OK, I do like a couple of Reality TV shows. The one I will not miss is The First 48 since it plays cases from South Florida that I may have heard about but only know about what the local media tells you which ain’t saying a lot.
Last week they had the episode “Calling for a Killer/Boiling Point.” The one titled Calling for a Killer was a case that happened in Broward County, just across the county line in what was initially thought to be a case of road rage gone very wrong. when a man was shot on the highway and killed.
As it turned out, it was more than that: Two men get into an argument in a Waffle House. Other than words, nothing apparently happens. One of the men gets in his car while the other is seen in video on his cell phone. Man On The Cell Phone turns out to be calling his buddies who happened to be nearby as they arrive very quickly. They talk and the buddies go after the First Man who had just left, follow and shoot him as both vehicles are moving on the highway. First Man is dead.
I admit that I was shocked as I would have thought the incident would be over by the time the driver hit the highway. Heck, any of us would have thought the same and relaxed. I concede that it was the perfect storm of negative circumstances, but still one cannot disregard the continuum of determination, and disregard for human life that these imbeciles had for another human being. It was not over even when the most imaginative of creators would say it was over. Evil can stretch long.
So what happened to the Bad Guys? (For those of you who do not watch TV or don’t want to wait) Unfortunately for the Bad Guys, they happened to be in a Waffle House with more cameras than a TV station, Man On The Cell Phone apparently had 2 cells and butt dialed 911 while talking to his buddies and telling them he wanted somebody killed….and yes, it got recorded. The vehicle that two buddies used was found and inside a cellphone with a call list tying them to his friend …. and selfies of themselves inside the car with what was going to be the murder weapon. So they basically provided the cops with all the evidence they needed even before committing the crime.
Thy were arrested and are awaiting trial for murder.
PS: The other reality TV show I like is the grandaddy of all: COPS.