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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

What is it about Florida, baked beans and cheap beer? One hell of a party was narrowly avoided when two accidents happened almost on the same day last week in Florida.

Thousands of pounds of beer spilled onto a Florida roadway after a semi-truck tipped over early Wednesday morning. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office shared photos of the overturned truck and the hundreds of Busch beer cases on Interstate 10.

"The beer didn't fare so well," the sheriff's office said.

Nearly 60,000 pounds of beer spilled in the crash. The driver was treated on the scene after sustaining minor injuries and was cited for careless driving.

Meanwhile, barely 300 miles away a semi truck traveling on Interstate 75 experienced a brake fire that turned its load of green beans into baked beans and scattered them across the road.

Ocala Fire Rescue said the tractor-trailer was in the northbound lanes Thursday when its rear wheel brakes sparked a fire that soon engulfed the entire trailer.

"Heat and fire emanating from the rear axles burned through the trailer's left wall, creating an opening through which the contents of the trailer spilled," Ocala Fire Rescue said in a statement.

The agency posted a photo of the well-done green beans strewn across the highway after the flames were extinguished.

Firefighters said it took about 2,000 gallons of water to put out the flames and the driver of the truck was not injured.

Imagine if these two accidents had happened at the same time on the same highway? That would have been quite a party.

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Let's not be too critical of this poor cop. You know, they don't pay those guys a lot of money to get shot at. So he picks up a few extra bucks here and there where he can.

Sold over 100 firearms to criminals, huh? That's pretty good for one guy. How much you want to bet there was more than one guy involved in it?

Lewis, I have a prediction; the family of the Texas guy who died after he got shot while wearing a bullet proof vest is going to sue the vest manufacturer. How much do you think something like that would be worth?

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