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Weirdest crime capital: Florida vs. Texas

It's the ultimate showdown: Which state has the crazier criminals, Texas or Florida? Both claim to lead the nation in dumb/horrifying/hilarious perps, but only one can rule. So we found 11 categories, picked Florida's best in each, and stacked them up against candidates chosen by our sister paper the Houston Press. Pete Kotz, former editor of True Crime Report, did the judging — unfortunately, as it turns out.

Click here to see which state wins!

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Tim Elfrink is a former investigative reporter and managing editor for Miami New Times. He has won the George Polk Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
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Pete Kotz
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