Most WTF Florida Music Moments of 2014

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New Found Glory's Steve Klein Arrested for Lewd Conduct with a Minor

For so long, New Found Glory was a just group of pop-punk superstars that hailed from Coral Springs. Then this year, we heard guitarist and lyricist Steve Klein was kicked out of the band. We thought "WTF?!" We even wrote an article proclaiming pop-punk was now dead.

But then we heard why Klein was removed from his NFG throne. He was arraigned in a San Luis Obispo, California, court on multiple felony charges of lewd conduct with a minor. That's when we were like: That's what the "F."

Though he claims he's not guilty, even the allegations reek of ick. The rest of the non-pervs in the band are still touring though, so no need to burn your precious memorabilia.

Justin Bieber Arrested for Drag Racing in Miami Beach

It was just last January that a glazed eyed Justin Bieber smiled beautifully for his very own South Beach mugshot after being caught drag racing a yellow Lambo down the very residential Pine Tree Drive.

The young man looks so pleased in the full face photo and then so sad in the profile picture. And this is how he handled the whole incident, with false swagger. Though he'd indulged, he said, in some pot smoking, pill popping and minor amount of boozing, because he was underage, dude got in trouble. He was taken in for resisting arrest without violence (i.e. saying fuck a lot to the cops), drag racing, and driving with an expired license.

The Biebs acted like a straight up dick during questioning and then all aloof in court. He even rolled up the sleeves of his prison shirt, officially making orange the new black.

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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