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Thug Shot By Philadelphia Police

By Wyatt Earp | October 19, 2008

<i>And a lovely neighborhood it is.</i>

And a lovely neighborhood it is.

Why does all of the exciting stuff happen in my division on my day off?

PHILADELPHIA — A domestic dispute call in the Hunting Park section of the city led to a wild police-involved shooting with a suspect stealing a patrol car and dragging an officer 50 feet.

It all started on the 2300 block of Hunting Park around 8a.m. Saturday. When two Philadelphia police officers responded to the domestic call, they found a man fighting with a woman. Police said a confrontation ensued between the man and officers as they tried to break up the dispute.

Police said the suspect, identified as 26-year-old Mahlon Cobb, then jumped head-first out of a second story window down onto the street. Police got into their car to pursue him and caught up with him in the 2300 block of Tioga Street.

A second confrontation then ensued. Cobb assaulted one officer by punching and kicking him several times. During that confrontation, police said he also tried to get the officer’s gun. Other officers attemped to subdue Cobb, but were unsuccessful.

Police said Cobb then jumped into a patrol car. Another officer tried to stop Cobb, but ended up being dragged by the police car about 50 feet. At one point, it appeared that officer would go under the vehicle; that’s when police opened fire on Cobb. He was struck several times and taken to Temple University, where he is in critical but stable condition. (H/TFOX)

So, let’s recap: Officers receive minor injuries. Thug shot several times by police. No civilians hurt. Sounds like some damned fine work by the Philadelphia Police Department to me. Good job, guys!

Topics: Philly, The Job | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “Thug Shot By Philadelphia Police”

  1. RT Says:
    October 19th, 2008 at 12:09 am

    He took a dive out of a 2nd story window and could still run? What was that guy on? I’m glad the officers weren’t too badly hurt. That freak could have done anything, as his behavior was insane.

  2. JumpOut Says:
    October 19th, 2008 at 1:08 am

    I’m glad the good guys are okay. Too bad the bad guy is okay as well.

  3. marvin Says:
    October 19th, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    I don’t live in Philly, so I can only ask. Did the media have the perps mother on that night talking about how good of a boy he was? Also did she at any time claim it was the officers fault for over reacting, and that he had no right to shoot her baby? Just wondering.

  4. Morgan Says:
    October 20th, 2008 at 4:23 am

    It always does my heart good to read about a thug shot by police, no matter where or when it happens. When it’s the other way around just once, it’s once too d–n many.

  5. kaveman Says:
    October 20th, 2008 at 11:32 am

    That’s why I could never be a cop. That sounds like a lot of boring paperwork afterwards.


    Maybe you could shorten up your reports a bit?

    What happened?…Dude messed up.

    What then?…Dude messed up again.

    Your response?…Cleaned up mess.

    Name….Date…blaha blah blah

  6. Rick Says:
    October 20th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Hopefully the perp will take on room temperture real soon.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 21st, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    RT – Probably all hopped up on goofballs.

    JumpOut – You said it.

    Marvin – I don’t watch the local news. They never get the story right anyway.

    Morgan – Thugs shot by police = feel good story.

    Kaveman – I’m for that! Whatever makes for less paperwork.

    Rick – No such luck.