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Independence Police Shoot At Concrete Alligator
Fox4KC ^ | 5/31/11

Posted on 06/02/2011 11:54:09 PM PDT by LibWhacker

INDEPENDENCE, Mo.— An alligator caused a lot of commotion for one Independence man Sunday when three Independence police officers shot at his concrete lawn ornament.

Rick Sheridan was working in his garage when he heard gunshots. He went around the back of his house to a pond, where he saw three police officers. The three officers had spotted the gator and were lined up on the bank, shooting at the large reptile.

"The officer fired two rounds, and killed my concrete, ornamental alligator," Sheridan said.

After realizing their bullets were bouncing off the yard art alligator, police left. Sheridan says now he plans to patch up his wounded gator.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: alligator; banglist; barneyfife; donutwatch; independence; missouri; mo; napl; shoot; squad
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1 posted on 06/02/2011 11:54:11 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Barrack Obama just called to say “The Police acted stupidly.” As you were.


2 posted on 06/02/2011 11:56:27 PM PDT by Merrittk
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To: LibWhacker
Local Fuzz are the biggest group of losers I have ever seen anymore. These idiots watch too many episodes of Cops. These guys didn't even pay for their stupidity. Now the home owner has to fix the bullet damage.


3 posted on 06/03/2011 12:00:29 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: LibWhacker
Rick Sheridan was working in his garage when he heard gunshots. He went around the back of his house to a pond, where he saw three police officers. The three officers had spotted the gator and were lined up on the bank, shooting at the large reptile.

"Hold muh Tazer an' watch this...."

4 posted on 06/03/2011 12:01:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: LibWhacker

Reminds me of my uncle when he shot a badger in the head with his .22 and then tossed him in with the burlap bag of live snapping turtles.

Turns out the .22 DID just bounce of the badger’s skull. He came to in the back seat and started clawing his way out of the sack.

It took a .44 on the side of the road to kill it. And then chasing the turtles down!


5 posted on 06/03/2011 12:01:47 AM PDT by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: Merrittk

Good thing he didn’t have a dog. Otherwise the dog probably would have started barking and the idiot police would have shot the dog too.


6 posted on 06/03/2011 12:02:41 AM PDT by Retief
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To: 21twelve

Must have been one seriously P.O.’d badger, not to mention the turtles!


7 posted on 06/03/2011 12:06:30 AM PDT by Merrittk
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To: LibWhacker

They should be charged with ‘reckless discharge of a firearm’ like any regular citizen would be.


8 posted on 06/03/2011 12:07:05 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: LibWhacker
You can put your eye out shooting a concrete lawn ornament at close range.

Obviously, not the brightest bulbs on the string.

9 posted on 06/03/2011 12:09:04 AM PDT by mmercier
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To: Spktyr
When I was a child, a cat got half squished by a car and was crawling across the street.

Mom called the cops, and the officer dispatched the animal with a .38 round.

He shot it when it was on a sewer cover, the round roached through all us kids who were gathered around to watch. It was a miracle no one got hit, but a neighbor did lose a shed window.

10 posted on 06/03/2011 12:16:46 AM PDT by mmercier
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To: LibWhacker; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Explains a lot, really.


11 posted on 06/03/2011 12:22:49 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein. [Free Lazamataz!])
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To: LibWhacker
"The officer fired two rounds, and killed my concrete, ornamental alligator," Sheridan said.

After realizing their bullets were bouncing off the yard art alligator, police left. Sheridan says now he plans to patch up his wounded gator.

Make up your mind, man. Was it killed or wounded?
12 posted on 06/03/2011 12:23:10 AM PDT by Bob
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To: LibWhacker

>> Independence Police Shoot At Concrete Alligator

So what does this mean when the cops shout “Freeze!”? Should we wiggle our pinkies?


13 posted on 06/03/2011 12:26:31 AM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Spktyr

Yes.


14 posted on 06/03/2011 12:43:24 AM PDT by americanophile (Paul Ryan 2012)
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To: LibWhacker

Given national trends, one can only be both surprised and grateful that they didn’t send a SWAT team.


15 posted on 06/03/2011 12:53:29 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer
Given national trends, one can only be both surprised and grateful that they didn’t send a SWAT team.

Indeed...

the infowarrior

16 posted on 06/03/2011 12:58:07 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: LibWhacker

This is what I call police protection of private property. sarc/


17 posted on 06/03/2011 1:03:35 AM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Merrittk

The badger was a bad ass to begin with. My uncle tried walking around him (into the woods off the trail) several times and the badger just moved with him each time - not letting him pass!


18 posted on 06/03/2011 1:05:55 AM PDT by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: 21twelve

Uh, why did your uncle have a bag of live snapping turtles?


19 posted on 06/03/2011 1:11:42 AM PDT by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: tanuki

Obviously to lure out the badger...;^)


20 posted on 06/03/2011 1:15:05 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Spktyr

“They should be charged with ‘reckless discharge of a firearm’ like any regular citizen would be.”
________________________________________________________

What gives police the right to enter private property and fire their guns, even if it were a live gator?

As I have posted on other threads, police are no longer the good old boys that are sworn to serve and protect.
Many are now jackbooted thugs, as the one that shot the poor indian wood carver.

I saw it starting before I left the USSA in 2004.


