'Florida Man' On Twitter Collects Real Headlines About World's Worst Superhero
ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:
If you read the newspaper in Florida you may be seeing headlines like these.
NARRATOR: Florida man arrested after pocket dialing 911.
SIEGEL: Who, you may have wondered, is this mysterious Florida man? Well, now you can follow him. As of last week he has a Twitter feed at Floridaman. Each Tweet quotes a real live headline about someone from the Sunshine State who has strayed from the straight and narrow. Take them together and you might mistake them for the Chronicle's exploits of the world's worst superhero.
NARRATOR: Florida man charged with stealing woman's driveway.
Florida man in tiny white shorts and belly shirt gets DUI after crashing into three cars.
Florida man run over by van after dog pushes accelerator.
Hallucinating Florida man seeing imaginary aliens walks into store with large knives and asks not to be eaten.
Florida man mistakes girlfriend for hog, shoots her.
Florida man arrested for allegedly fixing cars with Play Doh.
Florida man arrested for calling 911 after his cat was denied entry into strip club.
Florida man punches Dominoes Pizza delivery boy who forgot garlic nuts.
Florida man enters wrong home, tries to kick everyone out.
Florida man accused of faking black mamba snake bite.
Police arrest Florida man for drunken joy ride on motorized scooter at Wal-Mart.
Florida man builds mini car for his pet parrot.
SIEGEL: The adventures of Florida man go on and on. Why should Florida get all the attention? Well, as blogger Barbara Highjack of the South Florida Sun Sentinel put it, the creator wanted mankind to develop a sense of humor, thus Florida was created.
(SOUNDBITE OF "ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL," JOHNNY CASH)
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by an NPR contractor. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.