Quantcast
Connect with us

Florida man steals fire chief’s truck — then nearly sets himself on fire while in jail

Published

on

A Florida man is accused of starting several fires throughout Cocoa before stealing a fire truck, police told FloridaToday.com.

According to the report, Michael Simpson was spotted Tuesday morning, throwing a brick around outside of a credit union. He momentarily laid down in the bank’s drive-thru and then urinated on the grass.

He was arrested and taken to the Brevard County Jail, where he proceeded to take out matches and light the tank top he was wearing on fire, the arrest report said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Police now say that Simpson was responsible for a series of fires in Cocoa Saturday evening. One fire was a dumpster on one street and a trash pin at a park pavilion. He then stole a Ford F-250 assigned to the district fire chief who was responding to a fire alarm at the time.

“Simpson was arrested and is being held at the Brevard County Jail in lieu of $17,500 bond. He is being charged with arson, criminal mischief and breach of peace,” the report said.

The report contributes to the long-running meme that Florida men have a knack for making news.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump’s commutation of Stone is an admission of guilt: former US Attorney

Published

on

Former U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance explained that President Donald Trump's commutation of Roger Stone proves his own guilt.

Writing for USA Today Tuesday, Vance explained that Trump had always hinted about a pardon for Stone, but it wasn't one, it was a commutation, because Stone didn't want to admit guilt for his role in the Russia scandal. Still, his conviction will stand, Vance explained, and Stone can return to the battle for his friend's political career. It might be a win for Stone and Trump but it's terrible for the rule of law, she explained.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

California man charged with running over Black dad after son calls for help in racist attack

Published

on

A California man was arrested after running over a Black father during a racist attack in a hotel parking lot.

Dennis Aaron Wyman allegedly hurled racial slurs against a small group of Black young adults late June 29 at the Staybridge Suites in Torrance, and one 23-year-old called his father -- who was working as an armed security guard nearby -- as tensions grew during the encounter, reported the Daily Breeze.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

The Republican Party ‘deserves to be a lost cause’ after Trump: GOP strategist Bill Kristol

Published

on

On Tuesday, writing for The Bulwark, longtime Republican strategist Bill Kristol, a Never Trump conservative, discussed whether the GOP even deserves a political future beyond Trump.

"On the one hand, with embarrassingly few exceptions at every level, the Republican party is Donald Trump’s party. So in many ways it deserves to be a lost cause," wrote Kristol. "On the other hand, after November 3, the GOP may stop — more or less suddenly, and more or less convincingly — being Donald Trump’s party. It might even stop being the party of Trumpism. On the third hand, it will still have been Donald Trump’s party. And that moral and political stain can’t, and shouldn’t, simply be wished away."

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image