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Chuck Bean


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:

Florida man shot in the stomach after attempting to scare friend - NBC2 News

A 31-year-old man changed his clothes and hid in the woods while his friend went to their car at around 5:30 a.m.

'I would have crashed:' Fleeing suspect claims he was driving too fast to pull over, police say

TITUSVILLE, Fla. - A man who fled from officers said he was trying to get home to his mom and claimed he was driving too fast to pull over, according to the Titusville Police Department. Police said they saw Nicholas Debetes, 18, driving a red Hyundai Elantra "at an extremely high rate of speed" Thursday around 11:15 p.m.

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