It’s a new year and Florida is quickly establishing itself once again as the global headquarters for bizarre and unexpected crimes. As if there was ever any doubt, a domestic assault involving a banana kicks off another year of absurdity for the Sunshine State.
Ryan Lee Carroll got to see the final episode of Breaking Bad before everyone else when he won a private viewing party invite with the cast in Hollywood. But now Carroll may be trying to keep the high going after the show’s conclusion: He and a buddy were arrested for drug possession and other charges in Florida.
By best we mean, the ones you liked the most: the good, the bad, and the ugly, from crazy Florida to you in 2013.
But luckily for her she won’t have to pay it. Earlier this week a judge granted her debt relief from the massive bills she racked up for her defense.
Fernando Caignet Aguilera of Miami, Florida, saw his chance and he took it: a live alligator at the park that he could catch and use to get some free beer at the local bodega. What he didn’t count of was the store’s clerk freaking out and calling police.
In a very weird accident, a lucky Florida grandfather recently survived being hit in the head by a stray bullet. His windshield, however, was not so lucky.
Sarasota, Florida, mom Jennifer Ann Lee, 29, is facing charges of child neglect after police reportedly found her with several spent nitrous oxide cartridges in, around and under her in the car, and her son, 1, asleep in the back seat.
A babyfaced Courtney Schulhoff was just 16 when she plotted her father’s murder and enlisted her 20 year-old boyfriend’s help to carry it out. Steven Schulhoff, 48, was found beaten to death in the family’s Altamonte Springs, Fla., apartment on Feb. 10, 2004.
Florida man Depree Johnson, convicted felon and alleged jewel thief, got himself collared when he posted a bunch of photos of himself on Instagram posing with cash, guns, and stolen jewelry. Though he may not have the best temperament for a thief, Johnson may have a future in photography.
This bank robber might want to think about pursuing another line of work.