FLORIDA: Sheriff urges locals not to shoot bullets at Irma

By AP

Stranded motorists try to get back in their car after a breakdown as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Florida Keys. * Photo credit: AP

(AP) — Florida authorities have issued another stern warning about Hurricane Irma: Shooting bullets into the storm won’t help keep you safe.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office tweeted late Saturday: “DO NOT shoot weapons @ (hashtag) Irma. You won’t make it turn around (and) it will have very dangerous side effects.”

The sheriff’s office, which is in the Tampa Bay-area, was responding to a Facebook event page created two Florida men inviting people to shoot at Irma.

The page reads: “YO SO THIS GOOFY … LETS SHOW IRMA THAT WE SHOOT FIRST …”

The invitation presumably was a joke, but 80,000 people indicated they were “going” or “interested” in the event.

In a tweet early Sunday, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office asked the thousands of people who had shared the page to also share their request for volunteers needed at hurricane shelters.

 

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3 comments

  1. Only Americans

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  2. face book always seeing things to remove they not seeing that one to remove or at least block these people page till the storm is over with stupidity they want people to do

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  3. why are human beings so stupid!

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