Florida Man Docket – September 6

September 6 – Florida Man and Woman Suffer Unnecessary Incarceration Behind Unlocked Door

John Arwood and Amber Campbell spent an uncomfortable two days in a janitor’s closet that wasn’t locked. One of them was carrying a cellphone, but didn’t use it during those rough 48 hours. Once he called 911, the pair were “liberated” when police opened the door.

There may be mitigating circumstances around their incarceration. Police found feces in the closet. They also found copper scouring pads, which are commonly used to smoke crack cocaine and meth. It’s important to note that no drugs were found in the closet.

However, products such as crack cocaine can have a devastating impact on many aspects of brain function. It can cause anxiety and irritability. These drugs can also impact your decision making ability.

The pair entered the closet while being chased on the campus of Daytona State College. They were not students, nor did they have a reason to be in the Marine and Environmental Science Center.

Once the pair was released from the janitor’s closet, they were arrested for trespass.

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September 6 – Florida Man Keeps His Smart Car Safe by Parking it Near the Refrigerator

Patrick Eldridge of Jacksonville, Florida was worried that his Smart car might be damaged or blown away by the winds of a recent hurricane. His wife’s car was in the garage, so he put the Smart car in the kitchen of their home.

A Smart car weighs just under 1600 pounds. While this is quite a bit lighter than many sedans, this little compact is light on the asphalt and cheap on gas. They’re about 6 feet wide, so a simple set of double doors will allow them into the home.

It’s important to note that there are hazards to putting your Smart car, or any vehicle, inside your house. First of all, the weight might be tough on the structure of your living space. As your refrigerator is probably one of the heaviest items in your home, parking these two items together may be problematic.

Additionally, Smart cars get about 40 miles to the gallon. Depending on how much is in the tank, a Smart car could be a fire hazard inside your living space.

Top winds of this hurricane reached 115 mph. A car can be blown away at 90 mph, so there was risk to the Smart car outside. However, winds of 60 mph can take away your roof, so the kitchen parking spot was not foolproof or completely free of risk.

Luckily, the most severe weather of the hurricane passed by Jacksonville. Once the storm had cleared, Eldridge successfully moved the car back outside again.

Those planning to do a little car shopping in the future might need to measure their living space. They may find that many areas of their home can double as a parking space!