Dare we present our list: 25 of the Most Ridiculous “Florida Man” Headlines. Florida Man is a meme based on news stories of bizarre and outlandish crimes perpetrated in the state of Florida.
The stories are often strange and unusual and refer to named or unnamed suspects as “Florida Man”, such as “Florida Man sets apartment complex on fire after a manager told him to stop masturbating in front of windows”.
Though similar characterizations exist in other countries – such as Essex girl in the United Kingdom – Florida Man is the most popular to date and we’ve gathered some of his best headlines and stories.
One reason why so many stories involve “Florida Man” is the state’s freedom of information laws. The lax laws mean journalists can access photos, videos, and other information about arrests easier than in other states, so it’s likely plenty of equivalents exist throughout the country and around the world.
For the record (and to save some of the state’s dignity), Florida has such a high amount of people moving in from across the country that most of these people should be known as Now-Lives-in-Florida-Man. While not all people in Florida are bonkers, the ones on this list are.
From a pirate shooting at passing cars to a man trying to exchange a freshly-caught alligator for a 12-pack of beer to a man who was denied entrance to a strip club for bringing his kitten, laugh at the ludicrousness in this list of 25 of the Most Ridiculous “Florida Man” Headlines.