Dash Cam Footage of Grandmother Being Tased

From MyFoxBoston:

Dash cam video has been released to FOX 7 showing exactly what happened between a Constable’s deputy and a 72-year-old woman, before she was tasered last month.

The officer says says Kathryn Winkfein mouthed off, and was physically non-compliant. Winkfein told us that wasn’t true.

Precinct 3 Sgt. Maj. Gary Griffin says he’s reviewed the dash cam footage and he’s standing by his deputy–he says followed policy.

(via Pam’s House Blend)

Downtown Fort Myers Condo has 32 Stories, and One Lonely Tale

Victor Vangelakos lives in a luxury condominium tower on the Caloosahatchee River. He never has to worry about the neighbors making too much noise.
There are no neighbors.

Vangelakos, 45, his wife Cathy and their three children are the only residents in the 32-story Oasis I condo on the east edge of downtown Fort Myers.

The 45-year-old Weehawken, N.J., firefighter bought the condo from Miami-based The Related Group for $430,000 and closed on it in November. He planned to make it a vacation getaway and eventually his full-time residence when he retires in four years.

But prices have fallen hard since the real estate bubble burst in early 2006. Only a handful of those who put down deposits on the tower’s units actually closed on the deal. Those who did have swapped their Oasis I units for condos in Oasis II next door.

Vangelakos didn’t, because he was unable to convince his lender to agree to the swap, said Betsy Lu McCoy, vice president and associate corporate counsel for Related.

That leaves the Vangelakos family splitting their time between New Jersey and a creepy, surreal life in Oasis I.

They’re the only ones using a well-appointed clubhouse, but they can’t watch the big plasma TV.

“We haven’t found the remote controls,” Victor said.

Pause for a moment anywhere in the building during the day and the silence is deafening.

At night, Vangelakos said, they often hear people on the grounds or even inside the building itself. It’s not hard to break in one of the many entrances.

(via Consumerist)