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Man arrested in Polk Co. carrying 83 jars of moonshine

Man arrested in Polk Co. carrying 83 jars of moonshine

Lake Wales, Florida - Polk deputies say they have arrested a Tennessee man who was transporting 83 jars of moonshine to a Sebring bar.

Daniel McGuire, 40, was spotted by a Lake Wales police officer with several containters of moonshine in the trunk of his car on December 1.  After asking the Polk Co. Sheriff's Office for assistance, deputies made a traffic stop on McGuire's car the next day.

They found 83 quart-size jars of moonshine that McGuire claims he was delivering to a restaurant manager in Sebring. 

Gallery: Moonshine arrest photos

McGuire was arrested and charged with Possession of Moonshine, Transportation of Moonshine, Moving or Concealing Alcoholic Beverages with Intent to Defraud State, and Conspiracy to Violate the Beverage Law.

The restaurant manager was also arrested.

Victim fires at young suspects after attempted robbery

Victim fires at young suspects after attempted robbery

Lakeland, FL --  The Lakeland Police Department responded to the 1300 block of East Lemon Street around 1 p.m. on December 2, after a victim, Randy Whitworth, called 911 and reported that two young men tried to rob him at gunpoint.

Whitworth, 58, of Lakeland was walking his dog when he was approached by two young males. One of them confronted Whitworth with a gun and demanded money. Whitworth had a gun in his pocket and fired at both suspects.

The suspects ran from the area. Whitworth called 911 and reported the incident. He wasn't hurt.

Suspect one is described as a black male, 16 to 19 years of age, 5'09" to 5'10", wearing a red and black jacket and jeans. Suspect two is described as a black male, 15 to 16 years of age, wearing a black or dark blue skull cap, and a black jacket.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of these suspects is asked to contact the Lakeland Police Department.