Sometimes, it can be a little redundant to explain that a certain news story came from Florida, as some of the most intensely strange tales almost always emanate from the Sunshine State.
There are plenty of theories as to why Florida produces more offbeat news than anywhere else in the country, from the constantly rotating residents, (both snowbirds and tourists), to the constant, oppressive heat.
But, regardless of the reason for the consistent trouble, we are almost always shocked or entertained by what we see from the swampy south, including the latest DUI arrest from inside a Walmart store.
Aaron Gregory, 39, was busted around 10 AM Sunday inside a Walmart in Melbourne, a city about 65 miles south of Orlando. Officers were summoned to the store “reference to an intoxicated male on a motorized scooter,” according to an arrest affidavit.
A Walmart security official told cops that Gregory, seen at right, was haphazardly driving a Walmart scooter “down the aisles, running into shelves and displays, and creating a danger for other patrons by almost striking them with the scooter.”
And he wasn’t just having a little buzz and a good time.
Gregory was reportedly so intoxicated that he was barely able to stand on his own and had to be transported from the store on a stretcher. Gregory’s backpack, which was in the scooter’s basket, contained an open bottle of Smirnoff vodka.
Gregory ended up catching 4 misdemeanor charges and is being held on bond in lieu of his $3,000 bond.