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According to an eyewitness, a D.C. Police detective (pictured above w/ gun) went nuts after kids pelted his Hummer with snowballs at 14th and U Streets NW this afternoon. The veteran detective got out of his car and eventually grabbed for his gun, displaying it to the crowd. He did not immediately identify himself as a police officer. He calmed down once his fellow uniformed cop arrived. Apparently, someone called 911 to report a man with gun. The snowball fight had been well hyped on twitter.
Originally posted by whatukno
reply to post by rcwj1975
There are pictures of the cop with his gun out at the scene.
It obviously was a bunch of snowball terrorists firing frozen weapons of mass destruction at the cop. He therefore had no choice but to unholster his sidearm and confront the terrorists.
One cop that truly needs some time off.
[edit on 12/19/2009 by whatukno]
Originally posted by star in a jar
They killed the story, it's pretty obvious the cop could have been high as a kite.
Reminds me of a scene in Apocalypse Now where the boat gunner on a river freaks out upon coming under a barrage of play arrows fired by kids and starts shooting at them before being killed by a real arrow.
Edit to add they fixed 404 on their end.
[edit on 19-12-2009 by star in a jar]