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Sebring Shooting

Discussion in 'Sunshine State Smokers' started by banderson7474, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Al,

    Heard about the shooting in your area last night. If you remember, my father lives in Lake Placid but prayers to the family of the loved ones lost. I imagine the town is shook up over this.
     
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just read about the shooting due to this post. What a terrible tragedy. My prayers go to out to everyone.
     
  3. Just spoke to my dad's exwife and she knew one of the tellers. She confirmed that Sebring is very shook up. Such a senseless act.

    Sorry to put this on the message board. I just remembered that Al is from that area. Mods, feel free to remove if you think that is best.
     
  4. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks for thinking of me!
    We are a small town & not used to this kind of violence.
    I came from Ft. Lauderdale to here 15 years ago & this kind of thing is what you would expect to see there not here!
    It's very tragic & I have always thought we were insulated from crime here, but I guess that's not the case anymore.
    It sounds like this guy just randomly picked the bank, thank God he didn't go to Walmart or someplace like that. But he may have thought that a bunch of women in a bank would be easy prey. There are a lot of CC permit holders here & in a more public place someone would have probably shot him after he pulled his gun out.
    Our prayers go out to those families that lost a loved one!!
    Al & Judy
     
  5. From what I can tell, he use to work there briefly but still have no idea what the motive was. I called my dad after work yesterday and he knows one of the fathers that lost his daughter. I can't imagine! Al you are right about not having a lot of crime there. I think the last time I heard of anything bad happening was a state trooper getting shot and I don't even know how long ago that was. Seems like around 15 years or so.
     
  6. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I think he is just some wacko that happened to live in Sebring. I'm not sure if anyone will come up with a motive. We used to leave the doors unlocked & the car unlocked & friends would just stop by & walk right in, just a quick knock & hello!
    That is the small town feel that we always had here, now not so much. However I do live in a gated community & although we don't have guards at the gate you need a code or a clicker for your car to get in. I realize that if someone really wants to get in here then it's pretty easy. So I now have 4 security cameras, and a gun in every room. That is Ft. Lauderdale mentality that I thought I was done with!! Hopefully this is an isolated incident & we can all get our lives back to normal!
    Al
     
  7. Winterrider

    Winterrider Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Condolences to the familys. Yes we all thought our small towns were a safe haven and that crime only happens in the big cities. Not so by any means anymore, it is all over the country. Stay safe all...
     
  8. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Al was thinking about you and yours. Sad day for your neighborhood. There seems to be no safe place anymore.

    Warren