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Florida man sets self on fire while trying to burn down own home

A man in Tampa Bay, Florida, reportedly suffered burns while trying to set fire to his own home and was arrested at a nearby hospital. Scott Anthony Massa, 51, allegedly took a bucket of accelerant and attempted to torch his Tampa Bay home at about 5:40 a.m. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Florida, Crime, News, Florida Man, Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Florida, Scott Anthony Massa


Video shows man wrestling alligator to save puppy

Florida man – what can't he do? A nature camera posted near a pond in Estero, Florida, captured the harrowing footage of Richard Willbanks, age 74, straddling an alligator and wrenching its jaws apart in order to save his three-month-old King Charles spaniel puppy, Gunner, who had wandered too close to the water. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Charles, Florida Man, Estero Florida, Alligator Attack, Alligator Wrestling, Richard Willbanks


Contact Lens-Removing Robot Requires More Faith in Technology Than I'll Ever Have

Contact lenses offer a more comfortable alternative to wearing glasses for those with vision issues, but that’s assuming you can handle/endure the process of putting them in and taking them out. A Florida man has invented a robot that can insert and remove contact lenses for someone who can’t, although seeing it in…Read more...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Florida, Science, Medical, Tech, Robots, Florida Man, Inventor, Consumer Tech, Contact Lenses


Florida Men Cause Reloading Disaster Burning 10,000 Rounds Of Ammo

A Venice Florida home was recently set ablaze during a reloading disaster which resulted in over 10,000 rounds of ammunition being burned away in the blaze. According to the Fox 13 news report, the two-alarm fire was brought under control as neighboring houses were evacuated using remotely operated tools. Florida Men Cause Reloading Disaster Burning […] Read More … The post Florida Men Cause Reloading Disaster Burning 10,000 Rounds Of Ammo appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Florida, News, Guns, Fire, Fox, Florida Man, Daily News, Ammunition, Reloading, Venice Florida, Combustion, Florida Men Cause Reloading Disaster Burning


Florida Man Used Kool-Aid Packets to Pay $24 for Almost $1,000 Worth of Merchandise at Walmart

A Florida man, who is also a convicted felon out of Ohio, was arrested after police say he used Kool-Aid packets to ring up almost $1,000 worth of merchandise in the self-checkout lane at a Walmart in North Naples. According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, 37-year-old Bradley D. Young faces grand theft and shoplifting charges for trying (and failing with flying colors) to scam Walmart out of $1K. Deputies said they were called to the store around 5:45 p.m. Sunday in response to a theft i...
Tags: Florida, Wtf, Crime, News, Mugshots, Theft, Walmart, Jazz, Ohio, Bad Ideas, Florida Man, Young, Why Would You Do That, Naples Florida, Collier County Sheriff s Office, North Naples


Joel Edgerton to Star in ‘Florida Man’ Limited Series Based on Tom Cooper’s Novel

In this age of peak television, limited series are becoming more and more popular. The stigma of television being beneath the quality of feature films has vanished and film actors headlining small screen productions is now commonplace. Soon, Boy Erased and Bright star Joel Edgerton will soon add one to his résumé. Anonymous Content is developing a limited series adaptation of Florida Man, the novel written by Tom Cooper. Joel Edgerton is slated to start in the series, as well as executive p...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Television, Movies, Drama, Australia, Netflix, Tom Hooper, Florida Man, Joel Edgerton, Cooper, Crowe, Owen, Gordy, Tom Cooper, Edgerton


Florida teen pleads not guilty to Twitter hack

Graham Clark, the 17-year-old Florida boy accused of pulling off the big Twitter hack, pled not guilty to charges on Tuesday. During the security breach, top accounts including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk were taken over to push a bitcoin scam. Young Mr. Clark told Circuit Court Judge Christopher Nash in Tampa today he was not guilty of the 30 felony counts of fraud prosecutors have brought against him, according to court records. : Clark is sch...
Tags: Twitter, Post, Elon Musk, Florida, Technology, News, Justice, Social Media, Tech, Tesla, Joe Biden, Tech News, Florida Man, Justice Department, Tampa, Orlando


Florida man bought Lamborghini with COVID-19 business relief funds

David Hines, 29, received $3.9 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans, a COVID-19 relief program for businesses. So naturally he spent $300,000 on a 2020 Lamborghini Huracán. According to WFTS news, police charged Hines with "one count of bank fraud, one count of making false statements to a financial institution and one count of engaging in transactions in unlawful proceeds." Sweet ride, dude. From WFTS: The complaints allege that Hines asked for around $13.5 million in PPP loa...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Scams, Florida Man, Crimes, PPP, Hines, WFTS, David Hines, Charles Pescovitz, Jakub Halun


