Here’s an interesting case. First, the controversy:
The arrest of a Florida woman who turned in her estranged husband’s guns to police after he was held on domestic violence charges has provoked uproar.
Second, what happened:
On 14 June, following a divorce court meeting, Mr Irby was arrested for domestic aggravated battery after he allegedly ran his wife’s vehicle off the road and hit her car with his own, the Lakeland Ledger reported.
Mrs Irby told officers she feared for her life during the incident and had requested restraining orders on Mr Irby in the past. She was subsequently granted another temporary restraining order.
The next day, Mrs Irby went to her husband’s apartment, gathered up the firearms and brought them to the Lakeland Police Department.
When asked by an officer if she entered the apartment without her husband’s permission, she said she had. The officer asked her to confirm that she had “committed an armed burglary”.
“Yes, but he wasn’t going to turn them in so I am doing it,” she replied, according to the officer.
The dude is clearly an alleged violent dirt bag. But does that give the lady carte blanch to create and enforce her own restriction on him – up to and including breaking into his home and stealing his property? Clearly not.
Looks like everyone is going to jail. I hope they don’t have kids.