Today we are covering Florida man April 6. Like every other day that involves Florida man, it is full of shocking stories.
Is April 6 your birthday? If so, you will not want to miss the tales below.
Florida Man April 6, 2018 – Killed 4 Animals in a Trash Compactor
FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. – Police arrested a Florida man for allegedly crushing 4 live animals in a trash compactor. The man’s alledged motive was he thought he would be fined for having too many pets in his apartment.
Neighbors in the building reported to the authorities that there was a cage with four birds, two rabbits, and a guinea pig in the trash compactor at the apartment complex.
Phu Trieu Tran, 45, was the man living in the apartment building. The building staff sent a notification letter saying that Tran is not allowed to keep the animals in his home.
The letter said that if he did not get rid of them, he would be fined $800.
The neighbors reported that Tran took all the animals to the trash compactor and tried pushing the button to crush the poor animals.
Later, a witness checked inside the compactor and found three dead birds and a lifeless guinea pig. However, the rest of the animals luckily survived.
Neighbors now feel threatened by the incident. They claim they no longer feel secure knowing that they live in the same building with a man who dares to do such a thing.
I can not say I blame them at all.
It’s just horrific. I can’t imagine anyone who owns animals and supposedly cares about them would do that to them over money. If they think they’re going to get in trouble for having them, it’s alarming to think someone like that would be in our community. This was a statement by local resident Ashley Reeves.
Tran was later seen in a shopping center and was arrested. He was being held in the Nassau County jail.
He could spend 5 years in prison if convicted with the charges of four counts of animal cruelty.
Hopefully, his cellmate is a large angry animal lover.
Florida Man April 6, 2018 – 15 Minutes of Freedom
Fort Pierce, Florida; On April 6 Florida man was detained only fifteen minutes after being released from prison.
The man had not even left the prison grounds before he was arrested again and almost made it back behind bars.
37-year-old Michael Lewis had just got out of St. Lucie County Detention Facility. He was there due to a grand theft charge, reported in the arrest affidavit.
As soon as he was in the parking lot, he was seen suspiciously checking the doors of the parked cars.
The Florida man was seen on a surveillance camera opening the door of a silver car. He then sat in the driver’s seat for about two and half minutes.
Afterward, he left the car and kept walking around other vehicles to see which ones were unlocked.
An officer approached to ask what he was doing. According to the affidavit, Lewis said that he was just waiting for his girlfriend to pick him up.
Lewis was then charged with burglary, grand theft, and possession of stolen property. He was then taken back inside the jail.
Later a spokeswoman for the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, Maria Entner, gave a statement.
She said that Lewis was still released that day but only allowed to leave the building when someone was there to pick him up.
Crushing animals is particularly heinous, even for Florida man. I definitely prefer the dumb Florida man that manages to get arrested twice a day.
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