Joseph Pointer of Lakeland, Florida was arrested for grand theft after he stole the ashes of his former girlfriend’s deceased sister and threatened to snort them.
He then drove by the house of his former girlfriend’s mother and shouted, ”I’ve got your dead daughter’s ashes and I’m going to snort them!”
Source: ABC News, “Florida Man Threatened to Snort Dead Woman Ashes,” by Susan Clarke, 04/18/2012.
Two Sonic Drive-In restaurants in South Florida are now offering draft beer — which will come in handy when you’re playing beer pong in their restaurants.
And before you visualize frat boys getting drunk and playing beer pong with $1.50 draft beers, rest assured that, “[Sonic's] not promoting drunkenness,” according to Melissa Halleran, the franchisee’s vice president of operations and management.
Right…beer pong, anyone?
Source: Miami Herald, “Two South Florida Fast Food Stops Offer Beer with Their Tator Tots,” by Michael Vasquez, 04/02/2012.
A Port Charlotte, Florida family (mother, father, and son) have been arrested and charged with growing mushrooms.
Police were at the house to serve a warrant on another son who was not there at the time. They asked if they could go in and look around and son Joshua Lee Mudge let them in.
When Mudge wouldn’t let them enter one room, police became suspicious of the marijuana smell as well as the array of funnels, buckets, glass jars, and sandwich bags in the home. Joshua Mudge claimed the items were for a school project and insisted they leave the house.
Police called the narcotics division, got a warrant, and went back in to find mushrooms growing as well as several containers of mushrooms and marijuana. Mother, father, and son were arrested.
Here’s my question: Why do people allow the police to go into their house when they know that they have illegal substances in their home?
University of Florida basketball player Erving Walker was recently arrested for stealing a $3 taco.
Walker ordered the taco from a street vendor and then ran off without paying. He later told police that he was ”just playing around.”
chalupa taco, Walker!”
A man riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle pulled alongside a truck in Walton County, Florida, and began beating the side of the truck with a large wrench.
The cause of the beating has not yet been determined. The motorcyclist eventually ran into the side of the truck and lost control. He and the motorcycle tumbled for 72 feet before coming to a stop. Although Kenneth Howard Gould was not wearing a helmet, he is listed in good condition at a local hospital. The driver of the truck received no injuries.
Obviously, alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.
A nurse in Haines City, Florida was cutting off the bandage that held an IV onto a 3-month old’s finger when she cut too far, cutting off the infant’s pinky finger.
Unfortunately, doctors at Tampa General Hospital were unable to reattach the finger. The family of the infant is suing the Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center and the nurse for the incident.
The nurse is still employed at the hospital.
Retired postal workers have their own town. Nalcrest, which stands for National Association of Letter Carriers Retirement, Education, Security, and Training, is located about 70 miles east of Tampa, Florida.
This town of about 700 residents is fighting to keep their own post office open by sending — via first-class mail — a petition to Washington.
The town was established in 1962 by a mail carrier from Ohio who wanted to create a low-cost community for retired postal workers.
Not surprisingly, Nalcrest is a “no-dog” community!
As if it’s not enough that Florida has several species of non-native animals like the python, iguana, and rhesus monkeys in the wild, now it has rats the size of house cats!
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Gambian pouch rat is the world’s largest rat, reaching up to 9 pounds. Indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa, they can now be found in the Florida Keys — definitely Grassy Key and possibly Key West and Marathon as well.
Maybe we should move some of those pythons from the Everglades down to the Keys to take care of these rats…