Well, he’s a piece of work all right, just not the kind that lights up and makes a big bang. It all happened before three A.M. in early July as a way of – get this – protesting fireworks! He didn’t like that people were celebrating with fireworks.
In Florida, fireworks are legal on only three days, and the Fourth of July is one of them. Pretending to be a firework, on the other hand, is going to run afoul of any city’s noise ordinance, especially at such a sleepy hour.
The One That Got Away
Chad Rissman and his uncle Darrin Vick managed to catch a shark, but their excitement quickly disappeared when a bald eagle swooped in and nabbed the fish away from them.
Working in tandem, Chad and Darrin had reeled the shark all the way to their boat, but the eagle – named Eugene – took advantage of a free moment. Chad and Darrin cut the line and got the hook away from the eagle as it dined, and though they missed out on a catch, they were okay with the story.
That's an Emergency for Some People
If you've had a long week and need to relax with some Final Fantasy VII Remake, the worst thing that could happen is the Playstation refusing to comply. Of course, you wouldn't be on fire or in mortal danger, so you still shouldn't call 911.
One Florida man didn't get that memo and decided that the best way to figure it out was to call the emergency personnel. The 911 person almost certainly didn't know the answer, unless he was a gamer himself.
You'll Never Catch the Mad Cartwheeler!
There are lots of what we're going to call “criminal shenanigans” in Florida. One Gianfranco Fernandez was found blocking traffic in the middle of a roadway by doing flips and handstands.
When the police approached him to get him out of the way, Gianfranco slipped away from one officer and immediately went into a cartwheel, expecting to make a clean getaway. Cartwheels might be fun to look at, but they aren't exactly the quickest mode of transportation. He was quickly apprehended and charged.
What a Magical Place
This is another example of headlines that could really only come from Florida. Though Timothy Kepke wasn't really hitting on every cylinder when he gave this incredibly dangerous animal a drink – a friend caught it with his bare hands and Timothy just thought the alligator would want to party.
The reptile was, unsurprisingly, not a fan of the booze, and bit Timothy. And, to add insult to injury, both men were later arrested and charged with the unlawful taking of an alligator.