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 dad who handed his suicidal son a gun, a robber who was "just kidding" and barbershop SWAT raids.
Shaq is doing it again! The seven-foot-one former Heat center strolled into a Doral City Council meeting yesterday to glad-hand and take photos with the staffers and then revealed his real reason for coming: He's applying to be a reserve officer with the town's police force, which is run by his old ... More >>
Ever seen The Great Escape? That's the movie based on the incredible real life story of Nazi prisoners who manage to flee from their camp through an incredibly elaborate series of tunnels, fake clothing and distractions. The Florida version of that movie would be a hell of a lot less entertaining. A ... More >>
Richard Millsap's friends say his dream was to open a Crossfit gym where anyone could get ripped -- or at least lose a few pounds -- even if they couldn't afford the program. The muscle-bound 33-year-old made that goal a reality last March, renting out a warehouse in Winter Garden for an outpost of ... More >>
Either Shaquille O'Neal has forgotten how to use a computer, or he's grown humble with age. On his July application to become a part-time cop for the Golden Beach Police Department, the former NBA star simply scrawled "none" across the three lines for answering the question about what special equip ... More >>
The Miami-Dade Police Department is one of the few local law enforcement agencies in the country that currently owns a drone. While they've never actually used the thing, legislation is making its way through the Florida legislator that would limit its usage if they ever do.
When he was traded from the LA Lakers to the Miami Heat in 2004, Shaquille O'Neal became a reserve officer on the Miami Beach police force. Like any cop in Florida, O'Neal had a personnel file that is subject to a public records request. We've embedded the file below. As in everything S ... More >>
Mauricio Pavez came from Chile to Florida as a tourist. One mugging and eight months later, he refuses to leave.