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Just after midnight on Tuesday, 911 dispatchers in the Florida Keys received a barrage of odd calls: A backhoe, witnesses said, was wildly flinging boulders across the Seven Mile Bridge and into the water.

Thus began America’s strangest police chase of the year. Over the next hour and a half, a small army of Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies would chase the backhoe back and forth along the famous bridge as it tore through guardrails, scraped asphalt, and swung its mechanical arm at police. Yes, there’s video.


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If Jimmy Buffett hasn’t already written a sappy acoustic ballad about the foibles of Thomas Knight, it’s probably only a matter of time. The 57-year-old Conch had such a strong hankering for another cold one, local police say, that he broke into the Key West Airport to steal a six pack from the terminal bar.

Which, come to think of it, raises a question or two about security at the Conch Republic’s international airport. Miami New Times has the story. 

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