A Florida deputy sheriff unloaded his pistol at his own patrol car after being startled by an acorn that dropped on the car roof. It gets better. The supervisory sergeant joined the deputy in shooting his cruiser. Oh, did we tell you there was a handcuffed suspect in the car? Certainly there are some lessons to be learned here. 

Another Ohio Sheriff has come forward to address the information and intelligence that was shared with senior law enforcement officials. What is the realistic threat facing the people of the United States? What can be done by every adult in America to prepare for this threat?

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Florida deputy who shot at man after mistaking falling acorn for gunfire resigns


From abcnews.go.com:

A Florida deputy is seen firing his weapon repeatedly at his patrol vehicle after mistaking the sound of an acorn hitting the roof of the car for a muffled gunshot, according to video released alongside a sheriff’s office investigation.

Newly released body camera footage of the November 2023 incident shows the dramatic moments the Okaloosa County deputy shot at his patrol vehicle while a handcuffed suspect was inside.

“I’m hit! I’m hit!” the deputy, Jesse Hernandez, can be heard yelling, though no one was shooting at him.

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