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WTF Florida: Pet Snowballs and Attack of the Pizza Fliers

​There's more than enough weird things that happen here in Miami-Dade, but sometimes it seems we're downright sane compared to the rest of Florida. WTF Florida is our new weekly survey of all the weirdness our Peninsula has to offer. 
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Florida's Oldest Snowball
It rarely snows here in the Sunshine State, but for the past 33 years there's been an actually snowball in Florida at all times. Puala Thomas made the snowball in 1977 when it snowed in Lakeland, Florida, wrapped it up, and put it in her freezer where it's stayed for over three decades. She calls it her little pet, and keeps a picture of Jesus on the door to protect her snowball. 

Gregory J. Oras considered the fact that he wanted a ride to another bar an emergency, so he decided to call up 911. After three calls the Police finally showed up when he claimed people were shooting at him, once there he kicked an officer in the shin, but got tasered in return. Oras is apparently someone who doesn't think things threw: his mugshot shows off his wonderful collection of facial tattoos. 

State Rep. Kevin Ambler to warn of a "problem of epic proportions" that is part of "an organized crime syndicate. That problem: an over abundance of pizza fliers in Orlando hotels. Ambler says that the fliers aren't actually for pizza, and the soliciters are looking for unlocked rooms, and tourists that do place orders are victims of credit card fraud. 

91 year-old Charles Pierce just wanted some biscuits and gravy at a Daytona Beach-area restaurant. He didn't let the fact that he drove his car through the front window of the restaurant get in the way of the plan. After the accident he still sat down and ordered. 

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