Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Looks like Florida Man is at it again.

Sounds like the shooter messed up by the numbers. Also, it sounds like his neighbor, the decedent, flunked an important test, too.
"One of the 911 calls came from the wife of the shooter, in which she stated her husband went outside to scare the neighbor with a gun and shot him," the affidavit said. "The caller further stated her husband did not mean to do this and he just meant to scare him."

Druzolowski told a Volusia deputy in a recorded interview, that he retrieved a 357 Magnum revolver and confronted Ford after his wife told him Ford was on his property and that a gate was open, the affidavit said.

Druzolowski told officials that when he told Ford to get off his property, Ford allegedly told him to mind his own business and cursed, the affidavit said.

Ford also asked Druzolowski if he was going to shoot him, the affidavit said. Druzolowski said that he warned Ford to stop walking toward him or he would shoot, the document states.

Druzolowski also told the deputy, the affidavit said, he feared for his life, but acknowledged Ford had not threatened him.
I don't know about you, but I'd sure hate for my last words to be "What are you gonna do? Shoot me?" Dying is bad enough, but feeling like an idiot while you bleed out would just add insult to injury.

If someone's demonstrated that they're unhinged enough to point a gun at you because you're trimming branches on their side of the fence, you should probably vacate the premises. Maybe call the po-po.

So we've got one guy dead, a kid without a dad, and a septuagenarian who's gonna spend the rest of his miserable life jammed up in the gears of the legal system because he mistook a revolver for a magic problem-solving wand.