I really need someone to convince me that Florida is not the root of all evil. OK maybe that’s a bit strong, but the evidence over the past few years does show that the state isn’t helping matters any. There was the butterfly ballot from the 2000 election, schoolteachers looking to do more than dry hump their students (see Debra Lafave, Stephanie Ragusa, Lisa Robyn Marinelli, etc)., and recently Gainesville’s Rev. Terry Jones who is spending his 15 minutes of fame trying to incite global violence by holding a Quran-burning event.
So it comes as no surprise that elsewhere in Florida another crazy idiot made the news. Apparently a 66 year-old man wanted to speak to a school bus driver about driving too fast down his neighborhood street. So his solution was to throw a heavy metal object through the windshield to get the driver’s attention.
The local sheriff’s office reports that 66-year-old David Kilpatrick tossed the object Tuesday, smashing the bus’s windshield. More than 50 students and the bus driver were on board, but luckily no injuries were reported. Kilpatrick told investigators that the bus was traveling too fast in his neighborhood. He wanted the bus to stop so he could talk to the bus driver. Right so potentially, maiming or killing the driver is the best way to stop the bus.
Kilpatrick was arrested and charged with throwing a deadly missile and criminal mischief. He was released Wednesday on $10,150 bail. Authorities didn’t say what the thrown object was.