Florida Man Arrested For Enforcing Social Distancing By Firing Shots In Hotel Lobby

Authored by Jonathan Turley,

According to police, Douglas Marks, 29, has a curious method for reinforcing social distancing.

After he spotted people without masks, he allegedly fired “four warning shots” at the Crystal Beach Suites Hotel.  The criminal charges contained one interesting element.  While Marks did not reportedly aim at anyone, he was still charged with assault.

This follows an incident in California where a woman maced a couple who was eating with their child at a park without masks.

A woman and her son were in the lobby and encountered Marks. 

She said that Marks told her “You all need to leave. you all aren’t social distancing.” 

She was waiting for her boyfriend and ignored him.  She was sitting on the couch in the lobby and stated that she heard Marks tell staff “Let me take care of them, I have two people not following directions.”  She said that she heard him say again “you all need to leave” and then heard gunshots and ran out of the hotel and saw Marks with a handgun.

Marks is also reported as saying that he thought he was being followed – raising a possible mental capacity issue.

What I thought was notable was the array of charges: two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, firearm use and display while committing a felony and discharge of a firearm in public.

The aggravated assault charges are interesting since he did not appear to point the gun at anyone. The charges are

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