Jacksonville Man Sits on Gun, Shoots Self in Penis

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man accidentally shot himself in the penis early Friday morning when he sat on a gun in the driver’s seat of his car, police said.

The 38-year-old man was taken to Memorial Hospital by a woman, who told police that the man was sitting in his Nissan Altima by himself and came into their home on Freedom Crossing Trail in a panic and ran straight to the bathroom.

She said she followed him and saw that he had a gunshot wound to his penis, so she took him to the hospital, where he underwent surgery. Full Story ⤳

Pinellas County Deputy boasts online, “Nothing Like Almost Shooting Someone to Set Your Head Right”

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A Florida sheriff’s deputy is out of a job after a photo surfaced of him boasting about almost shooting someone to “set [his] head right.”

The Snapchat photo, which was posted June 25, shows Deputy Austen Callus, 23, sitting in a vehicle in plain clothes. The caption read, “Nothing like almost shooting someone to set your head right lol. God I gate people with knives.” It is assumed that “gate” was a typo of the word “hate.” The incident he was referring to was a domestic violence call involving a knife.

On Thursday, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri fired Callus, a patrol deputy, saying that the photo raised doubts about Callus’ mindset when he’s out on the job. Full Story ⤳

Florida Toddler pulls Loaded Gun from Toy Box during Child Welfare Investigation

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A Boynton Beach toddler found a loaded pistol in his “My Little Learning” toy box while officials were investigating his home for possible child neglect.

The 3-year-old boy wanted to bring out his toys while officers were in his home, according to a police report. His toy box had several small books in it, but while officers were talking to an adult in the house, the toddler pulled out a black 9mm semi-automatic pistol. One officer immediately took the gun and found a bullet was in the chamber with the safety off. Full Story ⤳

Immunity For Cop Who Raided Wrong Home, Shot Man’s Dog As It Ran Away

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A Florida police officer responsible for killing a man’s dog after he entered the wrong apartment in a botched raid committed no rights violations and is entitled to immunity, a federal court has ruled.

According to a federal lawsuit, Officer Michael McBride was one of six Hollywood police officers and two Broward Sheriff’s deputies that were following up on a tip in January 2015 that a robbery suspect might be hiding in an apartment complex.

Unaware that a man inside, David Jimenez, went by the same nick name as the robbery suspect, the cops asked residents if they knew a man named “Flaco.” The officers never mentioned the real name of the man they were looking for, Francisco Quintana. Full Story ⤳

Florida Man named Trigger accidentally shoots himself in ankle at Dollar General

Jason Trigger was arrested on Sunday on charges of owning a firearm as a felon.

HUDSON — A man left a Dollar General store with a gunshot wound Sunday after he was accidentally shot by his own firearm.

Jason Trigger, 35, of Port Richey entered the discount store off U.S. 19 in Hudson at about 3:30 p.m. to pick up boxes for a friend. Tucked against his right hip was a .25-caliber handgun that, as Trigger walked into the building, came loose. When it hit the floor, it fired a round into his right ankle, according to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Trigger left the firearm on the floor and limped toward a Buick in the parking lot with two other people, according to the Sheriff’s Office investigation report. He then went to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, where he was contacted by deputies. As of Monday, he was still recovering, the Sheriff’s Office said. Full Story ⤳

Florida woman pulls gun on clerk who refused dirty pennies

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Police in Florida are trying to identify a woman they say pulled two guns on a convenience store clerk after he refused to accept a jar of dirty pennies as payment.

Melbourne police said the woman showed up early Wednesday morning at a 7-Eleven, picked up a few items and then gave the clerk the pennies, according to Florida Today.

Police say the clerk told the woman the coins were dirty and ‘gunked-up.’

The clerk says the woman got angry and began throwing things after he told her there were too many pennies for the store to accept. Full Story ⤳

Orlando woman plans to take her gun into Target bathrooms to protect herself from transgender people

After Target announced its transgender customers and employees can use store bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity, Orlando-based Liberty Counsel president Anita Staver said she would be taking her Glock .45 into Target’s restrooms, saying the gun “identifies as my bodyguard.”

CBS News reported earlier this month that the Liberty Counsel has drafted legislation to “protect those who cite religious beliefs for refusing to serve or employ gay or transgender people” in at least 20 states.

“It is only about being free to pursue your faith,” says Mathew Staver, founder of the organization and Anita Staver’s husband, to CBS News. “We have no interest in discriminating against anyone.”

Target’s policy was a reaction against the recently passed North Carolina law that stops transgender people from using bathrooms for the gender they identify with and blocks local municipalities from passing nondiscrimination laws. Since the company’s announcement, conservative activists have launched a #BoycottTarget campaign, protested outside their local Targets, and as this Daily Commercial story details, planned to have a male conservative blogger “barge into the Mount Dora store Thursday and demand to use the women’s restroom.”

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Popeyes employee shot in leg after customer says meal cost too much

Jacksonville officers are looking for a man accused of shooting a Popeyes employee in the leg Wednesday night.

According to the police report, officers were called to Popeyes Chicken on North Edgewood Avenue at about 9 p.m. in reference to an employee who was shot in the leg.

Officers interviewed the restaurant’s employees, who said a man pulled up to the restaurant in a dark-colored pickup truck.

The man tried to place an order inside the restaurant but had to order at the drive-thru because the store was closed, employees said.

The man ordered his food but was upset that his meal “cost too much.” He drove from the drive-thru but stopped his car in front of the store. The police report said the employees were in the lobby when the man entered the restaurant.

An employee said the man walked up to another employee, punched him in the face and shot him once.

The man fled the scene.

The injured employee was taken to UF Health with non life-threatening injuries.

Officers are looking for the man and believe he was last seen in an older-model Ford pickup truck with a standard cab and a tool box in the back.

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