Forget Florida Woman, maybe it's Florida Cop we should worry about


Florida woman arrested, held in jail five days for turning soon-to-be-ex-husband’s guns over to cops.

A Florida woman was arrested after she brought her estranged husband’s guns to the cops in fear he would use them against her.

Courtney Irby, 32, made the move after her husband, Joseph Irby, was taken to jail for trying to run over her with a car. The couple is in the midst of a divorce.

Courtney Irby said she went to Joseph’s apartment in Lakeland, Florida, searched for his guns and brought them to cops.

“He wasn’t going to turn them in, so I am doing it,” she told the cops, according to the Lakeland Ledger.

When officers contacted the husband, who was still in the Polk County Jail, he insisted they press charges. She was charged with armed burglary of a dwelling and two counts of grand theft of a firearm.

“We have to safeguard every citizen’s rights,” Police Chief Ruben Garcia said.

Unless there’s more to this story than presented, and media coverage of guns is always suspect, then this ardent 2nd Amendment supporter suggests that Chief Garcia be locked up.