Florida Man Sloppily Parks in Handicap Spot, Jumps Into Giant Truck

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Sarasota (WTFF) – A man was caught on video jumping into his oversized pickup truck that was illegally parked in a handicap spot at the McDonalds on Fruitville Rd.

A handicap placard or plate was not seen anywhere on the vehicle. The video shows a perfectly able-bodied man jumping into his truck.

As if his illegal parking choice wasn’t exemplary enough of his laziness, he couldn’t even manage to park between the lines.

His great emergency? He just wanted to order some GMO “food” and selfishly decided that his immediate hungriness was more important than people who actually might need that spot. A user on Facebook posted several pictures, which can be found here:

This all took place at the McDonalds at

Florida has more retirees than any other state in the country. Some of them have difficulty walking and have a legitimate need to park in these reserved spaces.

We had originally posted an unconfirmed account of someone claiming to know where this Florida Man worked. The accused sent our staff an email claiming that it wasn’t him, and that it wasn’t his truck. We gave him the benefit of the doubt for now as we do more research, and have edited out those details.

Someone left a Google review saying that he’s been abusing his old handicap placard for a while now, even going as far as pulling out an old pair crutches when the cops were called on him for it. The business owner responded to the review by threatening to sue the lady for slander.

The email asking us to remove the business name was probably B.S. but we will play nice. If anyone can confirm the owner of this truck, please let us know so we can set the record straight.

We may never know the truth. All we do know is that Florida Man really sucks at parking, and that handicap spots should be reserved for people who truly need them.

Florida has more old people than any other state. Any one of them would be far more worthy recipient of this spot than a young man who can obviously walk. Unless he has a heart condition or something, then we apologize. Until then, you’re a shitty parker, Florida Man.

 

Florida Man Says Hidden Cameras in His Airbnb Were for Sex Parties, Not Spying

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There’s a seemingly infinite well of horror stories about Airbnb hosts returning home to find their houses robbed, trashed, or turned into impromptu brothels. But it turns out things can get pretty weird for Airbnb guests, too. An Indiana couple on vacation in Florida was horrified earlier this week when they discovered a hidden camera inside the bedroom of their Airbnb, ABC reports.
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Sign language interpreter used gibberish, warned of bears, monsters during Hurricane Irma update

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Jane Smith kindly interpreted the complete nonsense this Manatee County Man was signing. Go follow her on Twitter @Just_J4now to show some love and support. She’s facing some backlash and could use some encouraging words from real Floridians to prove that we’re not all this ignorant here…

Officials in Manatee County, Florida are under fire after an interpreter for the deaf warned about pizza and monsters during an emergency briefing related to Hurricane Irma. Full Story »

Letter to State Attorney: Shark Dragging Incident

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A formal decision from the 12th Judicial Circuit State Attorney is expected by mid-August as publicly announced by assigned Assistant State Attorney Andrew Van Sickle to the shark dragging incident. But still NOTHING has been done. Four men allegedy dragged a shark going at super high speeds while the still-live black tip sharks body was beating against the unforgiving waves. This story has gone viral in numerous media outlet all around the globe. A few of these animal abusers doing this sick shit for mere entertainment have had a history of wildlife and animal abuse. Yet they are still not locked up, fined, or prosecuted. It is time to demand justice once again as our peaceful weapon is information. We want answers as a community. We want answers now!!!

Below are four Letters addressed to our State Attorney by county. PLEASE PRINT AND MAIL TO THE CORRESPONDING ADDRESS. (You can also copy and paste this letter and email it using the link below)

EMAIL: (www.sao12.org/about-us/email-the-state-attorney). On the email form, for the Case No., trying using the FWC’s case number FWSW17OFF012872, given to us in an email.

SARASOTA LETTER:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UcvkSl7FrlMAkJRfw1c3klSGqmBRvFNu7Ogl6jWvtwA/edit?usp=sharing

BRADENTON LETTER
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O7PNpr7JA9b2Ca_lQkNFbmxWefqOh5I4NYm_QPikYwM/edit

VENICE LETTER
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_jwf8nqrfa78ttrn0beOodYpmg42_Boht9UTvB9-3uo/edit

DESOTO COUNTY LETTER
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yxM19ckxma2Xe6OODm7YBu5TGQ_ZM5u01Poh3zs_i78/edit

Thank you to a fellow animal advocate who penned the above letters. I will keep her anonymous as per request. However, please do modify and personalize as you wish. Thank you warriors!

Off-duty deputy saves couple from burning car by shooting it

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MANATEE COUNTY — Willie Finklea said he will purchase the tool needed to break a car window for his wife, daughter, and himself, after he needed to use his personal firearm to shoot out the window of a car and rescue a couple from a burning vehicle.

“All I had was my keys and my pocket knife so I had no other tools other than my off-duty weapon to make entry into the car,” said Finklea who is a Manatee County Sheriff’s deputy. “I banged on the window several times with my hand.”

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Neil Cook, 64, was driving with his wife, Claudia, 65, in the 9300 block of Moccasin Wallow Road at about 2:27 p.m. Sunday when he noticed smoke coming from his vehicle. Cook pulled over and realized the vehicle was on fire, but the couple was trapped inside because the electronic windows and locks were not working. Full Story »

‘Shark Dragging’ Petition Delivered to Ed Brodsky

We have officially delivered our petition to Ed Brodsky and Andrew Van Sickle of the 12th Judicial Circuit. They refused to meet with us in person, but news agencies filmed as I handed the 250,000+ signatures to the receptionist who agreed to deliver our message. The delivery location was the Manatee County Building at 1112 Manatee Ave W. Bradenton, FL 34206.

I cannot express how much gratitude I have for everyone who showed up. It was wonderful meeting you all as we delivered this monumental document. Thank you Stand Up Bark Back SRQ for your incredible skill in dealing with these situations, and for all the work you do. Thank you to all the media who came out today: ABC 7, SNN 6, Bay News 8, News Channel 8, Bradenton Herald, and more.

Thank you everyone who signed this document, shared articles, called the FWC, and kept this incident under public scrutiny. Our collective energy has broken through the intangible restraints of cyberspace and manifested into a force that cannot be denied. Full Story »

Downtown Bradenton Covers Up Confederate Monument

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Modern art? Not really… behind these sheets of plywood lies a controversial Confederate monument at the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court. The monument was covered up in anticipation of a protest and rally. The employees even went home early today to avoid the whole fiasco… (that’s probably the best part of this whole story, everybody likes getting outta work early). Full Story »