Top stories: Week of May 27-31

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Posted: Saturday, June 1, 2013 1:00 am | Updated: 11:01 am, Sat Jun 15, 2013.

Here's a look back at the most-clicked stories of the past week on

Disney World patron finds gun on ride

The owner of the gun, Angelo Lista, told authorities he discovered his gun was missing several minutes after leaving the ride. He has a concealed weapons permit.

2 arrested for exposing themselves at county park

The Narcotics Unit conducted an undercover operation in both Kiwanis Park on Donora Street and in Sunrise Park on Edgewater Drive after receiving information of people participating in illegal sexual activity within the parks.

Vet with service dog denied access to public places

But despite being trained and properly certified, Anthony says he and his service dog Onyx are constantly denied access to public locations -- with the most recent incidents happening at his church.

Catholic priest gets life for having sex with boy

According to court records, Wert started the relationship with the teen through an online chat room back in 2010.

Manatee Co. Sheriff's deputy charged with DUI

He was pulled over by an on-duty deputy, who reported that White was impaired, with bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. There was also a strong odor of alcohol in the vehicle.

YouTube video claims to show skunk ape in Myakka River State Park

They say they spotted Florida's version of Bigfoot at Myakka River State Park. But could it be?

Both drivers charged in North Port road rage shooting incident

Aitchison then reportedly retreated to his Geo and retrieved a pistol grip 20 gauge shotgun, and approached Nelson, who had placed his weapon back in his trunk and gotten back in the car. Aitchison pointed the shotgun at Nelson and tapped the glass of the driver side window with it.

World-famous statue could find a home on Sarasota bayfront

Fundraising is already underway to bring the original -- that's right, the original -- 1945 Iwo Jima memorial statue by Felix de Weldon to Sarasota.

Post Office: 800 pieces of mail stolen from Sarasota drop box

This latest theft happened sometime over the holiday weekend at the post office on Siesta Drive in Sarasota. An estimated 800 letters were stolen from the drop off box.

Delmer Smith is sentenced to death

Despite facing the rest of his life on death row, Smith spoke out for the first time, still maintaining his innocence.

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