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(TampaBay.com (St. Petersburg Tim)   After dousing yourself with gasoline, it's probably not a good idea to go running at the Police with scissors. Bonus: Pit Bull in the window scaring off the firefighters   (tampabay.com ) divider line
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2013-03-11 12:36:21 PM  
So are they worse than dogs with bees in their mouth?  Since if they bite you, you'd catch on fire too since the pit bull would be on fire?
 
2013-03-11 12:41:08 PM  
Running after the Police with scissors? That's gotta Sting.
 
Pud
2013-03-11 12:46:32 PM  
Police shot and killed a man Sunday evening they say was suicidal

So, problem solved?
 
2013-03-11 01:03:28 PM  

Pud: Police shot and killed a man Sunday evening they say was suicidal

So, problem solved?


It's fun to shoot people. Police are itching to do it and better him than us. QED
 
2013-03-11 01:29:06 PM  
Dixon sat at the kitchen table, he said, with gas spilled all around and on him, smoking a cigarette.

Darwin misses, but the police carry his water.
 
2013-03-11 01:40:26 PM  
Sounds like the neighbor was doing a waaay better policing job than the police before the police came in and policed the place all up with their sh*tty over-reactive policing.
 
2013-03-11 01:43:21 PM  
You NEVER run at cops with scissors, doused in gasoline WITHOUT the blowtorch, or at least a zippo. Going out? Go out blazing.
 
2013-03-11 01:43:35 PM  
Sounds like suicide by cop. Good to know that the police are so willing and eager to facillitate.
 
2013-03-11 01:48:07 PM  
I know it's not the heat, there are hotter places.
Is it the swamp water?
Combined effect of python, bats and alligator feces?
Run off from the meth labs?
What?!
 
2013-03-11 01:48:37 PM  
I'm sorry but those shiatheads, bad ass trained officers as they supposedly are, should have been able to do SOMETHING other than putting holes in the guys body. How bout a non-lethal beanbag shot?..or a taser?

But nah, they had to shoot him

And another thing, I was waiting in drive thru at Dunkin this morn...looong wait, and I kind of got trapped in the line so couldn't bail and go inside. Asshole cop drives in from the other way and cuts the whole farking line like the douche that he is..and everyone let him.

I guess they thought they had to. fark that, I work hard and so does everyone else. Let his fat ass wait in line goddammitt
 
2013-03-11 01:51:21 PM  
NEVER RUN WITH SCISSORS! What, were you born in a barn?
 
2013-03-11 01:52:00 PM  

Snarfangel: Running after the Police with scissors? That's gotta Sting.


Giant steps are what you take.
 
2013-03-11 01:52:46 PM  
"His mother, who was temporarily staying at his house, called authorities about 6:10 p.m...."

That's the main reason he ended up dead.
 
2013-03-11 01:52:56 PM  
"You neighbors get back in your house.  We are the professionals here to handle this situation with deadly force.  Sure, we could have stopped him from approaching with scissors by shooting him in a non-lethal body area, but that's not our job!  Our job is to shoot people in the torso especially right through the heart, so we can receive our "good shot" commendations."
 
2013-03-11 01:53:05 PM  
Couldn't they have just tazed him in the name of sensitivity or something, and set him on fire instead for the lulz?
 
2013-03-11 01:56:10 PM  
Scissors can be a deadly weapon. We must go to the same barber.
 
2013-03-11 01:57:02 PM  
The "police" are just another cabal of organized criminals and thugs that have been given way too much power by the corporations they work for.
 
2013-03-11 01:57:29 PM  

GanjSmokr: "His mother, who was temporarily staying at his house, called authorities about 6:10 p.m...."

That's the main reason he ended up dead.


Do you mean because she called the cops or because she moved in with him?
 
2013-03-11 02:00:19 PM  
Well, they did protect and serve

/protected their assess
//served the guy by giving him assisted suicide
 
2013-03-11 02:00:57 PM  
Pit Bull in the window scaring off the firefighters

i212.photobucket.com

Wut?
 
