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Dallas Officer Kills Man After Walking Into Wrong Apartment: Police

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posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 11:11 AM
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originally posted by: manuelram16

originally posted by: Flatcoat
That's just insane....does she have exactly the same furniture as him? How does she not recognize her own apartment after opening the door? I've got a mate who painted his driveway white so that when he came home drunk he knew where to park....was she drunk?


Exactly!, something doesn't fit in.... Better wait for the whole story to come out


"I entered my apartment, and saw this man standing there holding a bowl of pasta, in MY apartment. Not only that, but he had redecorated my place, and thrown all my personal belongings out. I said 'Put the pasta down and get on the floor! And where is my telly?' but he refused to comply to my lawful demands thus instantly creating a situation of non-compliance and he had an attitude, and came at me saying 'Hey lady, this is my apartment!' and I knew from the look in his eyes, he was not trying to make me dinner. I had no choice, but to protect myself. I feared for my safety, I mean, he had pasta and didn't even have any basil."

All charges cleared. Ruling, death by living in your own apartment. Justified homicide by dopey LEO.




posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: Flatcoat
I've got a mate who painted his driveway white so that when he came home drunk he knew where to park


So many things wrong with this...

1. He drives drunk
2. He's often missed his driveway when driving drunk
3. He plans to continue to drive drunk because he painted his driveway to accommodate that fact
4. You know about it and, considering your casually slipping that info into the post, you've known for a long time
5. You either don't realize or don't care that he or someone else could die or have their life irrevocably changed as a result of his driving drunk
6. If you were really his mate, you wouldn't let him drive drunk



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 11:18 AM
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originally posted by: wtfatta

originally posted by: Flatcoat
I've got a mate who painted his driveway white so that when he came home drunk he knew where to park


So many things wrong with this...

1. He drives drunk
2. He's often missed his driveway when driving drunk
3. He plans to continue to drive drunk because he painted his driveway to accommodate that fact
4. You know about it and, considering your casually slipping that info into the post, you've known for a long time
5. You either don't realize or don't care that he or someone else could die or have their life irrevocably changed as a result of his driving drunk
6. If you were really his mate, you wouldn't let him drive drunk


Glad I'm not the only one who considered this...

I had a mate who drove drunk. We're not mates now, because he continued to drive drunk.

At least I simply get trains when I'm drunk. Much to the chagrin of other passengers, but still.



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 11:22 AM
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Just looked at the Dallas police dept Twitter and Facebook, man they are getting tore up!



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 11:24 AM
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I'm not from Dallas so I gotta ask.
Do people leave their apartment doors unlocked or is that kinda odd?

I can only assume her key wouldn't work in the wrong door and if she just turned the knob then she must leave hers unlocked too.



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 11:25 AM
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originally posted by: wtfatta

originally posted by: Flatcoat
I've got a mate who painted his driveway white so that when he came home drunk he knew where to park


So many things wrong with this...

1. He drives drunk
2. He's often missed his driveway when driving drunk
3. He plans to continue to drive drunk because he painted his driveway to accommodate that fact
4. You know about it and, considering your casually slipping that info into the post, you've known for a long time
5. You either don't realize or don't care that he or someone else could die or have their life irrevocably changed as a result of his driving drunk
6. If you were really his mate, you wouldn't let him drive drunk


Well, the thing is, he wouldn't listen to me anyway. I'm not going to be able to change his mind so I called him a f**kin idiot once, and left it at that.



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: Flatcoat
That's just insane....does she have exactly the same furniture as him? How does she not recognize her own apartment after opening the door? I've got a mate who painted his driveway white so that when he came home drunk he knew where to park....was she drunk?


Really! How bizarre is that? Unless the doors open to a hallway, with walls that look the same? Whatever the case, they need to throw the book at this policewoman, if she wasn't staring down somebody armed and ready to shoot, but, even in that case, she needs the book thrown at her, for a rights violation.This is a horribly wrongful death, as the victim's right to being secure in their home was violated, if anything, the victim having the right to shoot the policewoman, who was trespassing, and who'd know that this policewoman wasn't an imposter, merely dressed so, especially if that tenant didn't know the armed policewoman? And just what the hell happened the policewoman had to fire? Was the person laying in wait, with a gun, waiting for a policewoman to come in the wrong door?

