Homeless man - alias Mr. Flounder and Mr. Rabbit - faces drug charge


Published: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 9:43 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 9:43 a.m.

A homeless Gainesville man with a long criminal record and a habit of using animal names as aliases was arrested again with a new name drawn from nature.

The Gainesville Police Department arrested Homer Mosley Jr., 61, early Tuesday on charges of drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and giving a false name.

Officer John T. Malony said Mosley initially identified himself as Bobby Flounder when he was found in the 900 block of Southeast Second Avenue. Records show his other aliases include Duck Mosley, Duck M. Rabbit and variations of Duck and Rabbit.

Maloney said he stopped Mosley to question him because he noticed Mosley stepping into shadows between homes and suspected he might be committing a burglary.

In an arrest report, Maloney wrote that Mosley “did not want to give us his real named because he had a warrant out for his arrest.” A computer search did not immediately turn up a warrant, according to officials.

However, a search of Mosley turned up crack cocaine and a crack pipe, police said.

Mosley was booked into the Alachua County jail.

According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Mosley has served nine state prison terms for convictions including aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, grand theft, forgery, burglary and drug possession.

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