Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Florida - Again

The Miami herald reports.

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.


  1. Forget guns, its certainly time to institute mental records background checks before issuing driving licences or selling cars.


    Or maybe we should restrict the First Amendment free exercise clause since he was a spiritual hokey? And how about those religious mass suicides at Jonestown and Heavan's Gate?

  2. How does one become an "unemployed postal worker"? I thought you had that job for life unless you really screwed up.