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Odd, strange, or bizarre news stories from Florida

 
 
hightor
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2020 06:55 pm
@chai2,
That's a handsome boy...and yes, it's amazing how strong animals are, and how quickly they move.
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hightor
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2021 04:56 am
Case of manatee with 'Trump' etched into back under investigation

Mutilated aquatic mammal spotted at spring in Florida
US Fish and Wildlife Service appeals for public’s help


Quote:
Federal wildlife officials in Florida are reportedly seeking information on the perpetrators of an attack on a manatee, which apparently had the word “Trump” scraped into its back.

The attack on the animal was reported by the Citrus County Chronicle, which showed a picture of the large aquatic mammal with the name of the US president clearly visible by being etched into its skin.

“The US Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the harassment of a manatee,” the paper said, adding that the manatee had been videoed in the Blue Hole spring, on the Homosassa River in the state.

Authorities were appealing for any and all information on who might have assaulted the manatee.

Large, gray and docile, manatees are popular attractions in Florida, though their numbers are at risk due to habitat loss and the danger of boat strikes.

guardian
Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2021 04:34 pm
@hightor,
Sadness upon sadness.

But seriously, This is exactly why manatees never go out and vote!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2021 09:04 pm
Relatively tame for most of this thread but still...
Florida man with Florida tattooed on forehead arrested after calling 911 for ride home: cops
https://imgur.com/gONbTx5.jpg
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Tue 9 Feb, 2021 11:13 pm
Quote:
A strange light over the South Florida sky Tuesday evening had many residents bracing for extraterrestrial contact, but it turned out to be the Navy testing a missile.

Floridians will be disappointed (or maybe relieved) to find out that it was just the Navy testing a Trident-II ballistic missile from a submarine, according to meteorologist Zach Covey.

The Federation of American Scientists explains that the Trident-II "is a three-stage, solid propellant, inertially guided FBM with a range of more than 4,000 nautical miles."

It's not the first time that a rocket or missile test was mistaken for aliens.
roger
 
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Reply Tue 9 Feb, 2021 11:31 pm
@Phoenix32890,
For Florida, that's pretty tame.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2021 04:47 pm
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Florida nurse performs butt injection on courtroom Zoom
By Olafimihan Oshin - 04/21/21 06:17 PM EDT

A Florida nurse on Wednesday performed a butt injection on a patient while waiting for her virtual court hearing to start.

Miami Herald reporter David Ovalle earlier Wednesday tweeted a picture of a man getting a butt injection from a female nurse during the Zoom court hearing.

“MIAMI ZOOM COURT: We’ve reached peak 305. Someone appears to be getting a butt injection while appearing in a virtual hearing,” Ovalle wrote in his post, referring to Miami's zip code.

https://i.imgur.com/S1CznaG.png

Florida nurse performs butt injection on courtroom Zoom

A Florida nurse on Wednesday performed a butt injection on a patient while waiting for her virtual court hearing to start.

Miami Herald reporter David Ovalle earlier Wednesday tweeted a picture of a man getting a butt injection from a female nurse during the Zoom court hearing.

“MIAMI ZOOM COURT: We’ve reached peak 305. Someone appears to be getting a butt injection while appearing in a virtual hearing,” Ovalle wrote in his post, referring to Miami's zip code.

“It's my understanding that the defendant was actually the nurse or whoever was giving the injection, which actually makes it a gazillion times more bizarre,” Ovalle said in an email to The Hill.

The Hill reached out to the Miami-Dade state attorney's office for information about the presumed defendant and her case.

“The case of the State of Florida v Niurka Aguero (Criminal court case number F20-004150) is charged as a 3rd Degree Grand Theft,” a spokesman said in an email to The Hill. “The case was on the court calendar, via Zoom, for a status hearing (also called a sounding). It seems that during the waiting period prior to the case being brought before the judge, Niurka Aguero was involved in some kind of procedure involving a male receiving an injection in the buttocks, which she appears to have inadvertently broadcast (via Zoom).

"Needless to say, it appears that everyone involved in the Zoom court call was surprised,” the spokesperson added.

The Miami-Dade state attorney's office didn’t provide any more information on the defendant.
Joeblow
 
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Reply Sat 24 Apr, 2021 05:08 am
@Ticomaya,
Not to make it wierd or anything, but gee'z it's good to see your handle.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 29 Jul, 2021 07:41 pm
Florida man fails latest attempt to run to New York or Bermuda in self-made floating bubble thing
https://imgur.com/mlnHaXW.jpg
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2021 02:30 pm
Quote:
Deputies: Florida man fatally shoots neighbor in dispute over a cat

By: Associated Press
Posted at 12:01 PM, Oct 22, 2021
and last updated 12:01 PM, Oct 22, 2021


Authorities say a 58-year-old Florida man is accused of killing his neighbor in a dispute over a cat that wandered into his yard.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office says Clifford Anthony Bliss Jr. became angry when the cat went into his yard Wednesday.

He went to his neighbor’s home in Umatilla and threatened to shoot the cat.

Deputies say 41-year-old James Arland Taylor Jr. asked him not to shoot the cat.

So Bliss shot Taylor at least once in the chest.

He's now charged with second-degree murder and being held without bond.

Records don't list a lawyer for him.

Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2021 02:33 pm
@Ticomaya,
Code:Deputies say 41-year-old James Arland Taylor Jr. asked him not to shoot the cat.

So Bliss shot Taylor at least once in the chest.


Makes perfect sense - should have known not to ask him to not to shoot the cat.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2021 03:50 pm
@Ticomaya,
thats the first sign of early onset Alzheimer's, Irrational bursts of violence and temper out of the blue.



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coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 4 Nov, 2021 11:44 am
Stolen van crashes on a bridge in Lee County, Florida. Driver then dives into the river, probably the Caloosahatchee river near Fort Myers. Police on a boat rescue/ apprehend him.

https://www.facebook.com/908009612563863/posts/5595577983806979/?app=fbl
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