Florida Man Saves FHP Trooper’s Life by Lifting Vehicle With His Bare Hands

Kenny Franklin

TAMPA – Kenny Franklin became a heroic version of Florida Man on Thursday, June 29th, 2017, on his way to work via Uber. Suddenly, his Uber driver suffered a seizure while driving on I-4 near Interstate 275.

Franklin explains, “His foot is accelerating on the gas, and instantly, I’m in the back seat wondering, ‘Okay, my life is pretty much over at this point.'”

Somehow the driver was able to get the car somewhat safely to the side of the road. Kenny jumps out of the vehicle as the disoriented driver begins fumbling around with the gears. A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper, Jack Hypes, shows up behind them to investigate the situation… just as the driver puts the car in reverse…

The vehicles pins Trooper Hypes underneath it. This all happened very quickly while Franklin’s “adrenaline was racing.”

Our brave Florida Man used that adrenaline to lift the vehicle off the trooper, saving his life.

All three men involved are fine. (fox13news.com)

Kenny Franklin: “Honestly, I was just somebody who was in a position to help, in the right place at the right time. I’m glad that, you know, I had something to do with lives being preserved.”

Florida Man defensively parks his gigantic truck on top of road-raging Camry

truck on top of camry

An 18-year-old Florida Man said he backed his Ford F-150 onto a Toyota Camry on Wednesday afternoon following a road rage incident in order to protect his girlfriend and an 11-month-old who was in the pickup truck, police said.

According to an arrest affidavit, Adalberto Aponte, 53, said he got into a verbal disturbance that ended when Zach Waring placed his pickup truck into reverse and backed up onto Aponte’s Camry.

Waring told police that Aponte had been driving recklessly since he appeared behind Waring’s truck. Waring said Aponte almost caused multiple crashes, and when he reached a red light at the intersection of Southwest 42nd Street and Southwest 27th Avenue, Aponte got out of his Camry, walked directly to Waring’s open driver’s window and “began to strike him in the face through the window multiple times,” police said.

The victim’s girlfriend yelled that there was a gun in the truck when Waring was unable to stop Aponte from punching him, a report states. There wasn’t a gun in the pickup truck, police said.

According to the report, Aponte said, “I’ll show you a real gun.” Full Story »

Florida Golfer Fights Off Alligator with Putter

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. Every golfer needs a putter he can rely on — especially when an alligator decides to play through.

North Fort Myers resident Tony Aarts used his Cleveland Golf putter to subdue a 10-foot gator that attacked him Wednesday as he was approaching the fourth hole at Magnolia Landing Golf & Country Club.

“As I was walking about 5 to 6 feet away from the water I heard a splash, and as soon as I heard that splash I knew it was an alligator, and he got me,” Aarts said.

The gator grabbed Aarts by his right ankle. He wound up on his back and rolled into the nearby water hazard as they struggled.

“I remember having a club in my hand, and as soon as he had me in the water up to my waist, I started hitting him over the head,” Aarts said. Full Story »