CLERMONT — Henry “Butch” Antauer, 74, was picking up fallen tree branches at his cabin home when he encountered a common sight: a fox.
“I was out there in shorts, flip flops and a T-shirt and I went and took a picture of this fox,” said Antauer, who lives north of Lake Minneola. Full Story »
Imagine a world where you can safely go to Publix without some idiot “standing their ground” and killing you. Imagine this kind of safety, while also looking sexy…
Thanks to Miguel Caballero, it’s now possible.
He’s bringing the works of his company “MC Armor” to Miami, offering fashionable bullet-proof clothing to The Gunshine State. Full Story »
The town of Micanopy doesn’t have much going on, except for a fully nude strip club that serves mediocre coffee (I-75 makes me sleepy, don’t judge).
54-year-old William Markham is one of the rare folks who actually lives in Micanopy.
His home is across the street from Micanopy Cooperative School on Northwest 2nd Avenue, and he often complains about all the parents parking on the street outside as they wait to pick up their pesky children. Full Story »
Florida Costanza Moment: When you from Florida and can’t think of a good comeback so instead you just shoot ’em in the fuckin’ face and yell “STAND YOUR GROUND!”
A Costanza is not being able to come up with a quick retort. Instead of being able to think on the spot, a Constanza thinks of a good comeback on the way home, in the car, the following day, two days later…
A Costanza then tries to recreate the conditions under which he was originally insulted so he can fling back a witty retort. The results range from pathetic to miserable.
The nice thing about living in Florida, is that if some little bitch ass faggot starts talking shit, you can LEGALLY shoot them in the fucking face, and not go to jail. It’s our kick-ass law called “Stand Your Ground,” or “STAND YER GROWND!” in Florida dialect. Full Story »
Authorities say a Florida police SWAT team shot and killed an armed woman who had been threatening suicide.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office says a Sunrise Police SWAT team went to an apartment Friday where an armed woman had barricaded herself inside and was threatening to kill herself.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said in a press release Saturday the woman stopped communicating with officers, so the SWAT team entered the apartment. She says the officers encountered the woman and shots were fired. She died at the scene. No officers were hurt. Full Story »
UPDATE: A local anonymous tip claims that the 2 dead bodies had bullet holes in them, though news source have not stated that.
WEIRSDALE — Two bodies were found Saturday morning inside a vehicle parked in a Dollar General parking lot. As of 11:30 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office was not providing identities of the deceased or any information about how they died. Full Story »
MANATEE COUNTY — Willie Finklea said he will purchase the tool needed to break a car window for his wife, daughter, and himself, after he needed to use his personal firearm to shoot out the window of a car and rescue a couple from a burning vehicle.
“All I had was my keys and my pocket knife so I had no other tools other than my off-duty weapon to make entry into the car,” said Finklea who is a Manatee County Sheriff’s deputy. “I banged on the window several times with my hand.”
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Neil Cook, 64, was driving with his wife, Claudia, 65, in the 9300 block of Moccasin Wallow Road at about 2:27 p.m. Sunday when he noticed smoke coming from his vehicle. Cook pulled over and realized the vehicle was on fire, but the couple was trapped inside because the electronic windows and locks were not working. Full Story »
A Panama City Beach man was shot early Sunday morning after waking a homeowner during a burglary. Full Story »
An eviction turned deadly Friday night and a landlord is now in jail on a first-degree murder charge after police say he shot a tenant living at his parent’s Duck Key home.
Ryan Wilder, 32, of Winter Springs, Fla. is being held in county jail in Marathon on no bond. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives say he shot and killed Kenneth Palicki, 47, shortly before 6:30 p.m. Friday night.
Palicki and his girlfriend, Colleen Lyons, 25, lived at 162 North Indies Drive, a house owned by Wilder’s parents, said Deputy Becky Herrin, media relations officer for the Sheriff’s Office. Palicki and Lyons had been served eviction papers requiring them to be out of the house by Aug. 23, Herrin said.
Wilder went to the house Friday and no one was home. He began taking items from the house outside when Palicki and Lyons returned home. Wilder and Palicki began arguing and Palicki told Lyons to call the Sheriff’s Office, which she did. While on the phone with a dispatcher, Lyons said Wilder had a pistol in a holster on his hip. Full Story »
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A Delray Beach man wasn’t happy that a nearby McDonald’s didn’t have any ice cream, so he pulled out a replica AR-15 rifle while he waited in the drive-thru line, police said.
Jerry Henry was arrested Monday after the incident at the McDonald’s on Linton Boulevard. Full Story »
TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida man has been sentenced to six years and five months in prison for accidentally shooting a gun while taking a selfie in a strip club restroom.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa announced 34-year-old Rorn Sorn’s sentencing Monday. The Asian Pride Gang member pleaded guilty in April to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
Court documents say Sorn was at Club Lust in St. Petersburg in December when his gun discharged. The bullet went through the mirror and into the adjacent women’s restroom. No injuries were reported.
