Saturday, July 21, 2007

Gotta wonder sometimes.......

"Our officers were standing there scratching their heads. He called, standing there in their presence. It's one of our 'truth is stranger than fiction cases'," stated Largo FL Sgt Melanie Holly.

Police officers met Dana Farrell Shelton, 38, after being called to investigate a disturbance at a bar July 15 2007 but found no problems, so they told him to just move along. Shelton, who officers say, looked intoxicated, evidently felt there was a large problem. He called 911 to ask for help since he was "surrounded by Largo police." according to the affidavit. I do wonder though, who he thought in his pickled mind, the dispatch was going to send out to assist him..... non Largo police?

Shelton though, went from "just move along", to let us help you move along with a free ride downtown. He was charged with misdemeanor misuse of 911, which carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and $1,000 in fines. It is difficult to imagine how full the jails would be if every department did that for the numerous calls they get every week asking what the score was from the game and can someone give the caller directions.

Now over in Omaha NE on June 26 2007, a shooting call came into the dispatcher from near 44th and Chicago St, around 10:30 pm. Omaha officers were sent to the scene and found Richard Daley, 29, there and he had indeed been injured by a gunshot. He had been shot in the rear-end and is expected to be ok, after a quick trip to the hospital.

It seems that someone was showing Daley how to clean a gun and it accidently discharged, into his buttocks. Just imagining how that had to have happened, has me scratching my head. If you are watching a lesson in how to clean a firearm...... how exactly does your butt get in the way?

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