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Florida man attacks victim who didnít thank him for holding open door to liquor store, deputies say
WANE.com ^ | 5/13/2020 | Staff

Posted on 05/15/2020 12:15:20 PM PDT by simpson96

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify a man who was caught on surveillance video attacking another customer at a liquor store in Lakeland, Florida.

The alleged attack happened at the Publix Liquor store around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

According to deputies, the attack stemmed from the suspect getting upset that the victim didn’t thank him for holding the door open. The victim, who is seen in video released by the sheriff’s office wearing a tan-colored hat, told deputies he walked into the liquor store while the suspect held the door open.

The suspect, who is seen wearing a black and gray shirt and a black hat, then reportedly asked, “you don’t say ‘thank you’ to people who hold the door open for you?” The victim said he responded, saying “thank you.”

“But apparently that wasn’t enough,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. “Because our now suspect, who was originally a gentleman, started jawing back and forth.

That’s a Southern vernacular for talking back to each other.”

The two men are seen in the video walking to different parts of the liquor store after the initial confrontation. But deputies say the victim claims the suspect then continued to “express his anger” from another aisle.

According to the victim, the suspect told him, “I’ll kick your [butt] if you say another word.” The victim told deputies he replied by saying, “another word.”

That’s when deputies say the suspect quickly approached the victim and started attacking.

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1 posted on 05/15/2020 12:15:20 PM PDT by simpson96
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To: simpson96

I can sympathize.


2 posted on 05/15/2020 12:16:31 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (There are only two genders.)
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To: simpson96

Florida Man - the gift that keeps on giving.


3 posted on 05/15/2020 12:17:26 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Posting from deep within enemy territory - San Jose, CA)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

...the suspect told him, “I’ll kick your [butt] if you say another word.” The victim told deputies he replied by saying, “another word.”

Classic.


4 posted on 05/15/2020 12:19:17 PM PDT by simpson96
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To: simpson96

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.


5 posted on 05/15/2020 12:20:40 PM PDT by BBQToadRibs
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To: simpson96

A man after my own smart-ass heart. :)


6 posted on 05/15/2020 12:21:56 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Posting from deep within enemy territory - San Jose, CA)
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To: Artemis Webb

I’ve had those thoughts too when people don’t say thank you for small kindnesses, but I’ve suppressed them.


7 posted on 05/15/2020 12:23:41 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: simpson96

I know what I would have done, but am not going to tell anybody. Never mind, wouldn’t have been in the liquor store to begin with.


8 posted on 05/15/2020 12:23:49 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: simpson96

A wiseacre and a jackass - avoid both if possible.


9 posted on 05/15/2020 12:25:09 PM PDT by dainbramaged (That information is classified. Request denied.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

https://www.tmz.com/2020/04/19/man-shot-and-killed-swinging-bat-cops-san-leandro-ca-walmart/


10 posted on 05/15/2020 12:25:32 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: TexasGator

Never bring a baseball bat to a gunfight. :)


11 posted on 05/15/2020 12:27:45 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Posting from deep within enemy territory - San Jose, CA)
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To: Bonemaker

In my neck of the woods a very loud YOUR WELCOME gets the message across.


12 posted on 05/15/2020 12:35:03 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: simpson96

The “suspect” is an asshole. If one expects a “thank you” or any other reward for a kindness, then there is no point in performing said kindness. I would probably have ended up shooting the perp if he had attacked me (but I would have said “thanks”, not that it has any bearing on whether this guy was an asshole or not).


13 posted on 05/15/2020 12:36:18 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (With every passing day, I am a little bit gladder that Romney lost in 2012.)
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To: simpson96

Control freak goes nuts when he is unable to control somebody near him.


14 posted on 05/15/2020 12:46:35 PM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: simpson96

The thing is, given the lockdowns in other states and the mask worshippers there compared to Florida, “Florida Man” doesn’t really seem to have the same cachet any longer.


15 posted on 05/15/2020 12:55:48 PM PDT by CheshireTheCat ("Forgetting pain is convenient.Remembering it agonizing.But recovering truth is worth the suffering")
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To: simpson96

That’s why I don’t like people holding a door for me. If they hold the door for a second, that’s fine. But when they sit there for five or six seconds waiting on me, then they’re just virtue signaling.


16 posted on 05/15/2020 12:59:02 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It is the nature of liberals to pervert whatever they touch.)
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To: NurdlyPeon

The real problem is you just have no idea what to expect from people, you just do not know what you’re going to come across.

Thank you democrats/socialists for destroying common values and common sense that integrated folks at a basic civil level.


17 posted on 05/15/2020 1:04:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: FES0844

It is pronounced “You’re welcome.”

You’re welcome!

;-)


18 posted on 05/15/2020 1:29:21 PM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: simpson96

...the suspect told him, “I’ll kick your [butt] if you say another word.” The victim told deputies he replied by saying, “another word.”

Classic troll indeed. All I can add is that I might have tried to confuse the simpleton by replying “Not another word”.


19 posted on 05/15/2020 2:17:58 PM PDT by LeoTDB69
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To: simpson96

Florida Man gonna Florida Man.


20 posted on 05/15/2020 3:18:09 PM PDT by FormerFRLurker (Keep calm and vote your conscience.)
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