HCSO.Tampa.FL.US On May 16, 2013, at approximately 4 p.m., HCSO School Resource Deputy Patrick Diaz and the school principal of Turkey Creek Middle School, 5005 Turkey Creek Road in Plant City, were outside of the school monitoring students in the parent pick-up line. Deputy Diaz then spotted Bruce Hicks walking along Connell Road which next to the school. He was pushing a “dolly” which had an old plastic toy car attached. As Hicks walked past Deputy Diaz, he spotted what appeared to be small firearm holstered on his left hip. As he continued walking, Deputy Diaz called for Hicks who turned around stepping on the grass of the school’s property. Upon initial contact with Hicks, he stated there was a $250 fine for every fifteen minutes of unlawful detention. He stated that he is a sovereign citizen and is not subject to the laws of the United States or Hillsborough County. Deputy Diaz asked him if he was carrying a firearm and Hicks stated that he was and repeated that he was not subject to laws. Deputy Diaz then seized Hicks’ Davis Industries two shot thirty-two caliber handgun(over under barrel). There were two live cartridges in the barrels. Hicks was transported to a Hillsborough County jail without incident. Hicks has an extensive criminal history including Lewd Or Lascivious Molestation of Victims Under 18.
This is not my typical Florida crime story, I am just blogging it because at a quick glance at Bruce Hicks’ mugshot, I thought it was the actor who played patriarch of the Crowder family Bo Crowder on the hit television show “Justified”. Bo Crowder is played by actor M.C. Gainey, take a look yourself:
I do appreciate Hicks’ “My Music Is Too Loud” Tee Shirt and the fact that he told police “I’m a sovereign citizen and is not subject to the laws of the United States or Hillsborough County.” However the guy turned around and stepped one foot onto school property and the cops bust him for having a firearm on school grounds? Cut the guy a break officer, we have real lunatics with firearms in schools in this country to worry about. More Bo Crowder:
Thus concludes another chapter of “Fucking Florida: Tales From America’s Most Fucked Up State” for more, click the “Fucking Florida” tag on this page.