First Coast Connect
12:59 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

ONLY IN FLORIDA: Surfing Santas, A Big Baby, And A Nut Butter Assault

You thought it wouldn't be back until next year, but today we've got one more bonus round of 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 does flinging a spoonful of peanut butter at a sibling warrant arrest.

Rachel Byrd, of Deltona, was arrested for battery Monday following an argument with her brother about a a dog that urinated in their shared apartment.

The charge stemmed from Byrd flinging a spoonful of peanut butter at her brother. It was unclear whether the nut butter was of the smooth or chunky variety. (UPI)

ONLY IN FLORIDA does a Christmas miracle come in the form of a giant baby.

Nicia McNelly gave birth in Gainesville last Friday to her third child, a bouncing, 14-pound baby boy.

The 22-and-a-half inch bundle of joy was delivered by cesarean section seven days before his due date. The family reportedly made it back from the hospital in time for Christmas. (Fox News)

And speaking of Christmas, ONLY IN FLORIDA does Santa Claus hang ten for a great cause.

More than 210 surfers dressed like Santa, Frosty the Snowman, and other festive characters gathered Tuesday near Cocoa Beach for the city's "Surfin' Santas" charity event.

Proceeds from this year's event were donated to Grind For Life, a local non-profit that provides financial assistance to cancer patients and their families when traveling long distances to visit doctors or hospitals.

Event organizers say they will likely need to find a larger venue next year because of the increased popularity; this year a record number of Santas showed up on the beach. (Florida Today, Facebook)

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