Friday, February 29, 2008

Pointing a flare gun

Just interesting... regarding pointing flare guns at police...
Police kill flare-gun-wielding C. Fla. man
A 62-year-old convicted pedophile shot and killed while holding a flare gun Wednesday was a Sunday school teacher and assistant pastor at a Central Florida church, police said.

Sheriff's deputies and Orlando police officers were performing surveillance on the man, who was wanted on charges of capital sexual battery on a 7-year-old.

Orange deputies shoot, kill sex-offense suspect wielding flare gun

About 3:15 p.m., deputies saw the man head for his parked Toyota Corolla and try to drive away, Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jim Solomons said.

The deputies turned on the lights and sirens on their unmarked car and ordered him to stop, Solomons said. When the 62-year-old man raised a loaded, single-shot flare gun wrapped in a cloth and pointed it at them, the deputies fired, Solomons said.

"They did what they're supposed to do, which is to take defensive action," Sheriff Kevin Beary said.

The man was flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The comment threads are particularly interesting.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow !

The folks in Florida seem to have a different view of flare guns.

Someone ought to forward this one to PVG.

Anonymous said...

I just read that a White House aide that was outed for plagiarism, resigned (in shame). Google News.

Hmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

You won't read about that one on the Humboldt Hearld!

Anon.R.mous said...

Did he plagiarize a flare gun shooting? Otherwise that has nothing to do with the topic.

Best way not to get shot by the police, is not to point things at them in a threating manner.

Anonymous said...

Doing what they're supposed to do.....what kind of far out concept are they learning down there in the south???

Anonymous said...

Unless you believe Herrdildo, and Tad, and Noel, that ALL cops are racist, violent, and guilty. They pontificate about what police think, as if they would ever deign to speak to a real cop. Unless they were yelling at them, calling them killers, and liars, etc.