I came to the panhandle of Florida in 1996 and have regretted it ever since. In 1997 I had my wallet and check book stolen..I thought "no biggie" as I had noticed it immediately and reported it to the police, filed afadavits of forgery, filled out police reports, etc.. My better half and I actually did the detective work and gained the identities of the people who stole my property and turned them over to the police in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. We thought that it was a done deal. WRONG!!! The policeman and detective on the case failed to send the paperwork through the correct channels so the theives go free. I turned the other cheek...wrong thing to do. In 2002 "I" was arrested for "felony stop payment" and spent two weeks in jail until I could get a family member to bail me out. I show up to court with a breifcase load of ammo to fire at the police department and the prosecuting attorney and was told when I walked through the door that my case had mysteriously been wiped off of the docket (evidently so the local police and prosecutor could save face). I get a letter from the prosecuting attys. office that says, and i quote "NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO PROSECUTE". So..as you can guess by this time I want to tie someone to a tree and feed them 5 pounds of exlax. 9 years later the state of florida has added a grand felony charge to my arrest record (I WAS NEVER ARRESTED FOR ANYTHING ELSE IN MY LIFE) and has cost me another job. I over forty and looking for a job in this economy with an arrest record (trying to get it expunged). If you want justice DO NOT COME TO FLORIDA.