Young Mom Fatally Shot While Protecting Children: ‘The Only Reason Why That Baby Is Alive Today’

A young Florida woman was shot to death on Tuesday evening while in her car with her 1-year-old daughter in her arms, and her 2-year-old daughter in the back seat. The young mother, identified by St. Petersburg Police as 21-year-old K’Mia Simmons, was found by officers suffering from a gunshot wound after they received a call of […]

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The Wackiest, Wildest & Weirdest ‘Florida Man’ Stories EVER!

Ahhh, Florida Man. The viral stories that come out of the Sunshine State are so legendary, they have their very own category on our site. And the perpetrators of those incidents — collectively known as ‘Florida Man’ — always leave us shaking our heads! Where do they find these people?! Related: The ‘Florida Man’ Challenge Is […]

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Florida Man Terrorizes Shoppers, Flings Urine at Police

Someone come tell Florida Man that when people say that Florida is a great place to do water sports, this is not what they meant.

This time, a fully naked Florida man stands accused of trying to “fling urine” upon police officers.

Ultimately, it took a group of police and a can of mace to take him down — but not before he terrorized an entire store full of people.

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This all went down in Daytona, because of course it did.

As you can see in the video, this unnamed naked man sent a group of Circle K customers into a panic.

Quick-thinking employees locked the store to keep the naked marauder from entering the premises.

He seemed annoyed, rather than deterred, and proceeded to demand that he be allowed inside.

Understandably horrified by the man’s erratic behavior, neither the employees nor the customers obliged.

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This is when this Florida man made the rational choice to take his business elsewhere, right?

Just kidding. (Also, what business? I’d hate to speculate about where one would carry a debit card in that outfit)

Perhaps out of a desire to exact revenge upon those who would thwart his plan to enter the Circle K, he used the only weapon at his disposal: urine.

That’s right, he began to urinate upon the (closed and locked) doors and upon the doorway.

While the doors were hopefully sealed enough to keep the stream of liquid from entering the store.

But that must have been an assault on the olfactory senses … and left customers wondering how they would leave when the crisis ended.

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Obviously, the police were contacted — and showed up in numbers that would later prove necessary.

Patroling officers arrived and attempted to diffuse the situation by instructing the nude man to step away from the store.

Unfortunately, negotiations were not especially successful.

While the man did step away from the store, he did so in order to allegedly try to “fling urine” upon responding officers.

That’s not exactly assault with a deadly weapon, but it’s super gross.

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As he stepped towards officers in an attempt to intimidate him, another officer seized the opportunity.

Running up behind the man, the officer tackled him to the ground.

There’s no fun way to get tackled on asphalt, but “naked” and “from behind” has to be just about the worst way that we can imagine.

There were at one time three officers attempting to subdue the man, but that alone was not enough.

The witness recording video of the man reported that he suspect was fighting off his would-be subdoers.

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Ultimately, police used strength in numbers and a variety of pepper spray in order to overpower the man.

(We have to say that pepper spray can be agonizing on one’s face — it would be at least as painful on one’s genitals)

The Florida man was transported to a hospital for evaluation.

Police figured that if you’re going around peeing on convenience stores and fighting small armies of police, there might be something wrong with you.

That’s probably fair. Or maybe that’s just another night in Florida.

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Florida Man Attacks McDonald’s Employee Over Straw Policy

Oh, Florida Man.

Were you just not loved as a child?

In the latest example of a resident of the Sunshine State acting like he’s several cards short of a full deck, Daniel Taylor was arrested on New Year’s Eve for physically assaulting an employee at McDonald’s.

Not that anyone could really blame the guy.

After all, are you aware that one now has to ask for a straw at ths fast food restaurant?!?

This really is what set Taylor off, according to witnesses, at least one of whom filmed Taylor got ballistic at a McDonald’s in St. Petersburg.

Video of the incident, which we’ve featured on this page, shows Taylor SCREAMING at a young woman behind the counter because, onlookers confirm, he was furious after picking up his order — and not finding any straws in the condiments section.

“He was very upset, he started berating her, swearing, saying ‘There’s no law like that,'” said the woman who captured this crazy footage, adding of the employee;

“She said, ‘Yes it is, we’re not allowed to put straws out.'”

The best part of this entire confrontation, as you’ll see in the footage, is how the McDonald’s employee responds:

With fists flying! 

In the video, other patrons can be heard saying “get the police” and “let her go.”

But the employee doesn’t seem to need much help. She can fend for herself! That’s for sure.

“YES this really did happen last night for all those asking me… it all started because he wanted a straw!!!,” read the caption to this video on Facebook. “The young girl said she used to box.”

It has been viewed over 3.5 million times to date.

According to the arrest report, a drunken Taylor told the cops he wanted “her ass fired,” referring to the employee, of course.

The response?

“No, you’re going to jail,” she said.

While being hauled away, meanwhile, Taylor kicked someone else in the stomach!

“The defendant was being escorted out of the business by management due to him battering another employee, and causing a disturbance,” the arrest report reads.

“The defendant kicked the victim in the stomach while she was standing near the exit door.”

We mean, he wouldn’t be a Florida Man if he acted calm during an arrest, right?

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Florida Man Wearing Crocs Jumps Into Crocodile Exhibit, Gets Bitten

If you have to visit Florida for some reason, St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park should be on your list of sights to see.

