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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:

Armed Man Holds Melbourne Animal Shelter Worker At Gunpoint And Demands To See The Cats

A Melbourne animal shelter employee has had a frightening encounter overnight. The woman had parked her car near the Lost Dogs' Home in Cranbourne West when a man approached her. Victoria Police say the man pointed a gun at her and told her to escort him into the shelter.

U.S. Crime: Florida Man Hops Into Recycling Bin To Escape Arrest

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY Fla. - The eyes in the sky, aka Hillsborough County Sheriff's Aviation Unit, caught this man in a recycling bin. On Saturday Hillsborough County Sheriff Deputies spotted a stolen black Ford Escape driving on 78th Street. The driver took off and tried to get away from our deputies.

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