Cops arrest donut-dusted driver for meth
During a traffic stop, Orlando police arrested a man for drug possession after they mistook the sugar-glaze crumbs from a Krispy Kreme donut for chunks of methamphetamine, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The New York Times reported in early July that Florida Department of Law Enforcement data shows more than 20 percent of the time, substances initially identified as drugs are not. What's most surprising about this quintessential Flori-duh arrest is it's coming from people who should know what a donut dust-up looks like.
Our water might soon taste a little more toxic
The Treasure Coast already looks like somebody went haywire with the green slime at a Nickelodeon award show, but that didn't stop the state's Environmental Regulation Commission from voting to increase the number of chemicals and toxins in our water. The board, whose members are appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, increased acceptable levels of two dozen carcinogens last week.
Grayson's Senate campaign spirals downward
U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, and his campaign for the U.S. Senate was hit last week by scandal after scandal. First, Politico released allegations by his ex-wife, Lolita Grayson, of multiple instances of domestic abuse (which Grayson vehemently denied). Then the Democrat threatened a Politico reporter with arrest for asking him questions about the alleged abuse. And then some of his campaign stuff quit, progressive donors dropped out, and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid called him an "absolute fraud."
Gov. Rick Scott grows a heart, maybe
State Rep. David Richardson, the only openly gay lawmaker in Florida, told the News Service of Florida that Scott expressed support for gay rights after the Pulse tragedy, saying if his grandchildren were gay, "he would want them to be treated with dignity and respect and have their rights." We're thinking that was probably communicated in a very hushed whisper.