March 26 was another busy day for Florida man. Below you will find 2 stories that show how crazy Florida man can be. Is March 26 your birthday? If so, you will definitely want to keep reading.
Florida Man March 26, 2014 – Hammerhead Joyride
On March 26, Florida man was taking full advantage of the beautiful Boynton Beach weather. He decided to take his kayak out fishing.
It did not take long to get his first bite. He could tell that it was a large fish but had no idea what he had actually hooked.
When the fish finally came to the surface, he was shocked to see an 11-foot hammerhead shark on the other end of his line.
He was now attached to a shark almost the exact size of his kayak.
But in true Florida man fashion, Adam Fisk decided to carry on instead of cutting the line. He even pulled his camera out and took some video.
He even stuck his camera underwater to get a better look at the monster towing him.
“I was also a bit wary of filming while it charged, as I was all alone with no one to help if anything went wrong… Looking back, a bit nerve-wracking.”, Fisk stated.
They both enjoyed a good ride for about eight miles until Fisk cut the line.
Florida Man March 26, 2017 – “Stand Your Ground” Defense Dropped Manslaughter Charge
Florida man allegedly beat up and killed someone at a Lakeworth bar. The man was initially charged with manslaughter.
However, the prosecutor dropped the case due to lack of evidence and him claiming “Stand Your Ground.”
27-year old William Difonzo Jr., also known as “Hollywood,” was arrested 4 months after the incident.
According to Palm Beach County Sheriff Deputies, he was accused of fatally punching Sebastian Paz in the face.
The incident started when Difonzo was outside the bar, pissed and problematic. Paz was just passing by and being polite, but Difonzo told him to go away.
Shortly after, Paz came out from the bar again to smoke a cigarette. Difonzo came towards him and threw a punch, according to one witness’s statement.
A second witness reported to investigators that “Paz had his arms crossed invading Difonzo’s personal space” as an argument broke out between the men.
It was stated in the arrest report is that Difonzo threw a hard punch to Paz’s face. The force made him fall and hit his head on the concrete parking lot.
Witnesses said that blood immediately came out from his mouth and nose.
Difonzo then fled the scene.
Paz was pronounced dead the following morning at the hospital. The Doctor’s report stated his death was due to blunt force trauma. They ruled the manner of death as a homicide.
After four months, Difonzo was arrested and taken to custody in Palm Beach Country Jail.
He was represented by his lawyer Steven Bell. Bell said that the stories of witnesses are changing once they are in a deposition.
None of them could actually tell how the fight started.
Stand Your Ground
In December, based on statutory immunity known as “Stand Your Ground,” a motion to dismiss the manslaughter charges was filed.
The following Friday, Prosecutors dropped the manslaughter charge. They stated, “although there was probable cause to make an arrest, the evidence cannot prove all legally required elements of the crime alleged and is insufficient to support a criminal prosecution.”
Difonzo still remained in custody and still facing charges, including violating his probation.
He has been sentenced to five years in prison on other charges.
These Florida man stories definitely show how crazy Florida man can be. One of them does a good job showing that it is not always bad crazy. Sometimes we get to see the fun crazy too.