Criminal Corner 9
Lakewood Ranch Botox party turns violent
Manatee Herald staff report
A 45-year-old Bradenton man is facing an aggravated assault charge after attending a Botox party at a tanning salon in the 1800 block of Lakewood Ranch Boulevard.
According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Timothy Tintori attended the Botox event on the evening of July 1. Tintori received the services, but his debit card was declined when it was time to pay.
According to the report, Tintori, who told a friend he now goes by the name of T.J. due to legal problems, told store employees he was going out to his vehicle to retrieve cash.
Deputies say Tintori began making a scene outside, pretending he was being attacked by other patrons and store employees and ran off toward his vehicle.
The victim followed Tintori, according to the report, and got behind his vehicle to take a picture of the license plate for law enforcement.
Deputies say Tintori intentionally accelerated toward the victim, who had to jump out of the way to avoid being run over.
Deputies caught up with Tintori on July 3 when Tintori was already in custody on unrelated charges.
In that case, Tintori is charged with burglary after not returning a borrowed vehicle from an agency that assists homeless people.
Tintori told the agency he was homeless and was receiving help from them at the time. The vehicle was located after Tintori’s arrest on the aggravated assault warrant. Inside the vehicle were stolen items belonging to the homeless agency.
In all, Tintori has been charged with larceny, burglary, aggravated assault, petit theft and contempt of court. Tintori remains in custody without bond.
It’s hard out there for a pimp
Dennis Smalls, 45, is facing an attempted armed home invasion charge after a prostitution deal went south, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say the victim had an encounter with a prostitute on June 26 in Parrish for an agreed payment of $350. According to the arrest report, the victim wanted the prostitute to return with a girlfriend on June 27.
The financial negotiations concluded by adding the second girl for only $50 more than the first encounter for a total of $400 for the pair, according to the report.
Deputies say the two prostitutes arrived at the victim’s home, but the online transaction app the victim was using did not work at the time and the money would not go though so no services were provided.
Deputies say the victim waited outside with the prostitutes until their ride home arrived. At that time, the victim was approached by Smalls and two other suspects, according to the arrest report.
The victim tried to flee into his home, but the males followed him inside and began to demand the money that was promised. Deputies say Smalls threatened the victim with a knife. The victim had no cash but handed over his wallet. Smalls and the remaining suspects then left the home.
Deputies were able to determine that the victim’s stolen credit card was used to pay for a motel room by one of the prostitutes. A motel employee was able to identify Smalls due to his relationship with the prostitute.
Arrest warrants were issued and the prostitute who used the stolen credit card was located in the 2000 block of 14th Street West at the motel.
Smalls was arrested on July 1 while in custody on an unrelated felony probation violation charge. Deputies say jail phone calls showed that the prostitute was attempting to get an Uber driver to provide an alibi for her pimp.
The prostitute, Kristin Knight, 37, also was charged in the attempted home invasion.
Knight remains in custody on bonds totaling more than $53,000. Smalls remains in custody without bond on a violation of probation charge.
Here’s your sign
An argument over the ownership of a sign turned violent on June 30 just after 10 a.m. when a 45-year-old man attacked a 66-year-old man with said sign, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say the victim noticed a sign in the truck bed of Joseph Stout, noting the sign was taken from his property in the 1200 block of Whitfield Avenue without permission.
According to the arrest report, the victim took the sign back and when Stout returned, noticed it gone and began searching for it.
Deputies say Stout located the sign in the victim’s garage and entered without permission to take it when he was confronted by the victim.
According to the report, Stout hit the victim in the leg with the sign causing a long laceration. Deputies say Stout also punched the man in the left ear before leaving the property.
Stout was charged with battery on an elderly person and remains in custody on three counts of violating his probation.
What’s that bulge in your pants?
A 23-year-old Ellenton woman is facing a grand theft charge after stuffing wigs down her pants and stealing them, according to the Bradenton Police Department.
Police say Niauyndria Blakeney stole the wigs from her place of employment. According to the arrest report, Blakeney was seen on video surveillance stealing the wigs on July 1 at around 3 p.m.
She was seen leaving the store with a, “substantial bulge on her left side as she is leaving the store,” according to the report.
When police made contact, Blakeney was wearing one of the Lace Front wigs she was seen stealing.
Police determined at least five wigs were stolen for a total of $1,195.
Blakeny was booked into the Manatee County jail on July 1 and released the following day after posting a $1,500 bond.