This is all too bizarre, but nobody should get away with shooting somebody in their own home, because they're too out of it to find their own door. There's no such thing as oops in such a situation, unless it was maybe a drug dealer or something, that went for a gun, maybe the law having an out, for somebody getting shot in their home, in the course of some other felony. Will be an interesting story to see what the details are and what happens.

As you mention, just insane. So what else is new these days?



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 11:28 AM
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If the person has lived in a place for any length of time, how do she get it wrong. It's habit walking to the same door over and over. Most people can do it near asleep.

Something is off a bit.



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel

I spent about 4 years apartment living.
Never once did I ever become confused as to which one was mine. Even drunk.
Never had anyone confuse mine as theirs either.

They have numbers on the door which helps identify them.



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 11:41 AM
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originally posted by: caterpillage
a reply to: roadgravel

I spent about 4 years apartment living.
Never once did I ever become confused as to which one was mine. Even drunk.
Never had anyone confuse mine as theirs either.

They have numbers on the door which helps identify them.


That's most generally true, and not at all defending this policewoman, but many bad things happen when people are mentally distracted, not paying attention to what they're doing, for maybe something else on their mind, and this usually doing things that are more automatic, a typical example rear ending somebody with your car, because of an attention lapse. The person may have stopped short of the bumper in front of them their entire life, up to then. Things happen.



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 11:45 AM
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gee... I always thought that my couch was blue, guess I was wrong, it's red, and isn't there supposed to be a table over there, but it's a bookcase, but ya know what?? my apartment is much nicer than what I remember, so I guess I'll go with it and just shoot this guy standing here in front of me saying that i'm mistaken.. I can't be wrong, I mean, who doesn't know where they live, right??

wtf???
sure these two didn't have constant arguments leading up to this incident and this is just her justification to getting rid of the annoyance?
I don't believe her.... either that or maybe she should stop drinking so much.. heck, I grew up with a bunch of drunks and I don't think they would have made this kind of mistake!!!



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 12:18 PM
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the first question that needs to be answered is exactly why and how she ended up in the wrong apartment. admittedly it can happen. but that is normally the result of the person being drunk or stoned. and if that is the case, then she needs to be charged over having and using a firearm in that condition. and that on top of any other charges, such as murder. but i'll bet that since she is a cop, no drug/alcohol testing was done.



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 12:21 PM
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a reply to: vonclod

Of course it'll get swept under the rug. ( I hope I'm wrong) the issue is the Leo's don't have the proper over sight and way to much power.



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

No. Theft is rampant as in most cities. People, especially in apartment complexes lock their doors



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 12:24 PM
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a reply to: generik

I've occasionally ended up in places I didn't really belong, but I noticed it right away and reversed course....
I wasn't drunk or stoned by the way.
what i don't get is that she didn't notice that it was the wrong apt before she pulled the trigger.
the fact that she is a cop and probably trained in being aware of her surroundings, especially if considering to using that gun, just makes her story more unbelievable.



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 12:25 PM
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Should be interesting to see how this one shakes out.

Unless there is some amazing piece of evidence out there I cant see how she doesn't go down for at least manslaughter.



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 12:25 PM
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Oh never mind. He was an immigrant.

She will be justified.



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 12:26 PM
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Not a lot to go on here.

At first blush, sounds really suspicious. Then I start to imagine how this might have gone down. It's 10pm (so dark), she gets to what she mistakes as her apartment door and finds it unlocked. Assuming it's her unlocked door, she suspects that she's possibly been/being burgled and draws her weapon as she walks in.

Here comes the occupant who she mistakes for an intruder.

How long had she lived in this apartment building? Was it the apartment above/below hers? Maybe she got off at the wrong floor (looking at Google images, South Side Flats is a 4-story building and this from article "Melvin says residents take elevators to their floors and the hallways all look the same so it could be a simple misunderstanding."), didn't notice and the door was at the same location relative to an elevator as her own on a different floor. Was it dark inside the apartment? Where did she encounter the occupant? Might not have gotten in far enough to realize it was the wrong apartment?

How did the occupant react? Did he believe he was confronting an intruder? Was he armed?

Lots of questions to be answered before developing an informed opinion.



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 12:28 PM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

She was probably jilted by the victim and is using the "wrong apartment" story to cover up her vengeance. Just a guess.



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 12:31 PM
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read a comment on their Facebook page that said "Witnesses said she was banging loudly on the door and telling him to Open Up"

There's more to the story than what's been released..
edit on 7-9-2018 by TXRabbit because: (no reason given)



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