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Bed, Bath & Beyond is reportedly facing bankruptcy and this week began another round of layoffs. Apparently ‘security’ was part of those layoffs as a Florida Man apparently walked into the store on Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers and casually walked off without paying. The take? $5500.00 in Dyson vacuums. He left the plaza in a dark blue SUV.

Dyson vacuums can run upwards of $750. If you see someone selling one on facebook marketplace “still in box”, be on alert. Buying stolen merchandise is illegal and under Florida law, they can try to charge you.

Anyone with information regarding the man in the video above is asked to contact SWFL Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-780-TIPS or by sending an anonymous email to southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com.

The man could have made much more by buying Bed Bath and Beyond stock. The stock under ticker symbol BBBY has gone from $1.31 just last week to a closing price of $5.24 today. The ‘meme stock’ craze made famous back in 2021 seems poised to make a comeback. Bed, Bath, & Beyond could take notes on how Estero, Florida based Hertz handled the meme status as it too faced almost certain doom until it was saved by the Reddit crowd.


Florida Woman Tries To Bring ‘Emotional Support Boa Constrictor' Onto Plane In Tampa

It’s very common to see little dogs on planes. I get it, some people have anxiety about flying and if having that little dog on your lap helps – do it. But this is Florida. We do things differently here in the sunshine state. As this Florida Woman in Tampa showed with her Emotional Support Boa Constrictor.

Here’s what happened. The Transportation Security Administration says that a woman attempted to bring an “emotional support pet” boa constrictor snake onto a plane back in December. She had hidden the snake in her carry on bag and pushed it through the X-Ray. I really planned on posting the Samuel L Jackson meme here, but, that would be too obvious.

Lisa Farbstein, TSA Spokesperson  tweeted “Snake on a plane? This is a @TSA X-ray of Bartholomew, a boa constrictor who was in a traveler’s carry-on bag at @FlyTPA  last month. Woman claimed the snake was her emotional support pet. TSA notified the airline, which ruled that there was not going to be a snake on their plane!”

So with all the holdups, delays, and cancellations at the airports last month. Here’s another. Tampa airport security was held up while a woman tried to bring a 4 foot boa constrictor onto the plane. I get it though, if she’d have checked that bag who knows where it would have ended up.


Joe Winner spends his days combing through memes and off beat stories to bring you the side of Florida not always seen.

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