Sh*t happened 7/22/16: Buckhorn's budget, Publix worker stabbed, lightning is trying to kill us all

Share on Nextdoor

Image by Thomas Bresson via Wikimedia Commons.

If you made it to work this morning, congratulations! You live there now. The lightning, it waits and follows.

A 20-year-old Tampa man was Tased by police after refusing to leave Ballast Point Park because he was busy playing Pokemon Go. Read that sentence again, then wail and rend your clothes over the fall of mankind. We had so much potential, too. We coulda been a contender.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn proposed a $905 million budget to the city council that raises property taxes slightly, and doesn't require dipping into the city's reserve funds. Nice job. Now that he's done with that, someone point out that Post-It about the ferry thing.

Don't go outside. Oh, wait. Don't stay inside. Shit. Just hit the beach bar and watch the celestial light show, I guess. It's the Summer of Lightning.

And finally, a Sarasota Publix employee was stabbed in the neck in the course of trying to stop a shoplifter from leaving the store. What's more, the shoplifter reportedly "stabbed himself several times before fleeing southbound." Wail, rend, downfall, etc.

Scroll to read more Tampa Bay News articles

Newsletters

Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.