MORE

After Shooting Whiny Customer at Little Caesar's Pizza, Florida Man Cites "Stand Your Ground"

An argument that started over bad service at a Little Caesar's Pizza shop has lead to a shooting and a man claiming his innocence under Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law.

Randall White, who is 49 years old, got angry when his vegetable thin crust pizza took longer than 10 minutes to prepare. A 51-year-old named Michael Jock was also in line and started arguing with White about his complaining.


The two exchanged harsh words and eventually got in a shoving match.

According to The Tampa Bay Times, Jock has a concealed carry weapons permit and pulled out his .38 Taurus Ultralight Special Revolver when White raised his fist. He fired once and hit White in the lower torso. The two continued to struggle, and another bullet fired, hitting White again in the lower torso.

The two men eventually cooled off and waited outside for police to arrive. When they did, Jock claimed that the shooting had been justified under the "Stand Your Ground" law. He claimed he thought White might have had an object in his hand and feared for his life.

Deputies didn't agree. White was arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a weapon and shooting inside a building.

"There are arguments every day, but how many people pull out a gun? When you pull a gun out and shoot somebody, your life better be in danger," White told the Times. "His life was not being threatened."

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.


Sponsor Content