WTF Florida: Hero Dolphins Fan Busts Bucs for Selling Fake Booze
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, that includes a high-school prostitution ring, a group of incredibly dumb and hungry teens, and a hero Dolphins fan.
Teens Face Felony for Grand Theft Pizza After Trail of Trash Incriminates Them
Americans have a thing for ruining their lives with food, but eight teens in Deltona Beach got a jump-start. The group, ranging in age from 13 to 16, faces felony charges for robbing a delivery man.
The group called in an order to a vacant house Wednesday, and when the delivery man showed up, the teens threw a blanket over his head and took off with the food. This is how WESH describes the brilliant police work used to hunt down the teens: "[Officers were] able to track them down nearby by following a trail of discarded pizza boxes and empty soda bottles."
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Dolphins Fan Catches Colored Water Being Served as Booze at Bucs' Stadium
"From what I understand, because I am a Dolphins fans, to see the Bucs play, you have to have a lot of alcohol in your system," Troy Sykes told WFLA.
The empathetic Fins fan knows what's right and was just looking out for those Bucs fans. He was at the November 9 game at Raymond James Stadium when he asked a bartender at an in-stadium bar to pour him and his friends shots of tequila. What he got were shots of colored water. A rep for the company that runs the bar says it was an honest mistake -- Sykes was poured the water from a bottle that was meant for display. However, it is apparently illegal to keep anything other than actual alcohol in a marked and branded bottle.
Teen Ran Prostitution Ring Involving Her High-School Classmates
Alexa Nicole De Armas isn't quite old enough to be considered a lady, but she's a pimp. However, she won't be brushing her shoulders off anytime soon. She was arrested for running a prostitution ring.
Armas, 17, was caught after several students at her Sarasota-area high school told authorities about her extracurricular activities. Police then arrested a 21-year-old who had paid Armas $40 and a bottle of booze in exchange for the sexual services of a 15-year-old.
"Why pimp out old hoes when I have fresh young hoes I can give up for money?" Armas wrote in a Facebook message obtained by police, according to the Sarasota Herald Tribune. "As long as I'm getting paid I'm trafficking all these [expletive deleted]."
Police believe that at least one other person was involved in running the sex ring but aren't yet sure how many victims there may be.
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