Full width home advertisement

Post Page Advertisement [Top]

Florida police enforcing social distancing rules find Pennsylvania murder suspect sitting on beach

Florida police enforcing social distancing rules find Pennsylvania murder suspect sitting on beach
A homicide suspect was arrested Sunday after a team of police officers tasked with enforcing Florida’s social distancing rules found him sitting on a beach just two days after it reopened to the public.
Mario Gatti, 30, is accused of fatally shooting another man in a Pennsylvania apartment in January, according to an arrest warrant obtained by The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Police said they approached him around 8 a.m. near some sand dunes at Jacksonville Beach and realized he was a fugitive.
The city’s police department later tweeted a photo of the man wearing American flag shorts while being escorted out of the beach in handcuffs.
The city and at least two other nearby communities reopened their beaches Friday for “essential activities only,” such as fishing, surfing, swimming, hiking, running, biking and walking dogs.
“But it is crucial that social distancing guidelines, minimal group sizes, and time restrictions are strictly adhered to,” city officials said in a statement last week. “This will allow us to continue flattening the curve in our community and will ensure that law enforcement resources are not spread too thin.”
Gatti, who’s expected to be extradited to Pennsylvania this week, is accused of shooting 33-year-old Michael Coover Jr. in the city of Arnold on Jan. 16. He’s also charged with burglary, illegal possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment and terroristic threats, according to the warrant.

No comments:

Post a comment

Bottom Ad [Post Page]