After Shooting Whiny Customer at Little Caesar's Pizza, Florida Man Cites "Stand Your Ground"

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An argument that started over bad service at a Little Caesar's Pizza shop has lead to a shooting and a man claiming his innocence under Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law.

Randall White, who is 49 years old, got angry when his vegetable thin crust pizza took longer than 10 minutes to prepare. A 51-year-old named Michael Jock was also in line and started arguing with White about his complaining.

The two exchanged harsh words and eventually got in a shoving match.

According to The Tampa Bay Times, Jock has a concealed carry weapons permit and pulled out his .38 Taurus Ultralight Special Revolver when White raised his fist. He fired once and hit White in the lower torso. The two continued to struggle, and another bullet fired, hitting White again in the lower torso.

The two men eventually cooled off and waited outside for police to arrive. When they did, Jock claimed that the shooting had been justified under the "Stand Your Ground" law. He claimed he thought White might have had an object in his hand and feared for his life.

Deputies didn't agree. White was arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a weapon and shooting inside a building.

"There are arguments every day, but how many people pull out a gun? When you pull a gun out and shoot somebody, your life better be in danger," White told the Times. "His life was not being threatened."

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joeydavis5776
joeydavis5776

. . .meanwhile, George Zimmerman remains free on bail.

If I were a gambling man, I'd bet the house that he breaks for the border before his trial in June.

What is the name of the neanderthal (motorist) who shot the teenager, because he played his stereo volume to high?

karn_46
karn_46

Why isn't the guy who is shot in abdomen twice bleeding to death?

darkgallows
darkgallows

The guy he shot must have been white. You never get arrested for shooting a minority.

firetruck45
firetruck45

TeaBaggers and Republicans the enemy of all people. They must be stopped.

soyeahiknow
soyeahiknow

I think you need to edit this article. 

"White was arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a weapon and shooting inside a building."

 But wasn't it  Jock who had the gun?

"Jock has a concealed carry weapons permit and pulled out his .38 Taurus Ultralight Special Revolver when White raised his fist."

abearatemyparen
abearatemyparen

@cmaue That story's kinda hilarious though. I like to imagine the two became best friends and later went halfsies on a Winnebago.

baphnedia
baphnedia

@silverwuffamute I'm going over that paper's 25 Worst People of 2012. It's quite a list!

tigerator
tigerator

@silverwuffamute whyyy immediately after i tweet about pizza

simplyj_6
simplyj_6

@NerdyNegress What is going on in Florida?

karin4000
karin4000

@bleubelle31 Oh, I live in Florida. No offense taken. I wonder what's wrong with FL too.

HarryTheHandyman
HarryTheHandyman

DURR.  Kyle article = FUCK FACT CHECKING

"Deputies didn't agree. White was arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a weapon and shooting inside a building."

 Jock was arrested, not White

jenfoolery
jenfoolery

@Barbarellaf at least this guy looks like he's getting charged.

IslandGalObama
IslandGalObama

@TallyAnnaE @MiamiNewTimes How many times will people be killed & shot with the killer invoking #StandYourGround" rights? #ENOUGH

Arturo F Hernandez
Arturo F Hernandez

The stand your ground law is a law like any other which can be manipulated for good or evil depending on the context in which it is being applied. If the father of the author of this article used a firearm in his own self defense against an aggressive criminal, he would be forced to invoke the stand your ground law. I'm sure this article would never be written.

Arturo F Hernandez
Arturo F Hernandez

I don't see the new times post an article every time a psycho claims the mental insanity defense.

crbullseye
crbullseye

Stand your ground law is so fucking stupid, just an excuse for every dickhgead to pull a gun as a first resort!

Kzm Ufc
Kzm Ufc

Florida...you started a lame trend. Congrats.

Tony Miller
Tony Miller

Stand your ground is most effective when the other guy is dead and there are no witnesses. Or you have to yell "they're coming right at us!" Before you shoot.

Yesenia Soto
Yesenia Soto

Wow....just wow. I'm officially afraid to go outside.

Cris Melloni
Cris Melloni

@tony castaneria the even funnier thing is that 100% of ur statistics come out of ur ass!!!

Tony Castaneira
Tony Castaneira

They can claim the law all they want. Still doesn't change the fact he committed a crime. The funny thing is that over 90% of violent crimes are committed by self-described Democrats.

Ked Killjoy
Ked Killjoy

For the last time, there is nothing wrong with the stand your own ground law. This law is here to protect people that have been forced to protect themselves without them worrying "let me not hurt this bad person or I will got to jail.". Like every other law out there people abuse it and take advantage of it.

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

I thought it was too funny, they had their altercation and the police didn't arrive until they had resolved their little issue. They were probably ready to go to a bar and have a couple of rinks together ?

Tim Detore
Tim Detore

This is exactly why I do D'Giorno Pizza at home and not carry-out.

Louis Wing
Louis Wing

You just KNOW that people will try to justify their stupidity with this law. I think it needs to be renamed as the "Oops I just shot someone Redneck Excuse Law" Question! Has anyone of color used this law to their advantage? Or only white people? Just askin!

Travis Cole
Travis Cole

Nip it in the bud, You let one guy complain the rest will soon follow.

Sergio Alejandro
Sergio Alejandro

"Randall White, who is 49 years old, got angry when his vegetable thin crust pizza took longer than 10 minutes to prepare." That's really all I need to know that this man in guilty.

ShawnHagood
ShawnHagood

@MiamiNewTimes wow. #theworldisending.

TallyAnnaE
TallyAnnaE

.@IslandGalObama #StandYourGround laws have go to go! #SYG @MiamiNewTimes

firetruck45
firetruck45

@Arturo F Hernandez Any group of people that stroke the fear of your neighbor and say it's ok to carry a gun and shoot those your fear, have no place in America. And Mr. Hernandez if your neighbor shot you, you know the Republicans would rejoice in the fact they have one less Latino in America. How could you support these thugs.

joeydavis5776
joeydavis5776

@Tony Castaneira :

finish swallowing your ELECTION NIGHT CROW, and return to your barnyard pre-mariotal sexual activities.

OBAMA-BIDEN, FOUR MORE YEARS!!!!

joeydavis5776
joeydavis5776

@Louis Wing :

. . .frankly, I believe that the african-americans KNOW that they are wrong, which is why they ALWAYS leave the scene.

Regardless of color, it appears as though people are becoming less civilized, daily.

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