WTF Florida: Drunk Couple Slept in Dumpster, Woke Up in Garbage Truck
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A lot of weird things happen in Florida. We're here every Friday morning to give you the week's weirdest.
Drunk Couple Sleeps in Dumpster After Night at Casino and Winds Up in Garbage Truck
A couple was found in a garbage truck Tuesday in Tampa after the truck lifted the dumpster they were sleeping in and dumped its contents in with the rest of the trash. That part was easy enough to figure out, but authorities took a bit longer to find out how Donald Jordan, 37, and Lisa Sirbella, 49, ended up sleeping in the dumpster in the first place. At first they were believed to be homeless, but police now believe that the two had gotten incredibly drunk at a local casino -- so drunk that they decided a dumpster was a good place to sleep.
Luckily, the truck's driver heard the couple's screams before he activated the compactor. Neither was seriously injured in the escapade.
Geography is not his strong suit.
Courtesy of Rep. Paul Gosar
Congressman Confuses Boko Haram With Boca Raton on CNN
American politicians have said a lot of dumb things about terrorism. Remember that whole Iraq War? U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, a Republican from Arizona, kept that proud tradition alive Tuesday when he was on CNN Newsroom. He was asked if America should pay ransoms for citizens held by terrorist groups abroad.
"Once you start doing that, then everybody, every American citizen traveling abroad becomes a subject in regard for kidnapping and then the plight of how much money has been captivated in the Boca Raton group," he replied.
We don't think he meant captivated.
Oh, wait, we don't think he meant Boca Raton either. Pretty sure he meant Boko Haram. The Sun-Sentinel has video.
Don't Say We Didn't Warn You That This One Is Disturbing
A 17-year-old teenager in Florida underwent what was believed to be the world's first penis reduction. Yes. Reduction. If you're curious why, well, the Daily Mail has x-rays of the member before surgery. Spoiler alert: It looks like a football.
By the way, the University of South Florida urologist who performed the procedure says some really creepy things, like, "Unfortunately, although it was a generous length, it's girth was just massive, especially around the middle."
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