There is a sub-genre in crime fiction, the comedic Florida crime novel. The prime proponent is Carl Hiaasen, but there’s a whole bunch of them: Tim Dorsey, Edna Buchanan, Les Standiford, Elmore Leonard and even Dave Barry.
Most of them wrote chapters in a book Naked Came the Manatee if you want a good introduction. And, as Dave Barry often says, “I couldn’t make this up”, it is more real life than fiction.
From today’s Miami Herald: Report says cop got nude dances while on duty
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A Miami-Dade police officer who allegedly preferred patrolling the VIP lounge of a strip joint to the streets of Miami-Dade County was arrested Thursday on charges he falsified his time sheets to cover his naughty encounters.
Exposed: Sgt. Felix Martinez, a 19-year veteran of the North Dade patrol squad.
Investigators say on three occasions — Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 9 — Martinez received nude dances in a private VIP room at the Masters Gentlemen’s Cabaret, 5325 NW 77th Ave., in unincorporated Miami-Dade, while on-duty and in uniform.
The dancer was a stripper-turned-confidential-informant who needed him to ”fix” her driver’s license, a report states.