This amazing tale of adventure and woe comes to us from Key West. While he may have been arrested for “Disorderly Conduct,” the official charge should be “Aggravated Awesomeness – First Degree.”
The article from the New York Daily News details the wacky happenings of Capt’n Silky Silvertips.
“Throw him in the brig.
A Florida man dressed as a pirate opened fire with two black-powder pistols on a busy bridge, authorities said.
Frightened witnesses called the cops when the man, armed to the teeth with 18th century weaponry, fired off a round at passing cars in the Florida Keys, according to a Monroe County Sheriff’s report.
The pirate pretender told deputies he was watching the sunset with a couple of friends on June 29 on the Seven Miles Bridge when he decided to pop off a couple of shots.
The blasts were only blanks, and he turned the pistols toward the water, he claimed, according to the sheriff’s report.
Deputies arrested the man, identified as 58-year-old Jamie Spiering, on charges of disorderly conduct. They alleged he fired once toward the water, and again toward the cars.
Spiering, who deputies noted also had a sword and two knives, is an entertainer, posing as Capt’n Silky Silvertips at bars, parties and other pirate gatherings through the region.”
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