It is unfortunately the sort of story that gives Florida too frequent a mention in late night tv jokes.
Just two months ago, 38-year-old Christopher John Smith, a resident of 904 Central Avenue in Palm Coast, was sentenced to three years’ probation for felony battery and resisting an officer with violence in Volusia County. Monday morning, he reported to his probation officer, as he is required to do regularly.
But he did so with a loaded gun. He did so in a stolen car, though it’s not clear if he was driving the car or the woman who accompanied him to the probation office in Bunnell. And he did so as a suspect in the case of the stolen car.
The firearm, a silver Raven Arms .25 caliber pistol, was detected when Smith walked into the probation office. There was no round in the chamber, but there were five rounds in the magazine. Police searched his vehicle but found no additional weapons.
The white Ford Focus he’d arrived in at the probation office was reported stolen from a St. Johns County Dollar Rent a Car on Sept. 1. Flagler County’s dispatch office listed Smith as the suspect. But when a deputy asked him whether he’d rented the car, Smith said he did not know. When the deputy asked him when was the last time he’d made a payment on the car, Smith said he didn’t know. He said his partner usually made the payments. When the deputy asked him how long he’d had the car, Smith said he didn’t know. “Possible a month and a half,” his arrest report states.
Smith said his “business partners” took care of those details, “but could not provide their names or companies he is currently working with that would be responsible for paying the vehicle.”
“What’s with all these questions?” he asked the deputy, who told him he was just trying to figure out why Smith was in possession of a stolen Ford.
At that point Smith invoked his right to remain silent and stopped talking. He was arrested on a probation violation charge and taken to the Flagler County jail, where he remains, without bond. The Ford was towed by Saxon’s Towing.
ya cant make this shit up. LOL
Common Sense Ain't So Common says
This is Flagler County one doesn’t have to make it up.
Stupid is as stupid does…just goes to show you can’t fix stupid!
David S says
Can we say stupid.
I bet he is from NY
Can we say, “Sociopath?” They don’t learn from experience.
I swear palm coast has the highest population of stupid people in Florida.
10 bucks says the gun was stolen too.
XYZ Millenium Losers says
Under 40….DIRT FREAKING DUMB !!!! I blame the Florida Education system for his intelligence level .
Hmmmm sound familiar? Did you drive your department car on vacation sir? I don’t know! I can’t remember, good for the goose good for the gander?
Putz. He can’t get out of his own way.
His original charge was battery on a law enforcement officer…sounds like Karma finally got him!
His address is the movie theater??
Maybe this time they should keep him locked up
This guy already posted bail…..Shows how good the system is.
Unbelievable…this guy gets away with everything. They need to lock him up and throw away the key for societies sake!