But you should visit during normal visiting hours. 

And you definitely shouldn’t jump into the crocodile pit like Florida Man did.

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That’s right, folks. Florida Man is at it again.

On Tuesday morning, discarded clothes and a floating Croc shoe were found floating in the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park crocodile pit.

As you can imagine, employees of the St. Augustine alligator farm were alarmed and confused.

The pit is home to three 12-foot Nile crocodiles.

Hopes that the clothes were put there as an ill-conceived prank were soon dashed.

They found blood.

Employees looked at security video, which showed a man break into the farm and jump off of a roof into the crocodile exhibit.

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When employees called the police in concern, police had just received another strange call.

Officers had responded to an incident involving a man wearing only his underwear.

People had seen a strange man crawling “in a concealed manner” while wearing almost nothing and had very correctly called the police.

Not only did surveillance footage confirm that this was the man who had broken into the alligator farm, but it was pretty obvious.

The man’s legs and feets had sustained serious injuries, believed to have been caused by crocodiles.

It seems likely that the man’s bites, from a crocodile species native to Africa rather than from alligators, would have linked him to the break-in even without the video.

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This particular Florida Man was identified as Brandon Keith Hatfield.

The story that he told to police was nothing short of outlandish.

Hatfield claimed that he had been attacked by an alligator.

He didn’t say that it was a wild alligator, but instead claimed that he had encountered an old man who was walking an alligator on a leash.

Hatfield claimed that he was suddenly “surrounded by all these baby alligators.”

That bizarre tale would never have explained his injuries under scrutiny.

On top of the evidence that he leapt into the crocodile exhibit, it looks like Hatfield is accused of causing property damage.

He allegedly “damaged numerous exhibits and statues around the complex causing an excess of $5,000 in damage.”

Jay Ruditis, head of security for alligator farm, verbally narrated the security footage.

“Watch behind him, there’s a croc trying to attack him,” Jay says.

“Now it’s dragging him,” he narrates. “He will get on the shore. It’s got his foot right now.”

“It has a good hold on his leg. It’s kind of pulling him in,” he continues. “The croc will flip him, a little death roll in a moment.”

Death rolls are how crocodiles disorient, exhaust, and drown their prey. They also use the maneuver to tear off meat from large corpses.

“The croc still has him, so what he does is tries to kick it with his foot,” Jay concludes.

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Apparently, Hatfield ended up on the lawn of a neighboring property.

“A little weird to see somebody that early in just boxers,” a neighbor remakred. “Going over your wall into your property saying ‘I was held hostage in a pool with gators”

“He says, ‘Yeah, I got bit by alligators.’” the neighbor shares. “Everybody’s looking at him like, ‘OK, he’s got to be on something,'”

Police have acknowledged that “he was possibly high on something”

Hatfield has been charged with Burglary, Criminal Mischief, and Violation of Probation

We can’t claim to be shocked to our cores that this guy was on probation.

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We’re glad that he survived, but a little surprised that any Florida Man would apparently mistake crocodiles for alligators.

Alligators are opportunistic predators that will absolutely eat a human if given the chance.

But in general, Floridians see them as a nuisance more than anything else. Like, “oh, one got in the pool again.”

Nile crocodiles are one of the largest and most dangerous predators on the face of the planet. These things eat lions.

If we had to guess, we would say that Hatfield only escaped because these captive crocs are well fed and had little motivation.

We’re glad that the crocodiles are okay. They, we should remember, are the true innocents in this story.

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GOP Candidate for Governor Basically Calls Opponent a "Monkey"

Florida Man has struck again, folks.

However, this particular Florida man is different than most of the stories we write about the generic Florida Man.

Here is what we mean…

On Tuesday night, Ron DeSantis won the Republican primary for the Governorship of The Sunshine State.

On the opposite end of the political spectrum, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Democratic primary for this same position.

The two candidates will square off in the general election this November, as voters are asked to choose between a very progressive, anti-Donald Trump candidate…

… and DeSantis, who earned an endorsement from the infamous Commander-in-Chief.

During an appearance on Fox News a few hours after his victory, DeSantis was talking about the upcoming race and made a remark that nearly everyone is interpreting as a reference to Gillum’s race.

Around the 34-second mark of the video featured here, DeSantis warns Floridians that “the last thing we need to do is monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda.”

DeSantis is on one hand telling folks that they’d be stuck with an agenda backed by Democrats such as Bernie Sanders if Gillum is elected.

On the other hand, he’s… ummm… being totally racist?

Aside from simply inventing a phrase (people “muck” things up, yes, but no one says anyone “monkeys” anything up) that uses an insult that’s been hurled at African-Americans for centuries, DeSantis is being accused of employing offensive “dog whistles” in this interview.

Take note of when he says Gillum is an “articulate” speaker who “performed better” at the debates than his rivals.

DeSantis’ camp has said, in response to this controversy, that the candidate “was obviously talking about Florida not making the wrong decision to embrace the socialist policies that Andrew Gillum espouses.

“To characterize it as anything else is absurd.

“Florida’s economy has been on the move for the last eight years and the last thing we need is a far-left democrat trying to stop our success.”

Translation:

Just ignore that one racist word he used, okay?!? Unless, of course, it helps to emphasize the important differences between the candidates for you and will prompt you to vote for DeSantis.  

Watch the remark here and judge its intent for yourself.

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