Welcome to Tuesday. Let's begin Tuesday by obsessing over Monday, shall we?
An 11-year-old Manatee County boy was arrested for bringing a gun to his elementary school yesterday. Eleven. With a gun. At his elementary school. ELEVEN. Hey, you know that reasonable and rational discussion we're going to have as a country about access to firearms? Yeah, we're never gonna have that.
A Hudson man didn't have immediate access to a firearm while he was resisting arrest late last week. He did have access to a chihuahua, which he threw at an arresting officer; the dog bit the officer on the hand. You can have an out-of-control hard-drug habit or you can have a healthy relationship with a pet, but you can't have both.
In further Florida Man/Florida Cop news, somebody texted the Gainesville Police Department and asked if they had any weed. This happens so often we're starting to wonder if it's performance art.
And finally, there is apparently a literal wrong side of the tracks in St. Pete if you're a business owner dealing with homeless camps, drug use, drinking and loitering. A certain eight-block stretch of CSX lines on the north side of the city has inspired nearly 500 calls to the police in a single year. Have they tried a drone taking video while blasting some Osmonds? Because I feel like a drone taking video while blasting some Osmonds could be just the thing here.