Could Florida Man Have Picked A Worse Person To Point A Gun At
We never advocate pointing a gun at someone, but we are wondering if Florida Man could have picked a worse person to brandish a firearm in front of.
What we have today is a classic case of a combination of a weapon, and some serious road rage.
Add Florida Man into the mix, and it’s a classic recipe for disaster.
FLORIDA MAN STRIKES AGAIN!
DATELINE – Polk County and the Saga of Florida Man Matthew Reiter.
Matthew was driving recently when he became agitated because of slow moving traffic, and for some reason, he began to focus his attention on this one particular vehicle. There was a guy in the car with his family.
Reiter drove up alongside that guy’s vehicle, changed speeds, started yelling, started using hand gestures. The driver of the other vehicle wisely tried to ignore the guy. However, Ryder slowed again and displayed a compact style firearm, eventually pointing the weapon at the other driver.
Who the Other Driver Was
The other driver happened to be an off duty Florida Highway Patrol Trooper who was with his family, which is probably why he didn’t really get involved.
What he did was contact Florida Highway Patrol to report the incident.
Several FHP Troopers responded to the area, but were not able to locate Reiter at that time. So what did they do? They went to Reiter’s residence and located him there when he returned home.
Reiter was subsequently arrested by the Troopers, who located five different firearms.
Reiter was placed under arrest, charged with three counts each of unlawful display of a weapon, and aggravated, faded assault with a weapon.
I mean, you shouldn’t be pointing a gun at somebody in the first place, right? Let alone an off duty Florida Highway Patrol Trooper.
Then again, you can’t fix stupid.