Florida Man’s Mugshot Goes Viral After Traffic Stop

Florida Man’s Mugshot Goes Viral After Traffic Stop Marion County Sheriff's Office

A Florida man has gone viral after he was arrested during a traffic stop in Ocala. While three people were taken into custody during the stop, it was only 34-year-old Ricky Deeley who caught the public’s attention after his mugshot was released by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

  1. To be fair, Deeley’s crimes were relatively minor. He wasn’t arrested for a violent crime or anything particularly reprehensible. Instead, he’d been driving with a suspended license (which, of course, is still a crime). “Deputy Bowman conducted a traffic stop on an expired tag. Behind the wheel, he found Ricky Deeley who had a suspended driver’s license,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a statement.
  2. Two of Deeley’s friends were arrested too. Passenger Logan Tindale had a felony warrant out for his arrest and initially lied to police by giving a false name. The other passenger, Katlyn Spruill, was found to be in possession of 23 grams of methamphetamine, a handgun, cocaine, marijuana, and 20 Methylin pills, as well as a digital scale. They too were arrested.
  3. Deeley’s mugshot drew the most attention. In a matter of hours, thousands of comments began pouring in and many people began sharing the sheriff’s office post. “It looks like his mama had an affair with Shrek!” one person wrote. Another added: “They should have just hopped aboard Dumbo and flew away.”
  4. Not everyone was a fan of the mean comments. Making fun of someone’s appearance isn’t really a nice thing to do regardless of the circumstances, and one commenter wasn’t feeling it. “They are all someone’s baby boy and girl. May this help them get the help they so desperately need. Lord, have mercy,” they wrote.
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