In 1991, a man broke into the Florida State Capitol & blockaded himself inside. His demands included pizza, beer, cigarettes, chinese food, weed, 666 donuts (for the cops) and phone calls w/ Ice Cube, Timothy Leary, & Lemmy from Motörhead. No demand was met, but the standoff ended peacefully

Marshall Ledbetter

Marshall Ledbetter, Jr. (June 10, 1969 – July 14, 2003) was an American photographer, psychedelics enthusiast, iconoclast[citation needed] and unconventional protester.

Protest

In the early morning of June 14, 1991, Ledbetter, then a student at Florida State University, broke into the Florida State Capitol building and phoned a number of odd demands from the office of Wayne Todd, the Sergeant At Arms of the Florida Senate. This triggered a police standoff (the police were not sure whether Ledbetter was armed or if he might have a hostage) that eventually ended peacefully. One telling of the events puts it this way:

One night in 1991, Ledbetter broke a window and walked unopposed into the state capitol building in Tallahassee, Fl… Continue Reading (4 minute read)

12 thoughts on “In 1991, a man broke into the Florida State Capitol & blockaded himself inside. His demands included pizza, beer, cigarettes, chinese food, weed, 666 donuts (for the cops) and phone calls w/ Ice Cube, Timothy Leary, & Lemmy from Motörhead. No demand was met, but the standoff ended peacefully”

  1. nWo1997

    He asked the cops to get food *for themselves*? I mean, number aside, that’s a solid bro move.

  2. MrsDoctorSea

    No naked pictures of Bea Arthur?!

  3. Jak03e

    I don’t know how you gonna ask for a Gumby’s pizza and not get them Pokey Stix.

  4. Almighty_One

    They should have given him the weed.

    Then they could have coaxed him out with the food.

    The standoff would have ended a LOT sooner, without incident.

  5. coffee0verdose

    I know his daughter and on graduation she bought his favorite pizza listed here and posed with it in her cap and gown :’)

  6. tuscabam

    NGL a conference call with Cube, Leary, and Lemmy would have been trippy af.

  7. makenzie71

    “My demands must be met!”

    “No.”

    “Oh, okay then.”

  8. KingofthePlanets

    He was part of the “Monarchy Party” at FSU which has one of my [favorite Wikipedia entries](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarchy_Party) of all time. Some favorites include:

    >[Marshall Ledbetter](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Ledbetter), a fringe member of the Monarchy Party, took over the [Florida State Capitol](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_State_Capitol) with nothing more than an empty bottle of grain alcohol and his wit.

    and their slogans like:

    >”Competence is the crutch of the unqualified”
    >
    >”Vote once for the king, and you’ll never have to vote again”
    >
    >”99% the power and 1/10 the responsibility”
    >
    >”Tacete et Parete” (“Shut Up and Obey”)
    >
    >”There is no confidence like the divine right”

    Cannot recommend it enough.

  9. 100LittleButterflies

    When people do things like this and the cops send in food for hostages etc, who pays?

  10. SHITJEANS

    Standard Elton John rider.

  11. danimal6000

    He just wanted to see Lemmy. I get it.

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