A Florida Gators fan was arrested in Baton Rouge this weekend after chasing down a group of people in his car and opening fire on their vehicle — all because one of them insulted his UF attire.
The Advocate reports it all started late Friday night at a local club where a group of men were attending a bachelor party. When one of the men directed an unwanted comment to 32-year-old Everett L. Beauchamp IV regarding his Florida Gators gear, all hell broke loose.
“Beauchamp picked up a stool at the valet entrance to the club and tried to assault the man who made the comment, but he was stopped,” the Advocate reported.
He then “threatened to get a weapon and walked to his vehicle to get a handgun,” according to police reports, prompting the men attending the bachelor party to retreat to their own vehicle.
End of story, right? Nah.
Beauchamp – who later told police he had approximately 8-10 Coronas at this point in the evening – proceeded to chase down the men in his vehicle and tried to ram into them with his 2013 Ford Raptor. When that wasn’t enough, Beauchamp opened fire on the vehicle, only managing to strike beneath a taillight before the men were able to lose him.
Police found Beauchamp and his vehicle shortly after the incident, discovering he had driven his truck into LSU Lakes.
Beauchamp, whose blood alcohol level was 0.19, was arrested and charged with “six counts of assault by drive-by shooting, one count of aggravated criminal damage to property, DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain control and one count of illegal use of a weapon.”
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