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accident-action-adult-280076-300x157An explosion was reported at a shopping mall in Plantation, Florida, injuring over 20 people.

According to authorities, the Florida shopping mall explosion occurred at around 11:30 a.m. July 6 in a vacant Pizzafire restaurant at 1041 S. University Drive, in the north end of the Market on University plaza.

The restaurant, which is part of a chain with locations in New Jersey and Ohio, was reportedly closed down in December.

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Broward sheriff’s jail deputy Oreth Smith of Plantation, Florida was arrested on March 28 for allegedly using a personal cellphone, which is considered contraband, for long periods of his work shift instead of conducting head counts, security checks, and other administrative duties.

Smith, 35, faces charges for introducing contraband into a jail and official misconduct after it was discovered he falsified inmate head count reports. He was released on bond the following day. The press did not list an attorney for Smith.

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Juan “Johnny” Ramos, director of player development and coaching at the Plantation Eagles Soccer Club, was arrested on August 25 for allegedly sexually abusing a member of the American Heritage School soccer club when she was 13 years old. Ramos, 43, faces four counts of sexual battery against a minor. Judge Michael Davis denied Ramos’ request for house arrest and ordered him held without bond in Broward County jail. News sources did not name an attorney for Ramos.

According to the police report, the alleged abuse took place in a five-year period between 2003 and 2008. The victim is now 26 years old. After receiving therapy, she decided to report the abuse to authorities on August 13.

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Johnny Ortiz of Plantation, Florida was arrested on July 6 after allegedly crashing into four vehicles on Miramar Boulevard and fleeing the scene of the accident. He is charged with a DUI hit-and-run and several other offenses for criminal traffic infractions. News sources did not specify whether Ortiz, 24, has acquired legal representation, and it is unclear if bond has been set.

According to the police report, the collisions occurred at around 4:00 p.m. on July 6. Ortiz was purportedly driving a red Toyota Corolla on Miramar Boulevard when he crashed into a Mercedes-Benz C300. He reportedly stopped his vehicle and got into an argument with the driver of the Mercedes before driving off to the east towards South University Drive. Ortiz then allegedly ran a red light and as he turned on South University Drive, he purportedly collided with three vehicles.

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