Alaska woman steals patrol car in which her just-arrested husband is handcuffed

Amber Watford, 28, of Big Lake Alaska, and Joshua Watford, 38.
Alaska Woman is giving Florida Man a run for his money.

Former Florida cop fired for KKK ties got a new job working in a Florida elementary school

David Borst is now out of a job.
The FBI found no criminal wrongdoing, or evidence that any other officers were involved with the KKK.

Florida Man crowned winner of 2015 Ernest Hemingway lookalike contest

In this Saturday, July 25, 2015 photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Charlie Boice, center, is congratulated by previous victors after winning the 2015 "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. Boice finally won the contest after trying for 15 years, beating out 121 other entrants following two preliminary rounds, a semi-final and two final rounds. The competition was a facet of the island's annual Hemingway Days festival that ends Sunday, July 26. Planting a playful snook on Boice is Wally Cox, left, the 2014 winner. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)
A retired air traffic controller won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt.

Florida man dislikes sea turtles, shoots a volunteer protecting their nest


A 72-year-old Marine veteran who volunteered to protect a sea turtle nest got beaten and shot in the butt for his troubles. Turtle-hater Michael Q. McAuliffe was arrested. Read the rest

Watch: Florida man steals ice cream freezer from under nose of sleeping clerk

A possibly inebriated gentleman went to a service station, spit on the floor, raised his middle finger to the security camera and looked straight into it for a few seconds, wiped his gob on his T-shirt, then dragged away a large ice cream freezer, all while the clerk sawed wood at the pay window.

Authorities arrested Dennis Norman on grand theft charges on April 22. He was released from jail on $1,000 bond.

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Carl Hiaasen's BAD MONKEY, now in paperback!

Carl Hiaasen's amazing comic novel, Bad Monkey, is now out in paperback; I reviewed it last year in hardcover: Read the rest

Florida Man attempting to rob bank leaves behind job application form with username, password

Felipe Cruz mugshot, courtesy Pompano Beach, Florida police, via Sun-Sentinel.

A man tried to rob a Chase Bank in Pompano Beach, Florida on April 10. He selected a teller behind bulletproof glass who refused to give him money, and presented a robbery note with his demands: "Give me the 100s 50s 20s now. Do not set the alarm. Hurry!!!" When the teller rebuffed him, he ran away but left his stickup note behind.

His demands had been penned on the back of an online job application form, complete with the handwritten username of CRUZFELIPE36. It also included a password, Gioielli stated in a federal criminal complaint.
Police are still looking for Felipe Cruz. Read the rest