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ONLY IN FLORIDA: Edward Cocaine Faces Drug Charges

Broward County Sheriff's Office

Cocaine is on the stand this week's edition 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 do burglars get caught because of their Instagram activity.

The owner of a Boca Raton electronic cigarette shop was able to immediately identify the person who threw a brick through his front door and stole $2,000 worth of merchandise.

The owner said he recognized the burglar as 18-year-old Tanner Bradshaw, a regular customer and one of nearly 350 followers of the business on Instagram. Bradshaw faces burglary and grand theft charges. (South Florida Sun Sentinel)

ONLY IN FLORIDA do guys arrested for groping waitresses try to avoid prosecution with painting and pressure washing.

Blair Kaluahine, 26, of Acreage tried to bargain his way out of the arrest for $3,000 and some painting and pressure washing, but only after threatening to shoot a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputy while already in custody.

Kalauhine is free on bond facing multiple charges, including threatening a public servant and bribery of a public servant. (Palm Beach Post)

ONLY IN FLORIDA does Edward Cocaine get arrested for drug possession. 

Judge John Hurley did a double take when Edward Cocaine proudly announced his name in court.

The 34-year-old Fort Lauderdale man was arrested Tuesday in Pembroke Pines for drug possession, but not of his namesake. The substance in question? Xanax. (South Florida Sun Sentinel)

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Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.
Patrick Donges served as WJCT's Digital Content Editor from August 2013 - August 2014.