By Wyatt Earp | July 22, 2009
Good Guys – 1, Bad Guy – 0.
Now before all of the trolls come out from under their bridge, let’s make note of the most important part of this story: The offender broke one officer’s wrist after wrestling his asp from him, and grabbed the gun from the other officer during the confrontation.
He already beat the Hell out of one officer. What do you think he would have done with the other officer’s gun? The take from the Philadelphia Daily News is almost completely wrong, so I will engage the SYLG News Translator to give you the facts, since this happened in my division:
A 22-year-old man is dead after a police officer shot him after the man allegedly went for his partner’s weapon in Fern Rock last night, police said.
Wow, that’s completely correct, except for the allegedly. The toad and the officer each had the gun in their grasp.
At 8:44 p.m., two officers responded to a report of a man exposing himself near a home on Marshall Street near Spencer, said spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore.
Semi-correct. The man was actually masturbating.
Police said that the man became combative and that a struggle ensued between him and one of the officers. During the struggle, police said, the man reached for the cop’s handgun, discharging it once. The clip fell from the gun and it was at that time the other officer fired at the man, striking him once in the chest, police said.
As usual, the Daily News omits the entire part about the other officer being beaten by the toad with the asp. The toad grabbed the other officer’s gun, and while they were both struggling for it, the officer ingeniously thought to release the magazine catch. The mag fell to the ground, leaving only one round in the chamber, which was the one fired by the toad. Releasing the catch probably saved both officer’s lives.
The man, who was not identified by police, was pronounced dead at the scene. Both officers were treated at Albert Einstein Medical Center for abrasions and one for a possible broken wrist.
Correct. Wow, twice in one story!
Relatives and friends of the man, whom they called “D. Vito,” said he couldn’t have posed much of a threat to the cops.
Here we go. The man stood over 6 feet tall, and was rather “full-figured.” Both officers are shorter than the toad, and weighed a lot less. Do the math, kids. If he wasn’t much of a threat, how did he wrestle the asp and a gun from them? The officers didn’t willingly give their equipment to him!
“His knees were all messed up. He walked with a cane,” said one relative, who asked not to be identified.
Uh-huh, and he went to church every Sunday and was always good to his mother. Idiots.
Look, it’s never fun when we have to use deadly force. But make no mistake: This toad is dead because of his own actions. If he would have complied with the officers’ commands, he would still be with his loving family today.