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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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To: rarestia
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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To: Lionheartusa1

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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To: elcid1970
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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To: ozzymandus

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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To: pabianice
with Smith screeching...

Fox News is a joke, and Shemp is a creep. Watch the news in Mexico. They show piles of heads, limbless torsos, etc between commercials. I'm sick and tired of the "news" treating the American viewer like a child.
21 posted on 09/29/2012 3:31:54 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: pnut22
I've seen much worse on TV. About 20 years ago Budd Dwyer, the Pennsylvania state treasurer, was charged with corruption and taking bribes. So he called a press conference at his office in Harrisburg at noon one day and invited all the TV stations and reporters. A lot of the TV stations, including the ones from the big cities, were covering it live as part of their noon news programs.

Dwyer walked in holding a manila envelope and a few sheets of paper. He read this long rambling statement about how innocent and persecuted he was, and how he loved his family, etc..etc... Then he said, "I'd ask anyone who has a weak stomach to please leave the room.", pulled a .357 magnum out of the manila envelope, stuck it in his mouth, and blew his brains out...all on live TV.

That night on the 6 o' clock news many stations blacked out the final 5 seconds when they re-broadcast it.


22 posted on 09/29/2012 3:32:13 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: al baby

I watched it until he bent over and the cut it.


23 posted on 09/29/2012 3:38:11 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Maybe Shep wants to move up a notch?

CABLE NEWS RACE
SEPT. 27, 2012

FOXNEWS O’REILLY 2,841,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,511,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 2,185,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 2,080,000
FOXNEWS FIVE 1,960,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 1,857,000


24 posted on 09/29/2012 3:41:46 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Trying for a “suicide by cop” but couldn’t even do that right?


25 posted on 09/29/2012 3:50:39 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sub-human debris. Nothing more. Nothing less. Buh-bye and thanks for the midday entertainment.


26 posted on 09/29/2012 4:10:33 PM PDT by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Don`t suppose its on youtube by now? I wanna see.
27 posted on 09/29/2012 4:50:54 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jodon?

Hey, I wonder if he was named after Joe Don Looney who played in the NFL.

The NFL Joe Don certainly lived up to the family name with his various antics.

Beside his habit of punching people out, one of my favorites was his quote, “If practice makes perfect and perfection is impossible, why practice?”


28 posted on 09/29/2012 5:01:18 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Two Kids' Dad
"Fox could have easily run the chase with a 7-second delay?

Actually, they did run it with a 5 sec. delay. Problem was that Shep was watching the delayed version, and the broadcast was live.

29 posted on 09/29/2012 5:02:38 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Not really. He told them to cut it as soon as the kid went flat but they didn’t. That’s why you have him saying “cut it off” so many times. The problem with this is not the act itself but others thinking they will be “on air” in the commission of killing themselves. The kid in this video was running from his demons. I would have tried to talk him down but he wanted nothing to do with that.


30 posted on 09/29/2012 5:08:19 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And the phoenix taxpayers salute him.


31 posted on 09/29/2012 6:43:51 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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