Florida Man is an Internet meme that was popularized in 2013. The phrase “Florida Man” is taken from various news articles describing people who hail from or live in Florida.
Internet users typically submit news stories and articles about unusual or funny crimes or events happening in Florida, especially those where “Florida Man” is mentioned in the headline. The meme is mainly about Florida’s supposed notoriety for strange and unusual events.
The breadth of reports of bizarre Florida Man activities is due to public records laws giving journalists fast and easy access to the police reports about these crimes.