21 posted on 06/03/2011 1:20:26 AM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: tanuki

LOL - yeah, does need an explanation perhaps! “Fishing” for them - Oklahomah. Set out traplines (big hook with some catfish meat on them) and then come back and check them. Not sure why not kill them right away, except perhaps to keep them fresh. Deep fry them along with the catfish - good stuff.


22 posted on 06/03/2011 1:26:19 AM PDT by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: 21twelve; Cvengr

Hmmm... Will have to try it sometime. Thank you! Fried turtle does sound good.

LOL! And yes, I was going to ask about the badger, too!


23 posted on 06/03/2011 1:32:11 AM PDT by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: Lazlo in PA
They make Barney Fife look like a real LEO!
24 posted on 06/03/2011 1:49:44 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: tanuki
Who doesn't have a bag of live snapping turtles???
25 posted on 06/03/2011 1:58:33 AM PDT by thecabal (The Sanction of the Victim)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Good shooting.


26 posted on 06/03/2011 2:36:18 AM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: Bob

It was cement - so it was dead to begin with - so they wounded the dead gator - I guess.

:-)


27 posted on 06/03/2011 2:46:49 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Islam is the sea in which the terrorist shark swims. It aids & comforts the shark on it's journey.)
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To: LibWhacker

I am now officially embarrassed to be associated with LEOs.


28 posted on 06/03/2011 2:57:13 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: LibWhacker
Andy !

Deputy
29 posted on 06/03/2011 3:01:26 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (Huguenot)
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To: Spktyr

My EXACT thought.


30 posted on 06/03/2011 3:09:13 AM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: LibWhacker

Yet another example of “brave” cops protecting and serving. Imagine the firepower they`d have rained down had they been attacking a concrete yard ornament of a cowering chihuahua.


31 posted on 06/03/2011 3:11:35 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: LibWhacker

Don't tase me bro!

32 posted on 06/03/2011 3:58:53 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

Aim small, miss small.


33 posted on 06/03/2011 4:03:56 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein. [Free Lazamataz!])
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To: 6SJ7

I’a shot the concrete alligator, but I did not shoot the garden gnome.


34 posted on 06/03/2011 5:13:23 AM PDT by CH3CN
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

Is that a Solothurn? Been so long since I’ve seen one...


35 posted on 06/03/2011 5:20:21 AM PDT by Raven6 (The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.)
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To: 21twelve

“”Reminds me of my uncle when he shot a badger in the head with his .22 and then tossed him in with the burlap bag of live snapping turtles.””

Reminds me of the time I saw a deer get killed by a truck in front of me. It only hit its head so I put a plastic grocery bag over the deer’s head to stop the blood from getting in my Plymouth Horizon hatchback, and rolled the huge doe inside my car.

About 20 minutes later, while driving home on the interstate, I heard snorting in the back seat of my car and turned to see the plastic grocery bag banging on the headliner as the deer was trying to stand up. The deer had been unconscious and was waking up! Killed it with a tire iron before it caused any damage. Was not funny at the time!


36 posted on 06/03/2011 5:22:54 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Raven6

Nope 20mm Lahti. Finnish.


37 posted on 06/03/2011 5:50:15 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: LibWhacker
But they are The Only Ones™qualified to carry firearms!
38 posted on 06/03/2011 5:50:27 AM PDT by Peet (Leftists think personal liberty is so important it must be carefully rationed.)
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To: Peet

Forgot to add:

“After realizing their bullets were bouncing off the yard art alligator, police left. Sheridan says now he plans to patch up his wounded gator.”

Why did this remind me of the Star Trek episode in which Kirk tells “Bones” to patch up the wounded silicon creature?

“I’m a doctor, Jim; not a bricklayer.”


39 posted on 06/03/2011 5:59:33 AM PDT by Peet (Leftists think personal liberty is so important it must be carefully rationed.)
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To: LibWhacker; The Magical Mischief Tour
From this thread:

The property owner told police that the gator was meant to keep people off his property, Gentry said. Officers told him a no-trespassing sign would have been wiser.

Isn’t that a hoot? The cops show up, shoot a fake gator...twice...then start offering advice.

40 posted on 06/03/2011 7:23:40 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: LibWhacker

"Well, ya see, there was this huge vicious alligator. Presented a clear and present danger to the whole community.. So, I drew my gun..."

41 posted on 06/03/2011 7:32:17 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high.')
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To: Bob

Well it was killed, but the paramedics brought it back, and it’s now resting comfortably and awaiting surgery by its owner. Prognosis is excellent.


42 posted on 06/03/2011 7:43:01 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: tanuki
Uh, why did your uncle have a bag of live snapping turtles?

They keep better than dead ones.

43 posted on 06/03/2011 7:47:55 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 862 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Uh oh. How pervasive is this “average” cop thingy anyway?


44 posted on 06/03/2011 7:49:39 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Spktyr; 21twelve

Just goes to show you,

we don’t need no stinkin’ badgers.


45 posted on 06/03/2011 7:53:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: 21twelve
Have you ever seen "The gods must be crazy"?


46 posted on 06/03/2011 7:56:21 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: CH3CN

Thank you Bob Marley.


47 posted on 06/03/2011 7:57:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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"awaiting surgery":

48 posted on 06/03/2011 7:59:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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How kind of you to provide the surgical supplies, Mr. B!


49 posted on 06/03/2011 8:09:48 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Bob
Make up your mind, man. Was it killed or wounded?

Post-mortem wound

50 posted on 06/03/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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