Polk County, Florida Sheriff Grady Judd is a national treasure. When there was controversy over Gov. Ron DeSantis’ anti-riot legislation, Judd broke out photos for the press to show them the difference between a riot and a peaceful protest. “Some people are slow learners,” he explained.
And when word got around that violent protests in Polk County over the death of George Floyd might spill into neighborhoods, he reminded rioters that citizens like their guns. “The people in Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns… And if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I’m highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns,” he said at a press conference.
There’s not much context here, but Judd is reportedly addressing a surge in violent crime in Polk County and encouraging citizens to “just chill out.”
Polk County, Fla. Sheriff Grady Judd on surge in violent crime: “Just chill out, drink a 7-Up, eat a MoonPie, quit murdering people.”@WFLA
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 19, 2021
Have a Snickers … you’re not yourself when you’re hungry.
Sometimes the answers to the hardest problems are just right there in front of you the whole time.
— StillJustSomeGuy (@StillJustSomeG1) October 19, 2021
Great advice honestly.
— GamecockDave (@GamecockDave69) October 20, 2021
Simple as that
— VRT (@VRT_33) October 19, 2021
Love this guy 😂
— Tony (@TC78828635) October 20, 2021
— Chris Pocock (@_ChrisPocock) October 19, 2021
I love that man.
— God Fearing Gator (PEWDS STAN ACCOUNT) 🐊✝🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@GFgatorgamer) October 20, 2021
— 🅓Ⓐ🅕Ⓣ🅞Ⓞ🅝 (@Daftoon1) October 19, 2021
I thought it was RC Cola and a MoonPie, not 7-Up
— me llamo mateo (@MattMeeks) October 19, 2021
— Roy W. (@SouthPawNextGen) October 20, 2021
He’s not wrong here.
— Just Sally🍷 (@TheFunWest) October 19, 2021
— Thor Jensen (@TRJensen22) October 19, 2021
— Turd Ferguson (@mdc3m) October 20, 2021
Grady Judd press conferences are the best
— Seth (@slgseth) October 20, 2021
There’s a lot of pushback in the replies, saying you drink RC Cola with a Moon Pie. But otherwise, it sounds like solid advice.
Florida sheriff breaks out photos to educate the press on peaceful protests vs. riots and looting https://t.co/uPSj7nYueC
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 22, 2020