Felony Murder

The Left will say this isn’t fair. He didn’t shoot anyone, but he is charged with murder. Seminole County intruder shot and killed | WFTV

Two miscreants decide it would be a good idea to burglarize a home. One guy broke into the house, while the other acted as lookout. They messed up though because the house was occupied, the homeowner was armed, and he shot the guy who broke in. (He died in hospital a short time later.)

Cops arrested the lookout after an investigation.

Investigators said Rodriguez was charged because he acted as a lookout during the burglary.

He is charged with Felony Murder and Burglary. A death occurred as a result of actions he took.

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If You Break Into Homes…

You will eventually find an armed homeowner. No one should be surprised at the outcome. Woman shoots intruder in Oviedo, officials say

A woman in Seminole County, Florida was at home Monday afternoon when someone decided it would be a good idea to break in.

The intruder had either broken in or was in the process of breaking in when the woman shot him once, authorities said.

A guy suffering from a gunshot wound stopped for help at a convenience store in Orange County, Florida. (That is where Orlando is located.) Police suspect he was the person shot, but they are still investigating. Whoever got shot left blood, and so DNA, at the crime scene.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Florida it is mostly your legal right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Feel-good Story for Monday Morning

Thank God it’s Monday! Or maybe not. But this is a nice story. A wounded Florida Keys manatee was rescued and patched up | Miami Herald

These creatures are cute, in an ugly sort of way. This one got tangled up in some fishing line, so severely that the line was digging into the skin of his fins. But they rescued him.

“Dr. Rodriguez successfully removed all of the fishing line from the manatee,” Stella said. “The animal’s injuries were thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, and antibiotics were administered.”

Click through for photos and short video (that makes very little sense).

This is Sad and Unusual – Fatal Alligator Attack in Florida

Fatal alligator attacks are rare. Alligator believed to have fatally attacked Florida woman killed by authorities Friday | abc7.com

Her dogs were found near the lake, one with a recent bite. She was missing, though there was an unconfirmed report that someone saw her dragged into the water.

A 12 foot gator was trapped and killed. A necropsy confirmed that the gator bit Shizuka Matsuki. It is believed she died, and Florida Fish and Wildlife are searching for her body.

From 1948 to 2017, the commission has documented 401 people bitten by alligators, including 24 fatalities. The most recent death occurred in 2016, when a 2-year-old boy playing near the water’s edge at a Walt Disney World resort was killed.

When you see a body of fresh or brackish water in Florida – a pond, a river, whatever – you should consider that alligators probably live there.

There are also crocodiles in the southern Everglades. Sharks are just off shore at your favorite beach. And anacondas have been introduced to the Everglades. Then there are poisonous snakes, fire ants, etc. Oh, and bears can be a problem if you are camping in the pine forests.

Floridians Are Almost As Heavily Armed as Texans

The bad guys haven’t gotten that memo. Cape Coral citizen shoots convicted felon in self-defense, police say

So the would-be bad guy pulls out a gun and threatens 2 people. One of them is a concealed carry permit holder, who draws his own weapon and shoots the would be bad-guy twice.

The bad guy has been charged with a couple of things included aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The police have said the concealed carry permit holder acted in self-defense.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Florida, it is your legal right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Your Tax Dollars At Work: Emergency Alert/Zombie Apocalypse Edition

First there was Hawaii’s famed false Missile Attack Alert. (Still a classic!)

There was also the Tsunami Alert issued to Palm Beach, Florida. ‘Test’ tsunami warning startles Palm Beach County. That didn’t get as much press coverage as Hawaii.

Did you get a tsunami warning for Palm Beach County on Tuesday morning? Did you spit up your double latte?

The county is pointing fingers at the National Weather Service. Apparently a “test” alert went out, that had “test” in the title, but NOT in the coding – that bit that computers would use to make decisions. So a local .gov screw up or a federal .gov screw up? Still the .gov, either way. (“I’m from the government and I’m here to help”) Even Accuweather sent out a copy of the alert.

The downside is of course that in the event of a real tsunami, the residents of Palm Beach County will now say, “Oh, it’s just another false alarm,” and ignore the chance to get out of the way.

But my favorite is probably this story from Lake Worth, Florida that came out this week. Watch: ‘Extreme zombie activity’ alert in Florida city was apparent prank. (Apparent? You mean there was no real Zombie Apocalypse? I’m so disappointed.)

The alert, sent out by the city of Lake Worth early Sunday, warned of a “power outage and zombie alert for residents of Lake Worth and Terminus,” referencing a city from AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Heh!

Apparently the power outage was real enough. So chalk this up to another municipal .gov that can’t be bothered to spend money and resources protecting their computer infrastructure from hackers. So is this “Peak Florida?” (Hat tip to Ace of Spades.)

How Would You Respond to a Burglar in the Middle of the Night?

It was all a big mistake. “He was in the wrong house.” Damn straight he was in the wrong house. Homeowner shoots burglary suspect inside Lake Worth house – wptv.com

The homeowner said he saw Mouassite holding a flashlight on the second floor of his home. He then shot Mouassite to “defend himself as well as his wife and daughter,” a deputy wrote in the report.

When deputies arrived, the homeowner was chasing Mouassite behind his home, according to a sheriff’s office report.

So how would the gun-fearing Left suggest he respond?

Oh, and this “wrong-house” guy was out on bond from a previous run in with the cops. He is back in jail.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.