Florida Believe It or Not: Marijuana for lunch; Wrong car set on fire; Florida prison listed as a vacation-rental site

2016-09-19T19:58:05+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Roundups|

Welcome to “Florida Believe it or Not,” an occasional feature on the odd, weird or weirdly beautiful happenings in the Sunshine State. Without further ado, here are some recent incidents that have made the state — and the nation — scratch its collective head:

  • Broward County deputies arrested a woman after, they said, they found pot in her niece’s lunchbox during a traffic stop Sept. 14. Tasha Sims, 33, is facing charges of child neglect, possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license. Local 10 News
  • A Panhandle woman  is looking for justice after a boulder was found missing from her front porch. Following the theft, the owner requested “increased security” from Niceville police. NWF Daily News
  • Clearwater police were dispatched after a woman was found setting a car on fire. Carmen Chamblee, 19, was charged with second degree arson in an attempt to get back at her ex-boyfriend but, police said, set the wrong car on fire. Local 10 News
  • A former correctional facility in Vero Beach is listed as vacation-rental site on Airbnb. Property owner Rob Goodman refers to the lock-up, which shut down in 2012, as a “camping trip” as there are no pillows or mattresses in the cells. Palm Beach Post
  • Miami residents reported strange lights in the sky around dawn on Sept. 2. Officials said the light came from an Atlas V rocket after its launch from Cape Canaveral. Miami Herald 

— Victor San German, South Florida News Service