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April 10, 2019

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

Spring 2019There are lots of ways to be philanthropic. You could give money to a charitable organization, donate your time, donate your skills, work in a soup kitchen, volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, donate blood, foster a child.

Probably the worst way you could think of would be to hand out cash to drunks early in the morning to pay for meals in front of a Waffle House.

In Florida.

But for some unexplained reason this is exactly what 41-year-old Craig Brewer decided to do, and somebody got upset because they felt like they were being left out. And it didn't end well for Brewer.

Police arrested Ezekiel Hicks, 25, on murder charges early Sunday in the death of Brewer, who was shot and killed at a Waffle House, in Gainesville, Florida, just a few miles west of the University of Florida. The good Samaritan was handing out $20 bills to pay for meals, according to police.

Officials with the Alachua County Sheriff's Office said the restaurant's surveillance camera captured an altercation between the two on video. Witnesses said the victim was arguing with a female acquaintance of the suspect, who was reportedly upset because Brewer's generosity didn't include her.

Hicks intervened and got into a physical altercation with the victim, police said. At one point, Hicks left the Waffle House and retrieved a 9mm Glock pistol, which was later recovered at the scene, according to the sheriff's office.

The altercation "lasted only a few seconds" and ended with Hicks firing multiple shots towards the victim's head, killing him on the scene, the sheriff's office said.

Hicks was arrested in the parking lot, where he admitted to shooting Brewer, according to the sheriff's office.

Bizarrely,
Lewis

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READER COMMENTS

What is it about rednecks and bullet proof vests? This isn't the first story like this I've seen in Bizarre News. I know you've done stories before about drunk dumbf_cks shooting each other while wearing bullet proof vests. I've been drunk plenty of times before and I've never had a desire to get shot, no matter what I'm wearing.
[Maybe you just haven't been drunk ENOUGH.]


Lew, I live in Nevada. You can come here if you want tarantulas. We got millions of 'em. And you don't have to pay $5,000. Just hang out in the desert for a while. They'll come to you for free.
[No thanks.]

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