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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

All Knucklehead Day Award Twenty

Our twentieth winner is today is the Seminole County Sheriff's Department. They get the award for the following.

Seminole County deputies blew out the tires of two cars Thursday while trying to stop a vehicle they thought was stolen. Neither, however, was the vehicle they were targeting.

Deputies were trying to stop a silver Ford Mustang that had roared away from a traffic stop about 1:30 a.m., according to the agency. Instead, about a half-hour later, they nailed a silver Dodge Charger and a dark-blue Honda.

The driver of the Charger, Calvin N. Bryant, 25, a music producer from Jacksonville, was furious. When deputies learned he had a gun inside the vehicle, three of them pointed their weapons at him and hauled him out through the driver's window, he said.

He and his girlfriend, Kimberly Paige, 23, of Orange Park, were handcuffed. That left her 1-year-old son in the car, crying, she said.

"We were not doing anything improper," Paige said. They were on vacation, she said, headed to Orlando for a long weekend.

Bryant had a permit to carry the .357-caliber Glock, and deputies uncuffed him at the scene and returned his gun. Still, he was angry about the whole thing Thursday afternoon, 12 hours later.

According to the Sheriff's Office report, Bryant was "not compliant at times" and "was guided" out of his vehicle and cuffed after he told deputies he had a gun and a permit.
You got to love those Seminole County police. They apprehend law abiding people, handcuff them and shoot out their tires. A real act of stupidity. That's why the Seminole County Sheriff's Department is today's twentieth Knucklehead of the Day.

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