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Carianne Luter, Social Media Producer
23-year-old drove off with SUV from Ace Rent a Car, police say
This week, a viral “challenge” took Twitter and other social media by storm. The “Florida Man Challenge” called for people to:
Sean Gallagher – Mar 24, 2019 2:45 pm UTC
An authentic Florida Man incident should involve some, if not all, of the following: boneheaded criminal schemes, an outrageous disregard for common decency, unconventional encounters with police, nunchucks, public and/or outlandish sex acts, alligators and/or other reptiles, large-scale robberies of undesirable goods, Tasers, bizarre supernatural beliefs, and of course, rampant drug use. Almost any crime committed on the World’s Craziest Peninsula™ has at least one of these features, but a true Florida Man combines a number of them to create an act of delinquency that simply could not have occurred anywhere else.
With all that said, behold: The Year in Florida Man, 2015.
Police say man beat toddler with plastic flower
LADY LAKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida police have arrested a 25-year-old man they say beat a toddler with a plastic flower.
Lady Lake Police arrested Brandon Quimper on a child abuse charge Thursday. According to an arrest affidavit, the 2-year-old had 4-5 inch bruises and abrasions on her back and legs.
The Orlando Sentinel reports Quimper later admitted spanking the child with the plastic flower after she hit him first in the eye. He allegedly said he spanked her to display punishment. Quimper lives in New York.
Fla. woman charged with using stun gun on couple
MARGATE, Fla. (AP) — A 34-year-old South Florida woman has been charged with battery after police say she repeatedly shocked the father of her child and his lover after catching the two in bed together.
Eva Hartman went to Alvin Hennis’ house Wednesday and found him in bed with another woman. She allegedly shocked Hennis on the arm with a stun gun from her key chain.
The other woman fled the house through a window, but according to a Margate Police report, Hartman chased the woman and stunned her on the neck and arm.
The Sun Sentinel reports Hennis told a judge the incident was his fault and praised Hartman as a good mother and hard worker. The couple has a 3-year-old daughter.
Hartman was released from jail Thursday. A telephone listing could not be found.
2 bodies pulled from Fla. canal
PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have identified a couple whose bodies were pulled from a submerged car in a South Florida canal.
Someone reported 51-year-old Joseph Stephenson and 43-year-old Amber Filion missing on Thursday night. Authorities said the two worked at Applebee’s restaurant and were on their way home Thursday night when the driver tried to make a U-Turn and the car slipped into the canal.
Helicopters searched the area and found the car Friday. There was no guardrail along the canal bank.
A crane pulled the white four-door car out of the water.
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