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Nanny makes off with a new iPhone and a Brazilian butt lift

A woman disappears from a generous employer who funded surgical procedures and a new cellphone. This and more Sarasota Police reports in this week's Cops Corner.

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Saturday, Feb. 11

No butts about it

7:09 p.m., 2000 block of Sunnyside Place

Civil dispute: A nanny ghosting her former employer is accused of taking an iPhone the employer purchased for her and adding her line to the family’s account. An officer heard from the complainant who said she hired the woman, whom she found on Facebook, to care for her children after moving to Sarasota in November 2022. Mother and nanny became close, the complainant said, and in December the nanny talked her into purchasing the phone, valued at $700, and adding her line to the family’s account.

The complainant further advised she funded a Brazilian butt lift and liposuction procedures, which cost $3,600, as she “felt bad” for the woman because she could not have what she had. The complainant said she now cannot contact the alleged grifter because her phone number and all social media accounts have been blocked. Although she cannot repossess a butt lift, the complainant wants the phone returned because she is still paying for it. She was advised her complaint is civil in nature and she will have to sue the nanny for return of the phone.

Saturday, Feb. 11

Neither rain nor sleet nor roadblock

6:15 a.m., intersection of Main Street and Osprey Avenue

Dispute: A truck driver accused of going postal behind the wheel was investigated after an incident during which the driver traveled through an area blocked to set up a street festival. The driver was making a delivery to the U.S. Post Office when he turned onto Main Street between two widely spaced barricades before being stopped by several people who stood in front of the truck. 

When later contacted by police, the driver said he saw the signs for the roadblock, but they were spaced far apart and saw other vehicles moving about the street, so he assumed the street was still open. Those other vehicles were associated with individuals setting up displays for an art fair. He advised that once he entered the street, he was surrounded by people who were shouting at him to leave.

He continued to slowly advance as someone was beating on the hood of the truck and he felt unsafe. The complainant said at no point was the man driving aggressively or at a high rate of speed. The officer advised the complainant to move the signs closer together and no further action was taken.

Monday, Feb. 13

A hairy situation

3:47 p.m., 3800 block of North Washington Boulevard

Civil dispute: A fractured business relationship between partners in a salon brought officers to settle a dispute at the business. The complainant asked police to remove her former partners, advising that she had been removed from the limited liability corporation while she was recently out to undergo and recover from surgery.

The partnership dispute erupted when the complainant insisted the other two partners pay her half of the rent while she was unable to work. The officers informed the complainant they had no cause to remove the former partners, who advised they will be removing their property from the premises and will be splitting from the complainant. 



Andrew Warfield

Andrew Warfield is the Sarasota Observer city reporter. He is a four-decade veteran of print media. A Florida native, he has spent most of his career in the Carolinas as a writer and editor, nearly a decade as co-founder and editor of a community newspaper in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

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