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Woman Handing Out Samples at Va. Costco Shot by Police After Acting Strangely
NBC Washington ^ | 5/29/13 | Mila Mimica |

Posted on 05/29/2013 5:18:45 PM PDT by jimbo123

A woman handing out pizza samples at a Virginia Costco was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies Wednesday afternoon after she began acting strangely and came at the officers with a weapon, authorities said.

A sheriff's deputy also was wounded in the leg, possibly by a ricochet. He is expected to recover.

The melee began at about 3 p.m., when store employees noticed the woman acting oddly at the Costco in Sterling, Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman said. Witnesses said she seemed upset about the pizza she was handing out.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: costco; leo; loudoun; police; shooting; sterling
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1 posted on 05/29/2013 5:18:45 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Oh man. maybe she had an allergic reaction to peddling cardboard.. damn.. Costco is getting to be a dangerous place..


2 posted on 05/29/2013 5:20:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: jimbo123

came at the officer with a weapon.

****

Right, those pizza slices are dangerous. She might have put his eye out.


3 posted on 05/29/2013 5:27:21 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: jimbo123
Attack cops, get killed til dead.

Makes sense to me.
4 posted on 05/29/2013 5:27:56 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: jimbo123
guess she left her nightstick in the car...
5 posted on 05/29/2013 5:28:58 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NormsRevenge

Renee Haber, a front end manager at the store near the busy intersection of Cascades Parkway and Route 7, said the incident started when a woman involved in food preparation became agitated and began to act erratically as her shift was ending. She said the woman, who had been serving pizza earlier in the day, began saying “crazy things” and seemed concerned about the number of servings in a pizza box.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/deputy-woman-shot-at-costco-in-loudoun-county/2013/05/29/e5c4656a-c897-11e2-9245-773c0123c027_story.html


6 posted on 05/29/2013 5:31:32 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
If she was black or Hispanic, this would be a "Hate Crime" charged against the Sheriff's Department.

That's the ONLY way you can assault a LEO, and NOT be held accountable.

7 posted on 05/29/2013 5:31:48 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: arderkrag

can’t agree with you yet!

woman’s dead over a few slices of pizza!!??

in the old days, some 6’ 6”, 250 lb cop would have busted her head open with a billy club but at least she would have been alive.

I will wait for more facts. Something smells about this one!


8 posted on 05/29/2013 5:33:21 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: arderkrag

Yeah because tazing an obviously mentally ill woman is sorta unmanly.


9 posted on 05/29/2013 5:33:46 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: jimbo123

Soon to be banned by congress! Buy them now while you still can

10 posted on 05/29/2013 5:34:23 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: jimbo123

someone took their ‘after work’ desert too early


11 posted on 05/29/2013 5:34:56 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: jimbo123

Yet the military in Afghanistan need to be fired on twice before they can return fire.


12 posted on 05/29/2013 5:35:17 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: mardi59
Right, those pizza slices are dangerous. She might have put his eye out.

Yeah. The woman came at officers with a knife. I guess they should have stopped it with their chests.

13 posted on 05/29/2013 5:36:59 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: arderkrag

Yeah those pizza wheels are deadly


14 posted on 05/29/2013 5:37:28 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: South Hawthorne

Yeah the cops in this nation have a very very good record for only shooting those people who deserve it. /s


15 posted on 05/29/2013 5:38:50 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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>> and came at the officers with a weapon,

Let me guess, a slice of pizza in the shape of a gun.


16 posted on 05/29/2013 5:39:30 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: jimbo123

Weirdly there seems to be nothing between “stop” and blamblamblam in any of the police training manuals anymore.


17 posted on 05/29/2013 5:39:44 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: jimbo123

That’s the last time she’ll ever act strange.


18 posted on 05/29/2013 5:40:16 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: jimbo123

Wonder if she had a stroke/aneurysm or something.


19 posted on 05/29/2013 5:40:45 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Irenic

Don’t hold your breath for an explanation. A cop who can’t disarm a woman with a knife without shooting her to death shouldn’t be on the force
As someone noted before in the good old days you had to have size and strength to be a cop


20 posted on 05/29/2013 5:41:25 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Exactly. Something had to be going on in her head. Maybe the autopsy will reveal something.


21 posted on 05/29/2013 5:42:53 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: skeeter

There’s about 2 seconds between them.


22 posted on 05/29/2013 5:42:54 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Diabetes?


23 posted on 05/29/2013 5:43:04 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: South Hawthorne

You mean the officers don’t know how to disarm a woman with a knife? They could have pepper sprayed her, or tazed her, but their choice was to shoot her and kill her. I guess it’s true, never bring a knife to a gunfight.


24 posted on 05/29/2013 5:43:26 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: jimbo123; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
A sheriff's deputy also was wounded in the leg, possibly by a ricochet.

Next time they should disarm her of the ricochet she's carrying first.

