Florida is a wonderful place to live. Birdsong loves it here. Here are a few weird stories from Florida for your reading enjoyment.
Orlando, FL: A man entered a Greenacres Restaurant in mid-July, 2009, and asked for change for a $10 bill. When the cashier asked to see the bill, the man reportedly began screaming, “I want change!” Police said the man then grabbed about $40 from a tip box, picked up the cash register and ran out. The officer who arrested him — still carrying the register while running down the street — had just come from reviewing surveillance footage at a nearby convenience store, where lottery tickets had been stolen a day earlier. By chance, the officer identified the man as the thief from the footage.
Actually, running with a cash register can be more dangerous than running with scissors…
Winter Park, FL: The family of Charles Gaal Jr., 90 is suing a Winter Park dentist who allegedly dropped tools down Gaal’s throat, including an implant screwdriver and a mini-wrench. Unfortunately, Gaal never fully recovered and he died in 2007.
Orlando, FL: a Connecticut man arrested for exposing himself to a 14 year old girl at a Walt Disney World water park, swears it was because his “Europeanr-style” bathing suit slipped off. witnesses told police that Bradford Pellet Biggers, 51, was fondling himself as he lay on a lawn chair about four feet from the girl.
Yeah, right, the suit just slipped off… He’s a perv. Lot’s of them hang out at water parks.
Miami, FL: A Miami area trauma doctor performing surgery on a shooting victim removed one of the slugs that the police needed for evidence and tried to hide it in his glove to keep as a souvenir. The surgeon initially lied to cops, telling them he wasn’t able to remove the bullet, but another doctor snitched on him.
DOCTOR RAT FINK!
West Palm Beach, FL: Man is dog’s best friend. David Grounds, 65 lost two fingers while fighting a 7-foot alligator that had clamped its jaws on his Wheaten terrier. The West Palm Beach civil engineer said all that mattered was that his pooch, Mandy got away safely: “I’d do it again,” said Grounds.
Orlando, FL: The last time Rachel Veitch bought a car, gas was 39 cents per gallon, Lyndon Johnson was president of the U.S. and “The Little Old Lady from Pasadena” was a hit song. The 90 year old Orlando woman still drives her 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente every day. It recently passed 599,000 miles. Veitch who has outlived two husbands and is a breast cancer survivor changes the oil every 3,000 miles. She maintains exhaustive maintenance records for the vehicle, which she has named Chariot.
She sounds like the little bird…cheap, cheap, cheap….