Florida Man Calmly Shoots Out All The Tires Of AT&T Work Truck Parked In Front Of His House

July 20, 2017

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This is a video of 64-year old Florida Man Jorge Jove calmly shooting out all the tires of the AT&T work truck that parked in front of his home in Hialeh, blocking his driveway. He then proceeds to fire a couple bonus shots into the engine of another AT&T work truck parked further down the street. Apparently Jove, a retired firefighter, was upset that the truck had blocked his driveway, and, according to Florida Man logic, giving it four flats will help remedy that. Jove fired at least 18 rounds (reloading several times), and currently has criminal charges pending against him from the incident. Honestly, I'm impressed with how calmly AT&T technician Derrick Taylor filmed the whole thing while on the phone with police. Because there is absolutely no way he gets paid enough to be shot by a old man who swears he's switching to Verizon.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Sam The Slammer, who's surprised this guy just didn't sick his pet alligators on the workers (you know he's got them).

  • GeneralDisorder

    My long-deceased uncle started to get a little dim in his old age and also owned property in Florida. On at least two occasions he opened fire on his garden hose thinking they were snakes. His closest living relatives eventually stepped in and made him sell his guns.

    A different long-deceased uncle (who's biological uncle, the other one was by marriage) owned a large collection of guns and in his old age started becoming a bit demented. His sons (my cousins) gradually took away all the guns. Ammo first. Then took a couple guns at a time until they were all gone. As is unfortunately often the case he actually did threaten someone with his shotgun before anyone knew how bad he was.

  • BMan56

    Just use a box cutter like a normal person...

    Ammo is expensive.

    You'd think a retired guy would be more frugal.

  • mjsenz

    Florida.

  • palpable ovaltine

    I wonder if police use Floridas as a unit of measure for crazy stories.

    "I arrested some guy porking a honeydew at the piggly-wiggly. That's at least 3 Floridas."

  • CountOrlock

    Florida Man is at it again, he's not the hero we need or deserve but he's the one we got.

  • GeneralDisorder

    He's also not a hero so much as a crazy old man with (presumably multiple) gun(s).

  • CountOrlock

    That was the joke.

  • GeneralDisorder

    YOU'RE THE JOKE!

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    As a Floridian and gun owner, all I can do is hang my head and sigh.

    A nail on the end of a stick would have done the same thing, without abusing a firearm, putting others at risk, and making it harder for the rest of us.

  • The_Wretched

    When the gun laws are idiotic, only idiots will have guns.

  • Draco Basileus

    'Merica

  • Talon184

    The real takeaway from this entire situation is that people still don't understand how to keep the camera centered on the subject of the video.

    ---I'm trying to record evidence of a crime in progress....I think I'll film that house for a little while so that I don't capture the entire event. Yeah, that's a plan.

  • Ollie Williams

    I'd give him some slack for trying to pay attention to talking with the dispatcher on the phone.

  • Talon184

    Hmm...maybe I should watch these things with the sound on....but I'm at work so it was muted. Still, video recording skills must improve before we, as a nation, can move forward into an exciting future of properly centered video footage, filmed in proper landscape mode!

    For the time being, however, I suppose I can give this guy a pass....

  • Bling Nye

    I'm sure that gun was legally purchased/owned too. Gotta love "responsible" gun ownership... Fucking morons. I hope he gets charged for every single round he fired, not just for the whole "incident". FFS, bullets don't just stop in the tire, what if one had killed/injured someone??

    Edit: This, from the Miami Herald, "Though Jove began firing to kill only a vehicle, a Hialeah sergeant says he saw Jove fire at an AT&T worker in a raised bucket lift. Hialeah police arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm and criminal mischief. He posted $30,000 bond. Police seized the handfun [sic] from Jove, who doesn’t have a concealed weapons permit, according to the arrest affidavit." - http://www.miamiherald.com/...

    The 'handfun' typo is hilarious. But if those are the only charges, "aggravated assault with a firearm" and "criminal mischief" fuck that... He'd be fucking dead if he weren't white.

  • Jenness

    "He'd be fucking dead if he weren't white." He's Hispanic. But slow claps for tacking on a racist comment on an issue that has absolutely nothing to do with race. Bigots around the world salute your effort to keep their hate alive!

  • Bling Nye

    Helps to look pretty white. See his picture halfway down: http://www.nydailynews.com/... My point still stands. Law enforcement IS racist in many instances, and to deny that is to have your head in the sand.

    https://theintercept.com/20...

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour...

    http://www.snopes.com/fbi-w...

    Calling it out and demanding it change is the only way to help it change. Call it out on both sides, when whites are let off easy, and when non-whites aren't. Ignoring it and pretending it's not a problem sure as shit hasn't worked. There shouldn't be any bias in law enforcement, yet it's clear as day there are deep rooted biases and prejudices, along with full on racism.

    Frankly, I'd think it was the bigots that would remain quiet in order to keep the status quo...

  • Scott Malcolm

    "FFS, bullets don't just stop in the tire, what if one had killed/injured someone??"
    Do you think bullets have infinite energy and the ability to penetrate everything?!
    They direction he was firing ensures that the round go no further than the bodies of the trucks.
    Please learn how bullets work.

  • Bling Nye

    I do actually know how bullets work (from both shooting and studying), along with a decent understanding of physics in general.... I think you might need to learn how bullets work if you think what this guy did was somehow safe. Not to mention your ignorance in assuming ALL his shots were so safely aimed.... he fired up to 18 shots, the video shows only a few of those. Please.

  • Scott Malcolm

    Riiiiiight.
    First off, he isn't firing armor piercing rounds.
    Second: even if they did ricochet, the rounds would end up in the vehicle and not anything else.
    You also assume this is a .357, this could easily have been a .22, which would make your argument even weaker.

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