Karen Doesn’t Like Hockey

Meet Devon Garnett of Tampa Florida. Devon is a hockey fan, and his favorite team is the Tampa Bay Lightning (obviously). The Lightning are in the Stanley Cup Finals, so he invited some friends over to watch the game, but a Karen interfered.

Devon Garnett, a bay area super fan of sorts recently profiled by the Tampa Bay Times, was watching Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final Wednesday evening with two buddies at Radius Palms apartments near USF. In one first-period sequence, when Victor Hedman controlled the puck in the Lightning’s offensive zone, the friends began screaming, “Shoot! Shoot!” at the TV.

Evidently, that prompted a neighbor to call police. Minutes later, a handful of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies were at their doorstep.

“So they came to the door and thought there were guns in the house,” said Garnett, 26. “We’re like, ‘Nope, we’re just screaming for Steven Stamkos.’”

You’d have to assume most people in the apartment complex knew he was a rabid hockey fan, but hey, call the police anyway after hearing the word, “shoot.”

With that, the cops went on their way, Garnett said.

“(The police) completely understood and just laughed it off,” said Garnett, a Clearwater Central Catholic alumnus who played football for the Marauders. “But they thought it was serious because I was screaming ‘Shoot!’ as in ‘Shoot the puck.’”

Dear Karen, please head to the nearest Coscto and buy yourself a life.

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