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2022-09-27 12:08:07 AM  
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2022-09-27 12:08:26 AM  
The fact that he broke into a police station to begin with was already giving off "This will not end well" vibes.
 
2022-09-27 12:08:26 AM  
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2022-09-27 12:08:44 AM  
This is the only type of active shooter that should ever happen.
 
2022-09-27 12:09:48 AM  
I wasn't sure you could divide by zero by how much stupid is here, but this Mensa member sure found a way.
 
2022-09-27 12:11:31 AM  

Sim Tree: The fact that he broke into a police station to begin with was already giving off "This will not end well" vibes.


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2022-09-27 12:12:14 AM  
An officer was also injured with a sprained ankle during the encounter.

That dude saw ppl scrambling and was like "jack pot"
 
2022-09-27 12:13:56 AM  
I'm guessing a failed suicide by cop.
 
2022-09-27 12:24:45 AM  

Loren: I'm guessing a failed suicide by cop.


Consciously or not, yep.  You're going to attack a police station, you'd better bring a lot MFers or some seriously heavy weapons, or do it remotely.  Otherwise you're pretty much farked - charging an armed position, by yourself, counting on you feel you're in the right to be your protection?  Heh... well I will say military commanders LOVE people like you, as long as you're on the other side
 
2022-09-27 12:25:45 AM  
Block the door and set it on fire.

It's like I need to think of everything around here.
 
2022-09-27 12:30:59 AM  
He said he was there to pick up property, he didn't say it wasn't his property.
 
2022-09-27 12:39:37 AM  
So the guy picked up guns that not only had no bullets in them, they were incable of even shooting bullets, only training pellets. Yet they blasted him any way. I'm not saying being that stupid should not come with consequences, but did that actually require shooting the guy? The cops were in zero danger from those weapons and they knew it.
They could have easily walked over, said "really dude?" and took them out of his hands. I mean, sure, give him a pistol whip from each gun he picked up. Give him the ol' "watch out for that for doorway sir *thunk*" But in this case there was absolutely no reason to shoot the guy and cause him (or possibly tax payers) a substantial medical bill.
Shooting someone should only be used to protect your life or another, or maybe even prevent massive propert damage, like if he was going to burn down the police station. Not one of these chucklefarks though maybe to just tase him?

At least they didn't kill him. Seems like he is more need of some mental help, rather than being possibly killed.
 
2022-09-27 12:48:21 AM  
So, back 20 or so years ago, a friend was doing pizza delivery. Had a stack going to the local police station. He got a view of a room full of bundled up SWAT members. For reasons, he txtd a few friends to meet someplace, to make sure they weren't about to be raided. Fortunately, his friends were into weed, but they were about to bust meth manufacturers. I think even then pot was "well, if there's an and". But meth manufacturers leave toxic waste, so we all agree that those bastards were bad.
 
2022-09-27 12:48:59 AM  

MythDragon: So the guy picked up guns that not only had no bullets in them, they were incable of even shooting bullets, only training pellets. Yet they blasted him any way. I'm not saying being that stupid should not come with consequences, but did that actually require shooting the guy? The cops were in zero danger from those weapons and they knew it.
They could have easily walked over, said "really dude?" and took them out of his hands. I mean, sure, give him a pistol whip from each gun he picked up. Give him the ol' "watch out for that for doorway sir *thunk*" But in this case there was absolutely no reason to shoot the guy and cause him (or possibly tax payers) a substantial medical bill.
Shooting someone should only be used to protect your life or another, or maybe even prevent massive propert damage, like if he was going to burn down the police station. Not one of these chucklefarks though maybe to just tase him?

At least they didn't kill him. Seems like he is more need of some mental help, rather than being possibly killed.


Remember how Alec Baldwin killed someone while filming a movie, because the non-union armorer mixed up live and prop bullets?  Maybe the armorer at that police station was equally incompetent, so the cops had no idea what sort of guns the guy picked up.

Or maybe it's the cop training where they blast away at a person holding something, anything in their hands.  Don't think, don't try to identify it, just blast away.  Too bad if it was a wallet or cell phone.  Part of the reason why police departments and police academies need to be heavily reformed or replaced.
 
2022-09-27 12:52:21 AM  

wildcardjack: So, back 20 or so years ago, a friend was doing pizza delivery. Had a stack going to the local police station. He got a view of a room full of bundled up SWAT members. For reasons, he txtd a few friends to meet someplace, to make sure they weren't about to be raided. Fortunately, his friends were into weed, but they were about to bust meth manufacturers. I think even then pot was "well, if there's an and". But meth manufacturers leave toxic waste, so we all agree that those bastards were bad.


I'd say rolling SWAT to go after some randos with weed would be a indescribably stupid use of available resources 9.8/10 times, but hey it's police shiat so the play's the thing half the time
 
2022-09-27 12:53:53 AM  
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2022-09-27 12:56:59 AM  
So basically the man swatted himself.
 
2022-09-27 12:59:44 AM  
If you stage a one man invasion of a police department that's known to operate its own black sites, you're gonna have a bad time.
 
