Tuesday, 5 March 2019

man on the street

We enjoyed reading this bit of reporting on the news genre of “Florida Man,” derivatives of an archetypal incident from 2015 that involved a launching an alligator through the window of a drive-thru fast food joint which share a few common traits to the trope—alcohol and drugs, animals, theme parks, etc.
The frequency of occurrence prompted one Miami business, the Injury Claim Coach (not a spoof name), to conduct a scientific meta-study and developed a scoring system, the backronym Firearms, Locations, Objects, Reason for Arrest, Injuries Drugs and Alcohol, and Animals, to rank the finest examples. Check out some of the textbook crimes and misdemeanours at NPR at the link up top.