A man who was “out looking for floozies” wound up finding the Fort Pierce police.
The case of the floozy seeking fellow began about 12:30 a.m. March 11 as an officer was patrolling the area of McDonald’s on Okeechobee Road in Fort Pierce.
Police saw a man identified as John Houghton, 45, sitting at a table behind the building, a tall open can in a brown paper bag next to him.
Asked what he was doing, Houghton reported he was “out looking for floozies.”
A floozy is a “gaudily dressed, usually immoral woman, especially a prostitute,” according to dictionary.com. The term floozy, which rhymes with koozie, originated in the early 20th century, but its exact origin is unknown.
Related synonyms include bimbo, broad, doxy, strumpet, harlot, hooker, nympho, tramp, whore and piece of tail, according to thesaurus.com and other sources.
Meanwhile, Houghton showed police the contents of the paper bag: a 24 ounce can of Steel Reserve Blackberry beer.
Houghton told police he’d had four beers, but mention was not made of whether he found any floozies.
Houghton, of the 1000 block of Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach, was arrested on a misdemeanor open container charge.