Mistakes were made. Go Gata!

Here’s something you don’t see every day, at least outside Gainesville, Florida:

To Mr. Debose: I apologize that my error put your name and reputation in jeopardy, no matter how briefly.  I take full responsibility for this error, and hope that the stories printed and published will correct your name and reputation.  Furthermore, I am extremely proud that you intervened in this incident and likely prevented anyone from being injured or killed.

-Officer Ben Tobias, PIO
Gainesville Police Spokesperson

No mention of Huntley Johnson, but it’s hard to believe he wasn’t on the case.

And if Jimmy Williamson had a grave, he’d be rolling over in it about now.

(h/t DawgPhan)


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7 responses to “Mistakes were made. Go Gata!

  1. At the very least, Jimmy’s boys would have found a way to charge Debose for destruction of property.


  2. uglydawg

    I really miss Paul Harvey


  3. TennesseeDawg

    That’s a lot of falling over themselves to back peddle on a story by the Gainesville PD. Do you think any of us would’ve gotten the same treatment in that situation? By the way, that Watkins guy must really hate the state of Florida. How many times did he shoot the ground?


  4. Both “players” (pun intended) shot the ground. I would say the guy with the rifle had the most dislike for Florida. Watson, I’m guessing got away. He was never mentioned again?
    “Debose and Watkins got into an argument resulting in Watson pushing Debose into a window. The glass broke, but Debose was not injured. This angered Honeycutt who retrieved a handgun and threatened Watkins with it. However, Watkins immediately took the handgun from Honeycutt and then discharged several rounds into the ground outside the house.”


  5. Bulldog Joe

    If Tallahassee is “all in”, then Gainesville better be “all-in” too, by gawd.


  6. uglydawg

    Wonder what the fight was over? Game of checkers gone bad?


  7. Money, the fight was over money, bottom line isn’t that what the fights always about?