Most of the time I take a lighter approach to discussing the news. That's just my personality and it's what makes BDB, well, BDB. But today I have a case of the angries. The most horrifying news came out of Cocoa yesterday. A 32-year-old man, Jamel Dunn, drowned last week in a pond in Cocoa, while a group of teenagers sat back and watched it happen. Oh wait, they didn't just watch it happen, they filmed it while laughing at him, yelling to him and completely ignoring his cries for help.
After months of remodeling, and a hiccup along the way, the Cocoa Beach Winn-Dixie store will reopen July 26. The grand reopening will begin at 9 a.m., with live music and sampling through noon. A total revamp of the old building has been in the works since the store was temporarily shut down just after Hurricane Matthew whizzed by the Space Coast in October 2016. The new Winn-Dixie store will feature a whole new look inside and out, with upgrades throughout.
Let's start with the moral of the story first, shall we? Outrunning the police is probably a bad idea, but especially when you're um... not physically prepared for a police chase on foot. Ahhh yes, it's been awhile since we've had a true #FloridaMan story here on the Space Coast. But alas, here we are with another tale to tell. A man was arrested after police say he was driving drunk, struck another vehicle, left the scene of the accident and then tried to flee from officers on foot. The kicker?
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