25 posted on 05/29/2013 5:43:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Irenic

Where did you hear that they had to be fired at twice? Worst I heard in the media was that if the shooter put his gun down and was in a crowd (probably Iraq or Sangin) they could not shoot. Any documentation? The reason I am asking is I am friends with a ROE group.


26 posted on 05/29/2013 5:43:46 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Maybe hypoglycemia?


27 posted on 05/29/2013 5:43:47 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Gene Eric

I tried really hard not to laugh at your comment.


28 posted on 05/29/2013 5:44:01 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: jimbo123

Was she on serotonin inhibitor drugs?


29 posted on 05/29/2013 5:44:22 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Cen-Tejas

She’s dead because she attacked a pair of cops with a knife and the taser didn’t even faze her.


30 posted on 05/29/2013 5:46:24 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: Domandred
Soon to be banned by congress! Buy them now while you still can

Some come in stealth designs.


31 posted on 05/29/2013 5:47:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: jimbo123

Thanks, what a shocker for those shopping. Sad.


32 posted on 05/29/2013 5:47:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: jimbo123

Eyewitness account appears to suggest excessive force:

“My wife, baby and I were in the yard section 2 aisles over from the food section where it happened. We saw about 8 cops run by, and then a manager walk right by us and not say a word! Next thing I heard was “Drop the Knife” and then 1 shot followed very quickly by about 3 or 4 more. “


33 posted on 05/29/2013 5:48:05 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: jimbo123

The only reason to go to Costco is the free samples.


34 posted on 05/29/2013 5:49:11 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: ZULU

” A cop who can’t disarm a woman with a knife without shooting her to death shouldn’t be on the force”

This is the most sensible statement on the thread. it’s not about whether they could shoot her, it’s about whether they should have.


35 posted on 05/29/2013 5:50:38 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: iowamark

So you’re paying 55 bucks a year plus transportation costs to get mini free samples of grub?


36 posted on 05/29/2013 5:53:00 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: muir_redwoods

They tried that, apparently it didn’t work for one reason or another. I don’t like cops on principle alone, but I don’t think they should use their body to stop crazy people with knives.


37 posted on 05/29/2013 5:53:16 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: RFEngineer

I don’t believe they are trained to do that anymore.


38 posted on 05/29/2013 5:53:42 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jimbo123

Not being there, I don’t know if it was necessary to shoot this woman. Presumably, several cops with night sticks should have been able to take her down without lethal force. But, the only people who would truly know are those who were there.


39 posted on 05/29/2013 5:53:54 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: ZULU
"Don’t hold your breath for an explanation. A cop who can’t disarm a woman with a knife without shooting her to death shouldn’t be on the force As someone noted before in the good old days you had to have size and strength to be a cop"

I think you are underestimating how dangerous a knife can be. If this is what happened, the cop had every right to shoot her dead before she got close enough to be able to do any damage, sad as it is to have to do this to someone who might not have been able to help being mad.

40 posted on 05/29/2013 5:56:18 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: jimbo123

What is it with Costco and overzealous cops? (Erik Scott - Las Vegas 2011)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2558197/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2719718/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2552791/posts


41 posted on 05/29/2013 5:56:33 PM PDT by Drago
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To: jimbo123

wonder if she was diabetic and her blopd sugar got too low. people start acting real disconnected and goofy when blood sugar drops a lot or gets very high.


42 posted on 05/29/2013 5:57:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: jimbo123

Chewed a sample into a shape of a gun. Did she have a dog?


43 posted on 05/29/2013 5:58:02 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: huldah1776

Listening to the Extortion 17 presser.

49:50 to about 50:20. It is much better if you listen to her from 47:28 on...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rqtJrJ40Cio#!


44 posted on 05/29/2013 5:58:58 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: a fool in paradise
Some come in stealth designs.

I should not admit this but I have one of those
Best pizza cutter I have ever owned

45 posted on 05/29/2013 5:59:43 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: jimbo123

BAN PIZZA..if it can save one Costco employee its worth it/sarc


46 posted on 05/29/2013 5:59:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: skeeter

Thank the lawyers, personal judgement and non-conformance to procedure is a punishable offense. All that matters is ensuring deadly force can be justified.


47 posted on 05/29/2013 6:01:22 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: RFEngineer

They probably didn’t have to shoot her, but I think I’ll pass on the Meat Lover’s Delight for a few months.


48 posted on 05/29/2013 6:03:07 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: jimbo123

I guess the police protocol is if your stun gun doesn’t work, shoot to kill. Idiots.


49 posted on 05/29/2013 6:04:03 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: iowamark

I can NOT STAND THE FREE SAMPLE LADIES!!! (But - neither would I want one shot.)

The idiots that park their carts in the middle of the aisle with their tunnel vision on the free sample of cheese on a cracker. Then off to get a paper cup of juice, with their kids running back and forth. Perhaps when the flu epidemic hits they will all be taken out first.


50 posted on 05/29/2013 6:06:31 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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