2013-03-11 02:01:39 PM  
In the game of rock, paper, scissors, gun, gun always wins.
 
2013-03-11 02:01:51 PM  
i902.photobucket.com
Who put gasoline in my gasoline?!?!?!?!
 
WGJ [TotalFark]
2013-03-11 02:02:57 PM  
Those cops will be jacking off for years thinking about this.
 
2013-03-11 02:03:22 PM  

kbronsito: GanjSmokr: "His mother, who was temporarily staying at his house, called authorities about 6:10 p.m...."

That's the main reason he ended up dead.

Do you mean because she called the cops or because she moved in with him?


Eat your peas, Norman.
 
2013-03-11 02:03:37 PM  
TFA: Man is depressed. 

Neighbor starts talking him down, and is pals with the pit bull, so he's a natch for negotiator. 

Cops show up and immediately AW and escalate. 

Next thing you know. Damage.

Farking PIGS.
 
2013-03-11 02:05:05 PM  
So it was all fun & games until the police arrived?
 
2013-03-11 02:06:42 PM  

SploogeTime: You NEVER run at cops with scissors, doused in gasoline WITHOUT the blowtorch, or at least a zippo. Going out? Go out blazing.


That, too.
It's one thing when the cops all shoot up a guy, because he was running RIGHT AT THEM with a pair of scissors.

It's another thing entirely to watch them try to get their stories straight when they have to explain why they emptied their guns into a man that is on fire.

But they will.
 
2013-03-11 02:08:53 PM  
Meanwhile at the police target range...

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-11 02:09:12 PM  
It's NEVER a good idea to run with scissors.
 
2013-03-11 02:09:22 PM  

buckeyebrain: [i902.photobucket.com image 760x574]
Who put gasoline in my gasoline?!?!?!?!


Wait a minute why does that say live on it? Are you a time traveler?
 
2013-03-11 02:09:38 PM  

kbronsito: GanjSmokr: "His mother, who was temporarily staying at his house, called authorities about 6:10 p.m...."

That's the main reason he ended up dead.

Do you mean because she called the cops or because she moved in with him?


My bad - should have bolded the part I was referring to.
 
2013-03-11 02:11:27 PM  
As a kid I was always told not to run with scissors.  I figured it was a good idea but had no idea this was one of the possible negaitive outcomes.
 
2013-03-11 02:13:11 PM  
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2013-03-11 02:25:50 PM  

Snarfangel: Running after the Police with scissors? That's gotta Sting.


Only if you do it in the Summers.
 
2013-03-11 02:28:58 PM  

publikenemy: I'm sorry but those shiatheads, bad ass trained officers as they supposedly are, should have been able to do SOMETHING other than putting holes in the guys body. How bout a non-lethal beanbag shot?..or a taser?



I would have taken him hand to hand, knife, scissors, or bullshiat.  Doesn't make a difference to me.  Police have body armor, thick uniforms, and other stuff that will deflect a knife blade; a good solid stab will penetrate, cutting and slicing won't work too well.  A denim jacket is significant body armor against a knife--even a serrated blade will have trouble tearing through your jacket.  Scissors don't have a useful blade edge on them unless open--in which case they're kind of scary, but manageable.

There are so very, very few ways this could turn out well.  A fight with a guy with a weapon--even a fist fight can turn out bad.  Police will try to use that wooden baton to beat people who come at them fists flying; I could break someone's windpipe or spine pretty quick regardless of being swung at with a small club, unless they pull some serious ninjitsu.  Yet police will take the risk of a fist fight.

And when the guy has a pair of scissors?  They take the nuclear option, kick back, relax, and shoot holes in him.

