Jacksonville.com James Oakland Wayland of West 36th Street was arrested just before 7 p.m. and remains behind bars on $55,000 bail, according to jail records. Officers near the Trout River started hearing gunshots about 4:40 p.m. in the 8000 block of North Main Street and went looking. That’s when a neighbor called to say shots were being fired from a boat docked on the east side of the Main Street bridge. As officers parked there, they heard more shots and found a man sitting on the back of a boat with a rifle on his lap. Officers ordered the man to show his hands, but he looked at them and made an obscene gesture before turning away, police said. Officers repeated their command and the man put the rifle down before jumping into a rowboat and paddling to shore. Taken into custody, police found three live .762-mm rounds in his pockets. The man told officers he was “heartbroken” over a woman, according to his arrest report. He said he had drunk about 16 beers while shooting at the water, into the air and in the direction of the bridge and cars passing on it, police said.
Fucking Florida! They don’t even do break ups right. We feel for you James Oakland Wayland, we really do, but drinking 18 beers and shooting a high powered rifle at passing cars from a boat is no way to mend a broken heart.
When a woman breaks your heart in the North East, we drink 18 beers as well, but then bang a 20 year old hostess at a local bar or our friend’s fat cousin or in extreme cases an ugly hooker. A little advice, James Oakland Wayland, next time leave the high powered rifle at home.
And thus ends another episode of “Fucking Florida: Tales From America’s Most Fucked Up State” got more click the tag on this page.