The Hit List

A German shepherd that serves as part of the Mount Dora Police Department K-9 unit is recovering from a stroke suffered during a run. Hang in there, my furry friend. Things might be a little “ruff” right now, but with the proper rehabilitation you’re destined to make a paws-itive recovery.

Police recently busted 30 Lake County businesses for selling alcohol to minors. These business owners have raised the bar in stupidity. Going forward, I think law enforcement officers should keep closed tabs on them.

Robbers at a Leesburg Burger King attacked three employees and afterward forced them into a freezer. I hope the perpetrators are arrested. If they land in prison, they’ll be getting all the “whoppers” they can handle.

After drinking wine at a community pool, a resident of The Villages went for a wild ride in her golf cart and was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. This was definitely a pour decision on her part.

Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell wants to bring the D.A.R.E. program back to Lake schools after it was dropped in 2013 due to budget concerns. I know someone who was once part of this program. He repeatedly said “no” to drugs, but the drugs wouldn’t listen.

Given the rash of armed robberies in Lake County in recent months, concerned business owners met with law enforcement officers and expressed the need to keep guns in their workplaces. In other words, anyone trying to rob a bar will receive free shots.