Back on January 5 at 3:37 a.m., a shot was fired in front of the Walgreens on Haverhill Road and Okeechobee Road in West Palm Beach. PBSO confirmed then that a shot was fired but didn’t release any details. But this week, police brutality awareness blogs are reporting something a little more interesting: Two off-duty Broward deputies were so excited after leaving a strip club, they just had to let one out of the chamber, which almost hit a PBSO cop and ended up hitting an innocent Walgreens.
The fun tale continues. According to activist website Photography Is Not a Crime, after the poststripper shootout, PBSO stopped the gun-firing revelers and then realized they too were cops. So instead of arresting them, a higher-ranking BSO official was called in and apparently took his boys home to sleep it off. No charges were filed, of course.
All this came from an anonymous tip to Florida Cop Watch from a Palm Beach County employee. New Times tried to confirm the details with PBSO on Thursday, but spokesperson Teri Barbera would tell us only that a shot was indeed fired that night and that the matter is under investigation.