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Old 15 December 2014, 04:41 PM
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Thanks for the explanation Cervus and Fitz. It makes sense, especially regarding the Home Town Times looking for an offbeat story to fill up some space, or the local radio/TV station who needs some filler material.

However, there's one thing that is true regardless of who's involved or where a crazy incident took place: I usually hear one of the following: He appeared to be drunk; the suspect smelled of alcohol; he'd been drinking....


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Old 18 December 2014, 07:49 PM
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Fight Florida woman assaults grandmother for Facebook friend snub, police say

A Florida woman was arrested for repeatedly slapping her 72-year-old grandmother in the face for refusing to accept her Facebook friend request according to authorities.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/nationa...-friend/njWhX/

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Old 27 December 2014, 06:30 PM
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Florida Woman Suspected of Ingesting Crack Cocaine Dies in Custody of PCSO

A 31-year-old Sebring woman died a week after she was taken to a hospital to have a glass crack pipe removed from inside her body, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

http://www.theledger.com/article/201...HIEF/141229709
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Old 05 January 2015, 11:25 PM
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Tremendous Things Florida Man Accomplished in 2014

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"Whoever this Florida Man is, he's clearly insane and unstoppable. He feels no pain, has no ethics, and is capable of feats far beyond that of normal American man. It almost sounds like Florida Man is a superhero — just a really terrible one."
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Old 06 January 2015, 12:25 AM
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Okay seriously what is with Florida?! This thread and Dave Barry have forced me to conclude that that state is a nuclear generator of weirdness. But where did it all come from? Is the whole state under some kind of Seminole curse? Or is this just what happens to a state that's basically America's wang?
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Old 06 January 2015, 01:33 AM
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Our level of normal is different that the rest of the US. Half of the "weird Florida" stories I read are kind of humdrum, like public nudity or masturbation. But I grew up near a beach that had a decades-long problem with chronic masturbators hiding in the bushes, so I just take it for granted that there's always some perv hiding in the sea grapes. It wouldn't be a noteworthy news story to me.

However, I do wonder why Taco Bell, specifically, is so often the location where things go down. I've only been to a Taco Bell twice in my life, and both times, incidents had happened just before we got there, and the cops arrived while we were ordering food.
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Old 06 January 2015, 07:01 PM
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Bang Head Cops: Walmart Shoplifters Left 3 Kids In Vehicle Busted parents never mentioned

After getting arrested last night for shoplifting at Walmart, a Florida couple failed to mention that their three young children were alone in a locked car in the store’s parking lot, where the youngsters were discovered seven hours after the pair’s jailing.

http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/s...-in-car-675490

And off to a great start for 2015, combining Florida Man and Florida Woman AND WalMart!
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Old 08 January 2015, 01:32 PM
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Icon06 5-Year-Old Girl Dies After Dad Throws Her Off Bridge, Police Say

A 25-year-old Tampa man faces a first-degree murder charge after authorities say he threw his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge on the approach to the Sunshine Skyway early Thursday morning. A St. Petersburg police officer who was heading home just after midnight tried to stop a PT Cruiser that passed him going about 100 mph. The officer said the car stopped on the approach to the Skyway bridge and he saw a man get out and throw a child over the rail into Tampa Bay. The officer said the man then got back into his car and drove south.

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Old 08 January 2015, 02:00 PM
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Driver Police Arrest Couple For Autoerotic Romp Cops: Duo had sex on vehicle

A Florida couple was arrested early yesterday after they were spotted having sex atop a 2004 Kia Sedona at a West Palm Beach auto dealership, police report.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documen...-sedona-654903

Now this is more like the antics that place this thread in the Fun House!
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"We know that North America is tilted to the Southeast because all the nuts roll down to Florida."
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Oh God - and they said Superman's a jerk...
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Old 14 February 2015, 12:29 PM
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Florida Police: Fla. Man had crack in mouth, pot in butt

A man was arrested by Gainesville Police early Thursday after they found a bag of weed in his behind - and a bag of crack in his mouth.

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/28104075/...th-pot-in-butt

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Old 18 February 2015, 09:22 PM
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Icon102 Naked Woman Arrested For Roadway Antics After fondling self

After stripping off her clothes, a Florida woman walked into traffic, where she performed a lewd act before climbing atop a Lexus and jumping and stomping on the occupied vehicle’s roof and hood, cops allege. Amie Carter, 31, “appeared to be under the influence [of] a heavy unknown substance," according to an Orlando Police Department report detailing her antics Sunday night. "She appeared in an altered mental state, displaying extremely irrational and volatile behavior."

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documen...fondler-786541
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Old 08 April 2015, 08:05 PM
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Goldfish Fflorida Woman Charged With Goldfish Mass Murder

A Florida woman is facing a felony animal abuse charge for allegedly killing her boyfriend’s goldfish by pouring bleach into their tank, according to court records.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documen...r-spree-675930
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Chicken Joyriding With Owl: Fla. Man Busted for Ridin' with Protected Species

From FindLaw: http://blogs.findlaw.com/legally_wei...s_legalgrounds

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Yeah, we've all been there: 3:00 a.m., drunk, high, and looking to vibe out with an owl on the ride home.
More information at Lowering the Bar. The followup also includes a bonus: the raging debate over the proper hyphenation of species names. Yea verily, no hyphens shall be bestowed onto the Northern Beardless Tyrannulet.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/2015/0...ith-a-owl.html
http://www.loweringthebar.net/2015/0...-followup.html

It's stuff like this that makes me think that Tim Dorsey's novels should be placed in nonfiction.
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The followup also includes a bonus: the raging debate over the proper hyphenation of species names. Yea verily, no hyphens shall be bestowed onto the Northern Beardless Tyrannulet.
Actually, that's a common name, not a species name. Species names are never hyphenated. /pedant
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Old 16 April 2015, 02:21 AM
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E. Q. Taft, I was about to post that you win the net tonight.

Then I saw the header you'd put on your post. I do wonder whether somebody on C-Span meant it to be taken that way.
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Old 16 April 2015, 12:52 PM
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And in other news, a Florida man landed a gyro-chopper on the West Lawn of the Capitol yesterday. He was just trying to make some statement about the need for campaign finance reform (is that you Sen. McCain?). He said he meant no harm, but he is in trouble.

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Mmm... let's look at a partial list of possible charges:

- Criminal trespassing - Check.
- Entering a No-Fly Zone - Check.
- Flying below a minimum safe altitude over a population center - Check
- Delivering 535 pieces of mail without paying the proper postage -- ooooooooh, he's gonna burn for that one!

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