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Update on the Bass Pro Diver

Law enforcement are still looking for the man who dove into the Bass Pro fish tank last week. I left his name out of the original post because I don’t think he has committed a felony, but the man they think did it has gone on social media to speak out. Daniel Armendariz posted on his Facebook account confirming that he is the one in the Bass Pro video, and proceeding to eviscerate Bass Pro for trying to charge him with a ridiculous felony. Multiple media outlets are referring to his post as a ‘confession’… but it’s only a confession if what he did was a crime. I’ll reiterate my previous post, it is not criminal mischief to jump into a giant fish tank. He did not willfully destroy any property, and it really shouldn’t be considered a felony, regardless of how mush Bass Pro claims they paid to disinfect the tank.

Mr. Armendariz says he will turn himself in… but not until he is ready. It’s also worth pointing out that Crimestoppers mentioned his previous charges for some serious offenses, but he says he beat those charges. It’s like they were trying to make him look bad as they are trying to sell the idea that his silly prank is a serious crime. Again, not a good look. You can check out his rant, but be forewarned, mature content:

 

Apparently you can get Arrested for Swimming Drunk*

*If you are an Hispanic maintenance man and you swim when the homeowner’s daughter wants to swim.

Maximo Mendoza

Maximo Mendoza

Maximo Mendoza, a Bonita Springs maintenance man, was hot and decided to jump in the pool of a home where he works. He had been drinking and jumped in wearing only underwear. The homeowner’s 15-year-old daughter and her friend were swimming at the time. This is not a crime.

But the cops got called, and decided he needed to go to jail and gave him a disorderly intoxication. The problem is, he was not in a public place- he was in a private pool. That’s an element of the crime: “no person in the state shall be intoxicated or drink any alcoholic beverage in a public place or in or upon any public conveyance and cause a public disturbance.” F.S.A. 856.011

If they had asked him to leave, and he failed to leave, he could’ve gotten a trespass. It sounds like there may have been an overreaction to guy of a different race in his underwear… but, that’s not a crime either. Also, it costs money to arrest people, put them in jail, and prosecute them. Hopefully, the State will decide that it doesn’t make sense to prosecute this non-crime.

Thanks NBC-2 for hyping a non-story.