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Not much protesting happening here today - a little BLM and ANTIFA get-together downtown (without proper face covering or social distancing), but no riots or looting.... yet.

Last night, I saw someone get into trouble with a firearm in a (for me, anyway) new and novel way. Let me set the scene....

Police are called to an apartment by the roommates of a young man - their complaint is that he’s been “doing meth” for over a week and is now sitting in the living room in a highly paranoid state (see: methamphetamine-induced psychosis) and threatening to shoot them.

Lovely.

Police arrive in a large group and confront the young meth-head, who is sitting on a couch. There is no gun in sight, so they ask him if he has a gun (since he was threatening to shoot people). What they don’t know (yet) is that when he heard them arrive, he stuffed the gun under the couch cushion.

Well, according to the escorting officers, he was twitching and “tweaking” (a common sign of methamphetamine intoxication) and kept reaching under the cushions; the police kept telling him to keep his hands in sight. Tensions were mounting... and suddenly....

Bang!

The young meth-head’s left knee exploded.

To say that the officers were startled is probably a gross understatement. At first, they each thought that one of their colleagues had fired inadvertently and there was a lot of frantic shouting and confused radio calls for an ambulance, a supervisor and etc.

As it turns out, during one of his furtive reaches under the cushions, he had slipped a finger inside the trigger guard and fired his hidden pistol. The bullet entered the back of the left knee, cut the popliteal artery and blasted through the tibial plateau, spattering two of the officers with blood and bone fragments. Fortunately, the (nearly) spent bullet impacted the wall without hitting anyone else.

The confusion was so great that the sergeant actually had every officer who had been on the scene drop his or her magazine and count out the rounds, to make sure no police officer had fired - none had.

The young man spent most of last night in surgery with the vascular and orthopedic surgery teams. There’s a very good chance that he’ll be able to keep his leg, but his days of jogging (or walking without a limp) are probably over. Of course, he’ll be spending some time in prison (felon in possession of a firearm, probation violation, etc) after he gets out of the hospital, so maybe he can do his physical therapy there.
 

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Wow, again I just shake my head. Great story. Still waiting on your book, but judging by this, you aren’t even close to being done.


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Wow, again I just shake my head. Great story. Still waiting on your book, but judging by this, you aren’t even close to being done.


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I‘m actually working on the book - I’ll let the forum know when (if) it gets published.
 

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The guy ought to be thankful it didn't turn into a much worse ending.. LEO's are trained very well on these types of situations but they are human also. There's a thin line between protocol and human instinct reaction to a shot being fired. You guys have a tough duty and are well appreciated by the majority.
 

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The guy ought to be thankful it didn't turn into a much worse ending.. LEO's are trained very well on these types of situations but they are human also. There's a thin line between protocol and human instinct reaction to a shot being fired. You guys have a tough duty and are well appreciated by the majority.
Yeah, I’m really surprised one of them didn’t pop him. I’m assuming they had him at gunpoint, but they might have holstered once they didn’t see a gun. I wouldn’t have, given that he kept diving his hands under the cushion, but I wasn’t there.

Gunfighting Rule #19:
Watch their hands. Hands kill. In God we trust; everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them.
 

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So glad no officers were hurt. Also happy the tweaker wasn't killed by his own stupidity. Im betting that the dummy doesn't have insurance and that his expensive surgery will fall on others to be paid for.
 

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I am glad that no good guys were hurt.

I feel bad for the taxpayers who will be on the hook for the fix up cost for this turd while he is in extended custody/rehabilitation.
 

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Hope this is a wake up call for the meth addict. And he will actually get rehab while in jail. And stay clean after he is released.
 

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Update:

Lots of rioting and looting in downtown Portland last night - mostly ANTIFA with a very thin veneer of BLM to lend a fig leaf of “legitimacy“. No where near the level of Minneapolis, Atlanta etc., but bad enough that the weak-willed mayor of Portland declared a “state of emergency”.... on TOP of the “state of emergency” for COVID19.

Portland was due to have the COVID19 lockdown lifted June 12th, but there may not be much interest in going downtown by then, if this rioting keeps up.
 

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Amazing. I’m sure the local tax payers will be happy to pay his medical bills, therapy, and long term disability. Maybe the meth will get him before he gets too expensive.
 

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I’m excited to learn that you’re now working on the book.
I’ve read lots of your stories. One common denominator seems to be the absence of a holster. Imagine how boring it would be if half of your subjects had a holster.
Lots of rioting and looting in downtown Portland last night - mostly ANTIFA with a very thin veneer of BLM to lend a fig leaf of “legitimacy“.
Antifa would vote for Biden so they must be black enough 🥴
 

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Another good one, with a not so good ending. Yes we can bet the tax payers (us) will be picking up the tab for this one, once again....Tales from the crime scene.
 

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Not much protesting happening here today - a little BLM and ANTIFA get-together downtown (without proper face covering or social distancing), but no riots or looting.... yet.

Last night, I saw someone get into trouble with a firearm in a (for me, anyway) new and novel way. Let me set the scene....

Police are called to an apartment by the roommates of a young man - their complaint is that he’s been “doing meth” for over a week and is now sitting in the living room in a highly paranoid state (see: methamphetamine-induced psychosis) and threatening to shoot them.

Lovely.

Police arrive in a large group and confront the young meth-head, who is sitting on a couch. There is no gun in sight, so they ask him if he has a gun (since he was threatening to shoot people). What they don’t know (yet) is that when he heard them arrive, he stuffed the gun under the couch cushion.

Well, according to the escorting officers, he was twitching and “tweaking” (a common sign of methamphetamine intoxication) and kept reaching under the cushions; the police kept telling him to keep his hands in sight. Tensions were mounting... and suddenly....

Bang!

The young meth-head’s left knee exploded.

To say that the officers were startled is probably a gross understatement. At first, they each thought that one of their colleagues had fired inadvertently and there was a lot of frantic shouting and confused radio calls for an ambulance, a supervisor and etc.

As it turns out, during one of his furtive reaches under the cushions, he had slipped a finger inside the trigger guard and fired his hidden pistol. The bullet entered the back of the left knee, cut the popliteal artery and blasted through the tibial plateau, spattering two of the officers with blood and bone fragments. Fortunately, the (nearly) spent bullet impacted the wall without hitting anyone else.

The confusion was so great that the sergeant actually had every officer who had been on the scene drop his or her magazine and count out the rounds, to make sure no police officer had fired - none had.

The young man spent most of last night in surgery with the vascular and orthopedic surgery teams. There’s a very good chance that he’ll be able to keep his leg, but his days of jogging (or walking without a limp) are probably over. Of course, he’ll be spending some time in prison (felon in possession of a firearm, probation violation, etc) after he gets out of the hospital, so maybe he can do his physical therapy there.
Ain't that a shame.
 

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Wow. What a story. And told very well. I value good story tellers.

Being fairly new on this forum, I must ask: what's the book you are writing? You seem to understand human anatomy well. Doctor maybe?
 

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Interesting story with a less than surprise ending - the real suspense was how and where he was going to damage himself.
I’m sorry That I don’t recall who shared it but I appreciated the recent story of the guy shortening his AR by removing the butt stock.

it seems like the material for these stories is not on the endangered list list. Thanks for sharing.
 
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