Police: Man tried to buy stolen human remains
In a story published August 19, 2022, about a Pennsylvania man being charged after allegedly attempting to buy stolen human remains from an Arkansas woman, The Associated Press erroneously reported the spelling of the FBI Little Rock spokesman's first name.
Snow in Florida: Dusting spotted in parts of Panhandle
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office posted video a deputy captured on patrol showing falling snowflakes bathed in the light of a lamppost in a store’s parking lot. Only 12 hours earlier, the temperature had been 75 degrees Fahrenheit, the post said.
Man finds shrimp tails in Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, General Mills says ‘no’
Los Angeles writer and comedian Jensen Karp discovered shrimp tails in his box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, sparking a debate with General Mills. LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Cinnamon Toast Crunch is already a well-known cereal, but now it’s making headlines for something more salty than sweet — a man has allegedly discovered shrimp tails inside of a box of the cereal while pouring himself a bowl. According to Los Angeles-based writer and comedian Jensen Karp, he discovered what appear to be shrimp tails tossed in cinnamon sugar, as well as dental floss, black unidentifiable objects, and more inside of a family-pack box of General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. In a tweet he shared on Monday, he wrote, “Ummmm @CTCSquares - why are there shrimp tails in my cereal? Ok, we’ll after further investigation with my eyes, these are cinnamon coated SHRIMP TAILS, you weirdos.
Wax museum removes Donald Trump likeness for repair after it is beaten, scratched
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A wax figure of Donald Trump has been pulled from the display of Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks in San Antonio after visitors kept vandalizing it, according to the San Antonio Express-News. “When it’s a highly political figure, attacks can be a problem,” said Clay Stewart, the regional manager for Ripley Entertainment, which owns the Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks in San Antonio, told the newspaper. “We’ve always had trouble with the presidential section because no matter what president it was – Bush, Obama or Trump – they’ve all had people beat them. In a statement, Suzanne Smagala-Potts, public relations manager for Ripley Entertainment Inc, said having to remove and repair waxworks was not uncommon. Ad“When a wax figure has been damaged, we will remove the figure from public display and send it to our talented team of artists for repair,” Smagala-Potts said.
Miami-Dade makes sultry new ad to promote ... mask wearing
MIAMI – Is it getting hot in here, or is it just the Miami-Dade County Twitter page? In the latest attempt to promote mask-wearing to stop the spread of COVID-19, the county government is turning up the heat with a slightly suggestive animated ad. “Wearing a mask on the outside says a lot about who you are on the inside,” the tagline reads. Good one, Miami-Dade County! If double entendre is the secret to getting South Florida safely get through this pandemic, keep it coming.
There’s a runaway goat in Tampa — no, it’s not Tom Brady
The Florida Highway Patrol is alerting people in the Tampa area to be on the lookout for a runaway goat. But the agency is being extra careful to let people know they’re not talking about Tom Brady. Hillsborough: Use caution in the area of WB I-4 at US-301 as Troopers and @HCSOSheriff units are trying to apprehend a runaway GOAT (not @TomBrady). pic.twitter.com/0HqZYKqkQA — FHP Tampa (@FHPTampa) February 22, 2021Of course, Brady is the undisputed G.O.A.T. We’re not sure how well Tom would fare as a runaway goat anyway, given that scrambling from the pocket has never been his strong suit, plus the way he wobbled off the Bucs’ championship boat parade.
Man with Florida-shaped tattoo on forehead calls 911 to ask for ride home
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – A 22-year-old man from Port Richey is making sure no one takes the “Florida man” title from him. Matthew Leatham, who has the shape of the state of Florida tattooed on his forehead, was arrested early Sunday morning after he called 911 two times to find a ride home, WTXL reported. According to a criminal complaint, Leatham cursed at the dispatcher during the calls. It’s unclear why he decided to call 911 for a ride home or where he was when the calls were made. Regardless, officers did not give Leatham a ride home, and instead gave him a ride to the Pasco County Jail, where he was booked on charges of misuse of the 911 system and possession of marijuana.