Police detain kangaroo on the loose in Florida

Police officers in Ft. Lauderdale detained a kangaroo that was bouncing around in a Florida neighborhood Thursday morning. From AP: After receiving a call about a kangaroo running loose, Fort Lauderdale police officers managed to capture him and place him in a squad car. The marsupial was taken to a barn where the agency keeps its horses. Anthony Macias, who claims to be the kangaroo’s owner, told the Sun Sentinel he had been hoping to bring his pet, Jack, home, but police told him the an...
Tags: Video, Florida, News, Weird, Wildlife, Jack, Florida Man, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Sun Sentinel, Macias, Corgi, Anthony Macias, Max Alright


Screaming man threatens shoppers at Florida Costco

A man at was filmed Monday yelling and threatening shoppers at a Costco in Fort Myers, Florida, reportedly after an elderly woman asked him why he wasn't wearing a mask. Clad in a "Running the world since 1776" tee shirt, the man puffs up his chest, balls his fists and yells "I FEEL THREATENED!" while belligerently advancing on the person filming. Florida man at Fort Myers Costco in "Running the World Since 1776" shirt flips out on elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask and man who defend...
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Angry man screams and threatens shoppers at Florida Costco after mask request

A man at was filmed Monday yelling and threatening shoppers at a Costco in Fort Myers, Florida, reportedly after an elderly woman asked him why he wasn't wearing a mask. Clad in a "Running the world since 1776" tee shirt, the man puffs up his chest, balls his fists and yells "I FEEL THREATENED!" while belligerently advancing on the person filming. Florida man at Fort Myers Costco in "Running the World Since 1776" shirt flips out on elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask and man who defend...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Florida Man, Costco, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Florida, Rona, Billy Corben, Gulf Coast Town Center, Florida Costco, Fort Myers Costco


Large iguana found in freezer of pizza restaurant in Florida

This is not something iguana see when I'm at a pizza restaurant. An 80-pound iguana was found in a chest freezer at Pizza Mambo on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach by inspectors from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation on June 18, reports the Florida Sun-Sentinel. Yes, some people eat iguanas, and they are considered an invasive species in South Florida. The restaurant was temporarily closed because of the lizard findings, and some 27 other health code violations ...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Pizza, Weird, Cbs, Florida Man, South Florida, West Palm Beach, Florida Department of Business, Florida Sun Sentinel, Iguanas, Pizza Mambo on Dixie Highway, Pizza Mambo


Florida man spent 24 hours vandalizing high school in the nude

Miramar, Florida police arrested Matthew Crandall, 21, for allegedly breaking into Miramar High School and smashing up the place. He wore only a hat and headphones as he destroyed computers and TVs and apparently caused major flooding. The total wreckage is estimated at $100,000. Crandall was identified from surveillance footage. According to the Associated Press, "it’s not known whether he has ties to the school." (Thanks to our Florida bureau chief, Charles Pescovitz!)
Tags: Post, Florida, Crime, News, Associated Press, Florida Man, Criminals, Crandall, Miramar Florida, Miramar High School, Matthew Crandall


Florida governor DeSantis says the state is reopening Monday

This is fine. This is totally fine. Nobody will get infected with coronavirus or die of COVID-19 because the governor of Florida is prematurely lifting stay-at-home restrictions to slow the spread of a deadly pandemic, without enough protections in place, and with no science and no data supporting his claim it's safe. It's not safe. This is not fine. From NBC News: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled a plan Wednesday to lift the state's stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus crisis that he ca...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Nbc News, Public Health, Florida Man, Sunshine State, Broward, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid19, Bad Bad Bad, Dade Palm Beach


Florida Man Released From Jail Over Coronavirus Concerns Allegedly Murdered Someone the Next Day

A Florida man who was released from jail over fears of coronavirus was re-arrested on murder charges after he allegedly shot and killed a man the day after his release. 26-year-old Joseph Edward Williams was initially arrested on March 13th in Tampa, Florida and charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. However, on March 19th, Williams was among 164 low-level offenders who were released from Hillsborough County Jail on March 19th per an administrative order aimed at...
Tags: Florida, Wtf, Crime, News, Mugshots, Williams, Jazz, Florida Man, Why Would You Do That, Hillsborough County, WFLA, Tampa Florida, Really, Joseph Williams, Mugshot Madness, Chad Chronister


Pro Wrestling shows are 'essential business' in coronavirus pandemic, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says

