Neighborhood Watch Commander Arrested For Firing Warning Shot
It happened in Tampa, Florida.
Sam Mobley, 70, has won awards and was recognized by and worked closely with the Tampa police to help rid the neighborhood of drug dealers. This week, Mobley was arrested, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for firing two warning shots at a convicted drug dealer. Mobley says that he thought the man had a gun in his hand. The man was not hit.
“I shot low to the ground,” said Mobley. “I didn’t shoot to kill.”
Tampa police arrested Mobley because they say Mobley was not on his property when firing the warning shots.
Brenda Mobley, Sam’s wife, witnessed the confrontation and said that she believed the man had a gun. “I actually thought he was gonna start shooting at us,” she said. “That’s the fear I had.”
Mobley believes drug dealers are threatening him because he has disrupted their business on the block. Tampa police say that it’s unfortunate that Mobley took it upon himself to clean up the neighborhood.
Mobley plans to fight the charges.
This is enough to make my head swim.
One neighborhood watchman followed an unarmed teen in his vehicle then on foot, kill that unarmed teen, claimed self-defense, and would not be charged until the Governor of Florida appointed a special State’s Attorney to investigate. A jury acquitted him. A 17-year old is dead.
A woman who fired a warning shot in her own home was arrested, charged, found guilty by a jury and sentenced to 20 years for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. No one was shot.
Another man had witnesses that he was attacked and shot the attacker. Trevor Dooley was found guilty of manslaughter. The attacker is dead.
Still yet, an Airman invited by friends to go to a club was attacked. His attacker testified at trial that he had no reason to attack the man, but the Airman was found guilty and sentenced to 25 years for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. One wounded.
A man who called a teen a “son-of-a-bitch” while going for his gun, and who shot through a car door killing that unarmed teen passenger in the vehicle, was charged with first degree murder, but the jury hung. A 17-year old is dead.
One man claims the other was trying to drown him. Timothy McTigue shot Michael Palmer in the back of the head. McTigue was acquitted. One man is dead.
A Miami mom told her 14-year old to get the gun. Jack Davis did so, shot and killed 20-year-old Reynaldo Munoz for allegedly trying to steal their waverunner from the dock. The mom claimed that Munoz threatened them, which was impossible because Munoz was deaf and could not speak clearly. Davis was not charged.
Yeah — my head is swimming.
Posted on 05/24/2014, in Conceal Carry & SYG, Trials & Cases and tagged Florida, Marissa Alexander, Michael Dunn, Michael Giles, neighborhood watch, Sam Mobley, Stand Your Ground. Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.