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NYC Police Throw Navy SEAL Into Psych Ward for Claiming…He’s a SEAL
The Blaze ^ | 1/23/12 | Buck Sexton

Posted on 01/23/2012 12:44:11 PM PST by Nachum

A Virginia man claimed to be a Navy SEAL to talk his way out of a gun possession arrest on Thursday, and the New York Police Department committed him to a psych ward thinking his claims of elite military status were the rantings of a lunatic.NYC Police Throw Navy SEAL Into Psych Ward For Claiming... Hes a SEAL

Turns out the guy was in fact an elite Navy SEAL.

But as the New York Post put it, telling the NYPD “I’m in an elite military unit, you can’t arrest me,” doesn‘t help much when the city’s draconian gun laws are at issue.

Twenty-nine-year-old Shaun Day was on a leave from his duty as a Navy SEAL duty when cops nailed him for running a red light in Manhattan, New York on Thursday.

NYPD officers searched Day’s pickup truck and found a 9mm semiautomatic pistol and three magazines full of ammo.

During the arrest, police claim

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 101seastories; navy; navyseal; nyc; police; seal
Eeeeyy Sarge, we got us uh real wack-a-doo here! Tinks he's a SEAL. Next he'll tell us he's Captin' Amerikuh or sompin'....
1 posted on 01/23/2012 12:44:23 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Why are they searching his car for running a red light?


2 posted on 01/23/2012 12:46:39 PM PST by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: BradtotheBone

My first thought, too. I thought they needed a cause to search.


3 posted on 01/23/2012 12:48:52 PM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: BradtotheBone

—Why are they searching his car for running a red light?—

My thoughts exactly. It’s the first thing that hit my mind, actually. There is more to this story.

I get pulled over by cops several times a year and get cited about once every 18 months. I’ve never had my car searched. Ever.


4 posted on 01/23/2012 12:49:10 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Travis McGee
oh boy...
5 posted on 01/23/2012 12:49:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nachum
I'd like to see a little more detailed reporting on how the NYC cops made the leap from pulling him over for running a red light (a relatively minor traffic infraction usually resulting in a traffic ticket) to searching his vehicle.
6 posted on 01/23/2012 12:50:50 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Nachum

Just after 9-11 he would have been given a police escort to wherever he was headed. Running a red light ... the nerve.


7 posted on 01/23/2012 12:51:10 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: cuban leaf

Your map indicates you’ve never been to the People’s Republic of New York....
That would explain a lot!


8 posted on 01/23/2012 12:51:52 PM PST by G Larry (We need Bare Knuckles Newt to fight this battle.)
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To: Nachum

Military members are exempt from firearms laws when they are ordered to carry. Local yokels need to mind their place.


9 posted on 01/23/2012 12:53:40 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Nachum

If this guy is INDEED and US Navy SEAL then an overnight in a NYC lockup should be just a walk in the park. He could EVEN call it “training”!


10 posted on 01/23/2012 12:54:33 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Nachum
Since when are members of the military exempt from following the laws of these United States?

He shouldn't be arrested for carrying a pistol in Noo Yawk $#!++y ... because the Sullivan Act is blatantly unconstitutional.

His being a US Air Force Ranger SEAL in Force Recon from the Spanish-American War is irrelevant.

11 posted on 01/23/2012 12:54:54 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Nachum

Why on earth would anyone want to visit NYC? I mean it’d be like going to San Francisco.


12 posted on 01/23/2012 12:55:21 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: WayneS
Who could dare to question Bloomberg's New Amsterdam?

Maybe he was a dead rabbit and as well as a SEAL ...

13 posted on 01/23/2012 12:56:52 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: G Larry

I’ve seen NYC flying out of Newark. That’s as close as I ever want to get, though I suspect there are nice places in upstate NY.

And since I never need to go to Parsippany again, I’ll probably never see New Jersey again either. I hope.


