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Tampa: Strip Club Capital or Mistress Mecca?

Tampa, Florida - No doubt city leaders would already like to lose the moniker of Lap Dance or Strip Club Capital of the World. But if the folks at AshleyMadison.com are to be believed, then Tampa may have just picked up another undesirable title: that of Mistress Mecca.

The website, which specializes in helping adults cheat on their significant other, is out with a list that says Tampa is fourth in the country when it comes to the percentage of single women wanting to hook up with a married man.

Defendant runs through courthouse, strikes police officer

TAMPA, Florida -- A defendant became belligerent and ran through the Hillsborough County Courthouse, striking a police officer, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Adam Manuel Lee Raicies, 25, reportedly appeared irritated during his sentencing on Tuesday on a charge of giving false information to a law enforcement officer. When the judge sentenced Raicies to probation, he allegedly refused to sign the paperwork before taking off.

Police say man brought kids along on drug buy

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Police have charged a man with child neglect after they say he brought his two young children with him to buy drugs.

Authorities said Jonathan Kelly loaded his 1-year-old and 4-year-old children into the car Saturday, then headed to meet a former high school acquaintance to buy some prescription pills. But the sellers had another plan.

Tampa Police said the acquaintance and his female friend hit Kelly in the face, stole $60 and fled.

Kelly called police to report the robbery.

Man attacks two with meat cleaver

Brooksville, Florida -- Police say a man high on marijuana attacked a man and the man's friend with a meat cleaver during an argument at his home Wednesday afternoon.

Hernando County Sheriff's deputies say 62-year-old Harold McLeroy a.k.a. "Peanut" and Michael Vamos were smoking marijuana when they got into an argument. At some point during the fight, McLeroy grabbed a meat cleaver and hit Vamos just below his left eye and again on his left cheek. 

Man who thinks he's getting sex ends up in jail

Spring Hill, Florida -- A man who took a woman back to a home for sex probably never would have guessed he would end up in jail for falsely reporting a crime.

Johnnie Pippins told Hernando County deputies he took Jana Taylor back to a home in the 100 block of Rosedale Avenue -- a home he cleans professionally with his wife -- for sex. 

Instead of getting down to business, he said she told him to give her $200 or she was going to accuse him of rape.