Thursday, November 30, 2006

Deputies Rescue Naked Man on Crack From Jaws of 12-foot Gator

Nov 30, 9:21 AM EST

Fla. Man Loses Arm to Alligator Attack
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- A 45-year old man was hospitalized after four Sheriff's deputies rescued him from the jaws of a nearly 12-foot long alligator Wednesday,while he was naked and high on crack cocaine

The Polk County deputies were responding to multiple calls about a man yelling for help at about 4 a.m.deputies waded through thick mud about 20 feet into Lake Parker to find Adrian Apgar, 45, around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, the sheriff's office said. They were responding to multiple reports about a man screaming for help.

Deputy Billy Osborne said he pulled Apgar's arms while the gator gripped the man's lower half and eventually helped pull Apgar free. The deputies said they couldn't shoot the animal because it was too dark and they might have hit the victim.

It was not clear why Apgar was in the water at such an early hour. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Apgar told deputies he had been smoking crack.

Apgar was taken to the hospital in critical condition with an apparent broken right arm, leg injuries and his left arm hanging by a tendon. Hospital officials did not immediately release information about his condition.

None of the deputies were injured.

Fish and Wildlife trappers said they believe they caught the alligator near the site of the attack later Wednesday, although they said they couldn't be sure it was the same animal.

At various points, the deputies were standing by, weapons pulled, on the lookout for other gators. The man on crack told them "he felt at least one more in the water."

Monday, November 20, 2006

Our Daily Quest for the Freshest Milk

Watch our Barista doing the daily task of searching for our fresh milk.

As you probably know, cows are hard to find hear on our tropical island of Key West.
For our Latte's, Cappuccino, and all of our other fabulous drinks we use only the freshest ingredients available to us, so the job of collecting our daily supply of tresured fresh milk and taking it from the free roaming cows here in Key West is a responsibility. A job that takes hunters instinct, a job that can't be taken to lightly.

See how in this capture of our barista shopping for the goods how the cow protects her white gold, her mama juice and our secret ingredient for our coffee drinks...

Next time you visit the Coffee Plantation please show your appreciation to our Barista. As you all know, they are udderly wonderful!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

We saw the sign

Reported by the Key West Citizen

KEY WEST — For the past few months, Key West Police officers have been taking notes about a winged heart emblem that's been appearing on street signs around town.

According to reports, the graffiti was noticed by officers on a pole and a stop sign at the 200 block of Petronia Street and on a control box in Bayview Park. The emblem is described as a heart with wings and a five point star in the background. Reports state that the symbol has appeared throughout Key West accompanied by the word "love" or "King".

Photos were taken by officers at the corner of Florida Street and Truman Avenue, where the emblem contained the phrase, "lov is king."

Anyone with information regarding the unwelcome art, should contact the Key West Police Department.

We here at the Coffee Plantation have seen that art...

Monday, November 13, 2006

This One's For All Our Friends and Customers...Thank You!