posted on Oct, 22 2013 @ 07:18 PM
Mods, I couldn't figure where to put this. Posse Comitatus seemed a bit much and I couldn't find the "Idiots in Action" or the "You Can't Make
this Stuff Up" forum, please move if necessary.
I'm not sure what to fear more in the good old USA, the police state or the idiot's that work for it. Now I'm against gun control completely, idiot
control is another matter. At least this morons superiors were smart enough to deal with the would be Rambo.
Police Officer Fired After
Shooting and Pepper Spraying Squirrel
MOUNTAIN CITY, TN (WBIR) - A Tennessee police officer has been fired after displaying heavy force in an attempt to rid a Dollar General Store
of a squirrel.
Documents state that Putnam happened to be inside the Dollar General Store at the same time employees noticed a squirrel. That's when Putnam sprang
into action, discharging his firearm at the squirrel inside the store. Unsuccessful, he moved on to option 2: pepper spray.
"There was a lot of people that come out and just like me they came out and they were coughing and a hacking," Carl Duffield told WJHL-TV. "It was
comical, but I'm sure they didn't feel that way - the customers that came out."
Putnam refused to file a report and was subsequently fired by the town's Board of Mayor and Alderman.
No information was given as to the condition of the squirrel other than the fact that he was dead.
Everyone is fine but "the squirrel died!" Perhaps Mountain City Tennessee might want to look into their police training programs.