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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Posts: 18,355 Senior Member
    Should have had a hatchet for a shoulder stock too...
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  • LinefinderLinefinder Posts: 7,856 Senior Member
    In the officers defense, that thing, in the dark, might well resemble a 12" barreled .44 Mag. I'd have likely shot him too. Darwinism is tough on idiots. 

    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
  • SpkSpk Posts: 4,832 Senior Member
    edited December 2019 #4
    I'd like to read that ICR.
    The cops were probably responding to a complaint about a man with a weapon behaving in a threatening manner to other pedestrians. When they got there, they wouldn't really know what to expect. Possibly, crazy guy on the street with a weapon. In the dark, that "toy" presents a real possible threat. If he failed to respond to commands or acted in a threatening manner then I can see why the officers would shoot.
    Like I said, I would like to read that report.
    Oh well, I hope this perp makes it and learns from his mistake. My guess, drugs or alcohol were involved. Just guessing.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
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  • BigslugBigslug Posts: 9,856 Senior Member
    Guy no question has a knife.

    Guy has what looks like a gun behind said knife.

    Guy just pointed both at responding officers.

    And the reason for NOT shooting him is. . .?

    Next news story please.

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
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