Police: Florida Man Terrorized Neighbors With Mop On His Head

A Florida man has been arrested after authorities in Port St. Lucie say he terrorized his neighbors while wearing a mop on his head. The Dreamin’ Demon reports that 58-year-old James Dizney Fields offered a bizarre explanation for the already strange incident when authorities interrogated him.

The incident reportedly took place on January 13. Neighbors of the man say that he approached their home at around 8:00 p.m. while wearing a mop on his head. When he knocked on the family’s door, his neighbor answered, but closed the door when the Florida man muttered something unintelligible at him.

Police were called to the home after Fields reportedly continued to knock on the door and ring the neighbor’s doorbell. The TC Palm reports that Fields was arrested without incident in his own garage, where police say he was observed throwing pieces of paper onto a fire. Police say the Florida man is hearing-impaired and communicated with them in writing.

The man reportedly admitted to knocking on the door of his neighbor’s home while wearing the mop on his head. His reason? According to the police report, he provided an interesting quote.

“Because I was born a comedian … and I liked to tease people. I was short of an egg and needed eggs to make a cake.”

The neighbor also reportedly identified James Dizney Fields as the man who “terrified his entire family,” according to a police report.

This is far from the first time a bizarre crime has been reported out of the Sunshine State. In fact, incidents like the one in this report have helped produce the popular #FloridaMan and #FloridaWoman hashtags on social media, which highlight a multitude of bizarre situations that take place in the state.

In 2015, a Florida man admitted to having a year-long sexual affair with a dolphin, which he “met” while living at a theme park. The Deccan Chronicle says that 63-year-old Malcolm Brenner claimed that the dolphin seduced him.

Also in 2015, another Florida man was arrested for advertising “legit counterfeit” money on Craigslist. Uproxx reports that 20-year-old Tony Torbert Jr. was charged in association with the incident.

That same year, another man in the Sunshine State was arrested over a bizarre altercation he got into with a Florida woman. The Globe and Mail reports that 82-year-old Luke Wales slashed a woman’s tires after she reportedly took his seat at Bingo.

As for this latest case, police have charged Florida man James Dizney Fields with disturbing the peace. He is currently being held in jail on bond in the amount of $9,000.

[Featured image via Port St. Lucie Jail]