This Florida Man Was Arrested Twice In Two Weeks For Joyriding On The Same Jail Lawn

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Hernando County Detention Center

Last time we checked in with Florida’s 32-year-old Michael Lee Roberts was two weeks ago, when he was arrested for allegedly going on a joyride and doing donuts on the lawn of the Hernando County Detention Center before driving straight into a flagpole. It seems like an easy enough mistake not to repeat again, however, on Sunday, Roberts was once again arrested… for driving his vehicle on the lawn of the Hernando County Detention Center.

This time, his joyride wreaked even more havoc, as he ended up not crashing into a flagpole, but taking out a retaining wall, which ruptured a natural gas line and caused the evacuation of nearby businesses, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Roberts was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, officials said, and charged with three counts of threatening to harm a public servant and two counts of felony criminal mischief. He also was charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle on an outstanding felony warrant related to a Brooksville Police Department case.

After TECO technicians stopped the natural gas leak on Sunday, deputies noticed a suspicious device in the vehicle and called a Citrus County bomb squad. The area was cleared by 3 p.m.

I don’t know what this man’s obsession is with the Hernando County Detention Center, but, lucky for him, he’ll probably be spending quite a bit more time there. He was scheduled to appear before a judge on Monday and is currently being held without bond.

Here’s video of his last adventure:

(Via the Tampa Bay Times)

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