Blame it on Putin

John Taylor, Reporter

Last month, A Florida man was stopped after going 20 mph over the speed limit. When asked why he was speeding he blamed, “Putin!”

The still unidentified Palm Coast man was pulled over by police after allegedly running a stop sign and driving 50 in a 30-mph zone. When the police questioned the man as to why he was driving so frantically, the man could only say the name of one man, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.

Th man believed Putin had launched a missile on the US and he was needing to see his family at home.

The man went on to say, “I just found out that Putin just said he’s gonna launch nuclear thermal war against the world, and I was trying to get back to my house to find out what’s going on!!!”

But there was never a missile sent at the US, or I wouldn’t be writing this article right now.

So where did the Flordia man get this incorrect news? As of now, this question is not answered.

But this story shows the importance of being informed and being informed correct information.

Benjamin Armentrout (10) continued, “It very important to receive information that is correct in days like deez. I saw this Reddit video just yesterday that said Fortnite is bringing back loot lake and tomato town next season. But turns out it was all cap.”

But can you blame the man? In the moment you don’t have that much time to do deep research on the subject. What would you do if you found out a missile was launched at you?

When asked, Anthony Dunn (10), what he would do if a missile was sent to his house, 2539 Summit Ridge Rd, Roanoke, VA 24012, he replied, “Uhm. How’d you get my address, John? You’re not going to put my address in the article, right?”

What’s next for the man is thankfully less vague than why he got into his mess. The man will be charged for speeding and could face a traffic infraction if found guilty of running a stop sign.

The moral of the story, don’t blame it on Putin.