Skip to comments.Police: DeKalb Co. detective pulled gun in McDonald's drive-thru
Posted on 04/18/2013 4:46:59 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
Forsyth County investigators say 48-year-old Scott Biumi, a sergeant with the DeKalb County Police Department, got upset with 18-year-old Ryan Mash, who is a senior at Lambert High School. They say Biumi got out of his car and the two exchanged words before Biumi drew his weapon and pointed it at Mash.
"I'm just like, 'I don't want to die. I'm sorry, sir. I didn't mean for any of this to happen,'" Mash recalled.
Mash said Biumi told him, "You don't want to mess with me," before putting his hand on Mash's shoulder and pulling out his gun. Two of Mash's friends were in the pick-up with him, and they say they couldn't believe what was happening.
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Would have been a shame if some CCW person saw that and shot the idiot,out-of-control cop.
someone had sudden McNugget insanity syndrome.
This mothereffer needs to fired and prosecuted and convicted and imprisoned for threatening the life of a citizen.
Dekalb County...that says it all.
Good thing the kid didn’t have his dog with him.
He may actually be in trouble. I think departmental procedures call for killing someone who is ahead of you in line, not merely threatening them. Anyway he made a big mistake that cops don't usually make, and that's leaving someone alive to contradict his story. I'm surprised the kid didn't "make a threatening gesture."
This cop is an accident waiting to happen. I’m betting if this was his reaction to his fast food taking too long that a little digging into his police record and maybe even his domestic record, will show an abusive and dangerous personality.
“Never happened; we’re still investigating the kid’s BS charge. It was a modified pop tart”, DeKalb DA to local media.
Gee... I guess we don’t need to own a gun with police like this.... I know a lot of good police and I know some who love using their authority to show what a bad as$ they are.
My demands would be: written apology hand delivered by the chief of police, lump sum settlement of 2-3 million, firing of the officer.
not “sorry sir..”
I’m all for an apology but I’m not a big fan of “someone scared me so I need the taxpayers to make me rich.”
Take your “lump sum” and stick it where the sun don’t shine.
This happened at the McDonald’s down the street from me. My daughter’s went to Lambert High School. Dollars to donuts my youngest daughter knows the boy. This is scary.
Gosh, and Joe Biden asked why we would need a gun to protect ourselves from the government and “imagined” tyranny.
If I had a CC permit I would have certainly replied in kind.
After looking at his (the young man) FB page, we have three mutual friends.
Yes. As a raving "Liberal" from a raving "Liberal" enclave once said to me, concerning gun ownership for personal protection: "Oh! I think such things are best left to the POLICE!"
Money settlements have their place. An apology from a government official is worthless. Pay the guy a couple 100k and blame the official.
It was probably a bad day for the officer. He got up and his wife handed him some crap an he as in a bad mood,.
Most of the time that is handled by giving out a few more speeding tickets than usual.
“Most of us want to support the LEOs, but this type of incident tends to tarnish the whole force.”...
Coming from a LONG LINE of LEO’s, this only makes all of us look bad due to one idiot. I have no sympathy for the soon to be “ex-sargent”.
Fire the cop. I get that. Giving an 18 year old a couple of hundred thousand for being scared I do not get. Cash does not fix the problem. What is the money for, "emotional distress?" The only people that get punished by a cash settlement in a case like this are the taxpayers. Sounds like an entitlement mentality to me.
There were a couple of times in the military I thought I was going to die because of someone's incompetence. Should their employer, the government, make me a millionaire?
Already homesick for Atlanta (not ATLANTA, but the area, where I was born and raised) and seeing these familiar faces just kicked me in the gut.
That being said, not surprised at Dekalb Co. cops. More surprised that he was white.
And that’s a really nice house for a cop salary.
I have worked closely with many police officers--all fine men and women.
So one of them turns out to be a bully--a loose cannon--a nutcase--that doesn't reflect on the others. As my father-in-law used to say: "The Lord Himself picked twelve, and one of them turned out to be an S.O.B."
Law enforcement all over the country is heavily burdened, especially since the American people decided to embrace decadence (e.g. can't even manage to keep drug pushers from preying on children in elementary schools, can't manage to keep criminals from flooding in from other countries, consider it a good idea to redefine criminals as "undocumented's" or some such silliness, ignore blatant corruption among politicians, etc., etc., et al.), and if the forces of decadence manage to disarm the citizenry, the burden will become much, much heavier.
There is no substitute for self-reliance.
I am NOT sticking up for the LEO; but, something is wrong with the boy’s explanation that the cop got angry because they were in line too long waiting for their food.
