Florida man falls to death installing storm shutters ahead of Hurricane Irma

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DAVIE, Fla. – The first Hurricane Irma-related death to be reported in South Florida happened Thursday in Davie, authorities said.

Davie police said a 57-year-old man died after falling off a ladder while putting up shutters at a home in the Shenandoah area.

“I never seen anything like that in my life, though. So, it’s really graphic,” Austin Doan said. Full Story »

Polk County Sheriff’s Office tells evacuees seeking shelter from Hurricane Irma that they will be escorted to jail if they have a warrant

Redditor GALACTICA-Actual has a brilliant exposition on this:

I’m ex law enforcement, and yes, this was an asshole move. I don’t know anything about this guy, so I’m not going to try to speak to his motivations, but this is problematic in a few ways.

Yes, if we run someone for a warrant and they pop, we’re duty bound to arrest them. And that’s how it should be.

The problem arises that people with warrants will possibly not seek shelter and may die because of that. Warrants can be for things as minor as traffic offenses. Full Story »

Florida Man loses 2-year-old while playing fantasy football

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Not everyone is cut out for babysitting.

Take Holiday, Florida man Jesus Martinez for an example.

He’s 27 years old, and like most people who have no real talent or interesting hobbies, he plays fantasy football to numb his miserable existence and fill his brain with irrelevant distractions.

While thumbing away mindlessly at his draft picks, a 6-year-old in the house snapped him back to reality and reminded him of something very important… Full Story »

Florida delivery man hit by police car and then arrested

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A Jimmy John’s delivery cyclist was hit in a downtown crosswalk Thursday afternoon by a Miami police officer driving an unmarked car.

But it was the sandwich deliveryman who went to jail. For 12 hours.

Mason Morales was arrested for criminal mischief after he threw his bike against the car in anger, then handcuffed in the middle of the street and placed in a cell at the Turner Guilford Knight Correction Center until his mother bailed him out at 3 a.m. Friday. Full Story »