Hot topics: Today's 5 most discussed stories
Jasen Bruce, the Marine accused of attacking a Greek Orthodox priest in Tampa, continues to remain a hot topic on tampabay.com. What other stories are readers commenting on? Here's a look at the top 5 most discussed stories today on tampabay.com.
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1. Man accused of attacking Greek Orthodox priest talks to Bubba the Love Sponge: Jasen Bruce, the Marine reservist who has remained silent since police accused him of hitting a Greek Orthodox priest with a tire iron Monday, spoke publicly for the first time Thursday — with Bubba the Love Sponge Clem.
"He was enlisted and can't tell the difference between a Greek Priest? And I wasn't aware that homeless individuals drove cars and wore the holy cloth....discharge this guy. ~ Sticksticklyfrometown
2. African-American pastor says police singled him out after robbery: "They singled me out among all those people," Harris said. "It was crazy. Just crazy.
"I smell a lawsuit. ~ Darshan2009
3. 3 dead, one wounded in unrelated Tampa shootings: It all happened in just over three hours Wednesday night. Three people died, the youngest a Middleton High senior.
"This is so sad that people can't even go about their lives any more for fear of being murdered." ~ VacantSea
4. BayWalk managers detail improvement plans to downtown residents: Within a year, BayWalk patrons could be feasting on steak and shrimp, enjoying a 3-D movie or bowling in a snazzy sports lounge.
"You only get one chance to make a first impression. You blew it Baywalk." ~ cbstpete
5. Tampa man calls 911, asks for sex; he gets jail instead: Joshua Basso said his cell phone ran out of minutes Wednesday, so he called the one number that he knew is always free — 911 — with an unusual request.
"Ok. It's time to legalize pot and probably other street drugs so we can empty out the prison cells and fill them up with guys like this and the Wedding Brawl Family." ~ SteveW