Florida woman arrested for taking her husband’s guns and turning them into the police because she was afraid he would shoot her.

By |2019-06-23T12:52:37-08:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |12 Comments

What the shit?

Courtesy of Time

A woman in Florida was arrested for theft June 15 after turning her husband’s guns over to police. She was reportedly afraid for her life.

Courtney Irby, 32, of Bartow, Fla. allegedly went to her husband’s home on June 15, took two of his guns, and brought them to the Lakeland Police Department. This happened while her estranged husband, Joseph Irby, was in jail for allegedly trying to hit her with a car. He was arrested June 14 on domestic violence charges.

After Courtney Irby turned over the weapons, authorities arrested her and charged her with two counts of grand theft and one count of armed burglary.

A police report obtained by the Miami Herald said she was “in fear of her life.” The Herald also notes that the wife had obtained a restraining order against her husband. Joseph Irby told the Miami Herald from jail that he planned to press charges against his wife.

On June 20, a Polk County judge released Courtney Irby on a $5,000 bail. She was ordered to make no contact with Joseph Irby and prohibited from possessing a firearm, according to the Miami Herald.

It should be noted that a judge had already demanded that her estranged husband hand over his guns and he failed to do so. 

So to be clear this woman was arrested for trying to keep herself safe and is now forbidden from purchasing weapons that might be used to protect herself. 

If she dies that is on the heads of the Florida cops, not that they will lose any sleep over it. 

Just when you thought Florida could not get any more fucked up. 

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  1. OT-FYI June 24, 2019 at 8:27 am

    “no selves to defend” – “numbers are high because survivors are systematically punished for taking action to protect themselves and their children while living in unstable and dangerous conditions. Survivors are criminalized for self-defense, failing to control abusers’ violence, migration, removing their children from situations of abuse, being coerced into criminalized activity and securing resources needed to live day to day while suffering economic abuse.”


    • anon June 24, 2019 at 11:06 am


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  2. Anonymous June 24, 2019 at 11:55 am

    She turned the “stolen” property over to the police even though her husband tried to kill her and was ordered to hand the guns over? Good grief. Will someone please find this woman a safe house?!

  3. Anonymous June 24, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Why would anyone in their right mind live in these southern places? Just get a ticket and move. Far away. What’s so important in Florida?

  4. Anonymous June 24, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Facts are a tricky thing. Where in the story you linked to did a judge order the husband to relinquish his firearms? Did not see it and read it twice.

  5. Marthe June 24, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    How can the police accuse her of “stealing” the guns when she brought them over to a police station? She did not steal them. Since when do robbers bring their loot to a police station?

    Sorry to say, men in these southern parts will stick together and when her husband, who’s already tried to kill her with a vehicle, finally succeeds in killing her, the police will probably say, “The bitch had it comin.. for stealing his guns”. Disgusting.

    I hope she gets help from a good lawyer and that she can rebuild her life somewhere else.

    • Anonymous June 24, 2019 at 5:58 pm

      If you steal a car and drive it to the police station, it is still theft.

  6. Anonymous June 24, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    1. Courtney Irby & Joseph Irby Are Divorcing After Separating in December
    2. Joseph Was Arrested for Trying to Run Courtney Over With His Car
    3. A Judge Ordered Joseph Irby to Turn Over His Guns
    As part of his bail conditions, Joseph Irby was ordered not to use, possess or carry any weapons or ammunition.
    “My sister was hysterical,” Courtney’s sister Haley Burke told LkldNow. “She knew that this just poked the bear, and he would be coming after her. In the (hopes) of protecting herself and her children, she did the one thing that she thought would help save her life. She went to his apartment, gathered his arsenal of firearms and Kevlar and took them to the police station. She just knew that if the police had the guns, she would be safe for just a little while longer.” LPD spokeswoman Robin Tillett told the outlet that while the situation was “complicated,” Courtney had no right to enter her husband’s home.
    It’s one of those things you hope people do the right thing and surrender their guns,”
    4. Courtney Was Charged With Grand Theft & Burglary For Turning Joseph’s Guns In
    5. Courtney Irby Is the Founder of a Fashion Accessory Company…Courtney, who goes by her middle name Taylor, founded a small fashion accessory company called East of These.
    “Her love for style, design, and philanthropy were leading contributing factors to begin her own fashion accessory company… that benefits orphan care ministries as well as provides custom products for individuals who are fundraising for philanthropic causes.

  7. Anonymous June 26, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    She stood in the police station and delivered the guns which were a credible threat to her life and they were too chicken to act upon.

    A good lawyer and this never goes to court.

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