A lot of weird things happen in Florida. We're here every Friday morning to give you the week's weirdest. This week: Coke in vaginas, terrible mugshot T-shirts and a neighborhood terrorized by wild pigs.
The man eating breakfast certainly looked like Nicholas Cutter. He had the same pale skin. The same shaved head. The same technicolor tattoos peeking from beneath his T-shirt like graffiti on a whitewashed wall. Yet, from across the kitchen table, his sister Rainy saw a stranger. Once an extroverte ... More >>
>On a gray October day in 2011, a disheveled man in a camouflage baseball cap plunged his hands into the mounds of dead bees, pulling free a handful of the corpses. "I'm a pretty tough guy, but this is heart wrenching," he said from his Brevard County bee farm. "We work really hard on these bees to ... More >>
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Is Florida devolving into a complete "murder first, ask questions later" mind set? (That's assuming you think it already hasn't.) A Florida man who snuck up on his neighbor's yard and pumped Labor Day party attendants full of lead is claiming that his action should be declared legal not only under ... More >>
Ever think about uploading that sex tape you made with your ex to the Internet? Well, you might want to think twice about it if you live in Florida, because victims of "revenge porn" soon may not have to take it, uh, lying down anymore. There's a bill working its way through Tallahassee t ... More >>
A full 2,013 years after he apparently sent us his only son, God has decided to send his pet goldfish to Central Florida.Patti Burke, a Brevard County resident, believes that an odd imprint she found on a Goldfish cracker is actually a sign from the almighty himself.
While checking the passenger list of a Disney Cruise for terrorists, authorities at Port Canaveral found someone who was apparently almost as dangerous: a woman who stole a pack of cigarettes in 1991 and never got around to paying the measly $85 in court fees.
It's a common scene in prison movies set in the deep South: A line of inmates, chained together and decked out in bright orange jumpsuits, dutifully picking up trash or digging a ditch by the side of a dusty road as a shotgun-toting sheriff watches over them through tinted aviator sunglasses.The cha ... More >>
If the South is the Bible Belt, Florida is the Bizarre Belt. With entire blogs and news sites devoted to the oddities that often occur in our little piece of paradise -- few would argue that we reign supreme as far as freakishness. And this weirdness, of course, also applies to food. Read also: - D ... More >>
In one our more irresponsible traditions, the media tends to sensationalize any random event that bears a passing resemblance to a bigger tragedy. So today, a man in a Brevard County, Florida move theater was arrested on an outstanding warrant. His hair was dyed red, and he was wearing weird makeup, ... More >>
There are a lot of reasons why you might tote your BB gun to the neighborhood 7-Eleven and demand all the cash in the drawer -- financial desperation, serious drunkenness, Big Gulp hatred. While none of those are good excuses per se, they're certainly better than James Seehaus' reasoning.The 25-year ... More >>
God gave Juergen Heinricher a tree trunk for a neck. Brevard County Sheriff's Deputies gave him a ride to jail.The 30-year-old Melbourne man was arrested after a nurse caught him skinny dipping in a pool with his girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter, and then trying to lock the nurse in a bedroom. He's ... More >>
Florida's Democratic Senator Bill Nelson has apparently really pissed off one furry. A man in a full plushy cow costume showed up at the State Capitol building this morning to declare that Nelson was in the business of "udder hypocrisy."
Sure, most women can thanks their enhanced bust lines for landing a man, cutting the line at a club, or getting inundated with cat calls, but only one can claim that her boob job literally saved her life.An unidentified Florida woman was stabbed in through the chest, but her saline breast implant ... More >>
photo by JosephBarillari via Wikimedia CommonsWhen you're a kid, nothing looks more fun than riding around on one of those big lawnmowers. Usually, adults are savvy enough to keep children away from the dangerous machines. In case you needed any evidence why your cranky dad was right on the money ... More >>
Sybil Gage is one of those rare chanteuses in the world of jazz who is capable of evoking some decidedly un-jazz feelings. Often compared to greats like Nina and Ella, Gage shares more with Janis Joplin, Eartha Kitt, Grace Slick, and Corinne Bailey-Rae than one would suspect. Her live engagemen ... More >>
Senate President and U.S. Senate candidate Mike Haridopolos lists his profession as college professor (though he's actually merely a lecturer) but apparently does a hell of a lot less toiling on his written works than one would expect of his students. He certainly makes a lot more money for it, t ... More >>
In yet another of our occasional reminders that Floridians outside of Miami-Dade are crazy, horrible people here's the lead from a newstory from Central Florida news station WFTV: "The Brevard County doctor who was arrested for groping a woman while dressed as Captain America with a burrito in hi ... More >>
The family of the kidnapping expert who was abducted last month in Mexico makes a plea for his safe return. [NBC6]The De Cespedes brothers were sentenced to nine years each for hospital fraud. [NBC6]A stalker in Brevard County doesn't quite rich levels of Astronaut Lisa Novak crazy, but comes c ... More >>
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An anti-abortion crusader faces manslaughter charges for the accidental death of a child
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Fate introduced Miami lobbyist Sylvester Lukis to a rising political star named Vicki Lopez-Wolfe. Twenty-two felony charges later, South Florida is still reeling.
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