14 posted on 01/23/2012 12:58:00 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Nachum
Paging Scott Coleman, there's an extraction assignment for "SEAL Demolition and Salvage Corporation" in NYC...
15 posted on 01/23/2012 12:58:00 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: cuban leaf
perhaps alcohol was involved...

Shaun Day, 29, was on a two-week leave when cops harpooned him for running a red light at 12:30 a.m. at Second Avenue and East 26th Street. When cops searched his pickup truck, they discovered a 9mm semiautomatic and three ammunition clips. During the arrest, Day was rambling incoherently and harped that he was a SEAL — but had no proof for cops.

He claimed he was an elite commando with “top- secret clearance,” cops said.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/arrested_guy_the_real_seal_zltbTtNkgqINfp4pstK98O#ixzz1kJfx9Wq6


16 posted on 01/23/2012 12:58:23 PM PST by MrShoop
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To: WayneS

—I’d like to see a little more detailed reporting on how the NYC cops made the leap from pulling him over for running a red light (a relatively minor traffic infraction usually resulting in a traffic ticket) to searching his vehicle.—

Now that I think about it, in most states you are required to tell the officer that you have a weapon. In NYC, that admission will get you a search, and maybe a complimentary “rough up”.


17 posted on 01/23/2012 12:59:46 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Liberty Valance
Bloomberg even confiscated my photo! Rat B******!

;o)

18 posted on 01/23/2012 1:02:24 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum

Damned shame.

New York is a swell place-—to stay away from.

Other than great Deli’s there isn’t much reason to go there.


19 posted on 01/23/2012 1:03:02 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Nachum
Tinks he's a SEAL. Next he'll tell us he's...

Client: "Doc, uh, my brother's crazy; he thinks he's a chicken."

Doctor: "Well, why don't you turn him in?"

Client: "I would, but I need the eggs."

20 posted on 01/23/2012 1:09:49 PM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: Nachum
Reality check.

Even while on leave you carry your DOD ID Card which include your rank and branch of service.

The NY Police had this document in their hands - why else did Navy Medicos show to interview him so quickly?

As for telling the arresting team he is a SEAL - it was their own safety. SERE training, at any level, is a real b**ch and it gives you reflexes that are dangerous to others. Me thinks the arresting team up and including their Captain need to speed some time at Coronado getting acquainted with what it takes to be a SEAL. Say BUDS and hell week?

21 posted on 01/23/2012 1:15:38 PM PST by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: Nachum

Damned shame.

New York is a swell place-—to stay away from.

Other than great Deli’s there isn’t much reason to go there.


22 posted on 01/23/2012 1:24:32 PM PST by Venturer
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To: US Navy Vet
If this guy is INDEED and US Navy SEAL then an overnight in a NYC lockup should be just a walk in the park. He could EVEN call it “training”!

He could do 100 push ups, and then proceed to give the NYDP a water boarding demonstration.

23 posted on 01/23/2012 1:35:53 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: BradtotheBone

NYC is a foreign dictatorship. Never never never go there except for business.


24 posted on 01/23/2012 1:41:13 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: BradtotheBone

New York is for idiots...... stay away.


25 posted on 01/23/2012 1:43:45 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Nachum

No one asked the oblivious question; Who gets a ticket for going thru a red light in NYC?

Reminds me of comedian (cant remember who) who was comparing driving in NY to driving in LA.

In New York City you can drive thru red lights, drinking a beer, smoking a joint, headlights off and your seat belt hanging out the door throwing sparks off the pavement and you will never get pulled over.

My 1st day in LA I was pulled over because my left rear speaker was out.


26 posted on 01/23/2012 1:45:38 PM PST by Gettin Betta
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To: Nip

Average cop wouldn’t even be given a blank application form to fill out.

Forget about a week of reality. They wouldn’t pass aphone interview.


27 posted on 01/23/2012 1:49:19 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell (question,.)
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To: Nip

Good post. I’m thinking that now that the SEAL has had a trip to Bellevue, and the Navy says he’s going to be treated for PTSD, does that mean he can no longer possess a gun?


