How many arrests happen at Gasparilla?
The Hillsborough Defense office was curious about the Gasparilla Day Parade arrests. How many actually happen. If it was the early 2000s, most of these arrests would probably occur on Willow Ave. (is that still a thing?) After reading the news a few years ago, the general consensus was that Gasparilla’s Day Parade might have become more raucous after a national news story about a man accused of punching Tampa police horse, named Chad, at Gasparilla 2016.
Curious for numbers and hungry for knowledge, the Hillsborough Defense office, located in Ybor City, decided to create more infographics tailored to #DefendingTheBay
Why do arrests sharply decline from 2012 to 2013? The potential answer, according to attorney Brett Metcalf, is one you might expect, “possibly the focus on open containers was reduced?” Now, we’re shaving with Occam’s Razor with this one!