Fishing buddies "massacred" in BFE

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    Fishing buddies "massacred" in BFE

    From another thread I will say it again. This is another reason that I ALWAYS have a pistol on me in the mountains. Not saying I could have went all Jack Bauer and made 24 perfect shots from my 10 round mag, but still.

    Seems there is going to be more to this story because there is some fishy shit (see what I did there) or just a total lack of common sense in a panic mode.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/3-friends...002601771.html



    FROSTPROOF, Fla. – Three Florida men were fatally beaten and shot while on their way to fish in a remote area late Friday night, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

    During a media briefing near the scene on Lake Streety Road on Saturday morning, Judd identified the victims as Damion Tillman, 23, Keven Springfield, 30, and Brandon Rollins, 27. The three men had been friends for years, Judd said, adding the families of the victims gave police permission to release their names.

    Judd, who has worked at the department since 1972, described the killings as a “massacre.”

    “This is a horrific scene,” Judd said Saturday. “I’ve been to a lot of murder scenes in my life, and this ranks among the worst.”

    According to the preliminary investigation, Judd said just after 10 p.m. Friday, Rollins called his dad on his cellphone and said “Help.” Judd said Rollins’ father knew his son was fishing with his two friends and drove to Lake Streety Road.

    Upon arriving at the scene, Rollins’ found his son barely alive and his two friends both dead.

    Judd said Rollins was able to say a few things to his dad before he died, which the sheriff’s office didn’t release at the morning briefing.

    Judd said it appeared that Tillman arrived first in his red pickup truck, and that while he was being killed, Rollins and Springfield arrived in a white pickup truck and also were shot.

    “In Brandon’s father’s excitement to run to help his son, he forgot his cellphone at home. So now he is out in the middle, as you can see, of no place without any communication,” Judd said. The father drove back to the nearest convenience store to call 911 and said “my son needs help.”

    A 17-year-old girl, the daughter of the convenience store’s owner, jumped into Rollins’ father's vehicle and the two drove back to Lake Streety Road, Judd said.

    By the time authorities arrived, Rollins had died of his injuries.

    “These folks appear to be beaten and shot. ... We are seeking leads, we need help so we can solve this crime sooner rather than later,” Judd said.

    He did not say whether authorities have identified any suspects, but noted that his department is offering a $5,000 for any information leading to the capture of the killers. He said investigators believe more than one person was involved in the slayings.

    Describing the “quiet, quaint” community surrounded by groves, forest and cattle ranches, Judd said the scene area was “about as far out in the woods as you can get.”
    Long Days and Pleasant Nights

    #2
    Just read that. Likely started as country road rage and murderer had to finish the other two to clean up the scene. Luckily- usually rush murders leave decent evidence. Hopefully they catch the killer(s) soon

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      #3
      Fuck man. Frostproof is a small town in the middle of nowhere.

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        #4
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        Holy shit!


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          #5
          When I was a young man (13ish) I went fishing with my mom's boyfriend and his buddy. They were in their mid 30's. We were at a spot under a bridge and a bunch of teenagers started jumping off the bridge onto our fishing lines. They couldn't see us. We packed up and started to leave. On the way out, I tipped one of their hats off the bridge with my fishing pole and we had a good chuckle.

          Mind you this is in the middle of nowhere in Northern California. While we were driving down the road, they passed us in a pickup truck and started brake checking us hard core. There were 5 or 6 of them and three of us. Once they blocked us in, they got way puffed up and came at the car. My mom's BF and his buddy got out of the car and proceeded to lay down an ass whipping of epic proportions. Once they moved their truck we sped to the nearest town and called the police. No report was filed on their end.

          It could have easily gone the other way.

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            #6
            A lot of Californians dont know that it is completely legal for anyone who can own a gun to carry wile fishing and going to and from thier fishing spot once exiting a vehicle.

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              #7
              Really feel for the dad. Can't imagine going through that then wondering if your kid might have made it had you not forgotten your phone. Would fucking suck having to question that as if the entire situation wasn't bad enough.
              Lay me down some rails boys, don't put me in jail boys
              And if I make a little noise, just leave me alone

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                #8
                Originally posted by Motorcharge View Post
                Really feel for the dad. Can't imagine going through that then wondering if your kid might have made it had you not forgotten your phone. Would fucking suck having to question that as if the entire situation wasn't bad enough.
                He had 3 phones to choose from at the crime scene. I'm sure he wasn't thinking that clearly though. Or something else weird going on.

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                  #9
                  RIP, fuck...

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by 88mitsu View Post

                    He had 3 phones to choose from at the crime scene. I'm sure he wasn't thinking that clearly though. Or something else weird going on.
                    I read that and thought the same.

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                      #11
                      Something is very fishy.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by 88mitsu View Post

                        He had 3 phones to choose from at the crime scene. I'm sure he wasn't thinking that clearly though. Or something else weird going on.


                        definitely his boys phone that his kid used to call him. And his dad was there in 10 min?!? Looking at an sat image of the lake it’s surrounded by what looks like orange trees groves and really only one what looks like farm house and buildings on the lake. Other side has a shack on it. Nothing else. No boat ramps or dick.

                        I'm thinking a drug deal gone south and pops got rid of evidence probably, why else would he drive for miles to a gas station? Only other thing would be kid called dad when it was going down and the murderers took or tossed their phones into the lake.

                        drugs related I’m thinking.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by TRINDU View Post

                          I read that and thought the same.
                          X2
                          Heat of the moment, brain shuts down.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by beater74 View Post
                            Something is very fishy.

                            Originally posted by Landslide View Post



                            definitely his boys phone that his kid used to call him. And his dad was there in 10 min?!? Looking at an sat image of the lake it’s surrounded by what looks like orange trees groves and really only one what looks like farm house and buildings on the lake. Other side has a shack on it. Nothing else. No boat ramps or dick.

                            I'm thinking a drug deal gone south and pops got rid of evidence probably, why else would he drive for miles to a gas station? Only other thing would be kid called dad when it was going down and the murderers took or tossed their phones into the lake.

                            drugs related I’m thinking.
                            Could be, they said the son gave dad information before he died

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                              #15
                              Another thing, why the fuck wouldn’t his dad put his kid in the vehicle and try to drive him to a hospital or help? Go there, look at him and exchange a few words and then leave him there to die alone?

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