Posts tagged "florida"

Cities That Surprise: St. Augustine, Florida

As the oldest continually occupied city in the United States (settled in 1565!), St. Augustine, Florida is full of stories to tell. It has all the benefits of a close-knit small town with the added benefits of surreal scenery, rich history and creative inspiration. St. Augustine boasts residents whose families have lived in the area…

By: Claire Hannum / March 10, 2015

What Happens If You Attempt To Vape Semen?

Today in Things Florida Bros Do For Fun, Apparently, we have a guy from the great sunshine state purporting to vape his friend’s semen — and all it took to get him to inhale was $68 measly dollars. Video evidence of this alleged vaguely homoerotic feat — I say alleged because we don’t actually have…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 25, 2015

Naked Woman Stops Traffic To Masturbate In Front Of A Car

A nude Florida woman who cops say was on “heavy” drugs Sunday night allegedly stopped traffic to masturbate in front of a couple’s car, then climbed onto the hood. Amie Carter, 31, then allegedly stomped on the car and threw a cell phone at the vehicle behind it, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Read more on Huffington

By: Huffington Post Weird News / February 19, 2015

Drunk Pair Rudely Awakened in Dumpster Love Nest

It takes a good stretch of the imagination to get from a hot night at the casino to the back of a garbage truck, but a couple from America’s hotbed of strange and often illegal activity has this morning given us such a tale: As the Tampa Bay Times reports, a Progressive Waste Solutions driver wa…

By: Newser / February 12, 2015

Florida Teen Poses As OB-GYN For Like, A Month, Fools Almost Everyone

Today, in things that worry me greatly: A teen in West Palm Beach, FL, has been apprehended by police after “playing doctor” inside a real, live hospital. Dressed in a white doctor’s coat and with a stethoscope around his neck, the teen wandered the halls of St. Mary’s Medical Center, playing doctor and thankfully, not…

By: Megan Reynolds / January 20, 2015

George Zimmerman Has Been Arrested (Again)

Walking, talking, child-murdering human garbage heap George Zimmerman was arrested (again!) late last night in Lake Mary, Florida, for aggravated assault in a domestic violence case. According to Zimmerman’s attorney, he is accused of hurling a wine bottle at his girlfriend [Reminder: And I'm still single.]. The judge ordered him to surrender all of hi…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 10, 2015

It Happened In Florida: Macy’s Shoplifter Smears Poop On Employees’ Faces During Escape Attempt

There are still two and a half more days left in 2014, which is plenty of time to pull some sort of stunt and earn a spot on the Most Amazing Criminals of the Year list. And lookie here, Marisol Toribio of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has come in just under the wire by shoplifting at…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2014

Florida Woman Arrested For Trying To Destroy Satanic Display In Capitol

A woman wearing a “Catholic Warrior” T-shirt was arrested in Tallahassee on Tuesday after she tried to tear apart a Satanic Display in the State Capitol.

Before attempting the vandalism, Susan Hemeryck, age 54, told two police officers that the display, depicting an angel falling into the depths of hell, was “not right”…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / December 26, 2014

An Unarmed Black Man Was Shot And Killed In Phoenix Because Cops Somehow Thought A Pill Bottle Was A Gun

An unarmed 34-year-old Black man in Phoenix, Rumain Brisbon, was shot and killed by police officers who confused a bottle of prescription pills for the handle of a gun. [Death and Taxes]
A Justice Department inquiry has found systemic police abuse in Cleveland, where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 4, 2014

Real-Life Goldilocks Arrested After Falling Asleep During A Break-In

Having your house broken into is hardly what anyone would consider a “fairytale,” but when the burglar in question falls asleep on your couch after taking a shower, changing into your clothes and eating your food, it sounds an awful lot like one fairytale in particular. Meet Chancy Layton, 19, Florida’s (where else?) own real-life…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 24, 2014

Florida Governor Signs Anti-Abortion Law

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law criminalizing a second- or third-trimester abortion after a doctor has determined a fetus could survive outside the womb. The law also removes the woman’s psychological distress as an exception for such an abortion.  [AP]
The United States Senate is expected to approve $41 million to test…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2014

It Happened In Florida: Woman Busted With 7 Stolen Lobster Tails Stuffed Down Her Pants (And She’s A Juggalo!)

Never change, Florida, never change. Meet Nichole Ann Reed, a 30-year-old Juggalo (whose Facebook says her most recent job was “eating them” at “The Dark Carnival”) who was recently busted by security for stealing seven frozen lobster tails from a Publix supermarket in DeLand. (Remember, sticky-fingered Floridians, Publix has security cameras.) Security footage showed Reed stuffing…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 13, 2014

Police Officer Filmed Kicking The Legs Out From Under Handcuffed 13-Year-Old

An as-yet unnamed Boyton Beach, Florida, police officer has been placed on administrative duty after he was caught on camera kicking the legs out from under a handcuffed 13-year-old for “no reason,” and now the child’s parents are planning to file a formal complaint. Kevens Jean Baptiste, 13, was riding the bus to school last…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 14, 2014

It Happened In Florida: McDonald’s Customer Strips Down To Her Thong, Goes Apeshit For Soft Serve

Did you ever read the Ramona Quimby books? One of my favorite stories is when Ramona literally cannot fight the desire to squeeze an entire brand new tube of toothpaste, emptying it in long, satisfying stream into the sink. I wanted — nay, WANT — to do that so bad. The only thing I want to do more is to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 8, 2014

Marissa Alexander Faces 60 Years In Prison For Firing “Warning Shot”

Florida’s State Attorney is pursuing 60 years behind bars for Marissa Alexander, a Black woman who fired a “warning shot” in the direction of her estranged husband and his two kids.

In August 2010, Alexander’s husband allegedly read messages from her ex on her cell phone and got so enraged that he strangled…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2014

Man Arrested For Cocaine Possession Thought Drug “Wasn’t Illegal In Florida”

They say that what you don’t know can’t hurt you, but that’s terribly misleading when it comes to drug laws. Guy Lanchester told police, “I don’t understand,” according to the Miami New Times. Read more on Huffington Post…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / February 28, 2014

A Crime Of Cuddle In Florida

Cuddling is the most wonderful, life-affirming, endorphin-inducing activities humans can engage in. But let’s be clear here: it requires two consenting cuddlers. A refusal on one cuddler’s part to engage in spooning behavior does not, I repeat, DOES NOT justify coercion or aggression. Shavonna Rumph of Manatee, Florida learned this the hard way (Florida, I’ve…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 2, 2014

Man Forced To Hold “I Beat Women” Sign For 8 Hours After, Well, Beating A Woman

Earlier this month, 20-year-old Alisha Hessler went out clubbing with two male friends, who brought a third male friend with them. At some point in the evening, when that guy tried to reach up Hessler’s skirt, she slapped him. He, in turn, beat her so badly that she suffered a concision and a broken nose.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 26, 2013

Marissa Alexander Released On Bond In Time For Thanksgiving

A little bit of good news on this Thanksgiving Day. Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband, has been released on bond. She is now under house arrest as she awaits a new trial. Her pre-trial release comes with conditions, which include:…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 28, 2013

Florida School Threatens To Expel Black Student Unless She Straightens Or Cuts Her Hair

Faith Christian Academy in Orlando, Florida, has forced 12-year-old Vanessa Van Dyke, a Black student who rocks a mane of natural hair, to either straighten her hair or cut it off — or be expelled.

The school claims her hairstyle is in violation of the school dress code, which says, “Hair must be…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 26, 2013
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