Warlocks Shooting Details

November 10, 2012

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Last week police finally began to make public details of a shooting in Winter Springs, Florida on September 30. Five members of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club mothered in Orlando were allegedly shot by four members of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club founded and headquartered in Philadelphia. The Florida Warlocks wear a Warbird-Phoenix patch. The Philly Warlocks wear a Harpy.

Three of the victims, Harold “Lil Dave” Liddle, Peter “Hormone” Schlette and Dave “Dresser” Jakiela died. Jakiela, who was an architect in Orlando, was shot in the back of the head.

The men accused in the shooting are Harpy Warlocks David “Tin Man” Maloney, Robert William “Willy” Eckert, Victor Manuel “Pancho” Amaro and Paul Wayne Smith. Three of them are former Warbird Warlocks. All four are charged with three counts of second degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. Amaro is also charged with being a felon in possession of a gun.


Police describe the shooting as an ambush. The five victims had just pulled into the VFW parking lot where the charity poker run was staged when the Harpy Warlocks who were sponsoring the event opened fire on them. Their only warning was “Get the fuck out. We don’t want you here,” According to police, two of the victims were still on their bikes when they were shot.

Maloney shot a Warbird Warlock outside Jonny Rotton’s Bar Out Back in Sanford, Florida in 2011. He was not charged after claiming to have acted in self-defense.

One of the Warbird Warlocks who was shot talked to police after the incident. According to public records the wounded man said none of the five victims knew the event was hosted by the Harpy Warlocks and their intentions were good hearted. “If I was coming here to do something that would not be the crew I would bring,” he said. “And I would not bring five people, man.”

Warbird Warlocks National President John “Big John” Boudreau told the Orlando Sentinel, that members of his club “were warned not to go” to the poker run.

According to police all four of the accused were armed and one of the Warbird Warlocks was armed. Two of the accused men, including Maloney, were wearing bullet proof vests.

Self Defense

Maloney has already stated that he and the other accused acted in self-defense. When he was arrested he told police that he had been hiding under a car and had only aimed his .380 caliber pistol at a brick wall. Two of the victims were between Maloney and that brick wall.

According to police, Maloney was carrying three pistols and had “two Mossberg 12-gauge shotguns, a .38-caliber revolver and a.357-magnum revolver along with a bullet-proof vest and an undisclosed amount of ammunition” in his car.

Last week in court Maloney’s lawyer, Michael LaFay, said Maloney was inside the VFW hall when the victims started the gunfight. Maloney claims he came under fire as soon as he stepped outside. “My client was a Johnnie-come-lately,” the lawyer said. “He was not part of any ambush.”

Police have been secretive about this case.

All four of the accused are being held without bail at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford, Florida.



10 Responses to “Warlocks Shooting Details”

  1. Jim666 Says:

    @ Red&Gold they probably ran outta donuts….

  2. Rebel Says:

    Dear Red&Gold,

    The police are getting their story together. And, the Sentinel is starting to figure it out.

    Thanks for posting this link,


  3. Red&Gold Says:

    From the pages of that newspaper…headline screams!!!

    “Warlocks evidence: Undercover cops had driven away minutes before shooting began”!!!!


  4. big paul Says:

    hey bill tell your old lady thanks for diner and the bj

  5. Rebel Says:

    Dear Alvah,

    I don’t know where to start with you. There are two Warlocks MCs. One mostly in Philly and one mostly in Florida. The Florida club is big and the Philly club is comparatively small. Both clubs were founded in 1967. The apparent archetect of the shootout, Tim Man Maloney, was thrown out of the Florida Warlocks and helped found a Florida chapter of the Philly Warlocks. The two clubs, to the best of my knowledge, have no problem with each other. The shootout, to the best of my knowledge, was the result of a dispute between Maloney and his old club.

    I don’t know what you mean by direct ties. Not a clue.

    The Philly club is not “faction” or chapter of the Florida club as the Orlando Sentinel keeps saying over and over.


  6. Alvah Says:

    I have ties to the area & local news claimed it was internal friction among members of the notorious “Warlocks”, not my words. So am I understanding correctly that both clubs have no direct ties?

  7. SingSing Says:

    Sad. What we do to ourselves. Fed and other agencies just sittin back and laughin amognst themselves while they have ringside seats to our internal demise as a culture. I hope the two nations can come to peace soon.

  8. Bill Says:

    Big Paul: Your comments on here are consistently the lamest. What is your point, over and over again? Did you not get enough attention “growing up”?

  9. big paul Says:

    what the hell is a harpy looks like sum hippy shit

  10. Budweiser Says:

    I guess I’ll have to wait for this to play out in court to figure out the real story. So many unanswered questions. Thanks for the update.

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