Don't miss Dave Coulier Friday on the Fox 29 Morning News from 7 to 9 a.m. Best known for his role as Uncle Joey in the hit sitcom "Full House", Coulier will start your Friday off ot a great start!More >>
Dave Coulier, best known for his role as Uncle Joey in the hit sitcom "Full House", stopped by the Fox 29 studios to help Meteorologist Kait Parker with her Storm Team Fox Forecast.More >>
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Two Mid-South cats are living the last of their nine lives in luxury after an estate was left behind for them by their owner.More >>
A Web site dedicated to chronicling Florida's multitude of bizarre news stories is attempting to determine the strangest Florida news story of 2009.
"I think anyone who's spent some time in Florida understands that we have more than our share of weird news," says Florida Freakshow co-creator Britt Olesen. "At some point, you just learn to embrace it."
The eight contenders for the Freak of the Year honor range from morbid (an man who allegedly asked his fifth-grade son to help him bury a dead prostitute's body), to humorous (a woman who called 911 when she locked herself inside her car), to downright bizarre (a man who allegedly pretended to be mentally handicapped in order to get women to change his diapers).
Tiger Woods, who dominated headlines in Sunshine State and worldwide, is not on the list. "Tiger's behavior wasn't exactly model," says the Florida Freakshow's other creator, Cory O'Donnell. "But it's way too easy to pick him. Seriously, if he wasn't a celebrity, he wouldn't even have been on our radar."
For Web site visitors who aren't satisfied with the eight choices on the Freak of the Year poll, there's also a write-in option for voters to nominate their own favorite "freak."
The Web site also plans to announce "Florida's Freakiest City" at the end of the year. Olesen explains, "While odd news seems to come out of every corner of the state, there are definitely some areas that seem to have a higher concentration of weird behavior."