THE source for fucked Up Florida news flashes: WTFFlorida.com
A homeless Boynton Beach man stole his boss’s 2005 Jaguar and drove it to buy crack cocaine. Then, someone stole the car from him, Delray Beach police said. Full Story ⤳
TAMPA, Fla. —
A 45-year-old Orlando man was arrested in Tampa Tuesday after he attacked a flamingo at Busch Gardens, the Tampa Police Department said.
Joseph Anthony Corrao is accused of injuring “Pinky” the flamingo so severely that veterinarians at the park’s Animal Care Center decided to euthanize her. Full Story ⤳
Florida Man To Cops: Masturbating Makes Me Feel Like ‘Destroying Stuff’
Well, when you put it that way….
A Florida man accused of vandalizing a home in Largo allegedly told police he was masturbating to loud music when he suddenly felt “like going out and destroying stuff,” according to.
The Largo Police Department got a call Friday about a man smashing a mailbox. Full Story ⤳
A Florida man found a racial slur burned into his front yard.
Racial Slur Burned Into Florida Man’s Front Lawn
A man in Palm Bay, Florida, says his family feels threatened after vandals used a chemical to burn the racial slur n***** into his front lawn.
Courtney Gordon told WESH-TV that someone likely used weed killer to plaster the hateful word on his lawn, which faces the street. Now everyone can see the 3-foot letters. Full Story ⤳
LARGO, Fla. – It appears a Central Florida man didn’t have an appetite for Chick-fil-A.
Derek Foreman, 30, was arrested in the past week after striking his mom at their Largo, Fla., home.
Foreman and his mom live together. On a recent evening, she brought home Chick-fil-A.
Foreman became upset and head-butted her in the face with his forehead, according to a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit.
As a result, his mother’s bottom lip split. Foreman was arrested and charged with domestic battery.
At his first appearance, Foreman was released on his own recognizance, according to a court docket. He cannot have any contact with his mother.
A man is accused of trying to use his Confederate flag-decorated van to take a parking space from an African-American couple.
Donald Lee Hicks was taken to Broward jail. His bond was set at $40,000, $20,000 for each count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The weapon, a 1997 Dodge van, bore the Georgia battle flag (commonly called a “Confederate flag”) on its front as Hicks rolled up to a parking spot Saturday morning at 65 N. Beach Rd. in Dania Beach. Full Story ⤳
Last year, Bob Buckhorn stood on a Navy warfare boat and fired blanks from a .50-caliber machine gun as a crowd watched. The Tampa mayor was just “rescued” from his mock captors as part of a military demonstration in Florida.
At this year’s Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, Buckhorn talked about that experience and joked about pointing the machine gun at reporters at the 2016 event.
“I’ve never seen grown men cry like little girls, for when that gun goes off those media folks just hit the deck like no one’s business…”
Buckhorn said in his opening remarks Tuesday, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
“It’s great payback. I love it.”
Buckhorn did not actually point at anyone in particular during the demonstration. A video taken by a Fox News affiliate shows him moving the machine gun in different directions as he fired blanks.
Still, his joke has been a topic of conversation among journalists, specifically those who’ve faced danger on the job. Many said the remarks were inappropriate, especially at a time when the free press has become the president’s verbal punching bag.
“I know how it feels to stare down a live weapon and realize that your life hangs by a finger-twitch,” freelance writer Susan Katz Keating said on the Military Reporters and Editors Facebook page. “I do understand the impulse to smack back at your adversaries in good fun, but this really isn’t all that funny.”
Hillsborough county don’t play, these mo’ fuckers acting like the Wild West out there: http://wtfflorida.com/county/hillsborough/
A Naples woman was arrested by Collier County deputies for having sex with dogs.
Miranda Johns, 21, was arrested Monday and charged with three counts of engaging in sexual conduct with an animal.
According to an arrest report, deputies were interviewing a man about a sexual battery case involving Johns. The individual denied battering Johns and instead showed deputies videos Johns sent him of herself engaging in oral sex with two pet dogs.
Johns also sexted images of the encounter to the man.
Johns is out on a $6,000 bond from the Collier County Jail. Full Story ⤳
Just to be clear, the WTF element of this story is the racist past of Old Dixie Highway.
The “Old Dixie Highway” has been renamed to honor President Obama. This comes at a time when cities across the U.S. are getting rid of symbols that remind people of the racism, slavery and violence of the past.
In December of 2015, a crowd cheered in Riviera Beach, Florida, as city workers removed the “Old Dixie Highway” sign and replaced it with a “President Barack Obama Highway” sign. The renaming of the road, which is one of the primary thoroughfares in Riviera Beach, happened in August of 2015. The sign changing ceremony was held where the new President Barack Obama Highway intersects with Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
The “Old Dixie Highway” is the second Palm Beach Country road to be renamed in order to honor President Obama. In 2014, East First Street was renamed Barack Obama Boulevard.
The Old Dixie Highway is a symbol of racism, the KKK and cross burnings. It also carries a lot of bad memories by the black residents of the neighborhood. It once served as the line that divided the white neighborhoods from the black neighborhoods. There may have even been a KKK cross burning on the road several years ago. By renaming it in honor of President Obama, it shows that the city approves change.