5 Things to Know in Florida for June 2
MIAMI (AP) — Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
HURRICANE TIME: FLORIDIANS CAN BUY SUPPLIES TAX-FREE
A three-day sales tax holiday on hurricane preparation supplies starts Friday and will last through Sunday. During that period, state and local sales taxes will not be charged on batteries, gas containers, flashlights and portable generators costing $750 or less. Taxes will also not be charged on coolers, reusable ice packs, tarps, and battery-powered radios.
2 PARAMEDICS DEAD IN ROLLOVER CRASH INVOLVING AMBULANCE
In a statement, Bill Hall of American Medical Response said 51-year-old Lahiri Garcia and 36-year-old Paul Besaw were killed in the crash early Thursday in Jupiter, which is north of West Palm Beach. Garcia was a critical care supervisor and Besaw was a critical care paramedic. Jupiter police spokeswoman Kristin Rightler tells local news outlets no patients were in the ambulance when it crashed around 3 a.m.
RESTAURANT MANAGER SHOOTING
Local news outlets report that 39-year-ol Freddy Hormazabal was in a jail Thursday on an attempted murder charge. Altamonte Springs police say Hormazabal became upset with his order Wednesday night, went inside the fast-food restaurant and started arguing with manager David Diaz Rosario. A police spokeswoman says Rosario attempted to escort Hormazabal from the store, and Hormazabal shot Rosario.
NEARLY 3 DOZEN FLORIDA CHIPOTLE LOCATIONS AFFECTED BY HACK
A Chipotle statement said it completed an investigation into the hack first reported on April 25. Malware designed to access payment information used at Chipotle between March 25 and April 18 has been removed. Chipotle says restaurants that may have been affected include seven locations in Miami and four in Fort Lauderdale.
MAN GETS LIFE SENTENCE FOR BEATING FATHER TO DEATH
Leroy James Taylor Jr. was sentenced Wednesday. He was convicted in January of second-degree murder. Taylor’s father, Leroy James Taylor Sr., was found beaten to death in his Cape Coral, Florida, home in May 2012. Authorities say his son also tried to set the older man on fire. The younger Taylor lived in New York and committed the crime while on a trip to southwest Florida.