News Tampa man killed testing his bulletproof vest to see if it works

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    Police: Tampa man killed in attempt to see if bullet-resistant vest worked
    • Times staff
    Sunday, September 11, 2016 3:37pm


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    Tampa police responded Saturday night to this home at 2407 E Gordon St. after investigators say Alexandro Garibaldi shot his cousin to test out a bullet-resistant vest. [KATHRYN VARN | Times Staff]

    TAMPA — A Tampa man faces a manslaughter charge after shooting his cousin in an attempt to see whether a bullet-resistant vest still worked, according to police.

    At 10 p.m. Saturday, Joaquin Mendez, 23, tried on the bullet-resistant vest, Tampa police said. He wondered aloud whether it was functional.

    "Let's see," replied his cousin Alexandro Garibaldi, who pulled out a gun and shot at the vest, according to police.

    Officers responded to 2407 E Gordon St. minutes after the shooting. They said they found Mendez outside, wounded in the chest. Inside, they found blood and the vest, which had a bullet hole.

    Garibaldi, 24, told officers he heard a gunshot, then discovered his wounded cousin outside. But police said they heard a different story from a witness.

    The witness reported that Mendez sat in a chair and put the vest on, wondering whether it worked, and that Garibaldi took out a gun, said, "Let's see," and shot.

    Mendez was taken to a hospital, where he died.

    In addition to the manslaughter with a weapon charge, Garibaldi faces a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm, police said.

    No one answered the door at the home Sunday afternoon, where yellow police tape lay in the front yard. Several neighbors said the residents at the address had moved into the neighborhood within the last couple months.

    Police: Tampa man killed in attempt to see if bullet-resistant vest worked 09/11/16 [Last modified: Sunday, September 11, 2016 9:10pm]
     
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    Seems like a reasonable way to test a ballistic vest.
     
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    Even for Florida, that's just fucking stupid!
     
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    Bullet resistant?
     
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    I'm more angry he didn't maintain his lawn. His neighbors must be pissed as shit.
     
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    @Slippy
     
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    Can his loved ones sue the company for their product being defective?
     
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    Slippy smokes a ton of weed then mows mounds of straw while her husband chases her like Benny Hill.
     
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    I don't think bulletproof vests are designed to work at point blank range and judging by the shanty they were in anywhere in that house is point blank range.
     
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    Of course. This is America.
    Guaranteed this guy is heading there right now.

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    I'm assuming the best was made out of duck tape and newspaper
     
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    If only there was some way of testing a vest without wearing it.


    Oh wait...
     
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    He's dead? Who is going to tell us if it works or not.
     
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    Looks like his lawnmower didn't work, either.
     
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    By the looks of his house, he figured

    What do I have to lose?
     
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