Florida Man Caught Firing Musket While Dressed As A Pirate
Why would a Florida man fire a musket at cars while dressed up as a pirate?? To impress his lady friends of course!
Via Miami News Times:
Yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirate’s life for Jamie Spering. The man makes his living as a professional pirate entertainer (in addition to truck driving). Of course, pirating is a highly illegal activity, so it makes sense that Spering would find himself on the wrong side of the law, much like the character he plays.
Monday afternoon, Spering met up with two lady friends at the Sunset Grille in Marathon to watch the sunset. Spering was in full pirate regalia and had two muskets, a dagger, a knife, and a sword on him. Then trio decided to walk out toward the Seven Mile Bridge for some fun.
Spering shot one round from a musket into the water and then turned and fired another at cars. Don’t worry — they were only black-powder rounds, not real ammunition, but it suffices to say that a man dressed as a pirate and firing a gun toward a road still had a lot of drivers shivering their timbers (in fact, one took a cell-phone video that was handed over to police).
Spering was arrested for disorderly conduct.
The arrest report has all sorts of fun facts, like his appearance being listed as “flashy — unusual odor.” Also, while they booked him, police confiscated the following items: a red leather hat, a silver flask, and “a black leather pirate belt with misc buckles.”
Welcome to Florida!!!!