Three thugs in Florida threw their hats in the ring for the Scumbags of the Year award. Not only were they torturing a turtle, but also when a disabled veteran tried to stop them, they beat the shit out of him. If only they had raped the poor animal before killing it, they’d be a shoe in for the SOTY.
Fox 35 reports that disabled Navy veteran Gary Blough took his toddler for a walk on Tuesday in Daytona Beach. They encountered two men and a teenager abusing a turtle. One of the assholes was slamming the turtle on the ground as hard as he could. The creature was covered in blood and one of it’s legs came off.
“To see the guy throwing the turtle down on its shell as hard as he could and they were kicking the turtle that way, away from the lake away from the pond,” Blough said.
Blough took the turtle away from the scumbags and tried to put it back in the water.
“While I had my head turned two of them started hitting me in the back of the head and punching me. Next thing I know we’re in a scuffle and I’m fighting three of them at the same time defending myself,” said Blough.
The thugs beat Blough pretty good, giving him a black eye and a concussion. Other people intervened in the attack and the three assholes ran off. Police quickly found the attackers and apprehended them.
23-year-old Ryan Ponder, 18-year-old Johnnie Beveritt, and a 16-year-old were arrested and charged with aggravated assault and animal cruelty. The two adults are being held on $15,000 bonds and the minor is being held at a juvenile detention facility.
The first officer to respond saw the motionless turtle in the water with a cloud of blood. It is believed the turtle died in the attack.
“My husband who is disabled tried to save a poor animals life and he gets beaten up,” said Blough’s wife incredulously.
The turtle-killing vet-beating dicks from this case are black which points to a disturbing trend. Last July a black guy in Texas was caught on tape killing a turtle for no particular reason. Clearly black people hate turtles. Where is the Turtle Lives Matter movement?
I know it’s early in the year, but these Florida thugs have emerged as front runners for Scumbags of the Year. They tortured and killed an animal and then beat up a disabled veteran who tried to save the turtle’s life in front of his toddler. It doesn’t get much scummier than that.