Sunday, December 15, 2013

Florida Man Is Not Employee Of The Month

Gawd, I love Florida
Not sure if Willie Mitchell looks angry
in this mug shot because he was arrested or
because he didn't win the employee
of the month award at a Florida Walmart.  

Every day, the Sunshine State yields a bright boatload of strange people, strange crimes, just general strangeness.

There's a whole damn Twitter feed called Florida Man which dedicates itself to monitoring all the weirdness that is Florida. It's a busy Twitter feed, let me tell you.

This one story actually didn't come from Twitter's FloridaMan, but I'm sure it will get there soon.

It turns out the Deerfield Beach, Florida Walmart awarded its employee of the month award to a woman who worked there, and not fellow employee Willie Mitchell.

Mitchell was PISSED that he didn't win the award, according to CBS4 in Miami. (Note, if you click on the link, a Toyota video ad will start playing, so lower the sound all the way down)

He vowed to show that winning employee, you betcha! So he didn't what any Florida man would do, apparently, and shot out the window of the winner's car.

"Perhaps (Mitchell) wanted to be employee of the month but clearly these actions that we saw in response to this, I think we see why he wasn't chosen as employee of the month," said Broward County Sheriff's spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright, who was also clearly demonstrating her superb understatement skills.

Of course, now, not only is Mitchell out of the running for next month's employee of the year at Walmart, it turns out,  Surprise! he no longer works for the retail giant, according to Walmart.

Ya think?

So, next time you want to impress the boss at work, learn from Mitchell. Don't shoot out your successful co-worker's car window. Bosses, not to mention police, kind of notice these sorts of things.  

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