Stop Shooting At Hurricane Irma: Florida Police
Florida’s Pasco County police department had to warn residents Saturday to not shoot guns at Hurricane Irma, adding that firing at the storm “won’t make it turn around.” A very odd statement to have to make.
It turns out the trend gained traction after Ryon Edwards and Zeke Murphy created a Facebook event as a joke called “Shoot at Hurricane Irma” out of stress and boredom. As of Sunday morning, 54,000 were marked as “interested” and 27,000 as “going.”
When the event time neared, Edwards clarified, “Well guys, it’s here. The moment we’ve been waiting for. It was cool to see the response this got from Facebook. On another note, I’ve learned that about 50 percent of the world could not understand sarcasm to save their lives. Carry on.”
The Pasco County Sheriff’s department had stated there had thankfully been no incidents of guns being shot at the hurricane because of this posting.
Written By : Mat Hylan / Twitter @mat_hylan