Similar Name, Police Mistake Lands Innocent Woman In A Florida Jail
St. Petersburg, Florida -- Imagine being pulled over for speeding and then all of a sudden, being handcuffed and carted off for jail and you have no idea why. That's what happened to one St. Petersburg woman. The 10 News Investigators have been going through police records and talking to those involved to discover how this could happen. It appears a rookie police officer -- who was still on his probationary period -- and his field training officer made a huge mistake that tur
Jail gets right name, wrong guy
Manatee County, Florida -- They share the same name, the same Valentine's Day birthday and even got busted on the same traffic violation for driving without a valid drivers license. But that's probably all 26-year-olds Valentin Garcia of Marion County and Valentin Garcia of Wimauma had in common until a case of mistaken identity not only intertwined their court records, but landed one of them wrongfully behind bars. There's also a difference of four inches in their height. "