The further adventures of Florida Man

I guess he’s trying to be obliging, or something:

A man was arrested Sunday [29 April] after asking a Florida Highway Patrol trooper if he could run away from the scene of a crash, saying he could get the trooper more meth than he had found in his car.

Scott Ecklund, 32, was arrested on charges of methamphetamine possession and driving with a suspended license. He was arrested earlier [in April] and accused of crashing a Chevrolet truck into a house in Winter Park and claiming to be an FBI agent with an AR-style rifle, police said at the time.

Clearly a loony.

FHP Trooper Glaudson Curado wrote in his arrest report that he searched Ecklund’s car and found meth and a small scale, records show.

Ecklund talked nonstop, Curado wrote.

“Mr. Ecklund was making no sense during our conversation,” Curado wrote. “… He was asking me to let he [sic] run away, that he could get me much more illegal substance that I had found with him today.”

Bless you, sir. I couldn’t have kept a straight face writing that.

(Via Bayou Renaissance Man.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    16 May 2018 · 6:10 pm

    “he could get the trooper more meth than he had found in his car.”

    Cue my dad: “They call it ‘dope’ for a reason….”

  2. McGehee »

    16 May 2018 · 7:42 pm

    And shortly before I read this post, I bought and started reading an ebook that starts out with a Navajo cop stopping some noodnik who offers her $500 (and a rifle) to let him go — even though she only pulled him over for speeding, and except for his nervousness she really had no reason to do more than cite him for that.

    Much later in the book, he and his dog save her life. Somehow I doubt Florida Man will follow in New Mexico Man’s footsteps quite that far.

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