Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 75, low 44)
When you hear about a deadly movie theater shooting, you never expect it to be in your own backyard. Yesterday it was.
The theater is about half mile from us.
The little town of Wesley Chapel, Florida made the national news yesterday. Apparently, two married couples went to the afternoon movie showing of The Lone Survivor. The younger man and his wife were sitting in front of the shooter and his wife. The victim was texting on his phone to his 2 year old daughter. This was during the previews, but the texting and noise bothered the shooter.
The shooter was a retired Tampa police captain. There was some sort of confrontation and the younger man was shot and died right in the theater. His wife was also shot with the same bullet while attempting to shield her husband with her hand.
The suspect was subdued right away by an off duty police officer.
I heard about the shooting about 30 minutes after the fact, but by that time the suspect was in custody. It could have been a little scary if he would have been on the loose, since the theater is to close to our RV park.
There were news helicopters hovering above all afternoon. I don’t know what they expected to see since the victim was taken to the hospital and the suspect to jail.
As it turns out, the wife of the victim was employed at USAA, which is the company that I retired from.
What a tragedy. The lives of two families changed forever.
The shooter was a police captain, who was instrumental in getting TPD’s SWAT team started back in the 70’s. He would have had plenty of weapons training and should never have let that kind of situation get so out of control.
The big Tampa Rv Supershow starts tomorrow. We always like to go, even though we are not in the market for a new RV. Between doctor appointments, and trying to wait for our mobile Rv guy, we aren’t sure when we will be able to go. It doesn’t matter which day you go. It’s always packed every day.
If you go to the show, look out for a booth with Gripstics.
We got some last year and love them. We’re hoping they will be selling them again this year, because we need a few more.
You put them on bags to close them. Once they are on the bag, even liquid won’t spill. We use them in the freezer, refrigerator and cabinets. They are great for closing up chip bags, and any kind of plastic bag you have. I saw a three pack on Amazon for $1.98. I’ll be checking the prices at the show before I buy more. I’m thinking they might be cheaper on Amazon, but I’ll check out the show prices.
How about you? Have you found great things at RV shows? We always seem to find a new gadget every year.