Oh, yes this is real. Florida has officially declared WWE pro wrestling shows an 'essential business' that must be allowed to continue to operate during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. “People have been starved for content ... we're watching, like, reruns from the early 2000s,” Florida's Republican and Trump-aligned governor Ron DeSantis said today about his decision to classify live professional wrestling shows as an “essential service” for Floridians during the deadly coronavirus pandemic. ...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, US news, Idiots, Florida Man, Trump, Wwe, Ron DeSantis, Pres Trump, COVID-19, Covid19, AYFKM


Pro Wrestling shows are 'essential business' in coronavirus pandemic, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis orders

Oh, yes this is real. Florida has officially declared WWE pro wrestling shows an 'essential business' that must be allowed to continue to operate during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. “People have been starved for content ... we're watching, like, reruns from the early 2000s,” Florida's Republican and Trump-aligned governor Ron DeSantis said today about his decision to classify live professional wrestling shows as an “essential service” for Floridians during the deadly coronavirus pandemic. ...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, US news, Idiots, Florida Man, Trump, Wwe, Ron DeSantis, Sahil Kapur, Pres Trump, COVID-19, Covid19, AYFKM


Immersed in Work and Hungry for Games

Wow. Today went by in a flash.Actually let me rewind a bit to last night... and review a few things that took place on Sunday night, following the last blog post.K.C. and I watched Wrestlemania 30 re-runs on ESPN and then Westworld on HBO. Westworld is so damn confusing. I don't know if I can do any more of it.I will keep watching, but I can see myself giving up at some point in the not too distant future. I just don't have the brain cells to dedicate to this nonsense. And to be honest, I miss t...
Tags: Florida, Nazis, Sport, Aberdeen, Fishing, Espn, Florida Man, Capitol, Yankee, Michael Agneta, Hbo Westworld


Trail of empty pill bottles led cops to Florida robbery suspects

In Florida, sheriff's officials say a trail of pill bottles stolen from a Florida pharmacy led detectives to a home where they encountered two men who matched descriptions of robbers seen on surveillance video. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says the two men and a third accomplice robbed a CVS in Clearwater, Florida at about 5 in the morning on New Year’s Day. They waved guns at employees and tied up several of them with zip ties, say authorities. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the tr...
Tags: Post, Florida, Crime, News, Drugs, Oops, Chrysler, Times, Florida Man, Cvs, Tampa Bay Times, Clearwater Florida, Pinellas County Sheriff 's Office, Christopher Rachell Jr, David Dobbins


Florida Man is upset he can't bring his large Donald Trump cutout to dialysis

In Port Saint Lucie, Florida, a gentleman undergoing kidney dialysis several times a week is very angry that medical staff told him he is not allowed to bring his life-sized cardboard cutout of Impeached and Super Corrupt Klepto-President Donald Trump for emotional support. From AP: Nelson Gibson told WPBF that his family can’t sit with him during his three-and-a-half-hour treatments. To help, he began bringing a picture of Trump as a comfort item. “It just feels like bringing something from h...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Weird, Donald Trump, Florida Man, Trump, West Palm Beach, Gibson, Port St Lucie, Fresenius Kidney Care, Nelson Gibson, Port Saint Lucie Florida


Florida man asks deputy for directions, gets them to jail when cocaine found

The worst part about this story is the 15-year-old the guy had in his car. A 63-year-old man in Kissimmee, Florida was arrested on Saturday night and charged with drunk driving and cocaine possession after *he* stopped a deputy to ask for directions to an auto parts store. The sheriff's deputy gave him directions to jail, instead. Excerpt from the local news report, ocala.com: Just after 8 p.m., Juan Zamora was driving on U.S. 441, south of Belleview, when he flashed his headlights at a Mari...
Tags: Post, Florida, Crime, News, Weird, Florida Man, Criminals, Marion, Marion County, Kissimmee Florida, OCALA, Batts, Zamora, Belleview, Juan Zamora, Calvin Batts


Florida man swiped Wisconsin woman's debit card data to buy pizza, cops say

A gentleman in Florida man is accused of using a Wisconsin woman's debit card information to purchase $68 worth of Little Caesar's pizza. From the breaking news alerts of @FloridaMan, obviously: According to to a Marshfield Police Department police report, Elle Wolf of Marshfield had a transaction on her bank statement from a Fort Lauderdale, Florida Little Caesar's location without her consent. The report says the unidentified Florida man purchased one bacon wrapped deep dish pizza, three st...
Tags: Post, Florida, Crime, News, Wisconsin, Florida Man, Wolf, Marshfield, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Caesar, Gentlemen, Crime Does Not Pay, Pizza Is Not A Crime, Marshfield Police Department, Elle Wolf


