A lot of weird things happen in Florida every week, and on Fridays we're here to bring you the weirdest. This week: man vs. motorbus, a sheriff's office that is a little too cool on the internet, and another department that barely knows how to use it.
Here's a Man Headbutting a Bus and Knocking Himself Out
Up in Winter Haven, a man got off the bus, but decided he wanted to go to another stop. The driver told him it would be an additional $2 fare. After stewing in anger for a bit he decided to run head first into the bus door. He knocked himself out and cracked the glass in the door. The whole thing was caught on security video at the bus terminal. Police, naturally, are on the lookout for him.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Trolls Twitter Pothead
We know that there's serious crime in Palm Beach County, but sometimes we just imagine that the police there go around arresting people for wearing last season's Lily Pulitzer and cheating at golf. This tweet exchange certainly doesn't dispel our fantasy that they have little serious work to do, because, uh, what officer has time to do this? @Rosa_Sparkz, possible goddess, managed to get in a few good retorts as well, as chronicled by our friends at BNew Times Broward-Palm Beach.
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Florida Sheriff's Department Vows to Google
PBSO may be master Twitter trolls, but the Volusia County Sheriff's Office is still trying to manage Web 1.0.
The department embarrassed itself this week after hiring Steven Korossy as on officer. Korossy wasn't even out of training yet when his new employer got word that he had been indicted Wednesday on over a dozen charges stemming from misconduct at his last job at the Put-in-Bay Police Department in Ohio. Korossy was quickly fired, but the department realized they could have prevented this from happening by simply Googling him during the hiring process. The department issued a statement promising that "routine Google-type Internet searches of all would-be deputies as part of the background investigative process" will be put into place.
Which really begs the question: why isn't there some sort of national database through which police departments can search for any wrongdoings an officer may have previously committed? C'mon Obama, get on that. Until that happens, Google will have to do.