Gas prices have been cruising up for months and no one is happy about it. One Florida man lost his sh*t and busted screens out of 17 gas station pump back in February. The Sheriff is looking for him.
According to deputies, on February 20, 2022, an unidentified vandal went to the Circle K gas station on South U.S. Highway 441 and smashed the screens of 17 gas pumps using some type of blunt object, causing over $40,000 in damages.
The vandal, who was now brandishing this object as a weapon, then started to aggressively approach a citizen who was getting gas.
However, this citizen was armed and exercising his rights as guaranteed to him by the Second Amendment.
Deputies say, once the citizen drew his firearm in self-defense, the vandal fled from the area, no doubt having realized that the citizen was fully prepared to exercise his rights as guaranteed to him by Florida’s Stand-Your-Ground laws.
The man pictured in these photographs below was at the Circle K near the time of this incident and deputies believe he may be able to provide valuable information that could help them identify the person who caused the $40,000-plus in damages to the gas pumps.
If you have any information that can help identify this individual, please call 352-732-9111.
OR…You can call in anonymous tips to the Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP or 352-368-7867. Tips can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com.
For Crime Stoppers, please reference 22-18 in your tip.
Also, IF YOU USE Crime Stoppers and your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a CASH REWARD.