THE source for fucked Up Florida news flashes: WTFFlorida.com
A 42-year-old man was arrested for the 40th time Wednesday after the Lake County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team found him inside a camper trailer in Astatula, 30 miles west of Orlando.
Jason Gibbs was discovered with baggies of crystal meth, heroin and prescription opiate pills. It’s the fourth time deputies have executed a search warrant on the property. Full Story ⤳
The night manager told her she was no longer welcome on the property, but instead of leaving she simply walked into another guest’s room, as revealed by security.
When police officers showed up to remove her, they found her completely naked. Full Story ⤳
It’s the middle of the night in the Village of Buttonwood. Most of the retirees are sleeping peacefully, blissfully unaware that a naked man is running around outside… Full Story ⤳
Beachgoers formed a human chain near the M.B. Miller County Pier on Saturday afternoon off Panama City Beach, Florida, to rescue nine swimmers who were drowning. [The News Herald]
Apparently some people from Alabama knew about disaster recovery because of tornadoes, and upon seeing distressed beach-goers, Jessica Simmons thought:
“These people are not drowning today. It’s not happening. We’re going to get them out.”
She dove in to save the Florida People. Her husband got to work on gathering beach-goers to help him form a human chain, interlocked on a unique rescue mission.
The News Herald reports that as Jessica Simmons paddled, the human chain grew, with 80 people stretching over 100 yards out to the distressed swimmers. Some of them couldn’t swim, Simmons said, but wanted to help and stayed in the shallows. Others stood in water up to their necks, waiting for Simmons and her husband to cover the last few feet so they could pass the swimmers to shore.
“It was the most remarkable thing to see,” Simmons said. “These people who don’t even know each other and they trust each other that much to get them to safety.”
The Florida family was saved by all these brave people. Nobody died, but there were a few injuries.
“I am so grateful,” Ursrey said. “These people were God’s angels that were in the right place at the right time. I owe my life and my family’s life to them. Without them, we wouldn’t be here.”
If you have any extra money around (and you know you do, and you know what the right thing to do is), you should make a donation to the family on their GoFundMe page.
Looking back, Simmons said it wasn’t so much about what she did to help rescue the family, but everyone dropping what they were doing to help.
“It’s so cool to see how we have our own lives and we’re constantly at a fast pace, but when somebody needs help, everybody drops everything and helps,” Simmons said. “That was really inspiring to see that we still have that.
“With everything going on in the world, we still have humanity.”
A Daytona Beach stepfather has been arrested as part of a child-abuse investigation where a severely neglected 5-year-old was discovered weighing under 25 pounds.
Brian Hall, 29, is married to the child’s mother, Naomi Hall, who is accused of allowing this abuse to take place. She was arrested last week and posted bond, according to theroot.com.
Department of Children and Families investigators were visiting their Daytona Beach home on June 28, when they discovered the 5-year-old on the living room floor. The young victim was extremely thin, and seemed to be dehydrated.
He was found trying to eat cereal scraps from the carpet. The report also shows that the child’s hands and feet were orange, and that he had blisters all over his body.
The mother, Naomi Hall, told investigators that she would often neglect to feed him for 3 or 4 days at a time. She also failed to provide his medication. The young boy was unable to stand or speak.
When investigators asked the stepfather, Brian Hall, about this deplorable abuse, he replied:
“He is not my responsibility; I’m not his father. I come from a rich and white family.”
He pointed to the two other children in the living who are his, and said, “Those two are taken care of.”
He is facing charges of failure to report suspected child abuse or neglect.
All the children were taken into DCF custody.Brian Hall, Daytona Beach Man who is hopefully getting ass-raped on a daily basis in prison, as the karmatic devices of the universe unfurl their poetic balancing act.
A man trying to get out of the ocean at Haulover Beach in Florida was bitten on both legs by a shark, according to local reports.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Ocean Rescue officials urged swimmers to exit the water Sunday afternoon after a shark was spotted lurking in the area, the Sun Sentinel reported. The unidentified man was in the process of exiting the water when he was bitten, the Sun Sentinel reported. Full Story ⤳
William Rian Adams, 35, was arrested in connection with a road rage incident on Florida’s Turnpike near Palm City Wednesday after pulling out a gun, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
According to an FHP report, Adams — a priest at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, N.C. — was driving a red Chevrolet Corvette when he “attempted to brake-check” another vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, that was closely following his Corvette.
“As the victim attempted to pass the Corvette, the driver [Adams] pointed a semi-automatic hand gun at them,” read the report. Full Story ⤳
The Art Studio in Clearwater, FL got a surprise visitor Sunday, when yet another geriatric Florida resident slammed their giant vehicle into a building.
Details are scarce, but judging from the looks of it, he probably just got his accelerator and brakes mixed up. It’s easy to do when age and the hot Florida sun combine to create a state of senility only possible in the Sunshine State.
Clearwater Police Department reported that, “Thankfully, no injuries were reported when this car smashed through the front of a business at 1250 S. Highland Ave. The car was occupied by the elderly male driver and his wife.”
At least it wasn’t a police station this time…
July 8 (UPI) — A Florida man diving for golf balls in a golf course pond was attacked by an alligator.
Scott Lahodik, 51, was hired by the Rotonda Golf and Country Club in Rotonda, Fla. to remove all the golf balls from the course’s ponds. But while he was doing his job, an alligator swam up to him and bit his arm. Full Story ⤳
Joseph Daniel Hudek IV, 23, of Tampa, Florida proved once again that you can dress Florida Man up, but you can’t take him out (or knock him out, apparently).
He was arrested Thursday night after causing a disturbance on a Delta flight from Seattle to Beijing. Full Story ⤳