Skip to comments.Traffic stop erupts into confrontation in Lake Wales (FL)
Posted on 11/09/2009 4:17:53 AM PST by jwparkerjr
A traffic stop in Lake Wales for tinted windows turned into an angry confrontation between police, deputies, state troopers and as many as 100 bystanders.
Two officers and one of the two people arrested were treated for minor injuries. Police are looking for three others in the incident, which started around 2:45 p.m. Saturday, the Lake Wales Police Department said.
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Oops - just FYI - The Peterson case is what we found to help in my defense - no relation to my case other than that. ;-)
I would LOVE to add a DC-3 rating to my lowly private pilot license. I could travel an hour or so over to Winter Haven and get a float plane rating for a couple of hundred dollars. I keep thinking I'll do that someday, but by the time I pay for my medical and my flight review I'm broke until the next round comes up.
I was over at the Sun ‘n Fun this weekend to photograph a scout event called Wings ‘n Things. Boy, they never had neat stuff like that when I was a scout.
We have Fantasy of Flight between here and Winter Haven. What a great place to visit. It's part of the world's largest privately held aircraft collection. They have a Bell 47 helicopter simulator. I was over there with my son one day and we watched as about a dozen people took a shot at getting off the ground and back on the ground without disaster. When my son got his chance it was readily apparent that he was an experience Bell 47 pilot. The guide who was running the simulator and getting everyone in and out said he had never seen it flown by a real pilot and had often wondered if it was even a real test of ability. Dwaine said it was pretty realistic. He now flies a JetRanger and an EC-135 and it's been almost 10 years since he sold his Bell 47, so he said he had really forgotten how different a piston driven machine flies! His instructor told him the first day it was like driving a Volkswagon bus with on third gear! You really have to think ahead and anticipate that next hill or valley. They all sorts of great aircraft on display, many of which you are welcome to enter and browse around. I would heartily recommend a stop there for anyone who likes aviation!
I’ve seen semi riots break out in Tampa a few times where they get crazy.
I can understand why every guy with a badge showed up.
I know exactly where you are talking about
Hello Tomato lover.
I moved to Tampa when I was 15. Use to love to go to Ruskin to get baskets of fresh Tomatos. Eat em like apples. Cold ones were even better in the hot Florida sun.
Anyway, there are still some fine areas of Lake Wales, BUT, there is a very poor, uneducated, unwashed, growing group of never wills.
There still are wonderful places, it just seems like this is one that prosperity left behind.
Where ya at now Tomato Lover?
You are right.
And there are other very fine things there, BUT.