A security guard approached Sorn as he was leaving, and Sorn reportedly told the guard that it was an accident and that he “was just trying to take a selfie.” Police responded, and officers found a handgun, ammunition and drugs on Sorn. Full Story »
LAKE WORTH, Fla. – A South Florida man faces a manslaughter charge in the death of his wife, 30 years after he claimed she committed suicide.
James O’Neil, 83, of Lake Worth, was arrested Thursday after a monthslong secret between him and his daughter was revealed. Full Story »
PORT ST. LUCIE – A Port St. Lucie parent was arrested Sunday after he pointed a loaded gun at a Grace Christian Academy self-defense instructor and told him “martial arts are crap”, city police said.
“Bang, you’re dead. No way you could have got me before I pulled it out,” George Meyer, 61, reportedly said.
Meyer, whose child is a student at the school, was attending an open house when he overheard the defense instructor telling someone that a gun is not always the best choice for self-defense since it can be easily taken away, said Sgt. Frank Sabol, Port St. Lucie police spokesman. Full Story »
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – An admitted alcoholic can legally purchase a firearm in Florida, but a recent change to a federal firearm transaction form makes it clear a person who has been prescribed medical marijuana might be giving up their second amendment rights.
Everyone who buys a gun fills out ATF form number 4473. It asks nine questions about your life. Questions like are you under indictment, been convicted of stalking, a fugitive from justice, or mentally defective.
Question 11E asks if you are an unlawful user of, or addicted to marijuana or any depressant, or narcotic. It comes with this warning: The use or possession of marijuana remains illegal under federal law, even if medical or recreational marijuana is legal in the state where you live.
Gun dealers said a person legally prescribed marijuana and telling the truth would not be sold a gun. Full Story »
Florida, despite its fascination with guns, is actually pretty peaceful… at least out in the country parts. Nothing is more soothing than hearing the rapid fire of a semi-automatic weapon coming from your neighbor’s house after church on Sunday. On the real, old Florida Natives just enjoy shooting. Most of us aren’t violent, but we will rightfully protect our home and family. Guns are fun, and just like anything else that’s fun, they are dangerous and controversial.
That’s not to say we don’t have problems… in fact we have nothing but problems (which is why this website exists).
To exemplify our problems in a statistic:
One child is shot every 17 hours.
That info came from a well-written article on Miami Herald
The analysis found that, between 2010 and 2015, nearly 3,200 kids 17 and younger were killed or injured by firearms. Put another way, a child in Florida was shot, on average, every 17 hours.
We here at WTF Florida love our guns. We love shooting things. We fully support our 2nd amendment rights. We love guns so much it could become a new chapter in the DSM-5.
That being said, we also believe that people more fucked up than us should not have easy access to weapons. This should be a no-brainer, and a bi-partisan issue. Why the fuck is it easier to get a gun than to get a driver’s license?
Anyone can show up at a gun show with a shoddy fake ID and purchase a weapon that can be quickly modified into a fully automatic weapon. Anyone who says differently has never been to a gun show in Florida, or is full of shit.
Anyways, that’s a huge issue and we aren’t quite ready to battle this one (still working on the shark case as our first effort). In the mean time, dear Florida people, please lock up your guns when not being used, keep the safety on, and stop fucking shooting everything that moves. Thanks.
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. – Five known felons were arrested in Pasco County after an undercover investigation unveiled countless illegal activities including hundreds of pages of American Nazi Family propaganda. Full Story »
After a man yelled at him in a Publix parking lot, a 70-year-old suburban Tequesta man is accused of confronting him in the check-out line and lifting his shirt to show his gun.
Tequesta police arrested Lazare Cohen on Thursday on charges of improper exhibit of a firearm and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a police report said. During a brief court hearing on Friday, a judge set his bond at $3,000. He remained in jail as of Friday afternoon.
A man told police that he was walking with his girlfriend through the parking lot to the Publix on 500 North US Highway 1 when a silver Dodge Caravan sped past them, nearly hitting them, the Palm Beach Post reports. The man yelled out, “slow down (explicit).”
At the checkout line, the driver came up to the man, lifting his shirt to show a pistol and said, “You are a (explicit) and that he was all talk,” according to a Tequesta Police Department arrest report. Then, the man left.
Cohen told police that he approached the man calmly to ask “if the yelling and cursing in the parking lot was necessary,” the report said. He said the man told him, “Get the (explicit) out of my face” and took a step forward. Full Story »
Authorities in Florida are investigating after footage emerges of a man laughing as he pumps bullet after bullet into a bleeding endangered animal. The bullets pierce the gills, and he is seen laughing as the shark dies a very slow and agonizing death.
