Shot Fired in my Backyard...

Shot Fired in my Backyard...

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    Shot Fired in my Backyard...

    This happened during the third quarter of the Super Bowl this year.

    We were watching the game when my father in law comes out saying that he heard on our scanner, "Man with rifle at **** main st."

    I'm thinking that's pretty close to here?......

    BANG!!!!!!

    Yep.....pretty close. ....like backyard close.

    Immediately I turn off all inside lights and turn on all outside lights.
    I grab my AR, and hand Father in law a shotgun.
    (My wife and I were already carrying but, rifle > handgun)
    Then we sit in the dark and wait........... and wait.
    Then lots of police cars start to show up (which is an event in itself being that our town only has 2)
    Finally the scanner says they have him in custody.

    Turns out to be a guy fighting with his girlfriends father, and had some other "personal problems". He grabbed a .35 Marlin and went outside....fired one shot reloaded to capacity and was intending to kill as many cops that showed up as he could then shoot himself.

    Turns out his plan sounded good in his head, but not quite as good when the cops actually got there. He gave up without much resistance.
    Funny how that works?

    It happens even in a one redlight town.
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    Just how big of a cop-killing spree could he have in mind with only two squad cars? And you're monitoring the two-car police band?

    This is a little town in NC, isn't it.
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    There ended up being about 5-7 police cars actually show up total. And the State troopers were on the way but he gave up before they got there.

    and no... not NC
    I thoroughly disapprove of duels.
    If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand
    and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.
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    Good story! You handled it well and I'm glad it ended safely
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    You handled it well. Prepared yourself and everyone in your home, but stayed inside and didn't go looking for it. Well handled. Glad no one was hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sentioch View Post
    Good story! You handled it well and I'm glad it ended safely
    Quote Originally Posted by tkruf View Post
    You handled it well. Prepared yourself and everyone in your home, but stayed inside and didn't go looking for it. Well handled. Glad no one was hurt.


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    Glad it ended Quietly..

    Good that you were prepared.







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    Heck, that was more exciting than the.......Super Bowl.

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    Crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmxer85 View Post
    There ended up being about 5-7 police cars actually show up total. And the State troopers were on the way but he gave up before they got there.

    and no... not NC
    That's right. Andy and Barney shared one vehicle. My mistake. ;-)
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    well done.

    Thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    That's right. Andy and Barney shared one vehicle. My mistake. ;-)
    Barney also had his motorcycle!
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    I thought this was going to be one of those "shots fired in celebration" threads...

    Glad it ended well. Hope the guy gets some help while he cools off in jail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Hope the guy gets some help while he cools off in jail.
    He should be institutionalized, but not in jail. This guy needs a padded cell. At least he wasn't insane enough to actually precipitate a gunfight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Just how big of a cop-killing spree could he have in mind with only two squad cars? And you're monitoring the two-car police band?

    This is a little town in NC, isn't it.
    100% of the police force?
    I'm just sayin'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    ...And you're monitoring the two-car police band?

    This is a little town in NC, isn't it.
    Thanks for the laugh. Still, the situation sounded pretty serious and I'm sure the guy had visions of TV shows and movies in his mind.
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