Key West wants to ban people from feeding roaming chickens
This Sept. 13, 2017 photo shows chickens in Key West, Fla. Key West is considering a law that would make it illegal to feed the chickens that freely roam the Southernmost City. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)Feral chickens run free in Key West, just one of those things that keep the Southernmost City charmingly weird. It’s a heated thing on both sides.”The city's wild chickens don’t need help finding food, Tom Sweets, executive director of the Key West Wildlife Center, told the newspaper. “I’ve never seen a skinny chicken in Key West unless it’s sick or injured. They’re quite capable of taking care of themselves.”The wildlife center says it doesn't remove healthy Key West Chickens, but it did take in about 1,500 injured, sick, and orphaned chickens last year.
South Florida man auctioning $2 million worth of comics previously stolen from him
BOCA RATON, Fla. – A South Florida man who managed to get back his prized comic book collection after it was stolen from his storage unit is now selling it off for big bucks. Comic books have been Randy Lawrence’s passion since he was a boy, and now they have built him a nest egg. Lawrence found out Weisbauer’s father had a storage unit just feet away from his. He hired an attorney who managed to get the father to return the rest of the books in January of last year. One comic featuring Batgirl has already sold for $132,000.
Florida manatee had ‘Trump’ drawn on back, officials say
Someone etches the word "Trump" into the skin of a manatee in Florida. HOMOSASSA SPRINGS, Fla. – State and federal wildlife officials are investigating reports of a manatee found with “Trump” drawn on its back in a Florida river. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say the aquatic mammal was spotted over the weekend in the Homosassa River in Citrus County. Wildlife officials are looking for any information regarding the animal’s harassment. A nonprofit group that protects endangered animals is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the case.
Why was a tank driving around a Miami-Dade neighborhood?
PALMETTO BAY, Fla. – Video on social media showed what looked like a military tank driving around a Palmetto Bay neighborhood on Sunday. Commenters on the Cutler Bay Social Facebook page wondered if the tank was part of a military operation. But a spokesperson with the Florida National Guard said the tank was not part of its fleet, and military experts said the tank appeared to be a British combat vehicle. The matter was cleared up by Miami-Dade Police, which issued a statement that read:“Miami-Dade Police Department, Village of Palmetto Bay units received reports of a military-style vehicle observed on the Village roads. “It’s a poor choice of timing to have military equipment like that in a residential neighborhood,” resident James Woodard said.
Parents lose lawsuit over destruction of son’s porn stash
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – A man who sued his parents for getting rid of his pornography collection has won a lawsuit in western Michigan and can seek compensation. U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney ruled in favor of David Werking, who said his parents had no right to throw out his collection. He lived at their Grand Haven home for 10 months after a divorce before moving to Muncie, Indiana. “There is no question that the destroyed property was David’s property,” Maloney said Monday. Werking's parents said they had a right to act as his landlords.
Florida man holding trash can for friend finds dead body inside
SARASOTA, Fla. – A Florida man has found a badly decomposing body inside a trash can. The unidentified man told the Manatee County Sheriff’s office he’d been holding the 55-gallon container for a friend who promised to retrieve it later. But the friend never returned and after about two months, the man smelled a foul odor and opened the container. The sheriff’s office is investigating the identity of the remains and how they died. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.
Lawmakers throw pig guts, punches on Taiwan parliament floor
TAIPEI – Lawmakers in Taiwan got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other Friday over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef. Legislators from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party attempted to stop them, resulting in chaos and an exchange of punches. People hold a pig model with a slogan "Betraying pig farmers" during a protest in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, Nov. 22. Thousands of people marched in streets on Sunday demanding the reversal of a decision to allow U.S. pork imports into Taiwan, alleging food safety issues. “You have blocked Premier Su from reposting to the parliament for 12 times, ” said Hsu Sheng-chieh, a DPP legislative member.