2022-09-27 1:00:22 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: wildcardjack: So, back 20 or so years ago, a friend was doing pizza delivery. Had a stack going to the local police station. He got a view of a room full of bundled up SWAT members. For reasons, he txtd a few friends to meet someplace, to make sure they weren't about to be raided. Fortunately, his friends were into weed, but they were about to bust meth manufacturers. I think even then pot was "well, if there's an and". But meth manufacturers leave toxic waste, so we all agree that those bastards were bad.

I'd say rolling SWAT to go after some randos with weed would be a indescribably stupid use of available resources 9.8/10 times, but hey it's police shiat so the play's the thing half the time


They're pizza driving stoners, logic didn't apply. I only found out about the meth busts because of the news report the next day.
 
2022-09-27 1:06:37 AM  

wildcardjack: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: wildcardjack: So, back 20 or so years ago, a friend was doing pizza delivery. Had a stack going to the local police station. He got a view of a room full of bundled up SWAT members. For reasons, he txtd a few friends to meet someplace, to make sure they weren't about to be raided. Fortunately, his friends were into weed, but they were about to bust meth manufacturers. I think even then pot was "well, if there's an and". But meth manufacturers leave toxic waste, so we all agree that those bastards were bad.

I'd say rolling SWAT to go after some randos with weed would be a indescribably stupid use of available resources 9.8/10 times, but hey it's police shiat so the play's the thing half the time

They're pizza driving stoners, logic didn't apply. I only found out about the meth busts because of the news report the next day.


Whoa man... shh shh turn off the lights!  Quiet man... shhh <peeks out curtain>
 
2022-09-27 1:25:52 AM  
Know what other wild man is Waukegan?  Jack Benny.  Don't think he ever got shot though.
 
2022-09-27 1:51:52 AM  
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2022-09-27 1:52:26 AM  
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2022-09-27 1:54:55 AM  

waxbeans: This is the only type of active shooter that should ever happen.


What about passive shooters?
 
2022-09-27 1:58:32 AM  
So........."Bionca Johnson, who lives in the neighborhood, said she first heard of the shooting on the Citizen app, which said to shelter in place. She said she then decided to go notify the charter school around the corner"

...when told to shelter in place one goes for a walk around the corner to the local school ?
Don't call....just go out and walk around. Is it just me ? Or are folks just plain farking stupid ?
 
2022-09-27 2:19:38 AM  
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2022-09-27 2:20:24 AM  
 
2022-09-27 2:26:18 AM  

MythDragon: So the guy picked up guns that not only had no bullets in them, they were incable of even shooting bullets, only training pellets. Yet they blasted him any way. I'm not saying being that stupid should not come with consequences, but did that actually require shooting the guy? The cops were in zero danger from those weapons and they knew it.
They could have easily walked over, said "really dude?" and took them out of his hands. I mean, sure, give him a pistol whip from each gun he picked up. Give him the ol' "watch out for that for doorway sir *thunk*" But in this case there was absolutely no reason to shoot the guy and cause him (or possibly tax payers) a substantial medical bill.
Shooting someone should only be used to protect your life or another, or maybe even prevent massive propert damage, like if he was going to burn down the police station. Not one of these chucklefarks though maybe to just tase him?

At least they didn't kill him. Seems like he is more need of some mental help, rather than being possibly killed.


Did you not hear? Cops are farking cowards.
 
2022-09-27 2:33:15 AM  
I used to know a guy that took a CT police station hostage in the early 90s.  Grandson of a long time senator.  He got in some trouble, but nowhere near what one would expect.  To this day I still can't tell if he was suffering from affluenza or if he behaved the way he did out of contempt for the affluence he was born into.  Probably a 90/10 split.
 
2022-09-27 2:59:58 AM  

Sim Tree: The fact that he broke into a police station to begin with was already giving off "This will not end well" vibes.


Actually it gives off some major "I've done this a dozen times before and it always works because nobody ever checks the training room" vibes.

Until one day...
 
2022-09-27 3:10:35 AM  
No one posted it yet?  I wasn't expecting this.

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2022-09-27 3:52:25 AM  
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2022-09-27 4:08:16 AM  
That is an interesting way to try to commit suicide. He is really bad if he couldn't even get them to kill him.
 
2022-09-27 4:16:42 AM  
I think they buried the lead on this one.
 
2022-09-27 5:03:39 AM  

MythDragon: So the guy picked up guns that not only had no bullets in them, they were incable of even shooting bullets, only training pellets. Yet they blasted him any way. I'm not saying being that stupid should not come with consequences, but did that actually require shooting the guy? The cops were in zero danger from those weapons and they knew it.
They could have easily walked over, said "really dude?" and took them out of his hands. I mean, sure, give him a pistol whip from each gun he picked up. Give him the ol' "watch out for that for doorway sir *thunk*" But in this case there was absolutely no reason to shoot the guy and cause him (or possibly tax payers) a substantial medical bill.
Shooting someone should only be used to protect your life or another, or maybe even prevent massive propert damage, like if he was going to burn down the police station. Not one of these chucklefarks though maybe to just tase him?

