Ron DeSantis turned Florida into an “oasis of freedom” for the rest of the country during the pandemic.
New Yorkers have been packing up and moving to Florida in droves over the past year.
But Florida deputies were floored when this New York man tried to use his pickup truck as a surfboard.
Cities all throughout the United States have decayed under the control of far-Left Democrats.
Crime and homelessness are skyrocketing in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York City, Chicago, and numerous other Democrat-run cities.
But cities in Florida are an exception thanks to the freedom-first agenda of Governor Ron DeSantis.
Residents are fleeing states like California and New York by the hundreds of thousands and relocating to Florida.
“It is not surprising that we have witnessed – and continue to witness – a great migration of Americans away from cities and states pursuing these failed policies, with Florida serving as a refuge for freedom and sanity,” DeSantis said in his State of the State Address.
On top of the folks moving to Florida, millions of Americans travel to the Sunshine State each year for vacation.
And not all of them are the brightest in the world.
Deputies at the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested a New York man who circumvented a closed gate and attempted to use his pickup truck as a surfboard.
“A New York man’s joyriding trip among the Florida surf was cut short by police after he deliberately circumvented a closed gate to drive onto the beach,” Fox News reported. “The event, which was caught on camera, captured Jason Brzuszkiewicz, 49, driving his Dodge Ram Pickup truck onto the shore of New Smyrna Beach just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning,” Fox continued. “A press release from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said that Brzuszkiewicz bypassed the closed beach access gate, which was closed to vehicles due to a high tide and a severe wind.”
Brzuszkiewicz drove his white pickup truck in the shallow waters of the ocean for over a minute and even attempted making a donut at one point.
Brzuszkiewicz told deputies that “he wanted to drive on the beach.”
In the footage, Brzuszkiewicz can be heard telling the officers that “it’s not my fault the truck don’t surf.”
“Yeah, but you shouldn’t be driving on the beach when the gates are all closed,” a deputy replied.
“Can I get in trouble for that?” Brzuszkiewicz responded.
“Yeah, yeah,” the deputy said.
In the end, Brzuszkiewicz was arrested and charged with a violation of an ordinance and the failure to pay a vehicular access fee.
He was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail and placed on bond for $200.
In New York, he could beat up a cop and get released without bail.
But not in Ron DeSantis’ law-and-order state of Florida.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.