Mug-Shot Monday: Valentine's Day Edition

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Valentine's Day
Oh yes. The Monday after Valentine's Day. You're probably either still basking in that lovey-dovey afterglow or you're in day two of the kind of epic, soul-killing hangover that comes from pounding Miller Lites alone in an efficiency apartment while looking at your ex's honeymoon pics on Facebook (uh, or something like that, we're guessing). But no fear. Someone out there had a worse haul than you. As with any holiday, here at Pulp we're celebrating V-Day by combing through recent mug shots for the very weirdest South Florida has to offer. Enjoy.

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West Palm Beach Teen Busted for Pretending to be a Gynecologist at St. Mary's Medical Center

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So a teenage kid was walking around in a lab coat at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach totally pretending to be a gynecologist.

According to an incident report, police got a call on Tuesday about a teen boy roaming the halls of the medical center wearing a lab coat and stethoscope, and telling people he was a doctor.

The name of the kid has not been released and his exact age was redacted from the West Palm Beach Police incident report, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

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Florida Pastor Terry Jones on Same Al Qaeda Hit List as Charlie Hebdo Publisher

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Scary times out there: The world is still trying to screw its head back on after last week's attack on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. The publication, which was hit by two gunmen who took 12 lives, had long been a target for radical Islam after its provocations against religious hardliners. It turns out, in 2013, the magazine's publisher, St├ęphane Charbonnier, was included on an al Qaeda most-wanted list along with another name you might recognize: Florida Qur'an-burner Terry Jones.

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NYC Jewelry Designer Allegedly Tried to Pimp Out Employee to Get Discount on Furniture for Palm Beach Home

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We're not exactly fashion mavens here at New Times, but according to sources in the know, Judith Ripka is a big deal in the jewelry world. The New York City-based designer has 120 stores around the country and is promoted heavily on QVC.

But she allegedly has an, uh, interesting approach to home decoration. According to a nasty lawsuit filed up north by her former interior decorator, when the designer was outfitting her Palm Beach home, she pushed her employee to swap sex in exchange for a deal on furniture.

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Love Burn Organizers Return With Miami Beach FUNdraiser on Friday

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The OG Burning Man
The Love Burn -- South Florida's own Burning Man-style festival -- is returning for a second year after last year's successful inaugural weekend. Not only is the festival expanding exponentially but organizers are hosting a fundraiser -- or in burner-speak, FUNdraiser -- this Friday to both raise money and begin kicking up excitement for the main event in February.

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Owner of Delray Beach Reptile Shop Arrested for Slapping Employees With Bearded Dragon

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A reptile store owner was arrested for slapping his employees with a bearded dragon lizard.

And you hate your boss when he gives you gruff about stuff.

According to a Broward Sheriff's Office arrest report, Benjamin Siegel, 40, owner of Ben Siegel Reptiles Inc. in Delray Beach, was arrested on battery and cruelty to animal charges on Friday after he allegedly hit some of his employees with a live lizard multiple times.

The report says the incident was caught on a store surveillance camera.

See also: Edward Archbold Dies After Eating Dozens of Roaches and Worms in Deerfield Reptile Shop

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Mug-Shot Friday: Special New Years Edition

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Now that 2014 is officially in the rearview mirror, you are probably, like us, suffering from an epic, earth-shaking hangover. But shakes and spewing and headaches aside, it could have been a lot worst. For some folks it sure was. Here are the highlights of the mug-shots that filtered through the South Florida criminal justice system over the holiday.

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Nine Dumbest Florida Criminals of 2014

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Ah, Florida.

We have criminals, just like every other state.

But we have our own special kind of criminal. Namely, dumb ones.

And because we're never in short supply of dumb criminals, we've decided to scour through our Floriderp files to present to you the nine dumbest criminals for all of 2014.

This was no easy task, as you might imagine. Because, holy crap were there A LOT of them to choose from. So we broke it down by categories for you.

2014 was a special kind of dumb for Florida criminals.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the stupid!

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Palm Beach Teen Calls 911 Over PlayStation Outage

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Sony's PlayStation Network was shut down during Christmas after a hacker group infiltrated the company's system and brought everything to a grinding halt. As you might imagine, it was a major pain in the ass for people who wanted to log onto the network and play their videogames.

But this was no ordinary day. This was Christmas, when tensions and anxiety are at DEFCON-1, particularly among kids and teens. So while most people just sat and waited until Sony fixed the issues, one Palm Beach teenager decided to take matters into his own hands.

And by "take matters into his own hands," we mean he dialed up the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office 911 system to report the network outage and figure what the hell was going on. Being unable to build your Minecraft world is exactly the same as a house caught on fire, for crying out loud!

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Seven Times Floridians Shot Themselves by Accident

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On Wednesday, news came out that Florida ranks second in the U.S. in school shootings since the Sandy Hook tragedy two years ago.

Also, Floridians took advantage of this year's Black Friday and bought themselves a crazy amount of guns. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, it was the third busiest day ever for gun sales in Florida.

This, along with the fact that no other state has more registered concealed weapons permits.

The point is: Florida LOVES guns. And yet, Florida remains Florida. So, bad things are bound to happen when you mix those two facts together.

Here now are seven times (out of the hundreds) when Floridians accidentally shot themselves in the dumbest ways imaginable:

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