The shooter in the video is wearing the same red “Make America Great Again” hat and long-sleeve gray shirt as photos posted on MTV’s Facebook page of Alex Kompothecras, posing with what appears to be a dead hammerhead shark.
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) — A Florida Man used a beach umbrella to hit another Florida Man who brought a gun to the beach, and it was all caught on camera.
“This is what happens when you bring an umbrella to a gun fight,” wrote Wes Woodin in a post online.
Apparently, the man with the gun had gotten into an argument Monday with a group on the beach over a child’s toy.
“It was over a $2 inflatable octopus, and I guess he had gone under their tent and taken it,” Woodin told News 5. Full Story »
Florida’s stupidity is contagious.
A federal agent wearing an American flag T-shirt reading “PROUD,” accidentally shot himself in the foot in the Orlando International Airport this afternoon.
Elton Jones got into an argument with a security guard as he was leaving a North Miami-Dade strip joint early Monday morning, police said.
Moments later the fight escalated into a man being hit by a car, two car crashes, gunfire and ultimately Jones being detained and taken to the hospital with bullet wounds.
“He hits a security guard. The security guard begins shooting,” said Miami-Dade police Detective Jennifer Capote. “He crashes into a parked vehicle, but he keeps going.” Full Story »
A woman is facing felony charges after deputies say she brought her 10-year-old child to an armed robbery in Marion County Friday night.
Deputies said 30-year-old Christina Gaud was the driver of the getaway vehicle while her accomplice, 33-year-old Rodney Snow, robbed the shop, according to a press release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
When deputies responded to the shop at the intersection of State Road 200 and S.W. 80th Street, they saw a masked man run out of the store and into a waiting car.
The car fled a short distance before crashing at the 7900 block of S.W. 80th Street, deputies said.
Deputies said Snow ran toward a wooded area and shot himself when police surrounded him. Snow is in critical condition at a hospital, according to the release.
Deputies soon discovered that Gaud’s 10-year-old child was in the vehicle during the robbery and pursuit. The child was not injured, police said. It was not clear if Gaud was injured.
Gaud is facing charges of felony child neglect and principal to an armed robbery. The child is in the custody of the Department of Children and Families, police said.
Florida has agreed to pay $1.1 million in legal fees to lawyers who sued the state over a 2011 law that barred doctors from talking to patients about gun ownership, according to a gun control organization involved in the case.
The organization, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said Gov. Rick Scott of Florida had approved the reimbursement to lawyers who represented doctors and medical organizations in the case, which came to be known as “Docs v. Glocks.” In February, a federal appeals court overturned the law, siding with medical providers over the state’s powerful gun lobby. Full Story »
Louis and Irene Rosen are a nice elderly couple living in Pompano Beach, Florida. When their neighbor’s son, Leonard Benitez, asked to borrow some salt, they welcomed him inside with no hesitation. Full Story »
HIALEAH, Fla. – A Hialeah man was captured on surveillance video Wednesday morning shooting out the tires of a utility truck after workers parked in front of his home.
The incident was reported shortly after 11 a.m. at 620 SE Fifth Place.
Hialeah police Sgt. Carl Zogby said AT&T trucks were hanging lines on utility poles on the residential street when Jorge Jove, 64, got upset and told the workers to move away from his home. Full Story »
The Orlando Sentinel reports the shooting happened outside the Mall at Millenia on Saturday. Orlando police Lt. Robert Terrell says a handgun in a woman’s purse accidentally fired a bullet through her bag and hit the victim in the lower leg.
This happened outside the mall, near the Macy’s department story.
The victim/shooter was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Further details have not been released.
A man in Miami faces second-degree murder charges after police said he fatally shot a AAA contract worker over the amount of time he waited to get assistance.
According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Licensing, as of June 30, 2017, there are 1,772,523 civilians with a “Concealed Weapon or Firearm” license. [PDF]
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William Rian Adams, 35, was arrested in connection with a road rage incident on Florida’s Turnpike near Palm City Wednesday after pulling out a gun, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
According to an FHP report, Adams — a priest at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, N.C. — was driving a red Chevrolet Corvette when he “attempted to brake-check” another vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, that was closely following his Corvette.
“As the victim attempted to pass the Corvette, the driver [Adams] pointed a semi-automatic hand gun at them,” read the report. Full Story »
Meanwhile in The Villages, the world’s largest retirement city…
57-year-old Anthony Albert Arjbay was cruising along County Road 466 on the afternoon of July 1st, probably on his way to a shuffleboard tournament or something.
A young whippersnapper in a Honda passed him. Full Story »
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 »
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 »