ONLY IN FLORIDA: Septuagenarian Tased After Bank Robbery

May 9, 2014

This week we're breaking the law with seniors, freeing endangered birds from the bondage of fake hair, and bidding in a piece of Disney history, and it's all 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 senior citizens rob banks and then flee the scene of a crime using their walker.

Police in Boynton Beach say 77-year-old Russell Cooper held up a PNC Bank by brandishing a knife and brandishing his cane. Police actually had to Taser the septuagenarian to take him into custody. (Palm Beach Post)

ONLY IN FLORIDA does wildlife get accidentally stuck in someone’s hair weave.

Down in Davie, a burrowing owl is recovering at the South Florida Wildlife Center after getting a section of artificial hair tangled around her foot.

Park officials say the mom own probably thought the glob of hair was an animal.

Burrowing owls are protected in Florida. Their populations are threatened because of habitat destruction that has come as humans develop natural areas, and now apparently also new hairdos. (Broward/Palm Beach New Times)

ONLY IN FLORIDA do pieces of Walt Disney’s dream go up for sale on eBay.

Now is your chance to own a piece of Disney history — a really really big piece.

The Florida-based Theme Park Connection, which specializes in buying, selling and trading Disney items, has listed an original monorail cab car on an online auction site eBay.

According to Theme Park Connection, the vehicle was the front cab of the red monorail which serviced Walt Disney World from the grand opening of the resort in 1971 to the arrival of the Mark VI monorails starting in 1989.

The posting says the vehicle has all original components still attached, including doors, control consoles and seating. The "buy it now" price on the online auction site is listed at $189,000. (Orlando Sentinel)

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