Florida Man Friday: Florida Traumatized as Florida Man with Florida Forehead Tattoo Arrested

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fairly easy
Some weeks it's difficult to pick Florida Man Friday's lead story, just because Florida's best-in-the-nation sunshine law serves up a smorgasbord to rival the Bacchanal Buffet at Cae...
sar's Palace.

Other weeks, one story stands out — I mean really stands out — so far in front of the others that it makes my job easier than the breeze in some old Jimmy Buffett song.

This is one of those weeks.

So without further ado, come sail away on another thrilling…

Florida Man Friday!

Let us begin as we always do with…

The Most Florida Man Story Ever (This Week)

When you saw the photo you knew this would be the lead story, didn't you?

Matthew Leatham, 22, dialed 911 to request a ride home after 4 a.m. in the New Port Richey suburb of Tampa on Sunday, according to a criminal complaint. A Pasco County deputy found Leatham and offered to call him a cab, but he said he didn't have money, the complaint states. Leatham then began walking in the direction he lives and again called 911 for a ride, cops said.

Florida Man is nothing if not persistent, as well as being inappropriately tattooed.

The officer caught up to him and arrested him as he was on the line, according to the complaint. Authorities say the officer searched Leatham and found marijuana.

Ironically, Leatham is listed in his high school yearbook as "Most Likely to Appear in a Mugshot with a Visible Tattoo."

If it's not too presumptuous, please allow this Colorado Man to give Florida Man a small piece of advice: If you don't want the police to find your marijuana, a good first step would be to not call them repeatedly.

I hope this helps.

On a more personal note, these last few weeks, Colorado Man stories have been popping up like Florida Man stories — and we don't even have Florida's sunshine law to make it easy to find them.

We're so screwed.

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