WTF Florida Friday: Refrigerator Emergencies, Shoplifting Toddlers and Yoga Crimes
Illustration by Alvaro Diaz-Rubio
A lot of weird things happen in Florida. We're here every Friday morning to give you the week's weirdest. This week: Refrigerator emergencies, shoplifting toddlers, and sex crimes at a yoga class.
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Man Calls 911 Because He Doesn't Own a Fridge
Fort Walton Beach resident Richard Wild was in a predicament. He had food but no refrigerator. So he called 911 eight times in less that two hours to complain September 5.
Granted, to those of us who have a refrigerator but sometimes find no food in it, this might seem like an emergency, but under the letter of the law, it is indeed not.
Police responded to Wild's call, and he said he was upset that the property manager at his apartment had not yet installed his fridge. However, Wild did admit he realized it was not a 911-worthy emergency. He ended up being charged with misuse of the 911 system.
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Teacher Resigns to Teach Her Toddler to Shoplift
Last Wednesday, Amanda Jo Hammon abruptly resigned after about ten years of teaching at John Long Middle School in Pasco County, but that didn't mean she was done with teaching the future generation. In fact, she imparted her knowledge on her own 3-year-old daughter. Her knowledge of shoplifting.
In fact, the very next Thursday, Hammon and her boyfriend took the young girl to Walmart and shoplifted not once, but four times. In each instance, the couple packed the stolen goods into the 3-year-old's pink backpack. The total heist was worth about $1,700, but Hammon and her boyfriend were arrested the next day.
So a Sex Offender Walks Into a Yoga Class...
And, yeah, he started masturbating. Right in the middle of the class. No shame. The dumb thing was he signed up for the class using all of his personal identifying details.
Joseph Jordan, 42, attended a yoga class Sunday in Jacksonville and got a little too downward-facing with his dog. Three male students and the instructor had to escort him out. Jordan was easily identified because he had signed up for the class with his legit information.
"Maybe couldn't control himself once he was in there... He wasn't trying to hide, which causes us more concern," a sheriff's office spokesperson told News4Jax.
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