28 posted on 01/23/2012 1:53:09 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

His being a US Air Force Ranger SEAL in Force Recon from the Spanish-American War is irrelevant.


And having been field promoted to the rank on colonel general (postumously) twice !!


29 posted on 01/23/2012 2:04:16 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: BradtotheBone
Why are they searching his car for running a red light?

He may have showed his permit to carry with his drivers license. I have my permit with my license in my wallet, whether I am carrying or not (usually it is just transporting to and from the range. Police around here are completely different than those in NY. It is very common to carry here, or to go between home and the range, or to hunt. The reason I would show my permit with my drivers license is that it is possible for the police to get that info prior to approaching my car. I want to be complete above board and demonstrate to the police that I am not a threat to them beyond roll-stopping a stop sign every once in a while.

30 posted on 01/23/2012 2:10:45 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Maxine, I'll see you there. I'm not changing my ways.)
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To: Clock King
NYC is a foreign dictatorship. Never never never go there except for business.
We are a Brazilian style Oligarchy, not a dictatorship.
31 posted on 01/23/2012 3:39:47 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Venturer
New York is a swell place-—to stay away from.

I know someone who just got a $50 ticket for putting her purse on the seat next to her on the subway, at 2:00 AM. Apparantly they have a law about that.

32 posted on 01/23/2012 4:04:44 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: BradtotheBone
It doesn't matter, they know fighting it will cost tens of thousands of dollars
and either way the Seal or anyone else will lose, guilty or not.

Maybe the cop asked if he had any weapons in the vehicle and he said yes.
The weapons question is asked by many officers to intimidate.

33 posted on 01/23/2012 4:15:55 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Nip
As for telling the arresting team he is a SEAL - it was their own safety. SERE training, at any level, is a real b**ch and it gives you reflexes that are dangerous to others.

Are you nuts? Have you been to SERE? This guy was showboating.

34 posted on 01/23/2012 4:55:46 PM PST by Sarajevo (Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental)
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To: Cementjungle

You would think with all of the crimes being committed in New York , police would have something better to do than harass citizens.


35 posted on 01/23/2012 4:57:55 PM PST by Venturer
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To: ArrogantBustard

“Since when are members of the military exempt from following the laws of these United States?”

The UCMJ gives certain exemptions especially when dealing with firearms.


36 posted on 01/23/2012 5:08:27 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: cuban leaf

—I’d like to see a little more detailed reporting on how the NYC cops made the leap from pulling him over for running a red light (a relatively minor traffic infraction usually resulting in a traffic ticket) to searching his vehicle.—

Now that I think about it, in most states you are required to tell the officer that you have a weapon. In NYC, that admission will get you a search, and maybe a complimentary “rough up”.


Also cops are taught by homeland inSecurity to profile military looking guys as domestic terrorists. A military man with a gun!!!! That is worse than a granny at the airport!


37 posted on 01/23/2012 6:01:42 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: DTogo

I AGREE!!


38 posted on 01/23/2012 6:46:12 PM PST by therut
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To: therut

We could use some Scott Coleman types here and there.


39 posted on 01/23/2012 7:52:47 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: SaraJohnson

Is it just me or did some very stupid NYC cops just make themselves a very dangerous enemy? Revenge is a dish best served cold.


40 posted on 01/24/2012 12:34:06 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Travis McGee; Squantos

drunken squid ping


41 posted on 01/24/2012 12:49:21 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: WayneS; Chode; Joe Brower
He might have gotten the search if police noticed some of the "wrong" bumper stickers on his car. You know, the ones the DHS warns the police about.

If you must drive through NYC, with a gun, be very careful...

42 posted on 01/24/2012 5:50:46 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
yeah, like a base sticker...
43 posted on 01/24/2012 5:32:03 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Travis McGee

Oh, you mean like “Nobama 2012”?;)


44 posted on 01/26/2012 2:38:48 PM PST by Frank_2001
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