For the Love of Rap: Florida Man Jailed after Fight over Tupac Shakur
We all agree Tupac is a legend, but nothing quite says Florida like some good ol’ Florida Man stories. We’ll let your read this one on your own.
From the Miami Herald:
Cops found a man with “heavy facial injuries,” including large lumps and eyes that were swollen shut.
Though conscious, the victim could not tell law enforcement what happened to him due to his high level of “intoxication.” He was taken to a hospital and treated for a broken nose.
The victim later told investigators he was attacked by a man later identified as Thomas Statkiewicz amid an argument over Tupac. Witnesses at the party corroborated the account.
Post Miranda, the 36-year-old suspect admitted to “defending” himself after the victim tried to punch him over a dispute about the “California Love” singer, police said. Statkiewicz had minor lacerations and blood on his knuckles consistent with hitting someone.
The suspect — who was also “heavily intoxicated,” said the report — told police that he suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Statkiewicz was arrested and charged with felony battery. He was still behind bars Monday at the Pinellas County Jail on $2,500 bond awaiting trial.