What the Florida!? – Week of August 23


Gunnar Strom, Contributor

T-Rex Chases Kids Through Park

A man in Cape Coral, Florida, has been arrested on charges of “terrorism,” although police still aren’t exactly sure what to call this man’s crime. He was arrested by police after a concerned parent had called 9-1-1 on the man. His crime: chasing local kids through the neighborhood while wearing a blow-up Tyrannosaurus Rex costume. After he was caught, police tried for several minutes to handcuff the perpetrator, which was difficult due to “the T-Rex’s tiny arms.” After several attempts, they managed to handcuff him and cram him into the back of a squad car. The man’s name has not yet been released to the public.

Man Arrested for Owning Meth, Turns Out to Just be Krispy Kreme

Back in December 2015, a man in Florida was arrested by police during a routine traffic stop. The officer noticed something on the man’s car floor, and upon closer inspection, he saw white flakes that resembled what he believed were methamphetamines. After running a test for the illegal substance on the man’s car that came back positive, the officer took the man in, despite the man’s protests that the substance was not a narcotic. Later on, police released the man on bail. It was later found that the substance was Krispy Kreme frosting, not methamphetamines. The man sued the city of Orlando where he received an out-of-court settlement of $37,500.

Man Calls Police to Inform Them He’s Out of Vodka

A man in Collier County, Florida, has been charged with a misdemeanor for misuse of 9-1-1 after he called to complain about his lack of vodka. He originally called the police to complain about noise from his neighbors, saying that they had been arguing. When two officers arrived at the home of the accused couple, they found no one arguing; instead, they found the man, likely drunk, complaining about his girlfriend not buying him more vodka. The officers spent an hour dealing with the man. 




Florida man calls 911 to report he’s out of vodka