FlorIda Man - Story Behind Trophy Name?

Does anyone know what the name of the “Florida Man” trophy is referencing?

The one you get for downing yourself with an explosion?

Thanks in advance.

Question in blurred bit, thanks!

It’s really just referencing Florida Man doing stupid ■■■■ in general. Like, if you saw the headline “Florida Man blows himself up with grenade,” people wouldn’t think twice about it. Hell, people probably wouldn’t think twice if it said “Florida Man blasting ‘It’s a Small World’ while riding an alligator down the highway wearing only underwear and a red cape blows himself up with grenade.”

It’s just the Florida Man thing to do.

Source: I am a Florida Man.



Thank you kindly @Epoa !

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1. The aforementioned Joshua James and the gator through the Wendy’s drive-through. This one had all the elements: an Everglades creature (in this case, the illegal possession of the alligator), his mug shot appearance, a pickup truck, a fast food restaurant and an unusual crime.

2. The Deerfield Beach reptile store owner , Benjamin Herman Siegel, 40, who threw a bearded dragon lizard in the air, swung it around, and slapped his employees with the poor critter, according to a Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report. It was like “something out of ‘Game of Thrones,’” a former Miami Herald columnist wrote of the January 2015 crime.

3. The Florida Man who said he didn’t remember going to a Honda of Ocala and taking two large screen television sets, putting them in a SUV on the showroom floor, driving through the dealership’s double glass doors, crashing into another vehicle or abandoning the SUV at the entrance of a subdivision. That’s what Marion County deputies said Vantice L. Beshears, 46, did in November 2015.

4. Whoever tied a 12-foot alligator to a tree with a parachute cord behind an apartment complex on the Hillsborough River and feeding it cats in October 2013. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission didn’t find their Florida Man at that time for the gruesome animal cruelty.

5. The Florida Man who bit off his girlfriend’s thumb during a late-night run to Taco Bell. Miami New Times reported that Ricardo Davis and his unnamed girlfriend got into an argument on the way to the fast food restaurant in Palm Bay when the incident occurred in January 2013.

John H. Hennessey, 27, of Cape Coral, was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, four counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and one count of criminal mischief. Cape Coral Police Department

6. A naked Florida man who danced in a fire while holding a knife , chanting in an unknown language. According to Cape Coral police, the man, John Hennessey, 27, dropped the knife and then swung a wooden stick at officers after burning himself in the fire on the front yard of a home on the afternoon of June 2018. Police surmised he might have been “on psychedelic mushrooms.”

This photo made available by the Hillsborough County Sheriff Office, Florida, shows Patrick O’Brien after his Dec. 10, 2018 arrest. O’Brien, the lead guitarist for the death metal band Cannibal Corpse, broke into a house and tried to attack a deputy, deputies say. Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office AP

7. Death metal musician’s home, festooned with flamethrowers,weapons and ammo, erupted in heavy metal fire . But that’s not why Cannibal Corpse guitarist Patrick O’Brien was arrested in December 2018. Police said the 53-year-old musician forced his way into a neighbor’s house while his burned, pushed one of the occupants to the ground, and then lunged at deputies with a knife. O’Brien’s bandmates told Rolling Stone a week later that he was “getting the help he needed.” The band is touring with a replacement guitarist.

8. Florida Man is released from jail on an auto theft charge. He immediately breaks into another car in the jail’s parking lot and is caught because a deputy was sitting behind the wheel, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office said. Klaid Karpuzi, 41, of New Port Richey was marched back into the correctional facility and booked on a second attempted auto theft charge in November 2018.

9. Florida teen gets turned on in a Tampa Bay Walmart . Hey, we don’t find anything remotely sexy about Walmart but it takes all kinds. But this one enters the Florida Man Top 10 because of the details. Brooksville police said Sean Johnson, 19, came to the store’s loss prevention staffer’s attention in October 2014 because he plucked a stuffed horse toy off a shelf and then took it to the bedding department where they say he masturbated using the toy. After he finished, he put the stuffed animal, covered in his DNA, on the bed and then back on the shelf.

10. Florida Man fires muskets at cars on the Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys. He was dressed in a pirate’s costume at the time in July 2015, Monroe County deputies said. They also said Jaime Spering wasn’t using real ammo — rather, it was black powder rounds (he played a costumed pirate as part of his profession at the time).

Dominick Breedlove, a Central Florida man, was charged with retail theft after police say he stole shoes from a Kohl’s Spring Hill in Brooksville after a job interview at the same store. Hernando County Sherrif’s Office Miami Herald File

Honorable mention? The group didn’t think of this one but we’ve got to suggest an honorable mention: 24-year-old Dominick Breedlove shoplifted from a Kohl’s Spring Hill store in Central Florida’s Brooksville in December, Hernando County Sheriff’s Department deputies said. Big deal? He had just left a job interview at that same store moments before.

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article226934959.html#storylink=cpy



What absurd madness!

Maybe Florida Is secretly Pandora?

Thank you @cellq7 !

Wow, and i thought Florida was full of just retirees.

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Across the pond we tend to have same reaction to “American man” especially when it comes to guns, explosives or dumb ass gender reveal parties.

It could also be the writers’ idea for this reference came from a season 2 episode of Atlanta, though that was based on everything noted above.