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Thu Dec 24, 2020, 11:23 AM

Golf club-tosser arrested on I-75 after slugging trooper, Highway Patrol says

Jonathan Edward Day of North Port was throwing clubs at traffic as he drove his van north through Hillsborough County, troopers said.

A 41-year-old North Port man was arrested on charges including battery on a law officer after slugging a trooper who had pulled him over for tossing golf clubs into traffic, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The trooper was on patrol when he received a complaint about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday that a motorist was throwing golf clubs out of his vehicle toward adjacent traffic while driving north on Interstate 75 near the Sun City Center interchange.

About 25 miles north near the Fowler Avenue interchange, the trooper spotted the vehicle — a white 1999 Ford Van with a “cherry-picker” boom and basket attached.

The trooper pulled over the van, and the driver — later identified as Jonathan Edward Day of North Port — confronted him with a golf club, the Highway Patrol said. Day initially complied with the trooper’s order to put the club down but resisted as the trooper tried to take him into custody, striking the trooper with his fist and pulling at his uniform and radio, the Highway Patrol said.

The trooper used his stun gun to subdue Day.

https://www.tampabay.com/news/crime/2020/12/24/golf-club-tosser-arrested-on-i-75-after-slugging-trooper-highway-patrol-says/

Must have had a pretty lousy round on the course.

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Zorro Dec 2020 OP
Chin music Dec 2020 #1
irisblue Dec 2020 #2
Bobstandard Dec 2020 #3
Deuxcents Dec 2020 #4
marble falls Dec 2020 #5
iscooterliberally Dec 2020 #6
CaptainTruth Dec 2020 #7

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 11:32 AM

2. From the cited story...

"The trooper used his stun gun to subdue Day."
guess what his booking photo looms like

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Thu Dec 24, 2020, 11:38 AM

3. It was a white guy, right?

I’m just guessing. Otherwise I’d expect gun play.

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Thu Dec 24, 2020, 12:30 PM

4. Yep

He’s white. Cops stun gun a guy swing golf clubs that can kill ya but shoot to death a guy with a submarine sandwich..in his own home..in the back. Yep.

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Thu Dec 24, 2020, 01:00 PM

5. Newman!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 01:19 PM

6. Ha! I was thinking about that one too. n/t

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Thu Dec 24, 2020, 01:33 PM

7. Never a dull day in FL...

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