A lot of weird things happen in Florida. We're here every Friday morning to give you the week's weirdest. This morning, that includes a meth-busting butt dial, bathroom beer chugging and the worst reason to call the cops.
On Saturday morning, a 22-year-old student named Rachel and her family left their home near 41st Street in Miami Beach to head to synagogue when they noticed a crowd gathered around their car. They quickly realized why: Someone had egged the vehicle and tagged "Hamas" on the window in cream cheese. ... More >>
America's largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain is set to become a subsidy of a Fortune 500 company. CVS Pharmacy is set to buy Miami-based Navarro Discount Pharmacy. The chain will continue to operate under its original name and will mostly focus on Hispanic customers.
Miami teenager Lele Pons may be the 305's leading advocate of the "Do It For The Vine" attitude. The high schooler has amassed 2.4 million followers on the six second video social media network thanks to her outrageous stunts. If you've ever wondered what would happen if you walk up to the people ... More >>
Three months after being forced out of the Bird Road spot where 1909 Café stood for nearly two decades, owner Emilio Castro Shippers says sales are about 85 to 90 percent of where they should be. "Fifty percent of our walk-ins have come back," he said. "A lot of people don't know we opened somewhe ... More >>
In excellent news for healthy eaters and vegans Miami-wide, the much-beloved Beehive Juice Bar is open in a new location, just down the road from the old one. Turns out even corporate America (in the guise of CVS) couldn't keep this thriving little eatery down. See also: Strip Mall Containing Bee ... More >>
We live in a place called the "Sunshine State" with about 825 miles of beaches, but instead of taking advantage of those natural resources a whole lot of Floridians appear to prefer to get tan inside a salon. In fact, a new study reveals that there are now more tanning salons in Florida than there a ... More >>
Police work doesn't get much luckier then when a suspect literally falls to your feet. That's what happened to Alex David McBride when he attempted to break into a CVS in Melbourne, Florida this morning.
If there's one thing Miami needs, it's another CVS, right? 'Cuz there aren't already drugstores on every single adjacent corner, side street and strip mall in the entire 305 area code. We need more. More prescription meds, more cheap shampoo, more cigarettes. More crap to consume. More customer serv ... More >>
We can only imagine what sort of hellish high is produced by mixing cocaine, synthetic drugs, and Four Loko. Judging by how Lorenzo Guerrero's experience with it went, we don't want to find out anytime soon.Guerrero, whacked out on the odd mix and wielding a knife, was arrested on attempted second-d ... More >>
To be a successful tampon thief, one must think like a tampon. Unfortunately, Alyson Strosser, 47, didn't prove to be a good fit for her hiding spot when police tracked her down. Strosser was caught by a CVS manager in Port St. Lucie trying to steal a host of items on December 14th. Accord ... More >>
Three months ago, Michael Stec could bench-press 275 pounds. Now the 56-year-old struggles to walk, gripping tightly to the parallel bars at Mercy Hospital, his legs buckling underneath him like broken stilts.Most people never know how they get sick. But Stec says he can pinpoint the exact moment. H ... More >>
On Friday afternoon, two small-time criminals entered a CVS pharmacy in Kendall and allegedly began pocketing some of the goods. By the time Miami-Dade Police officers arrived, Yolanda Thomas and Xavier Johnson were already pulling out of the parking lot and making their getaway.Cops pursued the sho ... More >>
If Crossfade were a superstar DJ, we wouldn't perform a single show without four cases of cherry vanilla cola, two bottles of Black Label whisky, a picture of our mom, a pink umbrella, and a drumming monkey. That's not even too bad. Just take a look at the ridiculous requests from some of your fav ... More >>
Miami is not a normal place, and we really wouldn't expect the ghosts that haunt this town to be your average ghouls either. Let's be honest, this place is certainly crazy enough that we're pretty sure there has to be some paranormal activity going on. So the Riptide Institute for Afterlife Act ... More >>
The morning of Monday, October 29 dawned cloudy and a little windy in New York City, which came as a surprise to the eight million or so inhabitants who had expected God himself to be pissing on the city at the break of dawn.The national media had been breathlessly predicting the End of Days for the ... More >>
Usually flashing your junk at a police officer is a guaranteed ticket to jail, but this is Florida and our citizens can find the weirdest exceptions to any rules.Police in Port St. Lucie received a call that a man was masturbating in a CVS parking lot, but the man avoided jail time by showing the re ... More >>
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says the person pictured to the right attempted to steal pills from a pharmacy by making a bomb threat, but they may want to make sure no one burglarized Nicki Minaj's wig closet shortly beforehand.Sheriff's deputies aren't particularly sure what gender the suspec ... More >>
Enemas are decidedly something no one should buy second-hand, yet customers at a Jacksonville CVS might have done just that unknowingly. Employees at the store caught a man who repeatedly returned used boxes of enemas. The probe, no pun intended, is now being led by the federal Food and Drug Adminis ... More >>
See also "Memorial Day 2012: Fifteen Best Parties in Miami and South Beach." His last album, Planet Pit, peaked at the seventh spot on the Billboard 200 and it was certified platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. But despite his international celebrity, "from the weed to the X, fr ... More >>
