Miami, FL — Things got heated in the lobby of the Chrystal Beach Suites Hotel in Miami, FL after one man got upset that a mother and son standing in the lobby refused to social distance.
In a move only Pennsylvania’s “Dr. Rage” could appreciate, a man named Douglas Marks allegedly drew a handgun and fired warning shots into the floor on Monday night.
Marks saw one Veronica Pena and her son weren’t obeying the current social distancing rules in Florida, which suggest maintaining 6 feet of distance between people.
He looked at them and said, “You aren’t social distancing.” When they didn’t comply with his barked command, he pulled out a handgun and shot several rounds at the floor.
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Elio Rodriguez was in a hotel room with his family when he heard the gunshots. He said, “[I heard] “‘Bam! Bam!’ Real loud, loud. I just grabbed everybody and put them on the floor. I grabbed my daughter and everybody and put them on the floor.”
Marks was arrested without incident and has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
Everybody Is On Edge
We’re living in crazy times, friends! You’re going to see more and more erratic behavior like this as people’s tolerance and patience grows thin.
Mental health problems are exaggerated by the Corona restrictions still in place. Isolation, fear, and anxiety are not helpful to people who might already be struggling to stay mentally well.
Carry every day, and keep a very cool temper around the lunatics out there!