“The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said a number of vehicle break ins occurred around 4 a.m. Sunday on Northland Road near Mount Dora (Florida),” wesh.com reports. “In one case, vehicle owner Scott Pelkey, 46, grabbed a ball bat and confronted the three suspects.” Hang on a second . . .
For one thing, nothing good happens after 2am. Not the best time to be out and about. That said, it’s a free country, right?
For another, confronting a criminal — never mind three of them — may not be the best option when witnessing a crime. Confront not lest ye be confronted. That said, good people do.
And lastly, if you’re going to confront a criminal, it’s best to be armed with the best possible tool for the job, lest that confrontation turn violent. Despite what dailykos.com says, that tool is not a baseball bat. It’s a gun.
The suspects took the bat from Pelkey, and attacked him with it.
The LCSO said Pelkey was found lying on the street, and was flown to ORMC with severe injuries, including broken bones in his arm, hand, and face. He was in stable condition.
Deputies caught the suspects and questioned them.
Two 16-year-old boys and 14-year-old girl are charged with attempted murder, armed burglary, and grand theft.
Nothing you didn’t know, I suspect, but you have been warned. Again. Still.