Face it.  You accept the risks when you become a cop.  You could get stabbed.  You could take a fist to the windpipe, or a sharp blow to the base of the skull that severs the brainstem.  With tasers, beanbag guns, mace, batons and walkie-talkies you can throw at someone's face for a distraction (right, he's got a club, he's way more threatening than when he had a knife...), you ... chose to shoot him to death.

Pointless.  Not to be sympathetic with the criminals, but I find the conduct of the officers terrible.  They're like, "Scissors are dangerous so we shot him."  You need to justify yourselves?  How about "We did everything we could, but in the end it got too dangerous and we couldn't accept the risk."  Does that hold?

If you run at the cops with a knife, and you get shot, that's your fault.  That doesn't mean I have to default to siding with the cops that went, "....pff.  No." and shot you in the face.
 
2013-03-11 02:32:04 PM  
If it was a golden retriever you could just ask a cop to shoot it.
 
2013-03-11 02:40:01 PM  
First they make the guy that could have helped leave, then they, both cops shoot the poor bastard an unspecified number of times.  Why do we bother to train police?  I could have done that with no training.  I SAID DONT RUN WITH SCISSORS!!!!
 
2013-03-11 02:42:42 PM  

Snarfangel: Running after the Police with scissors? That's gotta Sting.


Police: Don't stand, don't stand so, don't stand so
 
2013-03-11 02:43:48 PM  
  What kind of man wants to be a cop these days? The small dicked bullies that got fired from their job as a bar bouncer. Fark them all.
 
m00
2013-03-11 02:44:14 PM  
So if an enraged policeman attacked me with scissors, I'd be legally allowed to shoot him? No? Rules for me and rules for thee...
 
2013-03-11 02:44:35 PM  
The dog didn't get shot though so I'm calling this a win.
 
2013-03-11 02:55:20 PM  
The fat, ugly, annoying loser in the other thread about suicide could learn a lot from this guy.
 
2013-03-11 03:02:57 PM  

Glendale: The dog didn't get shot though so I'm calling this a win.




They already met their shooting quota for the day.
 
2013-03-11 03:08:11 PM  
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Just don't get crazy in Toronto!l

(Maple Leaf fans not included)
 
2013-03-11 03:18:43 PM  
 Ohlookabutterfly  What kind of man wants to be a cop these days? The small dicked bullies that got fired from their job as a bar bouncer. Fark them all.
Hey! Stay with the program or watch for the tanks. Or a drone, you sound suspicious.
 
2013-03-11 03:21:26 PM  

publikenemy: I'm sorry but those shiatheads, bad ass trained officers as they supposedly are, should have been able to do SOMETHING other than putting holes in the guys body. How bout a non-lethal beanbag shot?..or a taser?

But nah, they had to shoot him

And another thing, I was waiting in drive thru at Dunkin this morn...looong wait, and I kind of got trapped in the line so couldn't bail and go inside. Asshole cop drives in from the other way and cuts the whole farking line like the douche that he is..and everyone let him.

I guess they thought they had to. fark that, I work hard and so does everyone else. Let his fat ass wait in line goddammitt


I was wondering this very thing.  And it wasn't just one cop, but two of them.  And they don't know how many shots were fired?  C'mon, man...  One shot should have been enough to take the dude down.
 
2013-03-11 03:30:23 PM  
Article's author WILL EAT YOUR SOUL

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2013-03-11 03:46:20 PM  

usernameguy: NEVER RUN WITH SCISSORS! What, were you born in a barn?


Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Snarfangel: Running after the Police with scissors? That's gotta Sting.

Giant steps are what you take.


I hope your leg don't break.
 
2013-03-11 03:47:20 PM  
Well, good to see the Fark Anti-Police Brigade is out and about here.

/at least Weird Al was mentioned, which was all I wanted
 
2013-03-11 03:51:43 PM  

earthworm2.0: Sounds like suicide by cop. Good to know that the police are so willing and eager to facillitate.


Dixon chanted his litany of boredom and frustration, but we knew all his suicides are fake.
 
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