LAKELAND, Fla. -- Police say an unemployed postal worker went on a 5-mile shooting rampage in central Florida, injuring two people.
According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, 51-year-old Robin Parks of Auburndale was driving east on U.S. 92 early Saturday when he started shooting out of his car.
Deputies say a 17-year-old boy riding home with his parents and a 30-year-old woman driving alongside Parks were struck.
Parks reportedly told deputies that he had gotten into a confrontation at a bar and was shooting to protect himself.
Sheriff Grady Judd says Parks had a blood-alcohol level of 0.22, above the legal limit of 0.08.
Parks is charged with five counts of attempted first-degree murder and battery using a deadly weapon. He was ordered held without bond Sunday.
What is going on in Florida lately. Do you think it could be that oil leak in the Gulf that's making them all crazy?
Would it be speculating too much to suggest this guy was a legal gun owner gone wild? Would that be reading too much into the story?
What do you think? Please leave a comment.