SARASOTA COUNTY — A man told a Sarasota County 911 operator that Donna Betts, the wife of Allman Brothers Band founding member Dickey Betts, stood on her dock Monday evening looking through the scope of a rifle, which was pointed toward 100 teens and coaches with the Sarasota Crew team.
Donna Betts, 62, was arrested at her Osprey home this morning and charged with 18 counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.
According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, Betts appeared on the dock behind her home in the 300 block of Palmetto Avenue about 5:30 p.m. Monday and pointed a rifle at members of Sarasota Crew, who were in boats and on a nearby dock preparing for rowing practice. Betts allegedly threatened to shoot different crew members and coaches as she pointed the rifle at them, and made statements that if they came on her property they would be shot.
Much of the incident was captured in a cellphone video, which corroborates the claims, according to deputies. Deputies recovered the weapon, which Betts allegedly threw into the water.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Betts then called 911 at 5:43 p.m., identified herself and said that the rowers have destroyed her life.
Betts lives on a property adjacent to the crew team’s practice facility at Bay Preserve at Osprey. The man who called 911 said this wasn’t the first run-in they’ve had with Betts, and there was a restraining order against the woman.
“She’s on her dock looking through the scope and aiming at the kids right now,” the man told a 911 dispatcher who calmly told the man help was on its way. “We’ve got hundreds of kids here, she’s pointing the gun at one of my coaches generally right by me right now.”
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What month do you think has the most songs written about it? I think it’s got to be either April or September. For April, you’ve got “I Remember April” and “April In Paris”. For September, you’ve got “September Song” by Kurt Weill, “Back In September” (from “The Fantasticks”), the Earth Wind and Fire song “September”, and “September Gurls”. So I guess September wins in a way, but…the two April songs are both jazz standards so they should count double. And “riding high in April, shot down in May” has no September analog.
What are some other good songs in which names of months are featured prominently? Aguas de Marco and Beach Baby come to mind. And I guess I forgot the Neil Diamond song “September Morn”, which I feel is the most Neil Diamond of any song.
I guess Maggie May mentions September too, so maybe September wins. But I think April is at worst a close second.
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