Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year 2010 + Florida news

I just wanted to wish all of you a Happy New Year 2010! May the New Year bring peace, joy, love, happiness, good health, jobs to those who need one (like me), make new memories, meet new friends, fall in love all over again, find a soulmate if you're looking, be thankful for family, friends, loved ones and hold them dearer to you heart, and better times ahead for all of us! Continue to pray for our service men and women. Happy New Year to my bloggy friends!!

And now here are some funny but true events that happened here in Florida during the past year.
This article was published in The Ledger Dec 30, 2009. I have deleted some of it to shorten the post.
Published: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 10:46 p.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 10:46 p.m.
Tampa police arrested a man who let his 12-year-old son drive his SUV so he could drink in the passenger seat.
A Clearwater man was charged with drunk driving after police pulled him over for driving a car with only three tires.
A Marion County deputy pulled over a naked man riding a motorcycle. Turns out the cyclist was drunk.
A Clearwater woman knocked on a stranger's door in the middle of the night asking for cigarettes. She was naked.
A naked 91-year-old Lake Worth man held a 26-year-old burglar at gunpoint until police arrived.
A Fort Pierce man was charged with stealing $22 worth of aluminum cans from a scrap yard and then returning the next day to try to sell them back.
A man tried stealing a live ferret in Jacksonville Beach by stuffing it down his pants.
Reptiles in the news included a 5-foot alligator that escaped during a Panama City elementary school's show-and-tell.
A Land O'Lakes man was bit on the hand when he reached under his car for his dog and found an alligator instead.
Wildlife officers found two alligators being held captive in a Tallahassee apartment. They also found drugs out in plain view after the tenants let them in.
Two men carried a 6-foot shark around Miami and tried selling it to fish markets. After they failed, they left it lying in the middle of a downtown street.
A Tampa police officer used a Taser to subdue a pit bull that chased a chicken into a woman's home.
A Mossy Head woman trying to corral an emu was flown to a hospital after the giant flightless bird clawed her.
A Martin County man accused of downloading child pornography blamed the crime on a cat jumping on his computer keyboard.
The Fort Myers Beach town manager was fired after the town council learned he married a porn star.
The Brooksville city council voted to require city employees to wear underwear.
A 55-year-old Tallahassee man often seen riding a bicycle in a thong was arrested for indecent exposure.
Tampa police say a man repeatedly called 911 looking for sex because it was the only number he could dial after running out of cell phone minutes.
That was one of many bizarre 911 calls.
A Panama City Beach man called 911 and reported he was robbed of $100 only to admit later that he lied because he was afraid to tell his wife he spent the money.
A man called 911 from a Boynton Beach pay phone several times and complained he couldn't find his keys.
An 18-year-old in Tampa called 911 looking for a ride.
A Fort Pierce woman called 911 three times after McDonald's employees told her they were out of Chicken McNuggets.
A woman sitting on a toilet in a Tampa restroom dropped her gun, which discharged and shot a woman sitting in another stall.

And not to be forgotten:
A Lakeland eighth-grader was suspended from riding the school bus after farting to make other students laugh and badly stinking up the bus.
Glad I'm normal!


Becky and Gary said...

Happy New Year to you too, and my wishes for you are endless joy and happiness, and the best of health for many years to come.

Susan said...

Happy New Year, Becky. I am hoping it will be a great year of health and happiness for you. You just gotta love Florida! SUch a variety of life we have here.

jan said...

Hilarious. Florida seem to have more whack jobs than even California. Must be that the weather is warmer and nudity more comfortable.

Happy New Year.

Dana Orsborn said...

Penny and I want to wish you
a Happy New Year!

-Dana & Penny

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Becky
Its me Tweedles
I wish you everything that will make your heart happy in 2010!
Happy New Year

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! I dont know where you dig these up becky but they are brilliant, especially the one of the live ferret. LOL!!

Wishing you a fantastic 2010 and may it bring you peace and joy, health and happiness.

Chele said...

Happy New Year Becky!

lol - I remember reading about most of these and don't know how I missed the ones I did. Thanks for the chuckle.

PugMoon - with, Bandit, Paisley, & Smokey pugs and their Mom Paula - PAPugMom said...

Happy New Year Becky! Wishing you love, peace, health, happiness and prosperity for 2010 and beyond.

Dawn said...

Happy New Year to you! Those are some stories you shared. Makes you wonder doesn't it? :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Our dog, Dexter is doing wonderfully. We all love him ♥! I'll be posting about him soon.

take care,

Sandra y Coco said...

Happy New Year Becky and family! I hope this year is a wonderful one, specially that you find a job really soon.
PS loved the news! I wonder what crazy things people are doing here in Miami...

Anonymous said...

Happy New year to you too! I like your background!

A Tail of 2 Doggies said...

And to think that I'm dying to come back!

Mountain Woman said...

Oh my goodness. I don't even know where to start on that list you published. All of them are so hysterical in different ways.
I think the new excuse "the cat did it" might just catch on. Sorry it was used for a slime ball. Also, loved the farting on the bus. Hard to believe that made the news. Anyway, they made my day.
Thank you so much too for the beautiful words you wrote about the New Year. Such wonderful wishes for all and the same to you.

Neabear said...

I can't believe some of the things people do!! Makes for a strange but funny list. I remember reading about the last one. The boy on the bus. So crazy!

How are you doing?