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2 Florida men arrested, accused of stealing human remains they used in religious practice

The men were practicing Palo Mayombe, a religion that branches off of Santeria and was developed in Cuba among enslaved Central Africans, police said.

Two men are charged in Polk County, Florida, and accused of stealing the four sets of human remains in a cemetery as part of their religious practice.

Brian Montalvo Tolentino, 43, and Juan Burgos-Lopez, 39, face four counts each of disturbing contents of a grave and abuse of a dead body, according to a release Friday from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. DNA evidence led authorities to Tolentino after the bodies were removed from Edgewood Cemetery in Mount Dora last month.

The men told investigators they took the remains, three of which belonged to deceased veterans, as part of their religion. Tolentino and Burgos-Lopez were practicing Palo Mayombe, which branches off of Santeria and was developed in Cuba among enslaved Central Africans.

Investigators executed a search warrant at Burgos-Lopez’s home, where they found a religious shrine, and seven skulls in a shed. Four of the skills belonged to the remains taken from Mount Dora, the men told authorities. Two others were found to be fake, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s office.
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You think we care about the theft of dead body parts? And how is it theft, wise guy? Who "owned" the parts? Does the cemetery "own" the bodies therein? I think not.

I could get these guys off in seconds. And anyway, stealing body parts is a rite of passage for adolescents down here. Gators are regurgitating them all the time.
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Former NYS Dem Party head gets vaccinated — in Florida
The former upstate Oswego mayor — who worked for the Cuomo, David Paterson and Eliot Spitzer administrations — is still a legal New York resident but has been subleasing an apartment in St. Petersburg, Fla., since October, making him eligible to receive the shot there.

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ed wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:49 am And anyway, stealing body parts is a rite of passage for adolescents down here. Gators are regurgitating them all the time.
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Witness wrote: Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:31 am Story unfolds:
Rebekah Jones, former state COVID-19 data manager, sues FDLE over raid on her home
Arrest warrant issued for former Florida Department of Health analyst Rebekah Jones

FDLE agents working with ousted state employee's attorney to turn herself in

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Florida authorities investigating an alleged hack into the state's emergency response system raided her home Dec. 8.

Agents served the search warrant on her Tallahassee home after a complaint from the Department of Health regarding unauthorized access to its emergency alert system.

"Agents believe someone at the residence on Centerville Court illegally accessed the system," FDLE spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said.
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Florida man accused of trying to steal horses, riding them home, deputies say

Man wanted to set them free, according to deputies

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida man is behind bars after deputies say he tried to free horses from a local ranch.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says ranch owners reported several horse stalls were open and horses were loose.

As the horses were being corralled, the owners told deputies they saw a man driving the owner’s truck, according to the sheriff’s office.

One of the owners was able to stop the man, identified as Mark Anthony Hunt, and detain him until deputies arrived.

Authorities say when the owners asked Hunt why he opened the stalls, the 55-year-old told them that he didn’t believe the horses should be caged. The Fruitland Park man also told the owners he tried to mount one of the horses and ride it home but it got away from him, according to deputies.

The sheriff’s office says the horses are valued at $20,000 and $80,000 each.
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