Father with baby in car passes out at stoplight, hard lemonade in hand

Travis Taffer

A Melbourne dad was on his was to pick up his second child at school, when he passed out at a stoplight.

The car was seen stopped in the middle of Hibiscus Boulevard, near the intersection of U.S. 1.

“He could’ve rolled out in the middle of that intersection. This intersection has accidents all the time,” said eye witness Kathy Hatch.

When police arrived, they found Travis Taffer in the middle of traffic with his engine running and the car in gear… lucky for everyone his foot was somehow on the brake.

He was completely passed out; right hand on the steering wheel, left hand clutching a Mike’s Harder Black Cherry Lemonade.

In the beack seat was a 16-month-old child.

An officer turned the car off safely and woke the father up, who told the officer he was on his way to pick up his other kid from school, but had passed out.

The mother was called to pick them all up according to wesh.com, though they did not report on any charges.

Let’s Make Florida Slightly Less Fucked Up

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“Let’s Make Florida Slightly Less Fucked Up.”

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Floridians For Freedom

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Only the “Right Of Adults To Cannabis” amendment can secure your RIGHT to possess, cultivate, and use cannabis in a manner similar to your 2nd amendment right to “keep and bear arms” … think about that for a minute.

Whether you agree or disagree with Americans right to gun ownership, the strength of this protected right is clear and viewed my many as absolute. Floridians For Freedom​ believes adults right to whole plant cannabis should be comparable and hopes you agree. Full Story »

Florida Man Threatens Man With Machete To Go Steal Beer From Walmart

Michael Richard Laplante

MERRITT ISLAND, Florida – A Florida man is in jail after he allegedly threatened another man with a machete to make him to steal beer from a Walmart in Merritt Island, Florida.

The victim was inside his friend’s boat in a wooded area near Kiwanis Island park that is just west of the Walmart Supercenter located at 1500 East Merritt Island Causeway. Full Story »

Florida woman pulls gun on clerk who refused dirty pennies

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Police in Florida are trying to identify a woman they say pulled two guns on a convenience store clerk after he refused to accept a jar of dirty pennies as payment.

Melbourne police said the woman showed up early Wednesday morning at a 7-Eleven, picked up a few items and then gave the clerk the pennies, according to Florida Today.

Police say the clerk told the woman the coins were dirty and ‘gunked-up.’

The clerk says the woman got angry and began throwing things after he told her there were too many pennies for the store to accept. Full Story »

Florida Man Calls 911 For Ride To Hooters, Gets Ride To Jail Instead

Jonathan Clayton Hinkle

MERRITT ISLAND, Florida – A Florida man allegedly made a false 911 call to get a ride from Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies to a Hooters restaurant in Merritt Island, Florida.

According to sheriff’s deputies, 28-year-old Jonathan Clayton Hinkle of Merritt Island, Florida called 911 and told dispatchers that his elderly grandmother was having a stroke in the parking lot of Hooters and that he needed to get to her to assist her.

Hinkle allegedly told the 911 operator that he was running as fast as he could from south Merritt Island in order to get to his grandmother and help her. He then allegedly asked the dispatcher if he could obtain a ride from deputies in exchange for money so that he could assist his grandmother. Full Story »

Trump signs executive order that could allow Oil Drilling on Florida coast

Despite Florida’s ridiculousness, we must admit that it’s natural beauty is a wonder to behold. President Trump has just signed an executive order that threatens this natural beauty. This order warrants oil drilling in areas that include the South Atlantic Ocean area, which extends south to near Cape Canaveral. You can see the executive order here:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/28/presidential-executive-order-implementing-america-first-offshore-energy

We must not forget the devastation caused in April 20, 2010 when the Deepwater Horizon oil spill discharged 4.9 million barrels of oil into our precious ocean. Infant dolphins were dying six times faster than they did before the spill (Source).

“This is paradise,” said Senator Bill Nelson. “We don’t want to mess it up. We want to keep Florida as this place that is so beautiful so that our families and our guests can continue to enjoy.”

Bill Nelson has filed a bill to block expansion of offshore drilling, which you can learn more about on his website: billnelson.senate.gov

Our coral reef system would be in great danger if this order goes through, which has a domino effect of consequences. Once oil comes into contact with corals, it can kill them or impede their reproduction, growth, behavior, and development. The entire reef ecosystem can suffer from an oil spill, affecting the many species of fish, crabs, and other marine invertebrates that live in and around coral reefs.

Tourism would be affected as well… this should get the attention of those less concerned with life and more concerned with money.

“We have long been wise enough to know that we do not allow oil and gas rigs near our beaches in the state of Florida,” said Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. “They are just too sensitive and too vital to our fishing and tourism economy and our unique way of life.”

This is a non-political issue. This is about making the world we live in a safer place, and preserving the only planet we’ve found so far that can support human life. Let’s try not to destroy it.

“As a delegation, we have always drawn a line in the sand when it comes to drill off of Florida’s coast line and that’s why we’re here again today,” said Wasserman-Schultz. “We’re drawing a deeper bipartisan line in the sand that says “keep your drill baby drill policies away from our vital sensitive Florida coast.”