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Florida Man Shot at by "Woman" He Met on Facebook: "Stuff Like That Don't Happen on Twitter"

Categories: WTF Florida
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Oh, you're still complaining about the Facebook redesign? Just be grateful the site didn't lead to you being shot by a man you thought was a woman. 

Jacksonville, Florida resident and Twitter enthusiast Christopher Harris had only recently returned to the cold embrace of Mark Zuckerberg's social network and thought he had met a nice girl through the site. When he went to pick her up for a date, though, he was met by a man with a gun and had to escape "James Bond"-style. He's sticking to Twitter from now on. 

According to News4Jax, Harris had arranged to meet the woman he thought he was chatting with last week. He followed the driving directions she had given him, but found he'd been directed to a dimly lit, dead-end street. 

His Facebook sweetie wasn't there. Instead he met a man with a gun who began shooting at his car. Harris tried his best to escape, in a manner inspired by 007. 

"I'm glad I watched James Bond yesterday," he tells News4Jax. "I just threw it in reverse and got out of there." 

Unfortunately, while escaping, Harris also hit a tree and a fence, which severely smashed up the rear end of his car. 

"I'm mad I hit a tree, though," he says. "I really wish I didn't hit that tree." 
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via News4Jax

Harris called cops, but when officers logged onto Facebook, they found that the "woman's" profile had already been deleted.

As for Harris, he might follow her Facebook deletion lead. 

"I don't even like Facebook. I was on Twitter; then I go back to Facebook for two days and this happens to me and I'm not going back to Facebook," Harris says.  

"I'm staying on Twitter. Stuff like that don't happen on Twitter."

Eh, we're not so sure. Did you know @NotTinaFey really is not Tina Fey, and @BettyFckngWhite is fckng not actually Betty White. Plus all those self-proclaimed "social media experts" on Twitter? We're pretty sure none of them is actually a social media expert. 

Be careful out there in cyberspace -- you never know who anyone really is. But if you do end up meeting anyway, it's best to prepare by watching a James Bond movie the day before. 

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15 comments
Jesse Michaud
Jesse Michaud

This guy is great. Thank god for his James Bond tactics...ha

Missneifa2u
Missneifa2u

Well, its not always a tragedy...met my husband via AOL. and have been married for 4 years.

Stanley_Ipkiss
Stanley_Ipkiss

Im pretty sure Bong would never have fucked his car up so badly, stay offline buddy its a lot safer for someone with your I.Q

tearcollector
tearcollector

You do know that Muslim isn't a nationality? Of course you don't.You're comment proves that you're an idiot!

STOPRACISM
STOPRACISM

Ummmm Glenn... I think you totally missed the point and that you are racist yourself.  

Joshudogg
Joshudogg

Never assume anyone is who they are claiming to be online.

RollingEyes
RollingEyes

Seriously?? This is one of the most ridiculous things I've heard in a while.  Sounds a bit like someone is blaming someone else for their poor choices....and even sounds like a bit of a dramatized scenario 

Electronic Cigarette
Electronic Cigarette

You don't really get to know people on Twitter. You get to write half a sentence to them and don't give really care who they are. As sketchy as it may be to hook up with someone on Facebook, you'd have to be a real idiot to meet someone you couldn't even pretend to have a conversation with.

robcypher
robcypher

Twitter is not better than Facebook. This guy could be an idiot in any social media realm.

qutequte
qutequte

Sorry this had to happen to Harris!  I wouldn't meet anyone who have not bothered to keep in contact with me online for at least a year.  Am not fickle, I just know what I want.  I am happy being single so far.

JimM
JimM

Account deletion doesn't mean anything as all they have to do is log into the secret law enforcement facebook page and do a request for an account and everything that goes with it. They should be able to track his gun happy friend in no time.

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tablet pc

You don't really get to know people on Twitter. You get to write half a sentence to them and don't give really care who they are. As sketchy as it may be to hook up with someone on Facebook, you'd have to be a real idiot to meet someone you couldn't even pretend to have a conversation with.

Ponyexpress
Ponyexpress

You're an idiot!! We the people of the Great State of FL are NOT a bunch of animals.  There are evil people in all parts of the world, I'm sure it's not 100% crime free where you live.  Situations like this one can happen anywhere.  The criagslist killer wasn't from FL. Simply put this guy was very stupid thinking he could get laid by a total stranger he met on a social network. Scary is if everyone from your neck of the woods is as ignorant as you.

tearcollector
tearcollector

You're right. Floridians aren't animals, just a bunch of fucking morons. Any time there's an article of blatant douchery and stupidity, chances are it happened in Flori-DUH,

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