The Weirdest Florida Stories We Found In February 2021
By Zuri Anderson
February 26, 2021
February is coming to a close, but it had its fair share of strange in Florida this month. Someone was stabbed with an EpiPen, a child was dumped into a garbage truck, and a lawyer lost his license for making porn. Unusual events are somewhat normal in the Sunshine State, and we've come to expect it by this point -- both onlookers and residents alike. Without further ado, here are the weirdest stories we found in February 2021.
A messy situation
A big rig carrying fertilizer had to make a sudden stop to avoid striking a truck. Let's just say the crews spent some time cleaning up the scene.
Woman allegedly walks away casually from car crash
Reporters said she allegedly drove onto a Miami Beach sidewalk, crashed into a food market and almost hit a homeless woman.
'I'm allergic to drunks'
What started as a drinking session between two sisters ended in a stabbing with an EpiPen and an arrest.
An elaborate rouse to get COVID-19 vaccine
"I don’t know how they escaped the first time but they came (to get) vaccinated," a state health official said.
Posing as authorities to get out of wearing masks
Reports say one of the two men threatened to arrest the hotel staff when they asked him to wear a face covering.
One Florida restaurant had an interesting way of referring to face masks.
Surgery performed on pregnant dog posted to social media
Authorities said one of the men didn't have a veterinary license to perform the procedure.
That's one big mama!
A family came home to a surprise scaly visitor on their property.
Machete attack over dirty car
A man reportedly demanded a man to clean his dirty car. He later left and came back with a machete.
Man steals engagement ring from girlfriend, uses it to propose to another woman
An Orange County woman reportedly looked up her boyfriend on social media and saw his fiancee wearing an engagement ring that looked awfully familiar.
Disbarred for making porn in jail
Documents claim a Tampa lawyer used private rooms to solicit prostitution from women in jail.
The man with the Florida tattoo
Deputies said this man called 911 twice to get a ride home. He ended up behind bars.
Power outage due to an... excavator?
Football fans in a Fort Lauderdale neighborhood were enjoying the Super Bowl until power suddenly went out.
Grand theft pup
Surveillance video caught a food delivery driver taking a customer's furry friend in Jacksonville.
Boy hides in trash can, gets dumped into garbage truck
A kid was reportedly having fun and hiding in a trash can. A vigilant sanitation worker saved his life, according to reporters.
Photos: Collier County Sheriff’s Office, BeckyJack’s Shack, Miami-Dade Corrections, Pasco Sheriff’s Office, Getty Images