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Florida man charged with trying to force KFC employee to reopen restaurant at gunpoint
https://www.wdel.com/news/florida-m...cle_41cb3942-9994-11e8-999c-1f6f17d37a3b.html


Jacksonville man takes gator on beer run
https://www.news4jax.com/news/weird-news/jacksonville-man-makes-beer-run-with-gator-in-hand


Florida man leads low-speed chase on stolen forklift, deputies say
http://www.fox19.com/story/38731355...w-speed-chase-on-stolen-forklift-deputies-say


Florida man charged after asking deputies to test quality of methamphetamine
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/2...g-deputies-to-test-quality-of-methamphetamine
 

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Florida man charged with trying to force KFC employee to reopen restaurant at gunpoint
https://www.wdel.com/news/florida-m...cle_41cb3942-9994-11e8-999c-1f6f17d37a3b.html


Jacksonville man takes gator on beer run
https://www.news4jax.com/news/weird-news/jacksonville-man-makes-beer-run-with-gator-in-hand


Florida man leads low-speed chase on stolen forklift, deputies say
http://www.fox19.com/story/38731355...w-speed-chase-on-stolen-forklift-deputies-say


Florida man charged after asking deputies to test quality of methamphetamine
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/2...g-deputies-to-test-quality-of-methamphetamine
[video=youtube;rPfZq7Qt6Z0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPfZq7Qt6Z0[/video]
 
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U.S. Man Gets 17 Years in Prison for Traveling to Dominican Republic to Prey on Girls

I don't know whether to be encouraged that they pursued this in the US or horrified that he did this at all.

I guess I can be both.

Am I right that it's odd that it got pursued? I mean with all the he said, she said stories out there, it seems unusual to me that this actually resulted in jail time, especially in the US when the crux of it happened elsewhere.
 

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Naked Florida man starts house fire while baking cookies on George Foreman grill
https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/...-george-foreman-grill/KIXgYHEYp8CI1P9nETyfcN/
The man admitted to drinking two liters of vodka and smoking marijuana starting around 9 a.m. that morning.

Based on the fire department’s investigation, the man allegedly tried baking cookies on a George Foreman grill which he left unattended.

The grill and cookies caught fire, so he put dry towels on top of the grill.

Those caught fire, too, causing the fire to spread.
 
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Naked Florida man starts house fire while baking cookies on George Foreman grill
https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/...-george-foreman-grill/KIXgYHEYp8CI1P9nETyfcN/

This is giving me flashbacks to denied claims from when I worked in insurance.

Doing crazy dangerous stuff, like mountain climbing and packing shotgun shells by hand or driving cross state without a driver's license, while insanely high or drunk tends to have bad outcomes and your accident policy will not help pay for it.

Some of the stories are so bizarre, it's potentially good fodder for black humor. But I can't quite bring myself to go there because these were typically life-ruining events.
 
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I saw that the other day and thought it was pretty cool.
It is really cool because he relocates the bees. While everyone else is bellyaching about the end of the world -- and the fact that bees are dying is one of the things that actually concerns me more than a lot of stuff other people fret about -- he's doing something practical about this issue and it's awesome. It's humane for the bees. It's beneficial for the humans who want them out of their homes. It does something about serious environmental issues.
 

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So I'm not able to provide any specific links because this is a work computer, but Harris County and Houston Texas recently put a ban into place that outlaws "robot brothels".

What is a robot brothel you ask? Exactly what it sounds like. You rent out a robotic doll. They are apparently very realistic and feature heaters so, to quote directly from the business owner, "are warm and ready to play". Apparently a half hour costs $80. The robot itself can be purchased for $4,000.
 
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