This criminal’s daring act of bravery left one Florida Deputy Sheriff in a state of disbelief

Feb 29, 2024

Law enforcement officers never know what to expect when they arrive at the scene of a crime. 

They are prepared for just about anything these days. 

And this criminal’s daring act of bravery left one Florida Deputy Sheriff in a state of disbelief.

Record Visitors

Florida is one of the most popular vacation getaways for Americans from across the country.

From July of 2023 through September of 2023, an estimated 35.1 million people visited the Sunshine State.

This includes 32.2 million Americans and 2.2 million visitors from overseas.

Florida’s warm weather, sunny beaches, and lack of an income tax also make the Sunshine State a top place for Americans looking to escape Democrat policies in places like California and New York.

Of course, with tens of millions of visitors traveling to Florida for vacation, crazy situations are bound to happen.

Strange Criminals

In fact, the strange and weird behavior of criminals in the Sunshine State led to what is known as “Florida Man” on the internet. 

“Florida Man is an Internet meme first popularized in 2013, referring to an alleged prevalence of people performing irrational or maniacal actions in the U.S. state of Florida,” the website Wikipedia states.

Police officers in Florida are used to responding to calls of nude individuals and other types of out of the ordinary criminal acts.

But police in Hillsborough County could not help but be impressed by this criminal’s act of bravery.

On Sunday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a man climbing a cell phone tower in the area.

“A Florida man was arrested in a joint operation between the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office aviation unit and deputies after climbing a cellular tower in Riverview, Florida, on Sunday, February 24,” Yahoo news reported. “According to the sheriff’s office, the man had previously been live-streaming the climb to his social media.”

Footage from the incident shows the man climbing down from the top of a tall cell phone tower before being arrested by police when he reached the ground.

However, the police were impressed by the man’s climbing abilities.

“You made it all the way to the top-top?” a responding deputy can be heard asking the man on a recording.

“Yeah,” the man replied.

“That’s pretty crazy,” the deputy responded.

The man was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing.

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

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