A man in the Florida Keys who allegedly claimed he was a mercenary reportedly threatened the safety and lives of deputies, their wives and children, and a K9 officer hundreds of times when he was arrested for driving under the influence.
Late in the afternoon on October 2, a man was driving a Kia SUV on Highway 1 in Monroe County. According to reports, deputies spotted the driver, who was allegedly going over the posted speed limit and was operating the vehicle in an unsafe manner.
The deputies performed a traffic stop, and when they reached the vehicle, they alleged that they could smell a strong odor of marijuana. They also reportedly spotted a can of Bud Light that appeared to be open.
When the SUV was searched, more than 50 grams of food items believed to be marijuana edibles were found. When the man was asked about it, he told the officers he was a medical user, and he is allowed to have them.
It was reported that while the man stood at the side of the road, he removed his pants, and his nudity was able to be seen by other drivers.
While he was taken into custody, the man allegedly said he was a mercenary, and he threatened to kill the deputies and rape and murder their wives. He also allegedly threatened to stalk and harm their children and murder the K9. He reportedly made over 300 comments of that nature.
The allegedly unruly suspect was booked into the Monroe County Jail. He is facing several charges, including DUI, grand theft of a motor vehicle, reckless driving, obstruction, multiple counts of threatening law enforcement officers and their families, harassing a law enforcement K9, possession of marijuana (over 20 grams), indecent exposure, and resisting arrest.
When the SUV records were checked, the authorities said that they learned the vehicle was reported as stolen in Washington.
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