Florida Felon Who Isn't Allowed to Own Guns Arrested After Reporting Stolen Gun

Categories: WTF Florida

via Charlotte County Sheriff's Department
Jimmy Dewayne Whipple made a series of unfortunate mistakes this past Tuesday. First, he called the local police department to report that his gun had been stolen. That's a reasonable thing for most people to do but less of a great idea when you're a felon who is not allowed to own a gun.

Whipple might have survived that masterstroke of poor planning if he hadn't forgotten to put away his joints, his grinder, his pipe, his container of weed, and his stash of illegal medications before inviting police officers into his home.

Whipple's self-inflicted misery began Tuesday when he apparently noticed someone had lifted his gun. The 47-year-old called Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies to his home in Port Charlotte, a town just north of Fort Myers.

The cops quickly learned that Whipple was a felon barred from gun ownership and arrested him on new felony charges.

But then they glanced around his home and noted the drug paraphernalia: a pipe, a grinder, a green container full of weed, four partially smoked joints, and a medicine bottle full of illicit pills.

Now -- in addition to being out what was probably a pretty sweet gun -- Whipple faces new charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and possession of drugs without a prescription.

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foaswag
foaswag

Hypothetically speaking, he could have received those guns through inheritance. I would also like to point out the fact that it's better to inform the police about stolen guns.


Carl Snyder
Carl Snyder

i thought Ted Kaczynski was in jail? LOL

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

hey new times..ive noticed you love to say "florida, stay classy or florida, stay crazy" be more creative

Pierre Bernardo
Pierre Bernardo

BREAKING NEWS: Jimmy Dewayne Whipple is now leading in the Republican primary for the Presidential nomination for 2016.

cobaltblu
cobaltblu

Guns bring out the best in people

Tattooed_Beekeeper
Tattooed_Beekeeper

i have been trying to grow my beard like that for like 5 years .. 



Chris Edwards
Chris Edwards

47 years old? I think he's going for the 67 year old look.

Rob Wagenseil
Rob Wagenseil

How did I know this would be in Port Charlotte...? Lucky guess, I suppose.

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