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Police ID man who killed self on TV after chase
Associated Press ^ | Sept. 29, 2012 | BOB CHRISTIE

Posted on 09/29/2012 2:10:59 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

PHOENIX (AP) -- A man who stole a car at gunpoint, shot at Phoenix police officers and then led them on a chase that ended with his suicide broadcast on national television was identified Saturday as a wanted felon with a long criminal history.

Jodon F. Romero, 33, was wanted for violating his parole for a weapons conviction and had numerous other violent crimes in his background, police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson said.

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1 posted on 09/29/2012 2:11:02 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I saw a little bit of the chase but fortunately moved on before it was over.


2 posted on 09/29/2012 2:17:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I saw it he was a real good shot


3 posted on 09/29/2012 2:19:12 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Felon saves Phoenix court system many bucks ,,, as Curley Bill once said ,,,, “ BYE “ ,,,,,


4 posted on 09/29/2012 2:21:05 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The way he was running around erratically, I have to suspect he was high on bath salts or some hallucinogen. He ran around like some ghost was chasing him. It was real weird.


5 posted on 09/29/2012 2:27:20 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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He ran around like some ghost was chasing him.

A prison ghost. From the description, he was headed back to prison and he knew it.

6 posted on 09/29/2012 2:34:26 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: rarestia

I agree.. I saw the whole thing.. I thought he was driving slightly erratically, and wondered if he was talking on a phone..

C’est la vie.. I’ve seen a lot worse..


7 posted on 09/29/2012 2:34:52 PM PDT by tje
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fox should be disgusted with itself. After covering this event (VERY big TV ratings draw), when it went bad, with Smith screeching “cut away! cut away! it was shameful. If you are going to cover live a car chase, you are obliged to show how it ends. Hypocrites.


8 posted on 09/29/2012 2:43:17 PM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: cripplecreek

I had it on when the chase started and switched it right before the event. My first thought was, not another chase, where is the news.

Guess I should have left it on.


9 posted on 09/29/2012 2:44:21 PM PDT by mnehring
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10 posted on 09/29/2012 2:48:33 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: mnehring

It was a very weird chase. Cops stayed way back. I saw the end.. it was a very long camera shot. I don’t feel traumatized in the least.


11 posted on 09/29/2012 2:50:12 PM PDT by pnut22
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...a wanted felon with a long criminal history.

I can't get too tore up about the ending to the chase. And it was far enough away from the camera that it wasn't all that graphic, certainly not worthy of the media hyperventilating.

12 posted on 09/29/2012 2:51:21 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: pabianice

So the goblin iced himself on live TV. Big frigging deal!

Frankly, it was gratifying to watch. Hope to catch it on youtube. Saved a ton of taxpayer money.

Shepard Smith prostating himself before the gods of PC was absolutely shameful, pitiful to watch. Makes those rumors about him look credible.


13 posted on 09/29/2012 2:51:33 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Photo:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2210609/Jodon-F-Romero-Wanted-felon-shot-head-ON-LIVE-TV-pictured.html?ITO=1490


14 posted on 09/29/2012 2:51:59 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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Shepard Smith prostating himself before the gods of PC was IS absolutely shameful, pitiful to watch

Fixed it.

15 posted on 09/29/2012 2:55:18 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
When the police pulled back (after he'd shot at them) but the helicopter continued to follow, he was cornered....No place to go. With his history violence, it was his likely reaction. Saved the tax payers money and no one can blame LEO as they were far away.
16 posted on 09/29/2012 3:10:12 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: donna

From your link: Smith added: ‘That didn’t belong on TV. We took every precaution we knew how to take to keep that from being on TV. And I personally apologize to you that that happened.

But Fox could have easily run the chase with a 7-second delay so they’d have time to cut away before broadcasting the end. Do they take us for idiots? Either show it all or show it on a delay or don’t show any of it, but decide beforehand what the company policy is going to be and stick with that policy.


17 posted on 09/29/2012 3:17:03 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( 0bama has been the gasoline to racism's flame ))))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is Shemp still crying? What a girl. Every time some leftie bashes FOX News for being “conservative”, I think of Shemp and Alan “Creepy” Colmes.


18 posted on 09/29/2012 3:17:16 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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I saw it live. I thought at the time he had been shot when he fell while running. I’m guessing they’ll fine a bullet hole in him, besides the one in his head.


19 posted on 09/29/2012 3:23:37 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The gene pool was cleansed somewhat today. 46.99999% to go.


20 posted on 09/29/2012 3:31:34 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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