For those of you that don’t know, Florida is an interesting place. Well, at least in terms of the news. The serious reason for this is that journalists in Florida have much more access to police records than they otherwise would have in other states or countries. That’s right, you may find it hard to believe, but Florida has some of the most transparent government laws in the world. This means that it’s really, really, really, really easy to dig up dirt in the Sunshine State. There are almost no privacy laws when it comes to public records. There are few other places in the world where the governor of the state would be required to allow a journalist to come to his wedding, or where officials would have to publicly disclose every single little thing they discuss.
Although this is the official reason, and it’s actually quite a progressive one in many aspects (thumbs up to transparency), Florida has definitely allowed for itself to have a less than stellar reputation on the internet. This is because many news stories start with “Florida Man Does…” and usually what follows is borderline unbelievable. So, in honor of the Sunshine State, these are the 25 Craziest Things Ever Done By Florida Man You Might Not Believe!
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Florida Man Puts Dragon Lizard in His Mouth, Smacks People With It
Benjamin Siegel, the owner of the store in which Edward Archbold died from eating too many cockroaches, was arrested for abusing a bearded dragon. According to the police report, he put the dragon in his mouth, tossed it in the air, and swung it at customers.
Florida Man Tries to Sell 3 Iguanas Taped to His Bike to Passersby as Dinner
Jeremy Dugas was arrested with three iguanas tied to the handlebars of his bicycle. He was caught trying to sell them to passersby while trying to convince them that the iguanas would taste great if they were cooked for dinner.
Florida Man Gets Shot By Dog
Gregory Dale Lanier was going for a drive with his dog in the passenger seat when it kicked his loaded gun and shot Gregory in the leg.
Florida Man Killed With Axe In Fight Over Beer
Joseph Robinson killed John Stubbs using an axe with two blows to the back after an argument over lottery tickets in an Orlando parking lot.
Florida Man Who Tossed Gator Into Wendy's Lets Gator Bite His Arm
Joshua James was in the national spotlight after he tossed a live gator through a Wendy’s drive-thru. Not long after, however, another video surfaced in which James allowed a gator to bite his forearm.