It's that time of year again...when all thoughts turn to the barbaric (and totally satisfying) practice of buying the most adorable little bunnies, only to slowly eat them alive. We're talking, of course, the chocolate variety of bunny. Oh what pleasure we derive from slowly torturing these candies ... More >>
What happens when a multibillion-dollar company wages legal war against a teenage girl? Her diaries, adorned with Mickey Mouse and Bob Marley, get subpoenaed. And her psychiatric information gets entered -- unredacted -- into the public record. On Monday, we reported on the evolving craziness t ... More >>
About a year ago, pharmacy chain CVS and its Pembroke Pines employee Lisa Conteh were named in one of South Florida's most bizarre lawsuits. Outlets from MSNBC to Univision reported that Conteh was accused of accosting and trapping a 13-year-old girl in the pharmacy's bathroom -- and then forcing he ... More >>
Miami Beach's two towing companies will attempt to hornswaggle the City Commission this afternoon into granting them a rate hike. If commissioners and Mayor Matti Bower cave in, Beach Towing and Tremont Towing will charge people an additional $64 to get their cars back. Obviously, Miami Beach res ... More >>
One of the largest pharmacy chains in the state has decided to fight Florida's prescription pill abuse epidemic head on. CVS Pharmacy sent out an email to certain Florida doctors this week to inform them that they will no longer fill any pain pill prescriptions they write. Authorities recently ha ... More >>
Whether you are deep frying your bird or filling it with other animals until it becomes a Turducken, sometimes you gotta know the basics. Welcome students, to carving 101. In under five minutes you will have stripped off all that luscious meat and have your platter full just in time for dinner!To ... More >>
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, 50 Eggs Restaurant Group newest venture with chef Jeff McInnis has been fun, but it hasn't forgotten about its much older and very successful baby, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill. Since its debut in 2004, the local chain has expanded rapidly throughout the state and e ... More >>
One Million Moms has an issue with Schweddy Balls.Moms, an online branch of right-wing, conservative, pro-life American Family Association, based in Tupelo, Mississippi, has taken umbrage with Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls Ice Cream. On their website they claim: "Ben & Jerry's ann ... More >>
Become a member of Beach Towing's VIP list!If you've ever had your car hitched by Beach Towing, this one's for you. For years, Banana Republican heard rumors that the notoriously treacherous company handed out special windshield decals to "very important people" that entitled these fine, upstandi ... More >>
via stephen-bolen's FlickrRestaurant owners are usually not big fans of forgoing a wine list filled with marked-up bottles. But from a customer perspective, BYOB restaurants are simply awesome. You can get all fancy and dust off a bottle of vintage blah blah blah and ball out over Thai grub ... More >>
Dr. Navindra SeeramAt a recent annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, scientists announced findings that suggested maple syrup contains as many as 54 antioxidants. Lead researcher Dr. Navindra Seeram, from the University of Rhode Island, has been studying the relationship between plants ... More >>
The Miami-Dade Police Department has arrested one of their own for allegedly molesting numerous young women while on the job. 24-year-old officer Juan Carlos Rodriguez was charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation stemming form an incident in which he fondled two teenage gir ... More >>
Christmas is barely over and while most of us are recovering from a sugar rush food coma, the folks at Mary Sue Candies have their eyes set on Easter. For the next four weeks they will pump out candy-filled eggs by the tens of thousands every day to fill store shelves in time for the Easter bunny ... More >>
Jacek GancarzIn today's roundup of the sins of South Florida: When rent money runs out for sex offenders, where will they all go? Another sex offender camp? A yacht sinks off Haulover Beach, a toddler goes for a tumble and ends up in the hospital, and a medical building is evacuated because of a ... More >>
This was the week Miami spent looking very hard at balls. First tar balls started showing up on our shores, sending scientists scrambling to determine whether we will soon be engulfed by a black goop monster courtesy of British Petroleum. The short answer: yes. Then, at a rate of 22 ... More >>
Image via Minneapolis MetblogsIf you're new to Twitter, you're probably thinking that a "tweetup" is a group of people who talk on Twitter that get together in real life, right? Yes, grasshopper. But that was kickin' it old school, circa 2007. Lately, things have gotten out of hand here in Sout ... More >>
In 2003 I picked up the very first issue of Radar on an Eckerd drugstore shelf. Things have changed since then. Eckerd in Florida is now CVS, and as of this Friday, Radar (after three different incarnations) exists only as a crappy celeb gossip site owned by Boca Raton-based American Media Incorpora ... More >>
Get your looks in order at GBS today.
Lincoln Road is the scene for the living dead.
On April Fool's Day, Beach Towing Service punked Karl Willman. The unemployed college student pulled into the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy at 1421 Alton Road around 7:45 p.m. He parked his 2005 gray Honda Element, got out and walked next door to Lime Fresh Mexican Grill to grab a bite to eat. Wil ... More >>
Clean as a whistle! Scarlett Johansson recently admitted to Allure magazine that she does it twice a year: "I'm not promiscuous," she said. "I get tested for HIV twice a year.... One has to be socially aware. It's part of being a decent human to be tested for STDs." I have to admit that my ... More >>