You won’t see this outside of local news because, yet again, it presents an uncomfortable reality.
Tampa FL – […] The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office says they called in 60 extra deputies that night from the surrounding area.
“There was a strong presence from the Sheriff’s Office out there, but we were tapped to our limits,” said Colonel Jim Previtera with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Even the extra deputies were overwhelmed.
“We literally had deputies who were out there with no back up engaged in fights. We had at least one deputy who was attacked by multiple youth as he tried to arrest somebody,” said Colonel Previtera. “We had deputies who were targeted. They were taking candy apples from the concession stands and throwing them at the deputies like baseballs.” (link with video)