The Legend of Florida Man

The “Florida Man” has become a legendary figure in popular media and has inspired a plethora of memes and jokes. Some Florida Men stand out from others with their crazy stories and situations. Here are 10 Florida men who went above and beyond to live up to the Florida Man legend. 

Joshua James


James, from Jupiter, Florida, embodied the Florida Man trope when he threw a live, 3-foot alligator through the drive-through window on a Wendy’s in Loxahatchee, Florida. So, in October of 2015, James was charged with unlawful possession and transportation of an alligator—who knew that was a thing?—and the title as a quintessential Florida Man. His story has the hilarious headlines, crazy and weird criminal acts. That’s probably why the Florida Man is considered the World’s Worst Superhero.