! The people who make prosthetic limbs and devices for disabled people. Who steals from that kind of business? People who need prosthetic hearts, apparently.

And in this week’s random scary traffic stops, on July 16, Orlando police stopped a 2007 Audi near North Pine Hills road and Pinto Way. During a search of the vehicle, they found not one, not two, not even three, but seven handguns! They also found four rifles, two Tec-9s and one United States Coast Guard grenade launcher. Three of the weapons were stolen, according to police. The suspects, Joseph Fitz Smith of Miami and Delroy Blake of Casselberry, were arrested. Both were charged with grand theft of a firearm. Smith was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, and Blake was also issued a traffic ticket for failing to make a full stop at a red light.

And finally, in this week’s random shootings, police were called on July 16 at 2 p.m. for a shooting on Cordova Drive. When they arrived on the scene, they found that a man had been shot in the ass by an unknown person the day before. He’d received medical treatment for his wounds, but was “uncooperative with police detectives and refused to press charges.”


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