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Chuck Bean

Weekends

If Tiger King has taught us anything it’s that there is a ferocious appetite for news stories about people and animals acting badly and the wild happenstance of life. In that spirit each night during the 9 and 10 o’clock hour I enjoy playing a game with you, the listener, called Florida or Australia. The rules are simple: I’ll tell you about a news story on the air and you text or call in and tell me if you think the story happened in Florida or Australia.(because those two places seem to have a high concentration of craziness.) Here are tonight’s stories:

Woman threatens man with her parrot

A woman from Boca Raton is facing burglary and battery charges for threatening a neighbor with her parrot, police say.A man told police his neighbor, Mary Grace Peck, was screaming obscenities at him while they were in an elevator. He said she then follow

Florida man pays $7,600 to cover dozens of neighbors' past-due electric bills

A Florida man paid over $7,600 to keep the lights on for 114 families who didn't have enough money to cover their past-due electric bills, according to news reports. Michael Esmond of Gulf Breeze did the same good deed last year for 36 households, CNN reported.

Be sure to tune in Monday through Friday nights at 9 and 10pm if you want to play along.