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'These people don’t give a ****': Florida detention deputies watched Netflix while man vomited blood

Surveillance videos show Pinellas County Jail detention deputies watching Netflix, YouTube, TikTok, and Facebook videos and reading “Harry Potter” while on the job.

Jenna Bourne (WTSP), Libby Hendren

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Published: 3:21 PM EST November 15, 2022
Updated: 11:02 PM EST November 17, 2022

It’s 4:20 a.m. and Robert Leutzinger is vomiting blood on the floor of his jail cell.

The two detention deputies who were supposed to be watching him said they didn’t notice and didn’t call for medical help for hours.

Surveillance video shows the deputies watching Netflix.

Content warning: This story contains graphic imagery and a brief mention of suicidal thoughts. If you need help, call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.

Leutzinger told 10 Investigates reporter Jenna Bourne he thought he was going to die.

“Oh my God, these people don’t give a **** about me,” Leutzinger said. “I said, well, this is it.”

They aren’t the only Pinellas County detention deputies caught distracted on the job. 10 Investigates found surveillance video showing another detention deputy reading “Harry Potter” on a Kindle.

And another was caught on camera covering the windows behind him with garbage bags before pulling up YouTube, TikTok and Facebook videos on the computer.

All four detention deputies kept their jobs.

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