At least they didn't kill him. Seems like he is more need of some mental help, rather than being possibly killed.


No.
In this and a narrow few other instances fire away. All other times just cuff the suspect.
 
2022-09-27 5:27:44 AM  
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They all laughed at first.
 
2022-09-27 5:57:45 AM  

Loren: I'm guessing a failed suicide by cop.


At least he cut out the middleman and didn't pester some store clerk or ex with his shenanigans.
 
2022-09-27 7:28:47 AM  

MythDragon: So the guy picked up guns that not only had no bullets in them, they were incable of even shooting bullets, only training pellets. Yet they blasted him any way. I'm not saying being that stupid should not come with consequences, but did that actually require shooting the guy? The cops were in zero danger from those weapons and they knew it.
They could have easily walked over, said "really dude?" and took them out of his hands. I mean, sure, give him a pistol whip from each gun he picked up. Give him the ol' "watch out for that for doorway sir *thunk*" But in this case there was absolutely no reason to shoot the guy and cause him (or possibly tax payers) a substantial medical bill.
Shooting someone should only be used to protect your life or another, or maybe even prevent massive propert damage, like if he was going to burn down the police station. Not one of these chucklefarks though maybe to just tase him?

At least they didn't kill him. Seems like he is more need of some mental help, rather than being possibly killed.


The cop(s) that shoot him weren't part of the class.  How would they know they guns weren't loaded?

"Hey Lou, this guy is pointing two guns at me.  Before I shoot, call the chief and ask if they're loaded."
 
2022-09-27 7:50:21 AM  

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That scene was fine when he came around the corner and there was a dozen stormtroopers waiting for him. Digitally adding in a hundred more was completely pointless
 
2022-09-27 8:06:15 AM  

The_Sponge: Sim Tree: The fact that he broke into a police station to begin with was already giving off "This will not end well" vibes.

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That movie was better than it had any right to be.
 
2022-09-27 11:30:10 AM  
The Homan Square police facility the guy broke into is the same one that was in the news a few years ago for torturing suspects on premises. So maybe the suspect had a half-baked revenge mission in mind?
 
2022-09-27 12:40:28 PM  
So, this numpty broke/snuck into a police station and grabbed some guns that were used in the training session he stumbled upon? I really am stunned that he wasn't turned into a human version of Swiss cheese. What a dumbass.
 
2022-09-27 1:19:41 PM  

morg: The_Sponge: Sim Tree: The fact that he broke into a police station to begin with was already giving off "This will not end well" vibes.

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That movie was better than it had any right to be.


Yeah...I was surprised that I enjoyed it.
 
2022-09-27 2:19:16 PM  

germ78: The Homan Square police facility the guy broke into is the same one that was in the news a few years ago for torturing suspects on premises. So maybe the suspect had a half-baked revenge mission in mind?


Unlikely. It's not clearly marked AS a police facility except by signs on the front door. It's not impossible the guy didn't KNOW it was a police facility, just knew that someone was storing guns and equipment there and wasn't closely guarding it.
 
2022-09-27 2:19:47 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: So, this numpty broke/snuck into a police station


Homan Square is NOT a police station.
 
2022-09-27 4:51:23 PM  

NM Volunteer: Remember how Alec Baldwin killed someone while filming a movie, because the non-union armorer mixed up live and prop bullets? Maybe the armorer at that police station was equally incompetent, so the cops had no idea what sort of guns the guy picked up.


Training **should be** done with blue guns, but sometimes it isn't.  And people have been shot by live rounds in such situations.

akallen404: Unlikely. It's not clearly marked AS a police facility except by signs on the front door. It's not impossible the guy didn't KNOW it was a police facility, just knew that someone was storing guns and equipment there and wasn't closely guarding it.


Ok, I'll retract my suicide by cop hypothesis.  Just a stupid burglar who thought he found a nice haul.
 
2022-09-27 7:25:49 PM  

Loren: NM Volunteer: Remember how Alec Baldwin killed someone while filming a movie, because the non-union armorer mixed up live and prop bullets? Maybe the armorer at that police station was equally incompetent, so the cops had no idea what sort of guns the guy picked up.

Training **should be** done with blue guns, but sometimes it isn't.  And people have been shot by live rounds in such situations.

akallen404: Unlikely. It's not clearly marked AS a police facility except by signs on the front door. It's not impossible the guy didn't KNOW it was a police facility, just knew that someone was storing guns and equipment there and wasn't closely guarding it.

Ok, I'll retract my suicide by cop hypothesis.  Just a stupid burglar who thought he found a nice haul.


Or a very smart burglar whose contact in CPD failed to warn him about a change in their training schedule.
 
2022-09-28 12:15:49 PM  

akallen404: Unlikely. It's not clearly marked AS a police facility except by signs on the front door. It's not impossible the guy didn't KNOW it was a police facility, just knew that someone was storing guns and equipment there and wasn't closely guarding it.


do you know how I know you didn't read the article?
 
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