Assuming the car that the kid is in is facing forward at the drive thru window, the cop comes in from in front of them, not behind them (as if he’s been waiting too long).
Something’s not right.
Kid should have pulled out his double-barreled shotgun and fired 2 shots in the air thereby eliminating any threat.
Time for a “Hamburger Summit” in D.C.
There is currently a case working its way through the courts on a off duty Seattle cop who did something similar. He had noticed a drunk driver and followed them until they stopped and then held them at gun point until on duty cops showed up.
The gist of the case was unlawful display of his firearm. SPD has lost the case in district court, court of appeal, and is planning on taking it to the Supreme Court. The court at each venue has sided with the victim who sued for being unlawfully detained. Although the court has upheld his case they only awarded him $1 but legal fees to fight for the right to draw down at anytime have exceeded $600,000!
More can be found at www.seattletimes.com
I am all for taxpayers (like you) who refuse to take responsibility for the people they employ ... paying through the nose.
Your personal “I don’t wanna be held responsible” defiance needs to be replaced with “I will elect a sheriff and city government who will never allow this”. The way to accomplish this is to take your money - even if it costs me my money.
People Iike you don’t want to grow up. Maybe if you have to drive on pot holes and lose an axel or two you will be forced to.
Because I don’t think an 18 year old should be given hundreds of thousands of dollars because he saw a gun means I haven’t grown up?
Who are you? And since you obviously know nothing about me why are you projecting your twisted personal attacks on me?
Take your insults and hate somewhere else.
What is the money for, “emotional distress?” The only people that get punished by a cash settlement in a case like this are the taxpayers.
were they out of mcnuggets?
So you think if some out-of-control cop wrongfully pulls a gun on you, you deserve a million dollars+ of tax-payer money? Really?
There’s a couple of people on here fantasizing about winning the bad LEO lottery.
Sometimes it does. Otherwise, what motivation would the DeKalb police chief have to make sure that this doesn't happen again?
Sure, the chief feels embarrassed about all this now, but that feeling will soon go away. But a money judgment against his force would really keep him focused on the problem.
But I do see your point. Huge awards of taxpayer money doesn't sit too well with me either.
The money memorializes the crime. If these things didn’t cost departments/city/states/feds money then nobody would be getting fired for these things.
It helps to pierce various chromatic lines these agencies draw about themselves to protect themselves.
A punitive lawsuit compels investigation and testimony of others and in general becomes a painful experience for the offenders and their would-be friends.
If every cop that interfered with legal video recording of their public service was fined 33% pay for 1 year and the cities had to pony up a few 100k each time this happened, cops would starting thinking twice about doing things.
Screw the apology. The officer should be in JAIL the same as any other citizen would be.
Yes. The cop legally was given his authority by the city. the city is culpable for his actions under cover of that authority.
” What is the money for, “emotional distress?”
Punishment for the public. The public is responsible for their elected officials and the money is the feedback loop to tell the people their chosen badly and to chose someone else.
Tough shit. Get better control of your public servants or open up that check book!
Without knowing any other facts in the case firing an 18 year employee is not enough for you. The whole department, county government and every tax payer in it must be punished with million dollar fines for the actions of one man.
No injuries, no medical bills, no conspiracy to cover up or institutional failure. Call up the lawyers and the insurance company, someone got scared so a million dollar deal is in the works! We, the collective, must share equal responsibility for one rogue cop!
This is conservative thought? Sounds a lot like the “zero tolerance” policies at our schools. Kid straightens out a paper clip = automatic suspension. Cop makes a bone head move (even though he never fired a shot) and the county needs to pull out the check book.
Yeh I knew everything I needed to know when I heard DeKalb County.
But according to king barrack and the gun control fascist only police who are “well trained to handle firearms” should be allowed to own a gun. How can this be? Could his hindendness be wrong?
Cop makes a bone head move (even though he never fired a shot)
I think that if the citizens of any municipality anywhere do not put in a government that removes such nimrods from their law enforcement, then they deserve to lose huge chunks of financial wherewithal until that becomes a priority. If jealousy over the persons they were willing to trample on in their negligence hitting a windfall also helps them clean their filthy messes up then I am okay with that too.
If departments still routinely fired these dipshits without being drug through the courts we would not be having this conversation. They no longer do so because dipshits just like them employ these people. The taxpayers can change it if they so desire.
The voters have the power, so yeah, I am all for holding them responsible in a way they actually feel.
Sorry that connection between power and responsibility thing is so personally repugnant to you.