Forget it, Jake. It's Florida.
So of course Florida is the gun-humpinnest state in the Union. (nice try, Tennessee)
Well, it turns out, this being Florida, after all, that even the damn cops can't be trusted with guns!
This weekend, deputies from Escambia County, Florida shot an unarmed man who went to grab cigarettes from the car parked in the driveway of his mother’s home. A neighbor called police at 2 a.m. because he suspected 60-year-old Roy Middleton was stealing the car.
[Middleton] said he initially thought it was a neighbor joking with him, but when he turned his head he saw deputies standing halfway down his driveway.The deputies reportedly fired about seven shots at the unarmed man;
He said he backed out of the vehicle with his hands raised, but when he turned to face the deputies, they immediately opened fire.
“It was like a firing squad,” he said. “Bullets were flying everywhere.”
Now here's the one positive thing about this being Florida is the cops fired seven shots and only connected once.
Several neighbors said they heard the commotion, but weren’t entirely sure why events unfolded the way they did.
"Oh, right, because we live in fucking Florida," they later added.
A teenage girl who said she witnessed a portion of the incident said she never saw Middleton provoke the deputies.
“He wasn’t belligerent or anything,“ she said.
Middleton, too, said he doesn’t understand how or why the incident escalated so quickly. He also said deputies never offered him an explanation or an apology.
Here's your explanation. It's fucking Florida!