FLORIDA MAN, AKA “THE JOKER,” BACK IN PRISON ONE DAY AFTER 9-YEAR STINT RELEASE
Judging a book by its cover is never a good idea, especially when that applies to people. But occasionally, there appear to be some pretty darn solid exceptions. I’m willing to go out on a limb here and say that this is definitely one of those times. A Florida man with the nickname “The Joker” served a 9-year stint in prison and was released. Though it’s worth noting that he had a GPS tracking and monitoring device. But this joker managed to get himself back into prison just a day after his release. With this case, it’s pretty easy to shake your head in judgmental disbelief.
THE JOKER TOOK OFF HIS ANKLE MONITOR AND THEN PROMPTLY OVERDOSED ON DRUGS
“The Joker” actually has a real name, Albert Lee Gardner. The 29-year-old clearly wasn’t ready to be a free man, as the following will make obviously clear. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office released a statement describing how local authorities found Gardner’s monitoring device in a 7-Eleven Trash can. That alone got him charges for tampering with an electronic monitoring device. But just after finding the Joker’s GPS device, the authorities then responded to an overdose call. And guess who it was? The Joker, of course. Once he got treatment and then medical clearance, authorities then pressed charges and are still holding him without bond.
THE JOKER BEING BACK IN PRISON SHOULD MAKE FLORIDA SAFER, BUT I HAVE MY DOUBTS
So normally, I’d say don’t judge a book by its cover- be it a book or a person who has an alternative sort of style. But if you happen to see anyone sporting tattoos like this man, I suggest you cross to the other side of the street posthaste. Because this Joker has a sheet that includes criminal mischief, burglary, possession of paraphernalia, theft, driving without a valid license and lewd battery involving a victim aged 12-15 years old. Well, and now tampering with his monitoring device, too.
I’d say the streets of Florida are safer as a result. But hey, it’s Florida.