Florida, as you may or may not know, is one of the strangest places on Earth. With the amount of weird Florida news that pops up online weekly, it’s almost as if the state has figured out a way to exploit their eccentric and lawless behavior in order to boost advertising and tourism revenue. Although I'm not sure how biting the fingers off of family members and peeping in random windows is going to bring more people to the Sunshine State. If you can’t get enough crazy Florida news in your life, this list of weird things that happened in FL in 2016 is perfect for you. I can guarantee that you won’t be bored.
When it comes to funny Florida news stories, if you can dream it, you can find it. For whatever reason, Florida is a magnet for some of the weirdest people and happenings that you’ll ever hear about. With all those people running around spitting at doctors or chasing tenants with axes, it seems like Florida is the one place where there are no laws. But don’t take my word for it. You be the judge of how crazy Florida can get after reading all of these WTF Florida news stories from 2016. Life really is stranger than fiction. And the 2019 Florida man is keeping that tradition alive.
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Man Tosses an Alligator Through a Drive-Thru WindowPhoto: Metaweb / CC-BYJupiter, FL resident Joshua James was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of an alligator, and petty theft. What did he do to end up in cuffs? The 24-year-old, described by his mother as a "prankster," tossed a live alligator into a Wendy's by way of the drive thru window, then took off, leaving the three-and-a-half foot reptile in the kitchen.
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Man Kisses Bird, Hopefully Learns LessonPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation LicenseA man who was ordered to turn over his endangered kestrel decided that he wanted to say goodbye to his beloved bird with a kiss. Bad move! The kestrel took a giant bite out of the man's lip... because, duh, of course he did.
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Unprovoked Woman Bites Off a Man's FingersPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation LicenseThe chomping continues! In Florida, a woman living in a group home bit off a couple of an 89-year-old man's fingers. When police questioned Linda Kay Swift about the attack, all she had to say was, "Yes, I bit his fingers off.”
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Man Spits in Doctor's Face... By Accident?Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BYAfter complaining of a tooth ache, a regular guy from Florida named Maurice Joseph Caillouet spit in his doctor's face after he was refused free drugs. Caillouet claims the whole thing was an "accidental discharge of saliva." Happens all the time.