How many times have you read a headline and thought: "Only in Florida"? Here are some of the crazy things that have happened in the Sunshine State this year alone.
Ron Reinold, of Bostwick, was flown to the hospital in critical condition after he was bitten by a rattlesnake while trying to kiss it in May.
Police in the Florida Keys grew suspicious after finding an unusually heavy Cookie Monster toy in a car they were searching in July.
Upon further inspection, they found roughly 314 grams of cocaine inside.
Credit: CBS Miami
"Joker" lookalike arrested twice
A man with face tattoos resembling the "Joker" comic book villain was arrested twice within two weeks in Fort Lauderdale in June.
The first arrest came after he was accused of pointing a gun at passing cars. Just over a week later, he was charged with possession of marijuana.
Credit: Miami-Dade Corrections
Lawyer, lawyer, pants on fire
Miami attorney's pants caught fire in a courtroom in March... as he was defending a client accused of arson. The lawyer said the fire was started by an e-cigarette battery he had in his pocket.
The client was convicted later that day.
Credit: Courtesy the Law Office of Julio Gutierrez
A "hookah-smoking caterpillar"?
Mathew Horace Jones allegedly used a forklift to cause more than $100,000 in damage to a liquor store in Ponce De Leon.
According to police, Jones said his name was Alice Wonderland and that he had been instructed by a "hookah-smoking caterpillar" to destroy the store.
Jones faced felony grand theft and other charges for the August incident, according to a statement from the Crestview Police Department.
Credit: Crestview Police Department
Students "adopt" dead gator
Florida wildlife officials issued warnings to three Florida Gulf Coast University students in April after they allegedly brought a dead alligator to a dorm and posted pictures on social media.
The students reportedly found the reptile dead on the side of the road and brought it to the dorm as a prank.
Loud sex halts tennis match
Sounds of a couple having sex in an apartment near a Sarasota tennis arena were so loud that tennis players stopped in the middle of a match in April.
"It can't be that good," one of the players yelled.
Credit: ATP Challenger Tour via YouTube
Police in Hollywood, Florida, said it took 10 hours of negotiations to get a naked, suicidal man off a 300-foot construction crane.
Travis Bernard, 27, reportedly threw construction equipment and debris from the crane and damaged city property.
Credit: CBS Miami
Mom allegedly allows snake to bite baby
A Sebring woman was charged with child abuse in June after posting a video apparently showing a snake biting her baby.
The Facebook video appeared to show Chartelle Geanette St. Laurent holding a non-venomous rat snake in front of her 1-year-old before the snake bit the baby. The baby wasn't badly injured.
St. Laurent said she has seen snakes on her property and wanted to teach her child about them.
Woman allegedly gets drunk, grabs EMT's groin
Lady Lake police said a woman drank five beers in a Walmart aisle in January before grabbing the groin of an EMT worker who came to evaluate her.
Credit: CBS affiliate WKMG
Naked pastor allegedly flees house
Police said Pastor O. Jermaine Simmons ran out of a Tallahassee house naked after a woman's husband came home and found the pastor and the woman having sex, a police report said.
The woman told police that her husband threatened kill Simmons, who hid behind a nearby fence.
Credit: CBS Miami
It's raining meat
When Austin Adair heard a thump on his Fort Lauderdale roof in July, he thought it was thunder. Instead, he found two bundles of frozen pork next to the home and three on the roof.
The home is near three airports, so Adair thinks the 15 pounds of mystery meat fell from a plane.
Credit: Austin Adair via AP
Alleged face-eating killer fears demon
Austin Harrouff, a college student, was accused in late 2016 of randomly attacking and killing a couple in their Stuart garage and chewing on the dead man's face.
In an interview released by prosecutors in February, Harrouff said he was fleeing a demon-like figure named Daniel and only had a vague recollection of the slayings.
Credit: CBS affiliate WPEC
Retirement community raided for drugs
In June, deputies raiding a home in The Villages, a central Florida retirement community, said they discovered methamphetamine, heroin and drug paraphernalia. They also uncovered golf cart parts, which they suspected might be connected to a golf cart chop-shop.
Five people were arrested and brought up on drug-related charges.
Credit: CBS Miami
Drunken man steals, crashes forklift
Florida Keys authorities say a drunken man stole a forklift and crashed it in March.
Edward Quinton told authorities he took the forklift because he had lost his keys and needed something to drive. Breath tests showed Quinton's blood-alcohol level was twice Florida's legal limit, police said.
Credit: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office via AP
Deadly three-way gas-station fight
A three-way fight in July led to the death of a man who fled into the street and was hit by two vehicles.
One of the other men reached for a machete and may have struck the victim before he staggered into the street, police said.
Police were looking for this truck in connection with the fight.
Credit: Miami police via CBS Miami
Man shoots AT&T trucks up to 18 times
Authorities in Hialeah said a man fired as many as 18 shots into two AT&T work trucks in July because they were blocking his driveway. The man confessed to firing at the trucks.