From an incriminating sweater to no sweater at all, we're stripping down and dialing in for this week's ONLY IN FLORIDA.
ONLY IN FLORIDA is our weekly roundup of the strange, bizarre and just plain ridiculous headlines from right here in the Sunshine State.
ONLY IN FLORIDA do drug trafficking defendants appear in court wearing a sweatshirt depicting the tools of their alleged trade.
Christopher Patterson, 27, made an unfortunate wardrobe choice for his court appearance in Fort Lauderdale.
His colorful sweatshirt showed drawings of baking soda, spoons, an open flame and a stockpot — a depiction of the procedure to manufacture crack cocaine. Patterson pleased no contest. (The Smoking Gun)
ONLY IN FLORIDA do people actually feel good about having the infamous phone number 867-5309.
It’s been more than 30 years since "Jenny's" telephone number went to the top of the charts.
"867-5309" made Tommy Tutone a star (for a little while), but the number he made famous has a Bay County woman answering the phone hundreds of times each and every week.
It wasn't Jenny who changed her number, but Carrie Routt, 12 years ago.
The Lynn Haven real estate agent changed her digits and now everyone who calls Jenny reaches Carrie. Her husband Kyle says he’s gotten used to his wife’s many calls. (UPI)
ONLY IN FLORIDA are homes not the only assets being shown by local realtors.
Pasco County realtor Jackie Youngblood is a nudist, and she’s so good at her job that she’s being featured on the new TLC TV show Buying Naked.
Pasco County is widely considered the nudist capitol of the world, with more than 150,000 non-clothed residents. Finding homes for them can be tough, what with sharp counter corners and cramped kitchen alleyways that can cause injuries.
Mrs. Youngblood says she's got all areas covered (so to speak), and that's why she is the top realtor in the area. (The Tampa Tribune)
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