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These 'Florida Man' headlines our viewers sent us will have you re-thinking your retirement options

Posted at 4:50 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 16:50:21-04

Thursday morning News 5 Cleveland posted a story where readers were asked to take part in an internet craze by Googling “Florida man” followed by their birthday and send us the results. We called it the Florida Man Challenge, and the challenge was accepted. We received an overwhelming response across our social media platforms.

The challenge was inspired by a tweet that’s gone viral.

Those who took part in the challenge were greeted by various headlines from Florida news outlets, some so outlandish we had to double-check to see if they were real.

Here are the craziest, funniest, or straight-up most "Florida Man" headlines we received:

  • Florida man slapped with Big Mouth Billy Bass singing fish after argument, police say
  • Florida man blames dog for drunk driving stop. Says dog was behind the wheel
  • Police: Florida man thought he stole opioids, got laxatives instead
  • Florida man dressed as Fred Flintstone pulled over for speeding in ‘footmobile’
  • Naked Florida man starts house fire after baking cookies on George Foreman grill
  • Florida man rides manatee, dares police to arrest him, gets arrested
  • Florida man tells deputies he wasn’t drinking while driving. Just at stop signs
  • Florida man charged with battery for giving girlfriend Wet Willy
  • Florida man attacked by a ‘crazy squirrel’ gone nuts. And it was raised by a neighbor
  • Florida man, drunk and naked, allegedly set house on fire in failed cookie baking attempt
  • Florida man shoves foot-long sandwich down his pants, sparks manhunt
  • Florida man slapped with Big Mouth Billy Bass singing fish after argument, police say
  • Florida man advertises ‘legit counterfeit $’ on Craigslist, is arrested
  • Florida man tries to swim from police subdued by algae
  • Florida man claims 3 syringes found in rectum are not his
  • Florida man worried about vampires intentionally burns down his own home
  • Florida man with no arms charged with stabbing Chicago tourist
  • Fla. woman bites man’s fishing line, swims away with lure
  • Florida men, one dressed in bull onesie, attempt to burn down house with Ragu sauce, police say
  • Florida man caught on camera licking doorbell
  • Florida man, 88, burns raccoon over eating mangoes
  • Florida man attack gas station clerk with hot dogs, corn dog sticks over beer
  • Deputies say 450 lb Florida man hid coke and pot in fat folds.
  • Florida man arrested after calling cops to have his drugs tested
  • Florida man with 20 tattoos wearing hot pink bra arrested
  • Florida man claims shrimp boat captain threatened him with a ham

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