I’ve written on several occasions about how the far left has turned to violence when they can’t win a political debate. Today we have q report of a Florida Democrat and avowed Obama supporter who armed himself, drove to a Facebook “friend’s” house and shot him over an on-line political disagreement. With Facebook friends like that . . .
Yes, instead of merely unfriending the author of the offensive posts that angered him, Brian Sebring, pictured above, aged old enough to know better, opted to take things a step further. The Tampa resident grabbed his rifle and a pistol and decided to settle the on-line score in a more personal, less civil way.
He drove two miles to his so-called friend’s place to throw his life away over a Facebook spat.
Once there, he shot Alex Stephens, 46, twice before Stephens could run away.
Soon after, police arrested Sebring. They’ve charged the now-former pizza delivery driver with shooting Stephens in the thigh and buttocks.
Given Florida’s attitudes about unlawful use of deadly force, Mr. Sebring won’t be posting on Facebook for quite a little while.
The UK’s Daily Mail reports on the story:
A Facebook dispute boiled over into real life on Monday when a Democrat drove over to another man’s home and shot him.
Brian Sebring, 44, of Tampa, Florida, was arrested for shooting Alex Stephens, 46, also of Tampa, in the thigh and buttocks after their online disagreement.
Police say the row began when the two men disagreed over politics on Facebook, and Stephens reportedly began sending Sebring ‘explicit messages and threats’.
In response, Sebring armed himself with an AR-15 and a Glock and drove over to Stephens’ house in Wallace Ave – just two miles away from his own home, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
When he arrived, with his Glock in a holster tucked in his waistband, he honked his horn and waited for Stephens to come out to confront him about the messages, police say.
When Stephens saw Sebring, he charged towards him, which was when the suspect opened fire.
‘The victim ran away and the defendant fled the scene,’ police said.
…It is unclear who Stephens, a felon, supports politically, but Sebring, a pizza delivery driver and married father-of-two, is a registered Democrat who follows Barack Obama on Twitter.
Obviously, one shouldn’t troll mentally unstable people. After all, you might push them over the edge into doing something really stupid. While that might seem amusing to watch from afar, if you get shot or killed as a result of their derangement, it could ruin your whole day.
Personal defense tip: Be careful out there. Block and unfriend crackpots in your social media circles just to ensure a safer existence for you and your family.