The Floridiot Files

Bible Study Brawl

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According to this story from WJHG, Heidi Rhodes, left, was arrested after a women's Bible study meeting turned ugly. Deputies responded to a fight in progress between Rhodes and another woman. Rhodes' version of the events (which according to deputies was vague, rambling, and inconsistent with witness reports -- and which she was nearly too drunk to tell) was that the other woman attacked her due to a phone call about a dog roaming the neighborhood (huh?).

The alternate version of events, supported by witnesses, is that the other women told Rhodes to leave after Rhodes started to light a marijuana cigarette, leading to an argument and altercation in which Rhodes punched the other woman, giving her a bloody nose.

Mug Shot of the Week

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Charge: Obtaining a controlled substance
Hernando County

Yet another interesting tattoo... is that supposed to be a tiara!?

Recently cowering naked local addict...

Another oldie but a goodie. This is from an email I sent my Dad & awesome Stepmom a couple years ago when they were planning a trip down. Unfortunately I can no longer find a link to this one, but I swear I really did see this story on local TV news.

Hi guys! Hope you're still planning on coming!

Not to discourage you, but after seeing the following story on last night's news, I thought it would be best to prepare you for a visit to South Florida, where anything and everything happens. If you're familiar with any of our previous work:

  • Assorted Hurricanes
  • New home of OJ Simpson
  • The Elian Gonzales case
  • The 2000 Election
  • Home of several 9/11 hijackers
  • Anthrax attack
Yesterday in Homestead, near Miami, a man who apparently feared he had overdosed on drugs left his house, sprinted three blocks down the street while naked, and burst into an occupied home. He sat on the couch for a few moments while the startled family stared at him. At that point, he apparently became scared, got up and moved the couch, and cowered behind it for a several minutes.

At that point he got up, ran into the kitchen, took a gallon of milk from their fridge, and left the house. He stopped and boarded a "special needs" schoolbus, and forced the driver to take him to the hospital. When they arrived, he ran into the hospital and, still naked and carrying a gallon of milk, hurdled the counter at the admissions desk and demanded to be treated.

I think we've really outdone ourselves with this one. It's hard to even fit all the wackiness into a single headline! "Recently cowering naked local addict hijacks special ed schoolbus with stolen milk jug, demands treatment".

Anyway, hope that didn't scare you off! See you soon! And be prepared!