Retired Firefighter Goes ‘Dirty Harry’ On Some Ford F-450s
Mad Floridian shows some F-450s who’s boss, courtesy of a .357 revolver.
In today’s episode of “of course that happened in Florida,” a 64-year-old retired firefighter emptied a revolver into a pair of Ford F-450 bucket trucks owned by AT&T. According to the Miami Herald, Jorge Jove was upset that the trucks were parked in front of his driveway, and he was concerned about “damage to his pavers.” In Jorge’s own words, he went “bananas” and decided that he didn’t want anyone on the crew to leave before police could arrive and inspect for damages.
Except, as far as we can tell, he didn’t call the police. He decided the first, and best course of action would be to disable the trucks — with a .357 revolver. It seems he was living out some strange ‘Dirty Harry’ fantasy. (And yes, we know Dirty Harry’s revolver was chambered for .44 Magnum. That is the least important part of this story.)
After loading his revolver, Jorge proceeded to walk around the trucks and shoot out each tire, before beginning to unload into the engines. When the action started, one of the AT&T employees began filming the carnage. Extra points to that guy, by the way! Not only did he film the pistol-wielding geriatric, he stood out in the open while he did it. We aren’t sure if that is bravery or stupidity, but it allowed us to share the video with you.
Police arrived to arrest Jorge soon thereafter, and thankfully nobody was hurt. A local police sergeant says he witnessed Jorge fire at least one round at the lift-bucket with an AT&T employee still in it. Mr. Jove was arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm and criminal mischief, and he posted his $30,000 bond.
Ladies and gentleman, we dislike our local internet provider as much as anyone else, and we certainly get filled with rage when someone disrespects our property. But trying to murder innocent Ford F-450s (and their occupants) is over the line. Let’s try to keep those sidearms holstered and solve our problems with words.