Florida Man Friday: Woman Slips Handcuffs, Steals Cop Car

You might think that Florida Man enjoyed a little downtime this week, after doing all that prep-work for the Cat 5 hurricane that never came.

I'm kidding, of course -- you would never think that, because Florida Man knows no rest, he needs no breaks, he will give zero F's, and take no days off. Not while there are still alligators to wrestle, comically petty crimes to commit, and bath salts to eat.

Or do you smoke bath salts? Vape them? I'll ask Florida Man and get back to you on that one.

In the meantime, join me now on another...

Florida Man Friday!

Won't you?

The Most Florida Man Story Ever (This Week)

Mugshot courtesy of Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Florida Man Breaks Into Home, Cooks Breakfast, Tells Resident to 'Go Back to Sleep'

This is far from the first time we've heard news of Florida Man breaking into people's houses to make himself a meal, which made wonder if there's something in the water down there. Then I read the part where "the suspect may have been under the influence of alcohol," and suddenly everything snapped into place. If Florida Man starts doing this stuff sober, then there will be no stopping him.

Wow, Just Wow

God works in mysterious ways, they say. I say there's nothing more mysterious than Florida Man.

Crime of the Century of the Week

If you want it your way, hold up a Burger King next time.

Florida Woman Suffers Nicotine Withdrawal, Goes on Rampage at Disneyworld

If I ever start smoking again, you can bet it will be during the fourth hour of "It's A Small World After All."

Florida Man Disguises $2,500 Used Mercury Cougar as Bugatti Veyron, Asks $128,000 for It

I think the ad saying, "Closed course. Professional driver. Fake supercar." was kind of a giveaway.

When Florida Man and Playstation Collide

I know the print is tiny, so it says you unlock an achievement in Borderlands 3 called "Florida Man" by blowing yourself up.

Real Florida Man does that in real life, not in videogames.

I'm Not Crying; You're Crying

You're just going to have to click over and read this one, but it comes with a Three Hanky Warning.

Florida Man in History: In 1948, a man called Tony Signori wore 30-pound, three-toed, lead shoes and stomped around a Florida beach in the night. The footprints led people to believe that a 15-foot tall penguin was roaming their lands. The hoax wasn't revealed until 40 years later.

Crime of the Century of the Week II

There might have been alcohol involved, among other things.

And She'd Have Gotten Away with It, If It Hadn't Been for Those Meddling Kids

Mugshot courtesy of local authorities

Florida woman sentenced to prison for $1.6 million family curse scam.

Details:

A Florida woman who claimed to be a fortune teller has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison for taking $1.6 million from a Texas woman to remove a curse from her family.

Sherry Tina Uwanawich, 28, was sentenced last week, according to the Associated Press.

Investigators said she met the victim in Houston in 2007. After gaining the victim's trust, Uwanawich told her there was a curse on her family.

Let those among us who have not posed as a fake fortune teller in order to scam someone out of nearly two million dollars to remove a non-existent family curse cast the first stone.

News Roundup: Only in Florida

Hurricane Dorian delivered cocaine to Florida beaches

Florida Man Accused of Firing Shot Arguing Over Pit Bull

Florida woman bites, hits man with light bulb for taking her broomstick, deputies say

Florida Man Arrested after the ID He Showed Police Turns out to Belong to Wanted Criminal

Florida Woman, You Rock My World

I mean, this maybe isn't as cool as the Florida Man who headbangs his way through hurricanes, but it isn't bad.

Crime of the Century of the Week III

Slippery Florida Woman Slips Out Of Handcuffs, Climbs Into Front Seat, Drives Off In Cop Car.

There is almost nothing in the world I would rather see more right now, maybe not even my sons bring home straight A's, than that police officer trying to report to his chief where his patrol cruiser went.

I Don't Want to Know What That Means

Mugshot courtesy of local authorities

Florida Man jailed after ‘wet willy’ caper in St. Lucie County.

I wouldn't click that link with your mouse.

Apropos of nothing, "Wet Willy Caper" would make an excellent name for a New Wave revival band.

Meanwhile, in Georgia...

By this time next week, we can only hope to hear news that Florida Man and Florida Woman used an even bigger alligator to catch a shark riding an ATV through a mosquito-infested swamp during a hurricane.

We will wait here until then on the next...

Florida Man Friday!