The criminal charges against Javier Manjarres, the Miami “Shark Tank” blogger, have been dropped, according to Florida Politico Playbook author Marc Caputo.
This is apparently the month for Florida prosecutors to go easy on would-be criminals.
First Donald Trump‘s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who will astonishingly not face “simple battery” charges after touching ex-reporter Michelle Fields‘ arm at a campaign event in Jupiter, Fla. Now it’s Manjarres’s turn. He has been sitting in a jail cell on attempted murder charges after punching his sister’s ex-boyfriend and shooting bullets at his pickup truck.
Manjarres, a conservative reporter, apparently lucked out as his accuser “stopped cooperating.” Trump surrogate Roger Stone, who has been thrown off CNN and MSNBC, told The Mirror that he was going to be marketing “FREE JAVIER” T-shirts. No word on whether he actually had them made.
Caputo bashed undisclosed people for their reaction to the Manjarres crime story. “When I told folks there was more to the story about @THESHARKTANK1’s arrest, I was right,” he wrote on Twitter Monday. “And the scum who bashed me for it remain scum.” (Manjarres did not immediately comment about the charges, but retweeted Caputo’s remark.)
In both cases, charges were dropped by Florida State Attorney David Aronberg‘s office.
Manjarres is pretty modest in his Linkedin Profile.
He wrote, “What can I say, I am the numero uno political blog in Florida. You either love me, or hate me. But the truth of the matter is that you will always read me.”