Pasco County, Florida
This weekends marks the funeral of former Outlaws Motorcycle Club President- Paul Anderson. Anderson, who was shot and killed on on December 22, was the President of the Cross Bayou Chapter of the Outlaws. He was killed while waiting at a traffic light during rush hour. The following day, three members of the 69er’s Motorcycle Club were arrested in connection to the shooting.
Chris “Durty” Cosimano, President of the 69’ers Motorcycle Club is alleged to be the shooter who fired the three shots into Anderson’s truck. Allan “Big Bee” Guinto was following Michael “Pumpkin” Mencher and Cosimano in a car. Mencher was labeled by Sheriff Nocco as “the finisher,” meaning that if Anderson wasn’t killed by Cosimano, then Mencher would have “finished” the job.
Per Sheriff Chris Nocco, there will be a heavy law enforcement presence in the area which includes assistance by other law enforcement agencies such as ATF. Sheriff Nocco has spoken out publicly that he expects retaliation, even though he said the clubs have called a moratorium on violence this weekend. Some of Sheriff Nocco’s statements have angered friends of Anderson, such as when he said that “sometimes bad things happen to bad people.”
In addition, while customary, traffic will not be blocked for the funeral procession.
“There is going to be overwhelming law enforcement presence. We are going to make sure there is peace. We are going to make sure everybody abides the traffic laws. There is not going to be blocking traffic, if people are running a red light, they are getting a ticket,” –Sheriff Nocco.
Anderson is survived by his mother and sister and he will be buried next to his brother who was killed in action serving in the military. Anderson was also a veteran of the Army and a Purple Heart recipient.
The funeral procession will take place between 1 -2:30 p.m. in the area of State Road 54 and Celtic Drive and will extend to U.S. 19 South. The Sheriff’s Office recommends avoiding the area in order to avoid traffic issues and delays.