Holiday (WTFF) – A Florida woman is in jail after reportedly assaulting her geriatric husband. Full Story »
Titusville (WTFF) – A Florida man was arrested on charges of burglary and exposing sexual organs after showing up naked on the porch of a grandma. Full Story »
A wheelchair-bound “grandma” strapped to the cargo bed of a pickup truck was caught on video by a Floridian from Tampa. An old man was driving. There were no other passengers.
UPDATE: The “grandma” may in fact be a man. Note the goatee. Then again, grandma whiskers are a thing. But whatever. It’s 2018. Genders are fluid.
Just turn on “regular news” to get the comedy version. It’s the same thing. Full Story »
Tavares (WTFF) – A Florida man was arrested after allegedly trying to drag an old man out of his mobile home over a verbal dispute that began with the assailant’s friend. Full Story »
Attention all single Baby Boomers ready to get it on, we’re all meeting at the Cemetery. Be there or be square. Full Story »
North Fort Myers (WTFF) – Upon landing, a Florida man was arrested for reportedly harassing a flight attendant. Full Story »
Lady Lake (WTFF) – A drunk Central Florida woman was arrested after slamming a golf cart into some landscaping. Full Story »
Clermont (WTFF) – An elderly Florida man reportedly stole a purse at church. Full Story »
Clearwater (WTFF) – A man from Safety Harbor was arrested after he allegedly tried to kidnap a 76-year-old woman in the parking lot of a craft store. Full Story »
Stuart (WTFF) – A Florida woman allegedly flashed her boobs and stuck her tongue out along a highway in Martin County. Full Story »
The Villages is the world’s largest retirement community, spanning 3 counties in the middle of Florida. They drive golf carts everywhere, from Publix to the doctor to any place that sells alcohol. Happy hour goes on all day, every day. They line dance, twerk, party and get drunk every night on the three main squares and surrounding areas. “Key parties” are common. They are recognized as their own city by the residents, though it’s technically a census-designated place. Full Story »
Lady Lake (WTFF) – A Central Florida man was arrested after stealing an ambulance from a hospital in the world’s largest retirement community. Full Story »
When Michigan sends its people to Florida, they’re not sending the best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to Floridians and they’re telling us what we’re getting.
Disclaimer – it’s just a meme, bro.
Jacksonville (WTFF) – A man was arrested after allegedly hiding a a tiny camera in a shower loofah. Full Story »
Eustis (WTFF) – A man from Georgia broke into an assisted living facility in Central Florida, ransacked through garbage, and terrorized the staff and residents. Full Story »
Groveland (WTFF) – A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly carjacking an elderly man. Full Story »
The Villages (WTFF) – Deputies arrested a Villager who violated a DUI probation originating in Sumter County. Full Story »
St. Lucie County (WTFF) – An RV driving in the wrong lane on Okeechobee Road crashed into two teenage girls, killing them both. Full Story »
St. Johns County (WTFF) – Some old guy was rescued from Crescent Beach after getting buried in the sand and having a heart attack. Full Story »
Bartow (WTFF) – A 69-year-old man was severely beaten, robbed, and shot in the leg while taking an early morning walk with his 88-year-old friend. Full Story »
New Smyrna Beach (WTFF) – A naked man was running through the house of an 82-year-old woman and stopped to try on her clothing, police say.
Joseph Vaglica was butt naked when he walked into a garage in New Symrna beach on Tuesday morning.
The garage door led to the home of Sylvia Garmon, who experienced the shock of seeing a real-life Florida Man.
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Lake City (WTFF) A 13-year-old boy pointed a gun at a 67-year-old woman, stole her car, and drove off with her still in the passenger seat on Halloween. He’s now facing charges of carjacking and abduction.
It all started in Lake City when Florida Boy was out trick-or-treating.
He came across Joyce Ellis at her home and asked for a ride. She said no. Florida Boy paused for a moment, smiled, and left.
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Anyone else noticing a comeback of these “internet cafes” in our state?
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Once again, we’re in first place! …Well, at least for consumer complaints about fraud and identity theft.
Residents of the Sunshine State filed more complaints per capita about problems with debt collectors, imposter scams, telephone services and other issues, while the state ranked second with consumer complaints about ID theft, according to a new report from the Federal Trade Commission.
The Sarasota-Manatee region ranked 49th nationwide for complaints about fraud and related problems in 2016. Consumers filed 3,649 such gripes, or 475 per 100,000 residents.
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Saying “I run this street, not the cops,” a Tavernier man threatened two kids with an air rifle Thursday when he saw them walking down his road, police say.
James Joyce, 53, reportedly believed the youths, ages 11 and 14, were rummaging through stuff he put to the curb as trash on West Indies Road. It was about 7 p.m., according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Becky Herrin said Joyce saw the kids in front of his house on the street and yelled at them to get away from his property. When they didn’t immediately leave, he went inside, retrieved what looked to the kids and neighbors like a black rifle and waved it around. Full Story »
Fire ants are blamed for causing a Tampa man to roll his Ford Explorer last week on Interstate 10 in Madison County.
After fire ants started biting him on his legs, Louis Marino lost control. He suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital.
The 85-year-old had parked the SUV in a Tampa storage area during Hurricane Irma, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. There was food stored in the rear of the vehicle. When Marino got in the SUV, he didn’t notice the ants on the driver’s side floorboard. Full Story »
DELRAY BEACH – A 78-year-old Boca Raton man was arrested at Delray Medical Center on Sunday after he allegedly hit a paramedic in the back of the head with a television remote because the remote wasn’t working, according to an arrest report. Full Story »
You haven’t seen true pandemonium until you’ve witnessed the mad fumbling of pocket and purse searching in The Villages when a default ring tone goes off.
Suddenly, accompanying the alarm, an orchestra of candy wrappers and groans create a soundtrack to the story of each person desiring to answer their phone.
Even the ones who had their grandkids update their ringtones leap out of their geriatric slumber to answer the incoming call… It could be important.
Perhaps it’s the IRS calling to verify their social security number. Maybe it’s a shipping update on that Viagra order.
The rumpus is further exaggerated as wives plead with their weary husbands to hurry up, disparaging their every effort with wrinkly contempt.
Everyone over 60 fumbles through their belongings.
Peppermint candies and Werther’s Originals scatter across the floor. Lightly crumbled tissues float away. Hands get stuck in pockets. Walkers and canes tumble. Hips are broken. Emergency rooms are inundated. Such is life in the world’s largest retirement community.
When you think of grandmas going grocery shopping, it’s normal to imagine gentle women cutting out coupons and writing checks as they hold up the line. It’s normal to imagine mild-mannered sweetness emanating from them, disarming your frustration and making you smile at the slight inconvenience of being stuck behind them at the checkout lane.
This is Florida though, and we are anything but normal. Full Story »
DAYTONA BEACH — A Daytona Beach man is banned from Volusia County beaches for six months after the mother of a teenager told officers he was giving out a business card that read, “Sugardaddy seeking his sugarbaby.” Full Story »
A Vero Beach man was arrested Thursday on charges of disorderly conduct.
Dale Martin Reynolds, 70 years old, was out in the street yelling incessantly and waving his cane around.
At one point, he even dragged a table into the street. Full Story »
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) – Police say a 49-year-old woman swindled a man nearly twice her age out of more than $300,000 after he sought companionship on a dating app.
Eighty-five-year-old John Berman was a widow when he joined the dating app and met Nancy Guy. She vanished in 2015 but on Thursday authorities caught up with her. Full Story »