Please read and watch video, this is dangerous and unlawfull to use a Helocopter for Crowd control! ! Complaints filed! >> http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/BCSO-Watching-Spring-Breakers-from-a-Birds-Eye-View-199462241.html
Last week a photo was sent to one of our local talk show hosts, Burnie Thompson who was outraged when he saw it. It showed a PCB policeman carrying a fully automatic military rifle at the ready, desecrating our beautiful white sand beach among spring breakers.
Spring breakers do the following here, especially on the beach:
Go to concerts
Patronize the beach clubs and drink some more
Smoke pot (which has a calming effect)
Engage in sex, sometimes unprotected, and depending on how high you are, experiment with one or more partners at a time
Risk pregnancy and STDs
Drive drunk or DUI
They die of self-inflicted abuse, like alcohol poisoning, flying off balconies (a popular, though fatal sport), drowning in rip currents because they ignored the flag warnings, or driving drunk. From what I know, there is little drug-induced deaths. At least, that's not reported, and neither was this incident.
By the time they hit the sand they are drinking, eating, in the water and flirting.
They do not warrant this type of presence, and indeed, there was quite a flap and the officer(s) reprimanded. But who told them to do it? That person should be fired.
Panama City and Panama City Beach had better understand we have not much going for us except tourism.
All of the law enforcement agencies in Bay County are fully federalized.
Please contact the Tourist Development Council
Don't let your student come here. From the minute they come down 231 they are bombarded with "BEER HERE" signs.
I don't know whether or not other spring break meccas are the same but think twice about forking out the money for your student to visit.
I wish the TDC would understand it would be a blessing to push family fun instead of drunk teenagers.