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OMG! …. Officials want South Florida to break off into its own state October 23, 2014

Filed under: Amazing,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dumb,Funny,OK Then .....,Silly,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:07 pm

Officials in the City of South Miami have passed a resolution in favor of splitting the state in half so South Florida would become the 51st state.

os-officials-propose-20141021-001Vice Mayor Walter Harris proposed the resolution and it passed with a 3-2 vote at the city commission meeting on Oct. 7.

Harris told the commission that Tallahassee isn’t providing South Florida with proper representation or addressing its concerns when it comes to sea-level rising.

“We have to be able to deal directly with this environmental concern and we can’t really get it done in Tallahassee,” Harris said. “I don’t care what people think — it’s not a matter of electing the right people.”

Mayor Philip Stoddard agreed with Harris’ reasoning, saying during the meeting that he’s advocated for secession for the past 15 years but never penned a resolution.

“It’s very apparent that the attitude of the northern part of the state is that they would just love to saw the state in half and just let us float off into the Caribbean,” Stoddard said. “They’ve made that abundantly clear every possible opportunity and I would love to give them the opportunity to do that.”

But the vote wasn’t unanimous. Commissioners Gabriel Edmond and Josh Liebman voted against the resolution with Edmond, a history teacher, being the most vocal about it.

“I just want you guys to be careful because if you vote for this you’re setting a precedent that if other people in this city don’t like our representation or feel we’re not responsive to them they might say ‘we want to break away from the city of South Miami’.”

The resolution lists the northern border of what would be the state of South Florida as being Brevard, Orange, Polk, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

Orange County is particularly important because that’s where the South Florida Water Management District begins, Harris said. It was even suggested that a Central Florida city could possibly be the state of South Florida’s capitol.

In total, the proposed 51st state would include 24 counties.

The resolution’s 3-2 approval paved the way for it to be sent to the governing bodies of the proposed South Florida counties for consideration. In order for secession to be enacted, however, the measure would require electorate approval from the entire state and Congressional approval.

Click here to read a copy of the resolution.

 

Man Goes To Hospital After Chewing On Rat’s Head Found In Golden Corral Chili October 22, 2014

Filed under: Amazing,Disgusting,OK Then .....,Sad Story,Scary,Sick,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:22 pm

A diner at a Golden Corral said he received an unwelcome surprise in his chili – a dead rat.

Oh-HiBilly Wilson said it was the restaurant’s healthy options and friendly staff that kept him coming back. But Wednesday night’s chili dinner was his last.

“The first bite I took out of it was a crunch, and at the time I was like, maybe you know sometimes you get a hard bean inside of chili,” he said.

Wilson said what he immediately spat out was a gray rodent, which he thinks is a rat’s head with curly ears and a snaggletooth.

“When I saw it, I just went into the bathroom and threw up,” Wilson said. “I was like ‘ugh.’ I just couldn’t get the taste out of my mouth.”

He said that’s when his friends called the server. He said she called the manager who immediately addressed the complaint.

“He inspected and was like, ‘Wow that is a rat,” Wilson said. “So he took pictures of it, moved it around a little bit, took pictures in different angles. He was like me; he was horrified.”

Wilson said the restaurant comped his party’s meal, but the next day he felt queasy and went to the emergency room at Cape Coral Hospital.

Discharge documents showed Wilson was treated for gastroenteritis and prescribed medications for nausea and muscle spasms. In response to questions of making the story up, he said he would never do that.

“They have cameras in there and everything,” he said. “I’m scared of rats.”

The restaurant said in a statement it’s looking into the matter and has been unable to confirm the alleged incident.

“Normally you get cases like this, people take food somewhere else, open it up and something happens,” said Ray Racila, Wilson’s attorney. “This happened right in the restaurant where there’s no question what happened. The manager is right there.”

Wilson said he wonders what else was in his chili before he chomped on a head.

“Who’s to say that first bite wasn’t his foot,” he said.

 

Deputies use dogs, choppers before arresting man charged with stealing $4 pack of cigarettes

Filed under: Amazing,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dumb,Funny,OK Then .....,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:16 pm

An 18-year-old was arrested Tuesday morning on charges of stealing a $4 pack of cigarettes, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

sfl-flduh-cigarette-thief-20141021-001The 43-year-old victim was in a parking lot at 5137 14th St. W. in Bradenton at 9:11 a.m. when Shaquielle Olmeda ran by and snatched a pack of cigarettes out of the victim’s hand, according to a release.

Olmeda took off running south and the victim called law enforcement. Deputies used patrol units, dogs and helicopters to set up a perimeter, and eventually found Olmeda in the east parking lot of Magic Mile Plaza, on the northwest corner of 14th Street West and 53rd Avenue West.

The victim positively identified Olmeda and the pack of cigarettes was located on his person, deputies said.

Olmeda was arrested without further incident.

 

Drunken 500-pound man couldn’t fit into patrol car

Filed under: Alcohol,Amazing,Bizzarre,Controversy,Drunk,Florida Nut,Funny,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:14 pm

A 911 dispatcher calmly gathered details from the Deltona woman who claimed she was just attacked by her 500-pound boyfriend — a belligerent man deputies later said was simply too big to fit into a patrol car.

os-howard-hendrix-20141021“He is drunk and he is just acting crazy,” the woman said before the dispatcher asked for a description of Howard Hendrix’s clothing.

