Florida deputy resigns after sending fake bomb to coworker
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His joke really bombed. A Florida deputy resigned Tuesday after his fake bomb triggered an evacuation within his sheriff’s office.
Deputy James Piper, a patrol deputy with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, sent an unmarked box through intra-office mail to his colleague, Lieutenant Joseph Gerretz, the sheriff’s
office said in a press release. When Gerretz opened the box, he found a “red cylinder shaped object with protruding wires” and a handwritten note reading “Boom.”
He then evacuated his office and notified the rest of the department. Various parts of the Sheriff’s Administration Building were evacuated and a K-9 bomb-sniffing dog was called to
Both the K-9 officer and the Tampa Bomb Squad cleared the scene and confirmed there was no bomb. Piper, 59, resigned effective immediately after admitting to the prank, Sheriff Bob
Gualteri said. Piper initially joined the sheriff’s office in 1982 and left in 2015, before being rehired in 2017.
That is incredibly stupid, especially for a Sheriff, he should know better to do tasteless shit like this.
Is Florida just an insanity nexus? Even the cops are fucking stupid.
The origin of Florida Man is because Florida has unique media transparency law that lets news report events in greater detail. In another state this would just be "sheriff's deputy resigns"
daily news just took the usual thread pun, how dare they
Yeah man why would they blow up our spot like this?
Jesus Christ, this writer is LAZY.
Can confirm, local resident. If I turned on the TV at any moment there will be a bizarrely intimate news story about someone doing something bizarre. Life down here is pretty normal honestly.
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