‘I’m the Orlando Easter Bunny, Google it' — Florida man arrested after hit-and-run

A Florida gentleman who became internet famous for fighting while wearing Easter bunny costume has now been arrested after a hit-and-run incident. Who could have possibly seen that coming? As our Rob Beschizza wrote when the “Easter bunny fighting man” footage went viral around last Easter: Police were forced to restrain the Easter Bunny this weekend after he landed a series of blows on a man during a street brawl in Orlando, Fla. As Rob wrote, Antoine McDonald became instantly internet fam...
Tags: Video, Florida, News, Fights, Weird, Rob, Associated Press, Florida Man, Orlando, Odd, Gentleman, McDonald, Orlando Fla, Easter Bunny, Rob Beschizza, Floridaman


Florida Man Gets Prison for Stealing Home Deed without Signing Loan

A Florida man was sentenced to prison for trying to steal a new $219,000 home by snatching and filing a signed deed without signing loan documents.
Tags: Florida, News, Florida Man


Florida man tries to have sex with Olaf from "Frozen" and a stuffed unicorn in a Target

"Do you want to fuck snowman? It doesn't have to be a snowman…" Apparently—if you're 20-year-old Cody Meadar of St. Petersburg, Florida—it could also be a stuffed toy unicorn. From the Tampa Bay Times: A St. Petersburg man was arrested Tuesday after police said he “dry humped" multiple stuffed animals at the Park Place Target, including Olaf, the snowman from the wildly successful Disney film Frozen. The other victim was a large stuffed unicorn. Police said Cody Meader, 20, of St. Petersburg, e...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Disney, Sex Offenders, Snowman, Do You Want To Build A Snowman, Florida Man, St Petersburg, Unicorn, Walt Disney's Frozen, Tampa Bay Times, Olaf, St Petersburg Florida, Floridaman, UnicornChaser


Florida Trapper Plays with ’Gator until It Tires, Pulls It from Pool

A Florida animal trapper says he corralled a large alligator by playing with it until it got tired after it hopped into a residential swimming pool.
Tags: Florida, News, Florida Man, Alligator


Deputies: Naked Florida Man Wreaked Havoc on Business, Then Showered

A Florida man who was found nude inside a plumbing business is facing charges after being accused of using a forklift and a hammer to wreak havoc before taking a shower there.
Tags: Florida, News, Florida Man


Florida Man Accidentally Shoots Son-In-Law Who Traveled From Norway To Surprise Him On His Birthday

(CNN) — A man traveled from Norway to Florida to surprise his father-in-law for his birthday. But when he leaped out of the bushes, he was mistakenly killed. Christopher Bergan, 37, arrived at the home of Richard Dennis, 61, on Tuesday evening and began banging on his front door. Dennis, unsure who was outside, ran the person off, Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson said in a press conference. But, just a few hours later at 11:30 p.m., the banging started again — this time at the back door, Jo...
Tags: Florida, Cnn, Norway, Offbeat, Johnson, Florida Man, Dennis, Bob Johnson, Bergan, Time Warner Company, Santa Rosa County, Dennis He, Richard Dennis, Cable News Network Inc, Christopher Bergan, Talkers


Florida man convinces Western Union clerk to insert a thumb drive, steals $32K, does it again, gets caught

Vasile Savu is accused of walking into a Western Union in Hollywood, Florida and asking the clerk to print out his flight itinerary, a pretense he used to get the clerk to insert a thumb-drive loaded with malicious software into his computers, which allegedly allowed Savu to steal $32k from the business. Savu then went into another Western Union, in nearby Opa-locka, and allegedly tried to do it again. The clerk recognized him and called the cops. Savu is now under house arrest pending tria...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Malware, Infosec, Badusb, Social Engineering, Florida Man, Western Union, Hollywood Florida, Safe Hex, Savu, Vasile Savu


Kickstarting "Florida Man," a card game from LA's wonderful Secret Headquarters

Florida Man is the inaugural kickstarter from Los Angeles's incomparable comics store Secret Headquarters (previously): it challenges players to fill in the blanks from hundreds of cards capturing actual headlines about actual Floridians, creating hilarious, Cards Against Humanity-style madlibs. $20 gets you a game (early bird, rising to $25), $50 gets you a game and expansion pack, and there are tiers with tons of swag and of course a retailer bulk-discount pack.
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Gift Guide, Games, Florida, News, Funny, Los Angeles, Florida Man, Secret Headquarters