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Only in America: The pooping-in-the-woods lawsuit

A Florida man sues police after he was charged with defecating in the woods — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Florida man who was charged with pooping in the woods outside a local bar is suing police for violating his civil rights. Elvan Moore II claims he was actually vomiting and that the disorderly conduct charges, which were later dropped owing to lack of evidence, caused him to lose his $55,000-a-year job as a financial adviser. He is seeking damages for being "harassed" by police.