“Right now, he’s not wearing anything,” the woman said Sunday from house she rents on Jutland Street on Sunday.

“He’s nude?” the dispatcher asked.

“Yes.”

Hendrix, 45, of Apopka was in the bathroom, freshly showered and naked, when a deputy arrived.

He agreed to the officer’s request to put his clothes on.

But then Hendrix began throwing his weight around — again, a report says.

Deputies cuffed him but Hendrix resisted, refusing to walk out the house and falling to the ground, forcing a deputy to drag him out of the house. He also kicked a deputy, a report says.

“Hendrix was to large to put in a patrol vehicle,” a deputy wrote in a report.

A prisoner transport van was called in and used to take Hendrix to the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach, said Gary Davidson, a spokesman for the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Hendrix is accused of attacking the 42-year-old woman, including poking her in the chest, slapping her in the face and shoulder and spitting in her face.

He also punched a hole in a wall and destroyed a chair, she said in her 911 call.

Hendrix was charged with simple battery (dating violence), criminal mischief, battery on a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest without violence.

 

Man called it “extreme shopping,” women called it ‘flashing’ October 21, 2014

Christopher Durrell Glaze told Sanford police he was “extreme shopping” after he flashed two women at the Seminole Towne Center mall last week, an arrest report states.

sfl-flduh-extreme-shopping-flashing-20141020-001Two women reported seeing Glaze, 27, exposing himself at the mall Wednesday afternoon.

The first described doing a “double take” after Glaze flashed her. As she went to report what had happened, he walked into a Victoria’s Secret store, where he encountered another woman, “pulled down the front of his pants and exposed himself completely to her,” according to the arrest report.

Police interviewed Glaze, who eventually confessed to flashing the two women, the report says.

Glaze initially told an officer he was shopping.

Asked what kind of shopping, he said “extreme shopping,” something he defined as “when you go shopping and you talk to girls and flirt,” the arrest report says

When police asked if Glaze had exposed himself, he initially said he had exposed his stomach, but later admitted that he had flashed his genitals, the report says.
He was arrested on two counts of indecent exposure of sexual organs, a misdemeanor.

 

Undie-clad neighbor took a pee on woman’s porch October 17, 2014

Filed under: Amazing,Disgusting,Dumb,Florida Nut,Funny,OK Then .....,Sick,Unusual,Weird,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:10 pm

A man clad only in underwear scared his neighbor when he banged on her door, according to a Flagler County sheriff’s report.

sfl-flduh-neighbor-undies-piddled-20141016-001John Joseph Rossi, 57, is also accused of attempting to push the door open at the neighbor’s home Wednesday, relieving himself around the front porch, and then getting into her sports utility vehicle, the report states. He was still inside the SUV when deputies arrived.

The neighbor said she was awakened by her dog barking and then someone knocking at the door about 7 a.m. Wednesday.

“The knocks became harder and more urgent,” according to the report.

She looked through the door’s peep hole but did not recognize Rossi.

“While (the woman) was on the phone with 9-1-1, the man was trying to push in the front door while wiggling the door handle,” the report states. “(The resident) was scared for her children’s (6 and 8 years old) life, so she put the children in the master bedroom.”

When she returned, Rossi was urinating and then he walked away, according to the report.

Deputies arrived and found Rossi in the SUV “in the driver’s seat.”

“I opened the driver’s door and saw Rossi was only wearing his underwear,” the investigating deputy reported. “I also observed that there were items on the driver’s floor.”

Rossi was asked if the SUV belonged to him and he said “nothing was his.”

Rossi was charged with two counts of burglary and indecent exposure. He was booked into the Flagler County Detention Facility where he was being held Thursday on $10,500 bail.

 

Cold, angry woman attacked man in blanket battle October 16, 2014

Filed under: Abuse,Amazing,Bad Temper,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dumb,Fight,Really Dumb,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 4:09 pm

DeLand police rushed to a home where neighbors reported a woman had been screaming outside for 15 minutes only to find out she was fighting over a blanket, according to an arrest report.

sfl-flduh-blanket-battle-20141015-001Officers found Emma Campbell at 4:14 a.m. Tuesday at 729 Lindley Blvd. and, after an investigation, arrested and charged her with battery causing bodily harm.

Campbell, 20, of Wesley Chapel, left several long, deep scratch injuries on her boyfriend, Alexander McCall’s chest, back and upper right thigh, a report shows.

Police determined that the fracas was over a blanket. Campbell and McCall, 20, in a relationship for three years, were breaking up and could not agree on who was going to use the blanket Tuesday night.

That prompted a fight and a tug of war over the blanket as there was a dispute over the temperature setting of the air conditioning, police said.

Campbell then attacked McCall with her fingernails, police said.

“Due to Campbell’s aggressive attacks with her nails, McCall shoved her off of him at which time she landed on the floor,” officers wrote in their report.

Campbell claimed McCall cut her lips but police did not see any injuries on her, the report said. Campbell was released Tuesday from the Volusia County Branch Jail on her own recognizance.

 

 
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