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Friday, November 12, 2010

K.C. STAR: KC-MO Cops Shot at "Backfiring Van" on Gregory Near I-435 Last Night

Hearing this story on the late TV news last night- you'd thought that the KC-MO Police were under siege.

Around 6 p.m.- it had been initially reported that someone fired upon two KC-MO cops on Gregory Boulevard near I-435.

The windshield of the police car had reportedly been shot-out by the unknown assailant.

Oops!

According to a KANSAS CITY STAR story just published- the cops who thought someone was shooting at them was only a "backfiring van."

On top of that- it's reported that the 2 cops in their car shot-out THEIR OWN WINDSHIELD before they bailed out of their car.

More than 2 dozen cops responded to the now-apparently bogus call- and they had the freeway ramps and Gregory itself shut-down for more than 4 hours after the "backfire."

One question I have: Were BOTH of these cops ROOKIES????
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5 comments:

the observer said...

Well, that makes two stories that were not what they seemed! (See the Overland Park "bank robbery" story!)

The Observer

Groucho K. Marx said...

The bank robbery-thing was moronic behavior by some petty thugs that included the idiot bank teller.

No ones' life was in danger when that story came out.

But the KC-MO Police incident- to me- is cause for REAL concern.

The fellow's white van- said to be his work vehicle- no doubt broke a timing chain/belt- he's trying to restart it and the vehicle is backfiring.

It's happened to me before- but NOT like it happened to THAT poor guy.

Those 2 cops are DAMN lucky no civilian was hurt or killed by their erratic behavior.

It seems those 2 officers should be assigned to non-patrol duties- especially during times of year that loud noises are likely: July 4- New Years- - any day that vehicles could "backfire-" thunderstorms- etc..

Hope U have a nice weekend TO...

-Groucho

the observer said...

Groucho

Oh, I agree this was serious. Remember the first reports--that a police car had taken fire--rather than the other way around.

I bet they were pretty sad when the real story came out.

The Observer

Groucho K. Marx said...

(chuckling) Sad is one word...

I hope they publicize their names if the department puts those two back on the streets.

At the very least- don't put 3-year officers together in 'two-man' cars.

Oh- notice how The STAR disallowed comments on the story where they interviewing the van's owner?

Groucho K. Marx said...

InterVIWED rather...