This is sad, I knew Mark Abaire. Like Lateralus said, this is typical of Naples PD. I was in Collier County jail for 5 months behind a DUI, and there were a lot of guys in there for stupid stuff. The warm weather in Naples brings vagrants and bums down from the cold north, and the wealth of the residents there in Naples means there are a lot of cops are they are HARSH! Now, let me say Naples is a great place for a vacation, please come down (Better yet, bring your money to Miami, where I live.) but if you do come down BEHAVE!!! If you get out of line, you will most likely get caught. I was guilty, I'm not going to say they were wrong in putting me in jail, but I met ALOT of people there in jail that should not have been.
That being said, Abaire was kind of a bum. He was not a bad guy, and I doubt anyone was ever hurt by him, but he was kind of a good for nothing bum. He had been doing stupid stuff like this for years. He has a LONG arrest record, but it was all petty stuff. I guess this is a felony because the county is getting tired of it. I really wish they would not put him in prison. I wish they would help him. I don't know if he has mental problems preventing him from holding down a job. He did seem a little simple, but capable of functioning. I don't remember what his crime was when I knew him in 2010, but it was nothing serious, like my DUI was serious.
Any comments from Naples PD or Collier Sheriff officers would be interesting. I don't mean an official statement, I just mean a cop that might happen to see this post.