I woke up this morning and the first thing I learned upon checking Twitter was that Florida had taken things to a ridiculous new level: the earth beneath the feet of that state’s residents is now swallowing them whole.
A Florida man lying in bed fell into a sinkhole that opened suddenly beneath the bedroom of his suburban Tampa home, calling out to his brother for help as he fell, a fire department spokeswoman said Friday.
Five other people, including a 2-year-old child, escaped from the home. Rescuers had to pull the man’s brother away from the edge of the sinkhole as it ate away at the ground under the home, according to Jessica Damico, a spokeswoman for the Hillsborough County Fire Department.
The man was presumed dead, she said, after monitoring equipment lowered by engineers detected no signs of life.
Poor Florida Man. Be careful out there, bro.
I want more like this!
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