Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Someone who should have thought a little more

OK, even if you know it's not a real gun, it's probably not a good idea to pull it on a cop while issuing an oral challenge. They're trained to respond to that kind of thing.
At 9:30 a.m., the sergeant, who was wearing plain clothes and a badge around his neck, saw a 32-year-old man confronting another man at a Shell gas station at South Laredo and South Alamo with a gun, [San Antonio Police Chief Bill] McManus said.

The sergeant called for backup and followed the man, who was pointing the gun at passing drivers near Guadalupe and South Laredo, McManus said.

The sergeant then got out of his unmarked car, identified himself as a police officer and told the man to show his hands, McManus said.

The man reached into his pocket and told the officer, "I (expletive) got something for you," McManus said.

The officer, fearing for his life, thought the man was reaching for a gun and shot him once in the side, McManus said. The man was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening wound.

The gun turned out to be a water gun, McManus said.
(from KSAT-12)


AlanDP said...

Almost got the Darwin Award.

Albatross said...

Yep. I don't care how hard your water is, it ain't gonna beat a bullet.