For years, “Florida man” has been internet gold, as the recurring anti-hero of absurdist news stories that all happen to be 1) true and 2) take place in Florida. Last week, “Florida man” again took the internet by storm, in what Time called “a bizarre news bonanza.” It began when a Twitter user that goes by “swervin merv” suggested: “EVERYBODY google ‘Florida man’ followed by your birthday (florida man august 22) and tell what you get. Mine is Florida man tries to attack neighbor with tractor.” The masses went wild, posting stranger-than-fiction Floridian news stories. Reporting from the weirdest city in the weirdest state, here are our: 

Top Ten REAL Florida Man Headlines

10. Florida man tried to steal opioids, got laxatives instead, police say (USA Today)

9. Florida man accused of trying to ‘barbecue all the child molesters’ at motel (CBS17)

8. Florida man hid legless fugitive girlfriend in plastic tote (US News)

7. Florida man goes in for a job interview, walks out in handcuffs (Miami Herald)

6. Florida man sentenced to 15 years in prison for using bacon in hate crime (aol.com) 

5. Florida man arrested for DUI while lemur and wallaby escape from truck during traffic stop (Time Inc)

4. Florida Man admits to dressing as dog, recording sexual encounter with Siberian husky: Police (NBC Miami) 

3. Florida man suspected of smelling woman’s feet at library leads police on scooter chase (Chicago Tribune)

2. Florida man attacked by a ‘crazy squirrel’ gone nuts. And it was raised by a neighbor (Miami Herald)  

1. Florida man who allegedly threatened family with Coldplay lyrics ends standoff after SWAT promises him pizza (Fox News) 

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