Florida Man™ has stepped up his game. I know the headline was a bit click-baity, but this story sounds like something out of a Carl Hiaassen novel. The mugshot is classic as well.
Homer Stacy II, 53, was walking outside his Greenacres home Sunday, pushing a wheelchair with a baseball bat and a machete on the seat when deputies arrived, according to a Palm Beach CountySheriff’s Office report.
When deputies asked Stacy why he had the items, Stacy said they were “for his protection,” the report said.
Stacy claimed that he had just walked over to tell his son to come and get his hedgehog that he left at Stacy’s home, and that’s when his son pushed him, the report said.
As deputies were questioning Stacy, he “went back and forth between being cooperative to belligerent,” the report said.
When deputies spoke to Stacy’s son, he told them that Stacy had been drinking heavily and instructed him to “go and hurt” a woman, but he refused. Stacy’s son said he was leaving to go see his mother when Stacy started yelling at him and stabbing a door with a knife.
I have been drunk, but I have never been door-stabbing drunk. I do not own a hedgehog.