Every year we here at WLRN put together a list of the weirdest, craziest, Florida-ist stories of the year.
We’re torn about this whole thing.
Part of us face-palms every time @_FloridaMan or @_Flor1daWoman tweet out their latest. But these stories also keep us on our toes, they’re often part of what makes living in Florida colorful and up to our neck in stories to pick from for these end of year roundups.
Look at what else has kept us asking: fake or Florida?
Here are some of our staff picks for craziest stories of 2017:
Lawyer, lawyer pants on fire
In closing arguments in an arson case where the lawyer was arguing that his client’s car spontaneously combusted, his pocket started to spontaneously combust. Coincidence?
Which superhero represents you?
If Superman ran for president, he might have a decent shot. But He-Man couldn’t even get into the Florida Senate. I guess, those high cheekbones aren’t an actually replacement for a political platform.
You know what you shouldn’t do? Be late to a meeting with the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development…. Unless he’s about to get into an elevator. Then you should avoid that at all costs. What happens in the elevator, stays in the elevator. But hey, maybe South Florida will get some much-needed funds to build (and maintain) affordable housing.
Alonzo Mourning and police wait for fire dept to arrive . Sec. Ben Carson is stuck in the elevator iat the Courtside Family Apartments pic.twitter.com/vySNZLNgD3
— Rene Rodriguez (@ReneMiamiHerald) April 12, 2017