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 300 votes for Mickey Mouse, an ill-advised Facebook friendship, and the week's saddest mug shot after a Taco Bell drive-thru scuffle.
Someone Voted for "My Cat Would Be Better Than Scott or Crist" for Governor
Well, statewide elections officials no longer tally up weird write-in candidates, but the elections supervisor in Orange County decided to anyway.
Turns out 300 people in that county voted for Mickey Mouse. Some other write-in candidates of choice, according to My News 13:
- "My Cat Would Be Better Than Scott or Crist"
- Amy Poehler (Tina Fey, meanwhile, received a vote in a school board race)
- Luke Skywalker (who received five votes)
- Darth Vader
- "Almost Literally Anyone Else"
Hey, at least these people bothered to vote, which is more than we can say for some of you.
Man Shoots 12-year-old in Drive-By, Then Adds Boy's Aunt on Facebook the Next Day
This one isn't funny in the least. It's just some straight-up "Seriously, WTF?" stuff.
Over the weekend, a 12-year-old boy sitting on his family's front porch in Leesburg, Florida, was shot in a drive-by shooting. The next day, the suspected gunman added the boy's aunt on Facebook.
"When I looked at his profile, that was the person that had just previously shot my nephew," the aunt, Latoria Brown, told WESH.
Stranger still, Brown did not know the suspect, Trenton Dennard, before the shooting.
Other witnesses were then able to identify Dennard as the shooter by the Facebook profile. He was soon arrested.
Luckily, the boy's injuries were not life-threatening, and he was released from the hospital Monday.
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Bicyclist Arrested for Refusing to Leave a Taco Bell
Apparent aging hipster Gabriel Harris decided to think outside the bun this week when he rode up to a New Smyrna Beach Taco Bell drive-thru at 3 a.m. on a bicycle.
Drive-thrus are for motor vehicles only, and Harris, 33, refused to leave once informed of the rule. So Taco Bell employees called police. A struggle ensued when an officer tried to remove a Swiss Army knife from Harris' belt loop, and the result was the saddest mug shot of the week.