DANIA BEACH — After hours of celebrating at his own backyard birthday party, Timothy Jordan offered to bet $50 that he could swim across the broad canal that runs behind his home.
"No one took him up on it," said Eddie Jean King, Jordan's partner of 20 years and one of about 30 people at the party. "But he said, 'Well, I'm going to do it anyway.' "
Jordan stripped down to his boxer shorts, stepped into the water and swam out into the darkness just before 2 a.m. Sunday.
He died two days before his 46th birthday.
And then there's this item from the Miami Herald.
A Miami federal prosecutor was arrested Sunday afternoon at a local bar after a young girl and her mother accused him of being indecent when he went swimming in his boxers at the establishment's pool overlooking the Miami River and downtown.The Patriots beat Buffalo.
Sean Cronin, 35, (above), was charged with two misdemeanors -- lewd and lascivious exhibition and nonviolent obstruction of justice -- by a Miami police officer as he tried to leave Finnegan's River, 401 SW Third Ave., according to an arrest affidavit.
Cronin, a Boston native who was watching the New England Patriots game on the big-screen TV at the outdoor bar, decided to go swimming in his boxer shorts. The girl and her mother were at the pool.
According to the arrest form, the girl and her mother told police that Cronin's genitalia were exposed as he exited the pool. `The victim's mother, who also witnessed the incident, then covered her daughter's eyes,'' the form said.