In a startling revelation, the Florida Bulldog has uncovered the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Peter Antonacci, the Director of Florida’s Office of Election Crimes and Security. Antonacci, a pivotal figure in Florida politics, collapsed and died in a hallway of the governor’s office on September 23, 2022, following a contentious meeting, allegedly after arguing with Governor DeSantis. What is most shocking, however, is that he lay there for 24 minutes before being noticed, raising serious questions about the oversight and emergency response protocols in one of the state’s most secure buildings.
The Unseen Tragedy
Peter Antonacci, aged 74, was a key player in Florida’s political landscape, having served under both Republican and Democratic administrations in various capacities. His sudden collapse and death occurred moments after he abruptly left a meeting in the governor’s office. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) records, obtained by the Florida Bulldog, reveal a disturbing timeline of events that day. (the entire FDLE report is below)
A Delayed Discovery
The records indicate that Antonacci lay on the floor, dead or dying, for over 20 minutes before anyone noticed. Surveillance footage, which captured the incident without audio, shows Antonacci staggering and then collapsing in the hallway. Despite the real-time video surveillance, it took nearly a quarter of an hour for any response.
The Response and Questions Raised
When Capitol police finally arrived, they found Antonacci pulseless and initiated CPR, but it was too late. The automated external defibrillator (AED) advised that no shock was needed, indicating the grim reality of his condition. This delay in discovery and response has led to questions about whether quicker action could have saved Antonacci.