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Lawbreaker Feeds Sharks Just Because He Likes It

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Randy Jordan from Jupiter, FL, hand-feeds sharks while freediving, despite a Florida law against it. "I'm just giving them a little bit of food," he said in an interview with CBS Miami. "Not too much. I don't want to get them too excited, too much of a frenzy."

Jordan carries a crate of fresh fish and then dives down to hand-feed the sharks, just because he likes it. He admits he has run into a few "surprising" situations. "A tiger shark one time kinda took me by the arm and dragged me over to the food crate because I wasn't paying her enough attention. I wasn't feeding her quick enough," he said. As Jordan feeds the sharks, he rubs their faces to "slow them down a bit and relax."...

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