(source) - If only they made a silencer for lawn mowers.
A Florida woman disturbed from slumber by routine grass maintenance is accused of pulling a pistol on a shocked landscaper, WKMG reports. Gina Briggs, 26, was arrested in Ormond Beach on Monday for her alleged overreaction. The victim was removing grass clippings from a sidewalk near her apartment at the time.
Carlos Repicio, the victim landscaper, described the experience to WFTV. "I say, 'I got to work here.' She say, 'I don't care. You got to get out of here because I'm killing you.' And I say, 'What?' And she take the gun out and she point to me like that," said Repicio.
Repicio hid behind his truck and called police, who arrived and arrested Briggs. The suspect later told police that she would have shot Repicio in the head, but, like a lawnmower missing a blade, she forgot to load the gun, according to WESH. Briggs is charged with carrying a concealed firearm and aggravated assault. She is being held at the Volusia County Jail.
This right here is it. This is the difference between those who live in New York and those who live in Florida. You see in New York, we understand that there's just no way around dealing with some sort of thundering noise outside of your room at all hours of the day/night, be it construction, trucks seemingly backing up for miles, drunk psychotics screaming, etc. We resign to the fact that all we can do is lay in our beds at 6am and imagine walking out there and pointing yo glock 9 at the dickhead with the jackhammer. But in Florida? In Florida you ain't gotta imagine shit. You hear that jerk with the weedwhacker interrupt your early afternoon crack-crash, just reach in to the bedside drawer fo dat .44 and make sure you turn it sideways when you stick it in his grill.
Can't forget your bullets, though. In the words of famous announcer JT Bisquick, "Million-dollar move, 10 cent finish." Really puts a damper on your plan to get back to sleep, although I've heard the cells in Florida have the nicest pillows of all the mainland America prison systems (Alaska's are apparently 1000 thread count and just to die for), so hopefully you'll be able to catch up on the lost z's.
P.S. Taking the "if I'm completely honest with them then I won't get in trouble" route by telling everyone that you were going to shoot him in the face, huh? Bold strategy. I'm sure your lawyer was super pumped to hear that was the play.
P.P.S. I really hope that "... you got to get out of here because I'm killing you" was a direct quote.