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Philly Rifle Standoff Ends Peacefully

By Wyatt Earp | January 16, 2009

crashstandoffJust another day in Paradise.

So, how did you folks spend your day? We spent it trying to coax a gun-toting piece of garbage out of his car. You know, because we couldn’t have him off himself with his Chinese assault rifle, right? That would have made our lives much easier.

PHILADELPHIA ― A suspect has surrendered peacefully following a tense standoff with police in the Olney section of the city Friday.

Police were called 2nd and Fisher Avenue after reports of an accident at about 10:45 a.m. Friday. Chopper 3 was over the scene where it appeared a red vehicle struck at least a half a dozen cars.

As officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a 31-year-old man in the badly damaged vehicle with a loaded assault rifle on his lap.

SWAT team members were called in and several surrounding blocks were closed. SEPTA routes were diverted while police talked with the suspect from a distance.

After almost an hour of negotations, the suspect surrendered peacefully at about 11:30 a.m. (H/TCBS3)

The offender was arrested and the rifle was recovered. There were no injuries, which translates into a good job by all involved.

We should be able to throw some extra charges on this toad for making us go out in the frigid weather.

Topics: The Job | 13 Comments »

13 Responses to “Philly Rifle Standoff Ends Peacefully”

  1. Doghouse Says:
    January 16th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Good job to all involved!

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 16th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Doghouse – The tool in question is in the car wearing the green shirt. Bastard gave us frostbite waiting to make up his mind.

  3. James Says:
    January 16th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Wyatt do you know make and model of the gun? I mean, was it truly an assault rifle?

  4. Jon Brooks Says:
    January 16th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Me..I like battle rifles from 300 – 500 meters, just where the accurate assult rifle range peters out. Was the man of middle eastern origin?

  5. RT Says:
    January 16th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I’m glad none of the good guys were hurt. Did the idiot have to do this on the coldest freakin’ day of the year, though? That hour must have felt like 10.

  6. USA_Admiral Says:
    January 16th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    It makes wish they had tased him, just because he needed a mini electrocution. It is good no one was hurt too other than frosty balls.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 16th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    James – I saw it, but didn’t get the exact make and model. I am 99% sure it was similar to the Chinese SKS/Type 56. I can find out for sure when I go back to work on Monday morning.

    Jon Brooks – If your idea of Middle Eastern is a Philly-born and bred African-American thug, then yes.

    RT – It was scary cold out there. Too scary cold to walk when I got home, but I did 4 miles, anyway. Wore layers and wrapped a scarf around my face, but I had to walk today.

    Admiral – As far as we were concerned, it was a loaded rifle. We weren’t getting that close. That’s SWAT’s job.

  8. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    January 16th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    it’s tools like that, that give gun owners a bad rap, and make it more difficult (or completely impossible in some states) to buy certain guns or rifles for defense, sport or just general pleasure in shooting in a controlled area.

  9. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    January 16th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Wyatt – shame you guys couldn’t kill two birds with one stone… keep your hands warm with your ‘burner’ and take another idiot off the street and out of the gene pool. :)

  10. Alan B Says:
    January 17th, 2009 at 5:30 am

    Good job! How long will he be kept off the streets? Enough traffic violations there to keep him out of the way! Who had the best job of all – to draw up the list of charges in a warm office? Bet you were “fighting” for it!

    The rifle is, I believe, a Chinese version of the AK47 Kalashnikov but poorer grade materials hence more prone to rusting. Unless the guy had looked after it well it might not even have worked! Pity he did not try to fight it out.

    Well done to the good guys!! I’m sure the Mayor will give you an ice cream as a reward.

  11. Stan Says:
    January 17th, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Was it an SKS or a Type 56, they’re kinda very different. As to rust, it’d take a significant amount of damage to make an AK variant not fire.

    Either way that sir was no assault rifle, unless of course it was fully automatic, which I rather doubt.

  12. marvin Says:
    January 17th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Wait, isn’t it illegal to go around Philly with a rifle like that? You must be making this up, because gun control laws are a 100% effective in detouring dirt bags from carrying guns. Just ask Nancy Pelosi.

  13. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 17th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Smite – He would have saved us a lot of paperwork by offing himself, but what are ya gonna do?

    Alan – We’re in the midst of a $2 billion deficit. We can’t afford ice, let alone ice cream!

    Stan – Again, I do not know for sure, because I didn’t process the gun after the arrest. I can find out with certainty on Monday. Until then, it’s anyone’s guess.

    Marvin – Yep, and strangely enough, he was still carrying one on the streets. Someone notify the Speaker of the House!