Florida Man Has A Tough Summer In Wyoming
Earlier this summer I saw the headline:
Florida Man To Appear In Court On Monday For Walking On Thermals In Yellowstone.
My first impression was that tourists are bad enough, we've definitely got to keep the "FLORIDA MAN" out of Yellowstone.
Today I see this headline:
Mudslide Strands Tourists Outside Yellowstone; Florida Man Totals Car Trying To Drive Thru It
The "Florida Man" became a laugh line after so many stories of weird people doing over-the-top bizarre things came out of that state. Headlines screamed the latest WEIRDNESS with "Florida Man" and then whatever wild stupid thing he did. There are now "Florida Man" websites, Youtube videos, and a book.
So how often does the FLORIDA MAN get in trouble in Wyoming? Lets search some headlines.
Bison Charges 34-Year-Old Florida Man in Yellowstone National Park
Police: Florida man steals cop car in Wyoming
Florida man allegedly drove to teen's home in Roosevelt, took her to Wyoming
Body found in Wyoming believed to be Gabrielle Petito. That was the story of a Florida Man and his girlfriend.
Florida man who survived deadly Wyoming bear attack
Florida man moving to mars, I mean Rock Spring WY
Florida Man Goes to Wyoming to Cancel His GOP Colleague
You get the idea. Maybe it's time we ban the "Florida Man" from Wyoming. He just causes trouble when he gets here.
Then again I think a Wyoming Man might just be trying to give Florida Man a run for his money.
Headline from Cowboy State Daily reads Wyo Supreme Court: Man Who Confessed While Running Naked In Snow Does Not Win Appeal.
According to CSD: The court unanimously upheld the conviction of Nicholas Jendersen, rejecting his arguments that he didn’t know what he was doing when he waived his right to remain silent while he was running naked through the snow confessing as he ran from police.
So is the police officer supposed to be yelling "YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT" and so on as he chases a naked man through the Wyoming snow? I don't think so.
GAME ON WYOMING MAN! - Admittedly we have a long way to go to catch up to Florida Man. Also, Florida has a far bigger pool of talent to draw from than Wyoming. Wyoming's population is only just above 500,000. Florida's population is just over 21 Million.
Still, having lived in this state I can tell you, that Wyoming has some talent to draw from. We have no problem peaking the "Strange O' Meter" now and then.
SO BRING IT ON WYOMING! We can show the nation that we have enough weirdness to get noticed just like Florida.