Monday, November 5, 2012
The Tampa Police Department’s attempt to bridge a communication gap with residents has gone viral.
Hey Carrollwood, in the mood for a good laugh? Tampa Police Department officers do more than patrol streets and bust bad guys. They also lip-sync and dance. A new video on the department’s YouTube page serves as the proof. A parody of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” the video is designed to help officers bridge a communication gap with younger residents. In it, they lip-sync to Jepsen’s catchy tune in an attempt to let younger residents know they’re always there to help. The video, which features, about a dozen dancing, lip-syncing officers and support personnel has gone viral. It was posted on Oct. 29 and already had nearly 47,000 views by 9 a.m. Nov. 5. So why would the agency’s men and women in blue create a parody of a pop song? …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Tampa Police officers say the Carrollwood area woman pushed an 8-year-old girl off the bus, causing her to break her ankle.
An 8-year-old girl with special needs slapped and pushed her bus driver. The bus driver then used her foot to push the child off the bus. That’s according to Tampa Police Department officers who arrested the Carrollwood area woman on aggravated child abuse charges today, Oct. 25. According to a police department media release, the incident took place on Sept. 28 around 7:40 a.m. The girl wanted to get off the bus and the driver told her to wait, the release said. The child then slapped and pushed the driver. “The suspect decided it was the victim's turn to exit the bus,” the release said. “The victim started to walk down the steps, but then stopped in the middle of the stairs. The bus driver used her foot to push the victim off the bus.” …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Police Chief Jane Castor briefed the media during a morning press conference at the Tampa Convention Center today, Aug. 28.
With day one of the Republican National Convention under their belts, Tampa officials prepared for the arrival of delegates this afternoon and the possibility of additional protesters on city streets. During a 30-minute press conference at the Tampa Convention Center, Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Police Chief Jane Castor updated members of the media on the convention's happenings, from graffiti to the tropical storm that wasn't. A few highlights: As day two got under way, Buckhorn said the RNC and Tropical Storm Isaac, which is projected to veer into Louisiana instead of Tampa Bay, have placed the city's name on a national stage. Buckhorn projected a $150-$175 million infusion to Tampa's economy this week, which is an estimation of funds raised …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Officials say about $6,000 worth of equipment was taken
The Carrollwood Cardinals are reeling after they say thousands of dollars of equiopment was taken earlier this week. Eddie Polk, athletic director of the Carrollwood Cardinals, told Fox 13 News on Wednesday night that about $6,000 of new gear was stolen from the team. The kids, some as young as 6 years old according to Fox 13, were disappointed about the loss. The season starts in July. "Can't do nothing without football," player Jayquese Dantley told Fox 13.